When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.
As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 different types of civilian (i.
e. public service) career opportunities. DND’s role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad.
The department fosters a work environment where employees have opportunities to develop, to learn and to progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term.
In the regions, our positions are located on CAF bases and garrisons.
In the National Capital Region, many of our positions have moved to the new Carling Campus in the west end of Ottawa. This new state-
of-the-art facility allows employees to work better together in a natural and modern setting.
The Department of National Defence is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel : https : / / www.
canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / jobs / services / gc-jobs / canadian-armed-forces-members-veterans.html. We encourage you to identify any education or experience you acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.
Intent of the process
This is an anticipatory process that may be used to staff various GS STS 03 and GS STS 04 positions within the Department of National Defence across Canada.
Positions to be filled : Number to be determined
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.
Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification.
Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.
Experience providing stores or supply services
Experience using Microsoft Office applications
Depending on the position being staffed, any of the qualifications below may be deemed as an essential qualification must have or an asset qualification nice to have :
Possession of a valid and unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s license issued by a Canadian province or territory*
Experience working in a warehouse, shipping environment or distribution centre
Experience in repair or disposal
Experience in stocking stores
Experience in inventory management
Experience in shipping and receiving goods
Experience providing customer service in a warehouse setting
Experience operating a forklift
Experience operating a pallet jack
Experience operating a stock picker
Experience using SAP based applications
Experience in the procurement of goods
Experience in the transportation of dangerous goods
Experience in the storage of dangerous goods
Experience working in a supply chain context
Experience working with hazardous materials
Experience in handling and accounting of IT or telecommunications equipment
Experience in handling and accounting of medical supplies
Experience in handling Time and Temperature Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products (TTSPP)
Experience interpreting federal and provincial legislation governing the handling or storage or disposal of material
Experience in using Opportunities & Purchasing Exchange Network (O&PEN)
Experience handling and storing food products
Experience in the securing and storage of firearms or other weapons
Experience working in an accommodations setting (such as barracks or quarters)
Experience in identifying and issuing repair parts for vehicles
Experience in identifying and issuing tools used in a maintenance or mechanical environment
Experience in serially numbered material control
Experience in the handling and accounting of petroleum, oils and lubricants
Experience completing and maintaining supply records
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Completion of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.
Completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in Supply Chain Management or other logistics management field.
Experience working in a DND Tool Crib
Experience working in a DND Clothing Stores section
Experience working in a DND Signals Squadron or section
Experience using the Defence Supply Chain (DSC) (formerly called the Canadian Forces Supply System (CFSS)).
Experience working with DND Local Purchase Orders (LPOs)
Experience maintaining a DND Supply Customer Account (SCA)
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.
For more information, please consult :
Thinking things through
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Working effectively with others
Demonstrating integrity and respect
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Conditions of employment
Various Security Levels : Reliability, Secret and / or Top Secret
Depending on the position being staffed, one or more of the following may be required :
Willing and able to work overtime
Willing and able to travel to attend training
Will be required to wear safety footwear at all times and occasionally other protective clothing such as a hard hat, gloves, smocks, dust masks, goggles, etc.
Will be required to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to, standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping, crouching, and sitting.
Will be required to work outdoors in varying weather conditions
Able to safely lift up to heavy items up to 20 kilograms
May be required to work shiftwork (day and night and may include weekends)
Other conditions of employment may be required for some positions. These conditions will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment.
Applications must be submitted through GCJobs.
Additional essential or asset merit criteria may be required for some positions and you may be contacted and asked to submit information or to be further assessed for consideration for a specific position.
At the time of application, you will be required to answer several screening questions. Some screening questions may only require you to answer yes or no .
However, some screening questions may have follow-on questions that require you to provide additional information. It is important that you read the screening questions carefully and address all elements of the question.
Failure to provide sufficient information in your response may result in your elimination from this process.
In addition to answering the screening questions, you must provide your resume. A cover letter is not required and will not be reviewed if provided.
At the time of application, you will also be required to provide the names of two (2) work references who can speak to your performance in detail.
These references must be recent supervisors or managers. Character references will not be accepted.
Screening questions have also been built into the application process related to interest in English Essential, French Essential, or Bilingual positions.
You will not be canvassed for interest based on language profile at a later date.
Our intention is to communicate with you through the GCJobs portal and via email. Your application must include an email address and you must ensure that this address is functional and monitored at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Failure to respond in a prescribed timeframe may result in your elimination from this process.
Please note that all communication and conduct during the process may be used to evaluate any competency listed on the advertisement.
Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My Jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period.
If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory.
Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired.
If this happens, you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.
An interview may be administered.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
A random and / or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .
The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.
If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.
Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.