Parks Canada

Parks Canada – Prince Edward Island Field Unit
Cavendish (Prince Edward Island), Dalvay (Prince Edward Island)
GS-BUS-02 – GS-BUS-02/A1
Term, Acting, Assignment
Starting pay rate for GS-BUS-02: $19.83/hour, plus additional 4% supervisory differential for lead hand positions (salary under review)

Closing date: 1 May 2023 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Charlottetown, PE and within a 75 kilometer radius of Charlottetown, PE, extending to, amongst others, Rock Barra, PE, Little Harbour, PE, Ellerslie, PE, Mont Carmel, PE, Wellington, PE, Earltown, NS, Pictou Landing, NS, Pugwash Junction and Tidnish, NS, Bayfield, NB.

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

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.

Candidates who qualified on Process #2022-CAP-PEI-T-RM-OC-003 do not need to reapply.

1. Applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on February 13, 2023.***********
Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required.
2. No cover letter required – Respond to questions in the on-line application or we will also accept applications via email at Applications must state how you meet each of the Essential Education and Experience Qualifications listed below or you can request the screening questions be sent to you by email for you to complete.
3. You must provide 3 work references.

*** 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).

Your job application must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the pre-screening requirements in order to move on to the next step. Please explain how you meet the essential criteria of education and experience. 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 pre-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 pre-screening questions. The lack of information in the form requested may result in the rejection of your application.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates must include in their application a valid email address and ensure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that any changes to their personal information be provided to the email address indicated on this job advertisement.

Persons who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.


Facilities Attendants play a very important role at Parks Canada sites. They are tasked with cleaning and maintaining buildings, facilities and grounds all over these sites. Facilities Attendants usually work in small teams, however sometimes have more independent work.

The right people to fill these positions should take pride in their work, and go the extra mile to make sure our visitors have a great experience.

Facilities Attendants interact with visitors, answer questions, provide directions and represent Parks Canada in addition to their cleaning and maintenance duties.

The duties that Facilities Attendants carry out include:

• General cleaning of buildings, grounds, visitor centres, campgrounds, beach areas and/or walkways
• Monitoring the condition of grounds, facilities and equipment and report anything not working properly, things that may be unsafe or operational needs
• Maintaining and restocking cleaning supplies
• Responding to visitor questions

Visitor Facilities Attendant Supervisors are also expected to:
• Lead their team and set the pace for their work crew

Work environment

Be part of our Parks Canada team on Prince Edward Island, contributing to the enjoyment and protection of world-class destinations.

Find yourself inspired each day by the Island’s beautiful landscapes. The Parks Canada team cares for the heritage and environment, and communicates the value of these treasured places to our visitors.

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of our values. Diverse teams bring different perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse abilities and from all backgrounds and identities.

Intent of the process

The results from this competition may be used to fill positions at PEI National Park, Green Gables Heritage Place and Skmaqn—Port-la-Joye—Fort Amherst National Historic Site in 2023.

This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions in future years, and with various tenures.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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)

EX1: Experience cleaning.
EX2: Experience in providing leadership – either when supervising employees or through other means such as mentoring, volunteer work, coaching teams, etc. (Lead Hand Only)

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Experience interacting and dealing with the public
• Experience in providing cleaning services in facilities, such as commercial or institutional environments, (other facilities may be considered)
• Experience working with Parks Canada Agency

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

A1: Attention to detail
A2: Concern for safety
A3: Ability to manage time effectively
A4: Ability to read and follow instructions for the use of cleaning products

PS1: Communicates effectively
PS2: Exercises sound judgement
PS3: Works well in a team
PS4: Demonstrates initiative
PS5: Demonstrates leadership skills (Stream 2 only)

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Work shift-work, weekends, and statutory holidays, special events;
• Wear a Parks Canada uniform as per the uniform policy and/or dress in period costume as per Parks Canada requirements;
• Work and/or travel in varied terrains, weather conditions.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability security status
• Possession of Class 5 driver’s licence
• Emergency First Aid/CPR Certificate

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

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

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.

Only screened in candidates will be contacted for further assessment.
• Written test(s) may be administered.
• Interviews will be conducted.
• Reference checks will be sought.

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.

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 Frost, 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.

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

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