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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

Maintenance Worker II

Generic Work Description Title

Maintenance Worker II


GL-MAN-03 A/1


Elk Island National Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Business Unit – sub-unit

Northern Prairies Field Unit

Language Requirement

English Essential

Type of Employment Indeterminate Seasonal
Duration OR Length of Season FTE: 0.80 - Approximately 41.6 weeks per year, normally from April to February.

Rate of Pay

From $21.15 to $ 22.99 per hour plus supervisory (under review) 

Work Profile

Provides general maintenance, repair and labour services to support grounds, roads and facilities maintenance; construction and installations; and other general maintenance and repair requirements for the Parks Canada Agency.

Continuous responsibility for taking the lead as a member of a work crew; explains what has to be accomplished; identifies tools and material to be used; sets the work pace; and explains work to new crew members. There may be a requirement when working in the field or in remote locations to organize and lead the work crew. Ensures workplace compliance to occupational health and safety requirements.

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
December 15, 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;

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


Grade 12 or GED equivalent or have an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

  • Experience in grounds keeping, equipment/fleet maintenance and fencing;
  • General experience in trades (carpentry, plumbing and electrical);
  • General experience in building and fence construction and maintenance.
  •  Experience in supervising staff and providing training and orientation.
  • Knowledge of Parks Canada and its mandate and values;
  • Knowledge of safety practices and safe work procedures;
  • Knowledge of grounds maintenance, trades, equipment and fleet maintenance;
  • Knowledge of the methods of repair and servicing for vehicles and equipment;
  • General knowledge of computer use.
  • Ability to read and understand plans drawings and manuals;
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to understand verbal instructions;
  • Ability to use and care for both powered and hand powered tools;
  • Ability to assume responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others;
  • Ability to work in a wildlife setting.
  • Ability to supervise staff, develop work plans and provide direction.  
Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes
  • Shares our vision;
  • Makes things happen;
  • Exercises sound judgment;
  • Personally connects with people;
  • Demonstrates integrity;
  • Strives for excellence;
  • Results oriented (able to focus on completing delegated tasks whether alone or in a public setting);
  • Must possess and display a positive attitude toward fellow team members and park visitors;
  • Able to follow explicit instructions from supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
  • 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 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.
  • It is mandatory that all persons newly appointed from outside the Public Service agree to have their pay deposited directly to a Financial Institution of their choice and to provide the information required for this purpose.
  • Must be willing to work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions, and isolated locations.
  • Perform physical tasks as per the job requirements-lift and carry up to 45kg repetitively.
  • Must be willing to complete any training that pertains to the job.

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.