Parks Canada Maintenance Worker III

Parks Canada
Banff, AB
$25.94–$28.19 an hour

Job details

$25.94–$28.19 an hour
Shift & schedule
Weekends as needed
On call
Application Details
Cover letter
Parks Canada - Assets Management
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Term - August 2023 to March 31, 2024
$25.94 to $28.19 per hour ((currently under review))
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Closing date: 9 August 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: All persons 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.
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Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

You must provide contact information for 3 work references.

No Cover Letter Required – Respond to questions in the on-line application.

Living accommodations will not be provided.

We will only accept on-line applications received via the site. Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact prior to the closing date.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates who self-identify as belonging to one of the designated employment equity groups under the Employment Equity Act: women; Aboriginal peoples; visible minorities; persons living with disabilities.

*** NOTE: When submitting your application to this selection process, you will be required to answer screening questions to demonstrate how you meet the Essential Qualifications (Education and all Essential Experiences) and Additional Qualifications.

Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the Essential Qualifications in order to move on to the next step. Do not forget to specify the period during which you have held each function (month and year), and where you acquired the qualification. The answers to the screening questions will be the main source of information that the assessment board members will be using to determine whether you have the essential qualifications for education and experience. Your resume must corroborate your answers to the screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application.

Additional information may be requested after closing date for screening and/or assessment purposes.

Perform testing, inspection and reporting on water and wastewater systems in Banff National Park. The successful applicant should have Water and Wastewater certification or the aptitude and ability to obtain and maintain the certification if hired. Prepare reports, troubleshoot, and execute maintenance tasks and minor repairs on water and wastewater treatment systems under the supervision of the Water/Wastewater supervisor. Perform general labour and snow removal work. Work effectively under minimal supervision or as part of a team. This position requires the ability and willingness to perform physical work in all weather conditions.

Work environment
Be part of an inspiring team! 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.

If you are interested in this opportunity, why not consider a career for the Parks Canada Agency?

Why work for Parks Canada? Here are the top ten reasons:
1. Rewarding work: Offering interesting, rewarding and exciting work you won’t get anywhere else.
2. Work-life balance: Parks workers can enjoy a healthy work-life balance, including flexible work arrangements.
3. Paid vacation and leave policies: Employees can enjoy generous paid vacation time and leave policies, including parental leave, sick leave, and personal days.
4. Pension and retirement benefits: Parks employees are eligible for generous comprehensive defined benefit pension plans and retirement benefits, ensuring a secure financial future.
5. Health and dental benefits: Parks Canada provides extensive health and dental coverage to our employees, covering a range of services and treatments.
6. Training and professional development: Parks invests in our workforce by offering various training and professional development opportunities, allowing workers to enhance their skills and advance their careers.
7. Contribution to public service: Working for Parks Canada and the Government of Canada means contributing to public service and making a meaningful impact on the nation's natural and cultural heritage.
8. Diverse and inclusive workplace: Parks Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, promoting equal opportunities for all employees.
9. Working in beautiful locations: This is an opportunity to work and live in the spectacular Banff National Park.
10. Transfer and promotion opportunities: As a large employer, the Government of Canada offers numerous opportunities for internal transfers and promotions across the country, giving workers the chance to explore different roles and locations throughout their career.

Intent of the process
This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic profiles in same or other parts of the country.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Secondary School diploma or an acceptable combination of education, experience and training relevant to the position may be considered.

NOTE: A copy of certification will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency


Experience in the use, operation and maintenance of a range of manual and power tools and equipment;
Experience in the use of computers and programs (Outlook, Word, Excel).
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of safety practices and safe work procedures;
Knowledge of working methods with water & waster treatment.

Ability to organize and prioritize tasks;
Able to work independently without direct supervision;
Proven mechanical aptitude;
Analyze, problem solve & take initiative to report concerns.

Exercises sound judgement;
Personally connects with people;
Communicate effectively;
Makes things happen, takes initiative;
Strives for excellence.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Asset Qualifications:

The following qualifications may be applied and/or assessed because they are beneficial in carrying out the duties of the position. They may be used in screening, assessment or determining right fit for this selection process, so please describe how you meet any of the following criteria.

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in a related field or certification in a relevant trade;
Small Systems or level 1 Wastewater Certification;
Small Systems or level 1 Water Certification;
Experience with water/wastewater treatment/testing;
Knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology;
Knowledge of drinking water quality guidelines.
Degree equivalency


Willing and able to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation;
Willing and able to work irregular hours, evenings, overtime, weekends, be on call and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required;
Willing and able to perform strenuous physical activity effectively and safely.
Conditions of employment
Must be met prior to employment;

Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance;
Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s Licence;
Required to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks.
Willing and able to wear a Parks Canada uniform and prescribed protective equipment and follow safety procedures.
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

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.
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.

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