Parks Canada Banff Carpenter

Parks Canada
Banff, AB
$34.30–$37.39 an hour
Parks Canada
Banff, AB
$34.30–$37.39 an hour

Job details

$34.30–$37.39 an hour
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Banff, AB

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Dental care
Paid time off
Paid vacation

Full job description
Parks Canada - Assets Management - Banff Field Unit
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Term employment June, 2024 to March 31, 2025 with possibility of extension. (may also be used to staff indeterminately)
$34.30 to $37.39 per hour
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Closing date: 14 July 2024 - 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

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.

Applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on pulled on May 29, 2024. Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required.

You must provide contact information for 3 work references.
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; Indigenous peoples; members of a racialized community; 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.

Provision of skilled carpentry services for industrial and residential buildings and structures, and other assets in a national park, historic site.

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.

The Parks Canada team is proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers (2024) and by MediaCorp as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (2024).

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)

Successful completion of secondary school according to interprovincial standards.

Occupational Certification:
Interprovincial Journeyman’s certificate in carpentry (Red Seal)

Individuals who have their Interprovincial Journeyman Carpenter Certificate from Alberta can be considered for a 9 month term offer in order to provide time to obtain their Red Seal. Term extension will not be granted without Red Seal Certification.

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

Degree equivalency


Substantial experience in the carpentry trade in a maintenance shop environment;
Maintenance of residential and light industrial buildings;
Maintenance of historical buildings;
Maintenance of outdoor structures/facilities.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements


Carpentry trade, practices and procedures;
Current methods and practices related to structural repair and maintenance;
Current codes, statues, and regulations related to carpentry;
Of health and safety in the workplace.

Use Carpentry related tools and equipment;
Perform general labour tasks associated with the carpentry trade;
Maintain work records and drawings;
Review and interpret conceptual plans, building/construction plans;
Work independently and assess and adjust priorities.

Exercises sound judgement;
Communicates effectively;
Personally connects with people;
Takes responsibility; dependable;
Makes things happen, takes initiative.
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.

Copies of current certification will be required at time of interview.

Experience in drywall installation, mudding and tapping.
Experience conducting code compliance inspections of public/workplace buildings.

Willing and able to work weekends, shift work, statutory holidays and overtime, if required;
Willing and able to travel and work in a variety of climatic and geographical conditions to various work sites;
Willing and able to wear identifier clothing and safety equipment and follow safety procedures.
Conditions of employment
Must be met prior to employment;

Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance;
Maintenance of occupational certifications;
Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver’s Licence;
Required to undergo and pass periodic medical checks (audiogram).
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

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

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.

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