Government of Canada
Trenton, ON
Department of National Defence
Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario)
Indeterminate, Term and Seasonal
$17.58 to $19.13 per hour (Salary under review)
Closing date: 2 May 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Apply online

Important messages
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 will be required to pay for their own travel expenses when invited for assessment.

Applicants who meet the essential qualifications will have their application included in the inventory for this ongoing selection process. As positions become available, the applicants meeting the initial screening requirements identified by the hiring manager may be contacted and referred for consideration. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 160 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My Jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Work environment
The Department of National Defence (DND) is the largest federal government employer, offering over 70 different types of civilian career opportunities. DND's role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Forces (CF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. As a civilian employee, you will be an essential part of the Defence Team. In this regard, the department fosters a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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

  • Successful completion of two years secondary School education or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Degree equivalency

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

AQ1 - Secondary school diploma.

Degree equivalency

AQ2 - Experience in industrial and/or commercial cleaning.

AQ3 - Experience in operating a floor polisher.

AQ4 - Experience in operating a floor auto scrubber.

AQ5 - Knowledge of various types of industrial cleaning equipment and the techniques to operate, clean and maintain them.

AQ6 - Knowledge of WHMIS and safety procedures while handling chemicals and equipment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Various language requirements such as English, bilingual imperative (eg. BBB/BBB or other).

Information on language requirements

A1 - Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 kgs in accordance with general safety practices.
A2 - Ability to perform basic math.
A3 - Ability to communicate orally.
A4 - Ability to understand instructions.
A5 - Ability to climb ladders to perform various duties at heights of up to 8 feet.

PS1 - Effective interpersonal relationships
PS2 - Initiative
PS3 - Dependability
PS4 - Judgment

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with a Disability; Visible Minorities, Women.

Conditions of employment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain various security levels from Reliability up to and including Top Secret Level 3.
  • Must wear approved personal protective equipment as required.
  • Must wear safety footwear as required.
  • Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 kgs in accordance with general safety practices.
Candidates must meet and maintain the above Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Other information
THE CLIENT ORGANIZATION WILL ACCEPT APPLICATIONS ON-LINE ONLY. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645
  • 5605.
Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

If you are being considered for a position, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your interest. This e-mail will include, among other things, the Statement of Merit Criteria of the position. You will be asked to provide a response within 48 hours.

Following the referral of your application, the organization will communicate with your for the next steps of your assessment (e.g. written exams, interview, reference check).

It is your responsibility to check your e-mail regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities. Failure to respond in the appropriate timeframe will result in not being referred to the organization.

It is important to note that random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be further assessed following a search of the inventory.

A partially or fully assessed pool may be created from the inventory.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need in the merit criteria, and may be applied in this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are a member of the designated group specified in the merit criteria will be considered.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

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