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Current Job Opportunities within Elk Island National Park


Anticipatory: This process is intended to fill anticipated vacancy(ies).

Position Information

Position Title


Generic Work Description Title

Driver Operator-Road Maintenance II




Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Term, Acting Assignment or Assignment at level, depending on status of the selected candidate
Duration OR Length of Season From September, 2014 to February, 2015
Rate of Pay

From $22.21 to $ 24.13 per hour

Work Profile

Conducts highway/road/street clearing and snow removal using medium and heavy vehicles and equipment (big plows) requiring a Class 3 licence with air-brake endorsement; operates/controls multiple blades and salting mechanisms; and performs ancillary road maintenance and labour services for the Parks Canada Agency.

Staffing Process

Area of Consideration

Open to Residents within a 1,500 km radius of the City of Edmonton, Alberta who are entitled to work in Canada.

Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who have a 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.

General Information

Selection Process Number


Closing Date

Applications must be received on or before
August 29, 2014

General Enquiries

Contact Mark McIntyre, (780) 721-1193

Submit your application to:

By e-mail at

Your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements for the position and must include:
  • your résumé;
  • your cover letter demonstrating clearly how you meet the requirements of the position;
  • identifying your priority status in your cover letter, if applicable;
    indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;
  • a copy of Class 3 Driver’s License with air brake certification.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below). Applicants must list both of these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs for each demonstrating how they meet these factors by providing concrete examples. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that these factors are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.

Failure to clearly demonstrate in your cover letter how you meet the Education and Experience factors found on the Statement of Qualifications (see below), will result in the rejection of your application.

Applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

We thank all applicants who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Statement of Qualifications

Language Requirement

English Essential


Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards; or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of various light, medium and heavy duty equipment;
  • Experience in highway maintenance and repairs.
Occupational Certification
  • Must be in possession of and maintain a valid Class 3 Driver’s License (with air brake endorsement). 
  • Knowledge of light, medium and heavy equipment maintenance;
  • Knowledge of highway/parking lot maintenance and repair;
  • Knowledge of safe practices on work sites;
  • Knowledge of the Parks Canada mandate;
  • Safety measures and safety regulations common to highway maintenance.
  • Ability to communicate orally;
  • Ability to operate chainsaws, brush cutters, and power hand tools;
  • Ability to operate light, medium and heavy equipment.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Sound judgment;
  • Dependability;
  • Initiative;
  • Personally connects with people.
Conditions of Employment/Operational Requirements
  • Security Screening: obtain and maintain reliability status.
  • Must be in possession of and maintain a valid Class 3 (with air) driver’s license.
  • Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment.
  • May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, shift work, on standby, weekends, overtime and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation (ie. To travel to work over roads closed to the general public).

Selection Process Notes

Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their cover letter.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection and appointment processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to this process, please advise the organization's representative of your need for accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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 who have received pay in lieu of unfulfilled surplus period, a Transition Support Measure (TSM) or an Educational Allowance and are re-appointed to the Parks Canada Agency are required to reimburse an amount corresponding to the period from the effective date of such reappointment or hiring, to the end of the original period for which the TSM and education allowance was paid. Please contact Bill Domanko, Human Resources Manager if you are one of these individuals to find out how this applies to your particular situation.

Persons who are in receipt of a Canadian Government Public Service pension and are considering this employment opportunity with the Parks Canada Agency, should contact the PWGSC Public Service Pension Centre (1-800-561-7930) in order to determine the impact of an appointment on their pension benefit entitlements.