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

Work environment
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.

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies covering over 11,000 square kilometers. Situated within this is an extensive historic trail network with over 1000km of trails ranging from easily accessible and family friendly front country trails to iconic multi day backcountry trails passing though the remote wilderness of Jasper National Park.

Work alongside a professional team to help build and maintain the trails, bridges, campgrounds and other facilities in Jasper National Park.

Intent of the process
The results of this process will be used to fill potential year round and seasonal, indeterminate/term/acting/assignment GL MAN 03 (Trail Crew Member) vacancies that may arise in the Jasper Field Unit with full or part-time hours for various tenures.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Completion of secondary school or Public Service Commission approved alternative.

Degree equivalency

Acceptable* experience:
• Performing routine maintenance tasks including general repairs to trails, roads, bridges, buildings and other facilities.
• Carrying out construction tasks in a team environment.
• Working in remote areas.
• In the use of hand and power tools including chainsaws.
• Working with light equipment such as mini excavators, skid steers, tractors and trailers.

*Acceptable experience refers to a minimum of 1 years’ experience

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the use and maintenance of light mechanized equipment.
• Knowledge of trail construction and trail maintenance techniques.
• Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions.

• Ability to operate and maintain equipment associated with trail construction and maintenance.
• Ability to safely operate a chainsaw.
• Ability to carry out routine inspections.
• Ability to contribute and work within a team environment.

Personal Suitability:
• Takes responsibility.
• Communicates effectively.
• Makes things happen.
• Dependable.
• Demonstrates initiative.
• Works well in adverse weather conditions.
• Exercises sound judgement

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
• Successful completion of the 40-hour Wilderness First Aid course or higher level First Aid.
• Chainsaw Certification
• ATV Operators Certificate
• Snowmobile operators certificate

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – • Maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class L, N or other graduated license will not be accepted).
• Willingness to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
• Willingness to undertake vaccinations for Tetanus, Hepatitis and Rabies.
• Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment.
• Willingness to provide and wear appropriate footwear.
• Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and / or statutory holidays and provincial / territorial holidays.
• Willingness to travel and work in the Jasper Field Unit.
• Extensive physical effort required to hike and / or work for prolonged periods of time.
• Be exposed to potential for injury when performing trail maintenance activities.
• Occasionally demonstrate tasks to others.
• Must be able to live and work for up to 10 days duration in a remote location, and in varied weather conditions
• Willingness to complete a certified chainsaw course.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

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 application.

Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

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.

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.

Tips for applicants:
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

Commuting assistance is available from Hinton.

Accommodation may be available but is not guaranteed.

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.

Preference will be given to any veteran who was honourably released from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after at least three years of service and is not already an indeterminate public servant. This preference applies for five years following release from the CAF.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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