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Current Job Opportunities within Elk Island National Park


This process is intended to fill existing vacancy(ies) and may be used to fill anticipated vacancy(ies) with the same work description, location(s), language requirements and FTE’s.

Position Information

Position Title

Labourer - Maintenance Worker III

Generic Work Description Title

Maintenance Worker III


GL-MAN-05 B3


Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Indeterminate Year-Round

Rate of Pay (Based on full time year-round employment)

From $22.61 to $24.57 per hour (currently under review)
Plus applicable supervisory differential.

Work Profile

Provides semi-skilled and general maintenance, repair, building, and installation 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
May 11, 2015.

General Enquiries

Contact :

Submit your application to:

Quote Selection Process Number:


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;
  • your personal record identifier (PRI), if applicable
  • indicating your preferred official language for correspondence and assessment;

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 or Public Service Commission approved alternatives or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

  • Extensive experience in the full spectrum of building maintenance challenges. Experience element must include two or more of the following components:
  • Experience in water and waste-water systems;
  • Experience in plumbing;
  • Experience in heating repair and maintenance;
  • Experience in electrical trouble-shooting;
  • Experience performing diverse semi-skilled maintenance, repairing facilities; infrastructure, and utilities;
  • Experience identifying mechanical issues and their underlying causes, proposing corrective measures to resolve issues, and successfully implementing required repairs.
  • Experience supervising staff and work crews;
  • Experience in leadership and management of human resources
  • Knowledge of minor servicing and maintenance of a full range of maintenance equipment and machinery;
  • Knowledge of procedures for general maintenance of tools, equipment, vehicles, buildings, fences, and structures;
  • Knowledge of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems;
  • Knowledge of pH and chlorine water testing;
  • Knowledge of water pressure and distribution systems;
  • Knowledge of waste-water systems;
    Knowledge of safety procedures, guidelines, and policies;
  • Knowledge of service contracting processes;
  • Knowledge of the Parks Canada mandate, programs, and objectives.  
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting;
  • Ability to physically perform job requirements; which may include climbing ladders, working in confined spaces, and lifting and carrying up to 25 kg repetitively;
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment of continuous change;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to make use of computers for asset maintenance purposes;
  • Ability to analyze and solve operational problems;
  • Ability to order parts and equipment and adapt work activities accordingly.
  • Ability to plan and organize a work crew.
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • Shares Parks Canada’s vision;
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Takes responsibility;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Demonstrates integrity;
  • Strives for excellence.
Conditions of Employment
  • Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, or equivalent, throughout your employment.
  • May be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
Operational Requirements
  • A Parks Canada Agency uniform, as prescribed for the position, must be worn at all times while performing the duties of the position unless otherwise specifically directed by the Superintendent.
  • Must be prepared to work weekends, shift work, overtime and statutory holidays as scheduled.
  • Must obtain internal certification and perform basic financial paperwork tasks of the Parks Canada Agency.
  • Must wear safety equipment as identified by Supervisor.
  • Parks Canada prohibits smoking in the workplace.
  • Willingness to work in variable and adverse weather conditions.
  • Willingness to obtain certification in the operation of equipment, as required.

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.