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Class 1 & Class 3 Snow Plow Operator (INVENTORY)

Reference number: CAP22J-022695-000036
Selection process number: 2022-CAP-HOU-EA-019
Parks Canada - Highway Operations Unit
Lake Louise-Yoho Operating Area (Lake Louise, AB), Banff-Kootenay Operating Area (Banff, AB and Radium Hot Springs, BC), Mount Revelstoke and Glacier Operating Area (Rogers Pass, BC)
GL-MDO-06, GL-MDO-07
$24.98 to $28.06 per hour (salary under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Parks Canada

Closing date: 30 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: To be considered for positions in Banff, Lake Louise, and Radium Hot Springs, applicants must reside within a 1000 km radius of Banff, AB.

To be considered for positions in Rogers Pass, BC applicants must reside within a 1000 km radius of Revelstoke, BC.

Important messages

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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.

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


A job that takes your breath away! Start your career with the Highway Operations Team today!

What’s in it for you?

• Benefits – Extended medical, dental after 3 months. (for positions 6 months in duration or longer).
• Pension Plan
• Work/life balance — 4 days on and 3 days off per week!
• Guaranteed full time hours.
• Opportunity to grow and apply to internal positions across the Public Service.
• The chance to live and work in some of the most iconic mountain environments.

Conducts highway/road clearing and snow removal using medium and heavy vehicles (Wheel loader, grader, skid steer) and equipment requiring a Class 1 or 3 license with air brake endorsement; operates/controls multiple blades and salting mechanisms; and performs a variety of highway/road maintenance tasks for the Parks Canada Agency

Work environment

Experience what it’s like to live and work with the mountains on your doorstep! The Highway Operation Unit spans all through the Mountain National Parks, including Jasper, Banff, Lake Louise/Yoho, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke & Glacier. Our employees play a critical role in keeping highways safe and maintained year round.

We offer an engaging work environment with opportunity for growth and advancement. Our diverse teams are made up of drivers, mechanics, welders, and supervisory roles. Become a part of our dynamic team today!

Intent of the process

The Highway Operations Unit is gearing up for a busy winter season and is looking to hire a number of Class 1 & 3 Operators for positions that are 6 – 7 months in duration.

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)

For GL-MDO-06 positions: Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement
For GL-MDO-07 positions: Class 1 driver’s license with air brake endorsement

• Experience driving heavy trucks
• Experience operating heavy equipment

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of highway maintenance and traffic control procedures.
• Knowledge of safety measures and regulations common to highway maintenance.

• Ability to operate heavy trucks up to GVW 60,000 pounds
• Ability to visually inspect equipment and perform pre and post trip maintenance
• Ability to assess and report on road, visibility and weather conditions.

• Effective Interpersonal Skills
• Sound Judgement
• Dependability
• Communicates Effectively

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

• Experience with highway road maintenance
• Experience with snow removal

• Ability to operate standard transmission trucks (10 – 18 speed) up to GVW 60,000 pounds.
• Ability to use computer systems, including email, Word, and internet

• Required to wear identifier clothing and required safety equipment.
• Required to travel over roads closed to the general public and to work under avalanche hazard conditions.
• Required to travel and/or work in a variety of weather conditions and terrain for extended periods of time.
• Required to work shift work – during day – and nighttime hours, overtime, weekends, and/or statutory holidays, provincial/territorial holidays, and call back or standby duty.
• Candidates will be required to undergo and meet the requirements for a medical examination/pre-employment medical examinations and/or periodic medical checks.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Maintenance of a valid Class 1 or Class 3 license with Air Brake endorsement
• Willing and able to lift up to 23 kg without the use of lifting aids

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GW7P3g9hhI.

Tips for applicants:
• When answering application questions, be thorough and provide concrete examples. “See resume” is not considered an acceptable answer. Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.
• You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be considered for the position.
• Other qualifications listed as additional or asset are not mandatory to apply. However, these may be considered throughout the assessment process.

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

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

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

Contact information

Human Resources, Highway Operations Unit
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