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.
Conducts highway / road / street clearing and snow removal using medium and heavy vehicles and equipment requiring a Class 3 licence with air-
brake endorsement; operates / controls multiple blades and salting mechanisms; and performs ancillary road maintenance and labour services for the Parks Canada Agency.
Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada's outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.
Positions to be filled : Number to be determined
Information you must provide
A covering letter in 2,000 words (maximum) "Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet the Experience criteria listed in the Statement of Qualifications (see below).
Applicants must list these factors in their cover letter, and then write one or two paragraphs 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 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."
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)
Possession of a valid and current Class 3 Nova Scotia driver’s licence, or other provincial equivalency, with air brake endorsement.
Provision of a driver’s abstract, which is to show a minimum five (5) year driving record that is free of at-fault traffic accidents, convictions, suspensions and revocations.
Substantial and extensive experience in the operation of commercial and heavy equipment, such as backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, salt trucks, and snowploughs.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Ability to operate heavy equipment in a safe proficient manner.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience in the operation of road graders.
Ability to identify equipment malfunctions, carry out minor maintenance and repairs, determine the cause and to effectively report them.
Ability to perform general labour tasks as they relate to roads and grounds maintenance.
Exercises sound judgment.
Willingness to work shift-work, and / or weekends, and / or statutory holidays and provincial holidays when required.
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform when required.
Willingness to work and / or travel in varied terrain, adverse weather conditions.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
Maintenance of a valid class 3 Nova Scotia Driver’s License, or other provincial equivalency, with air brake endorsement.
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 Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration 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.
Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.
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 a priority entitlement as defined by the Parks Canada Agency Priority Policy and Guidelines will be considered first.
Tips for applicants :
You must be specific and provide concrete examples / details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
Applicants must scan proof of their occupational certification by e-mail to cbfu.staffing pc.gc.ca or fax to (902) 285-2866 no later than the closing date in order to be considered in this selection process.
Faxes should include a cover page. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line or on the fax cover page : your name, process number, and position title for which you are submitting documents.
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 Kim-Lai Wong (kim-lai.wong pc.gc.ca), 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.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.
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.