Parks Canada Banff Maintenance Technician

Parks Canada
Banff, AB
$63,777–$80,177 a year
Parks Canada
Banff, AB
$63,777–$80,177 a year

Job details

$63,777–$80,177 a year
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed

Banff, AB

Full job description
Parks Canada - Canadian Rockies Hot Springs – Banff National Park
Banff (Alberta), Banff National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Term/Acting/Assignment-at-level. July 2024 to July 2025.
$63,777 to $80,177
Closing date: 5 June 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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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

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.

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.

A covering letter "No Cover Letter Required – Respond to questions in the on-line application"

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Post-Secondary education in subject matter relevant to the position or an acceptable combination of education and experience relevant to the position

Proof of education will be required at time of interview.

Degree equivalency


EX1: Experience in one or more of the technical functions which may include: swimming pool maintenance, plumbing, commercial building repair/maintenance, equipment repair/maintenance, electrical and/or HVAC systems maintenance and operation
EX2: Work site inspections, checking compliance with specifications, schedule and safety requirements
EX3: Estimating costs for construction or maintenance projects
EX4: Managing contracts in the maintenance or construction of assets

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

Pool Operator Level 1 or 2
Transportation of Dangerous Good (TDG)
Building Maintenance Level 1 or 2
First year or higher apprenticeship in any of the following HVAC, Refrigeration, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing or Small Engine Repair
Project Management Certificate
Confined Space Awareness Certificate
H2S Awareness Certificate
First Aid / CPR
4th Class Power Engineer
5th Class Power Engineer

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

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

Information on language requirements


K1: Knowledge of building construction principles
K2: Knowledge of Canadian codes and standards associated with construction and maintenance of assets. These may include National Building/Fire/Plumbing Codes, Canadian Electrical Code, CSA codes, and Provincial codes and regulations
K3: Knowledge of general work procedures, preventive maintenance measures, workplace health and safety procedures


A1: Ability to schedule, organize and provide routine asset maintenance services including minor capital/re-capitalization projects;
A2: Ability to read and understand drawings and blueprints;
A3: Ability to analyze problems in a variety of operational situations and develop and implement solutions through contracts or work plans
A4: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to write scopes of work for contracts; and to communicate requirements to a variety of technical and operational contractors in a clear and unambiguous manner;
A5: Ability to operate and troubleshoot complex systems and equipment related to the operation and maintenance of a busy swimming pool facility;
A6: Ability to coordinate and check/report on the quality/completeness of work performed by external contractors, skilled trades and maintenance staff.


PS1: Exercises sound judgment;
PS2: Initiative
PS3: Thoroughness
PS4: Dependability
PS5: Effective Interpersonal Relationships

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

Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment;
Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, and by various means of transportation;
Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays.
Willingness to take mandatory training related to the job as required, including but not limited to OHS, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, and WHMIS.
Conditions of employment
(Must be met prior to employment)

Security Screening: obtain and maintain a Reliability status, including fingerprints.
Possession and maintenance of a valid class 5 driver's license (Class L, N or other graduated licenses will not be accepted).
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) 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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