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Parks Canada Agency

Maintenance Worker II : GL-MAN-03 (Restoration Crew / Trail Crew)

Seasonal Employment Opportunity 
Waterton Lakes Field Unit, Waterton Park, Alberta
Salary: $21.15 - $22.99 per hour

Summary Of Duties:

Provides general maintenance and labour services to support the Parks Canada Agency Restoration or Trail Crew in Waterton Lakes National Park. Restoration crew duties include labouring tasks related to weed control like hand pulling, cutting and herbicide application; ecological restoration of disturbed sites including native seed collecting, site preparation, and planting of native species by seed or plugs. Additional duties may include collecting and entering ecological data related to non-native plant monitoring and other conservation projects as required. Trail crew duties include building and maintaining multi-use trails using power tools like chainsaws and brush saws, and various hand tools. Days regularly involve long distance travel on foot on mountain trails carrying equipment and materials. Travel by boat and bicycles to access work sites, and working with horses is required. Willingness and ability to spend up to 10 days at a time working and staying in remote backcountry locations is also required.

Open To: Parks Canada Agency considers applications from all individuals who 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.

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 Tammy Hinsche, 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.

Closing date: Applications must be received electronically on or before 4 PM, August 29, 2014 (MST)
*Quote selection process number 14-PKS-PWL-OC-023A

Screening Criteria:

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must clearly indicate in their application how they meet each of the criteria below. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so will result in elimination from further consideration.

Education: Secondary school diploma or approved alternative. NOTE: Proof of education must be submitted with application.

Language: English essential.

Experience:

  • Relevant experience in working outdoors in rough terrain OR wilderness recreation and travel. Please clearly demonstrate your ability to perform sustained physical labour over a significant period of time.
  • Acceptable experience in the operation of tools and equipment relevant to the position. 

Note: The onus is on the candidate to submit an application that addresses directly the screening requirements of this process. The screening board cannot make assumptions about your experience.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status. 
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess or obtain within one month of starting work: St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) AND CPR Certificate.
  • For Trail Crew: Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.

Operational Requirements: 

  • Willing to work and/or travel in a variety of terrain and weather conditions and by various means of transportation.
  • Wear identifier clothing and safety equipment as required.
  • Willing to work shift work, weekends, and alone as required.
  • Willing and able to spend up to 10 days working and staying overnight in a remote location.
  • Willingness to acquire and maintain chainsaw and/or pesticide applicator certification.
  • Willingness to assist in forest fire suppression, including stand-by and extra duty, if required.

Important Information

  1. Shared living accommodation may or may not be provided.
  2. If selected for an interview, candidates will be responsible for their own travel costs to the interview. Interviews will be held in Waterton Park, AB
  3. This selection process is to establish a qualified pool of candidates from which to staff available positions for subsequent operational periods.

Contact persons for further information: David Musto 403-859-5135 or Shane Mackintosh 403-859-5150.

HOW TO APPLY:

In order to be considered, your application must be received at Waterton Lakes Field Unit, Human Resources on or before 4:00 PM, August 29, 2014 MST. Please forward your application (resume, covering letter, names of two, recent work-related, references) quoting the selection process number 14-PKS-PWL-OC-023A in email subject line to: Human Resources: Waterton.hr@pc.gc.ca

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

The results of this selection process may be used to fill similar employment opportunities in Parks Canada within the area of competition.

Career Site: For further career information on working for Parks Canada, please visit www.pc.gc.ca/mpcareers

Parks Canada is committed to Employment Equity and building strength through diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage members of the designated groups to apply and to self-identify.

The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Public Service Staff Relations 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.

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PARKS CANADA AGENCY
STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS
WATERTON LAKES FIELD UNIT, WATERTON PARK, ALBERTA
MAINTENANCE WORKER II: GL-MAN-03
RESTORATION CREW / TRAIL CREW

SCREENING CRITERIA:

In order to be considered for the position, applicants must clearly indicate in their application how they meet each of the criteria below. Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or (possibly) missing information. Failure to do so will result in elimination from further consideration.

Language: English essential.

Education: Successful completion of secondary school according to provincial standards, or equivalent.

Experience: 

  • Relevant experience in working outdoors in rough terrain OR wilderness recreation and travel. Please clearly demonstrate your ability to perform sustained physical labour over a significant period of time.
  • Acceptable experience in the operation of tools and equipment relevant to the position.

RATING CRITERIA:

Candidates who meet the screening criteria will be rated against the criteria below and may also be rated against experience.

Knowledge of: 

  • Parks Canada Agency and its mandate.
  • The appropriate use and care of maintenance equipment and hand tools.
  • Safety procedures and precautions.

Ability To: 

  • Problem solve and make decisions.
  • Use and perform minor maintenance on small equipment and hand tools.

Personal Suitability 

  • Personally connects with others
  • Exercises sound judgment
  • Dependable
  • Demonstrates Initiative

Conditions of Employment:  (*Must be met prior to employment) 

  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status.
  • Possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess or obtain within one month of starting work: St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent) AND CPR Certificate.
  • For Trail Crew: Will be required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.

Operational Requirements: 

  • Willing to work and/or travel in a variety of terrain and weather conditions and by various means of transportation.
  • Wear identifier clothing and safety equipment as required.
  • Willing to work shift work, weekends, and alone as required.
  • Willing and able to spend up to 10 days working and staying overnight in a remote location.
  • Willingness to acquire and maintain chainsaw and/or pesticide applicator certification.
  • Willingness to assist in forest fire suppression, including stand-by and extra duty, if required.

Ces renseignements sont également offerts en français.