Mountain National Parks Careers

PARKS CANADA AGENCY
Attendants / GS-MPS-05

Type of Employment - Term, summer 2014 
Miette Hot Springs, Jasper, AB
Salary: $20.54 per hour

Summary of Duties: The Canadian Rockies Hotsprings is searching for qualified candidates to work as Attendants at Miette Hot Springs in Jasper. Duties of the position include, but are not limited to: admission sales and control of revenue; greet and assist guests, provide information about cultural and natural historical concepts, mission, goals and guiding principles: communicate and implement pool policies, safety rules, emergency procedures, and Parks Canada regulations, policies and values; recognize emergency situations and contact local emergency services or law enforcement authorities when required; the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities by cleaning walls, floors, washrooms, and windows, and collecting refuse and litter.

Area of Consideration: Persons eligible to work in Canada and residing within a 350 km radius of Jasper, AB.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada, Geomatics Canada's website. For information on how to use this website please see: The Atlas of Canada - Toporama

Quote Selection Process Number: 2014-PKS-JNP-ER-004

Closing Date: March 7, 2014 (11:59pm MST)

Language: English (Unilingual), French and English (Bilingual Imperative).

To be considered for Bilingual positions, candidates must be able to: sustain an informal conversation on concrete topics, able to paraphrase when lacking in exact vocabulary, speak with some spontaneity, have concrete vocabulary for less routine work-related topics, can situate facts and events in time (i.e. has good mastery of simple verb tenses), can link sentences together into longer passages, have few difficulties understanding the assessor and can be understood by most people but repetition may sometimes be required.

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 preferred official language for correspondence and assessment.

Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes. Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Education and Experience factors 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), may result in the rejection of your application. 

Normally, applicants will not be solicited for incomplete or possible missing information.

On-site accommodation may be provided.

Submit your application to:
Human Resources, Jasper National Park, Box 10 Jasper, AB. T0E 1E0
Fax: 780-852-6122 
Email: jasper.hr@pc.gc.ca

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Secondary school diploma or Public Service Commission approved alternative.

Language: English (Unilingual), French and English (Bilingual Imperative).

To be considered for Bilingual positions, candidates must be able to: sustain an informal conversation on concrete topics, able to paraphrase when lacking in exact vocabulary, speak with some spontaneity, have concrete vocabulary for less routine work-related topics, can situate facts and events in time (i.e. has good mastery of simple verb tenses), can link sentences together into longer passages, have few difficulties understanding the assessor and can be understood by most people but repetition may sometimes be required.

Experience: 

  • With the use of electronic cash handling systems, including end of day reconciliations:
  • In providing quality guests services;
  • In facility maintenance and cleaning.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in an aquatic environment and/or First Aid Certification (valid certificates must be included with application).

Knowledge: 

  • Of safe cash handling procedures and reconciliation processes;
  • Of Jasper National Park, and Miette Hot Springs;
  • Of standard cleaning practices.

Abilities: 

  • To process and admit guests into a recreational aquatic facility;
  • To provide quality customer service;
  • To work within a team environment.

Personal Suitability / Leadership Attributes:

  • Teamwork (works well with other);
  • Takes initiative, demonstrates creativity;
  • Communicates effectively;
  • Is responsible/accountable, and demonstrates integrity.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Maintenance of a valid class 5 driver’s licence;
  • Security Screening: Obtain and maintain Reliability Status;
  • Willingness to wear a uniform and any necessary safety equipment;
  • Willingness to work shift work, weekends, holidays and overtime and in various weather conditions;
  • Willingness to take an active role in emergency situations.

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 Human Resources in Jasper 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.

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.

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