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Reference number: CAP23J-141009-000003
Selection process number: 2023-CAP-YU-KNHS-EA-TERM-43
Parks Canada - Yukon Field Unit - Klondike National Historic Sites
Dawson (Yukon)
GL-WOW-10 - Carpenter
Term (7 months)
$34.40 to $37.39 per hour (plus applicable Isolated Post Allowance)

Closing date: 29 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons who reside in and have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

* Preference for this position, preference will be given to qualified Tr'ondek Hwech'in beneficiaries. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

👉🏽 Isolated Post Allowance: approximately additional $6.43 to $10.70 per hour

👉 Vacation Travel Assistance: approximately $1,325/year prorated to length of contract per employee & eligible dependents, including spouse/common-law partner.


As part of our dynamic and skilled carpentry team in Dawson, you will be working on the National Historic Sites located in and around Dawson, YT.

You will be performing skilled carpentry work on historic and contemporary assets. This work would include foundation upgrades, roof upgrades to vessel structural repairs, inspecting facilities for defects and working with a multi-disciplinary team to repair and maintain our heritage structures. As a carpenter, you will have the opportunity to lead different projects in collaboration with the Carpentry Supervisor.

Work environment

The Yukon Field Unit is one of the most diverse field units across the country.

Geographically dispersed over 1200km across the Yukon, northern BC, and into Alaska, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience for visitors and staff. Our sites offer diverse and varied opportunities to explore Yukon’s beautiful landscape – from the glorious SS Klondike National Historic Site in Whitehorse, to the fabled Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, to Canada’s largest ice field and extreme peaks in Kluane National Park and Reserve, extending to the colorful Klondike National Historic Sites in Dawson, to Vuntut National Park located above the Arctic Circle.

Our Field Unit staff are truly outstanding and remarkable; over 90% of them feel their job is a good fit with their skills and interests, understand how their job contributes to larger agency goals and objectives, and truly enjoy their work.

As a Field Unit, diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

We welcome you to be part of our fantastic team!

Intent of the process

We are looking to hire a Carpenter for a 7-month term this summer from April 02, 2024 To Dec 13, 2024.

For this process, we expect to conduct the interview and other assessments in late March.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• Successful completion of a post-secondary program relevant to the position OR an acceptable combination of education, training and experience

Degree equivalency

• Journeyman Carpenter Certificate

• Experience in the safe and appropriate use and maintenance of power, hand tools and construction equipment used in the building trades
• Experience in the inspection, repairing and maintenance of heritage structures
• Recent* experience working as a carpenter

* Minimum one (1) year experience working as journeyman carpenter.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of building maintenance and construction techniques in historic and contemporary assets
• Knowledge of tools, equipment and materials used in the building trades
• Knowledge of occupational health and safety legislation, as they relate to the employee and employer, and able to demonstrate a culture of safety in the work environment

• Ability to use, inspect, and maintain a wide range of shop tools associated with carpentry
• Ability to review and interpret conceptual building/construction plans
• Ability to work independently, plan, assess and adjust varied priorities
• Ability to work as a team and provide leadership on the jobsite
• Ability to estimate materials, costs and tools required to plan and execute a project
• Ability to demonstrate a culture of health and safety (OH&S) and inclusivity

• Inclusiveness
• Personally connects with people
• Demonstrates integrity
• Communicates effectively (written and oral)
• Exercises sound judgement
• Takes responsibility

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

This position requires the incumbent to:
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform
• Work weekends, shift work and irregular hours as required, with advance notice
• Use appropriate safety equipment and protective equipment at all times in the performance of duties
• May be required to perform heavy lifting as well as working in cramped and awkward positions
• Travel / work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Possess and maintain a valid class 5 Drivers’ Licence
• Successfully complete safety courses and training, as required (e.g.: Standard First Aid, Fall Arrest, WHMIS, CLC training, etc.)
• Undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks (when position is located in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependants may be required)

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Your personal suitability and your ability to communicate in writing may be assessed throughout the process, including but not limited to your responses to the screening questions or your résumé.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

Successful candidates who are hired from this process will not be relocated or considered to be on travel status, and will be expected to report for work at Dawson City, YT at their own expense.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Nirmolak Kang
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