Food Services Assistant
National Defence
Greenwood, NS
National Defence - Royal Canadian Air Force
Greenwood (Nova Scotia)
$18.62 to $20.26 per hour
Closing date: N/A

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

You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and/or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through your resume, cover letter, and/or in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN, and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in a cover letter or screening questions should be supported by your resume. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

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.

Work environment
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.

Nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley. Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while search and rescue capabilities are maintained 365 days of the year.

Intent of the process
The intent of this process is to staff two (2) indeterminate vacancies. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate or term basis, including casual employment and with various security requirements.
Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Recent* and significant** experience working in an institutional, commercial or industrial food service environment (such as long-term care home, restaurant, bakery, fast food, mess facilities)

  • Significant is defined as experience typically associated with six (6) months or more
**Recent is defined as experience gained within approximately the last 2 years.

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

Information on language requirements

Ability to communicate orally

Effective interpersonal relationships

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience with cashier duties or operating a point of sale terminal

Experience working in a Mess Facility

Experience supervising employees

Willing and able to lift and carry items weighing up to 20 Kg in accordance with general safety practices
Willing and able to wear approved safety footwear and other personal protective equipment as required
Willing and able to work shift work
Willing and able to work weekends
Willing and able to work overtime occasionally

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Willing and able to work shift work
Willing and able to work weekends
Willing and able to work overtime occasionally

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

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their employment.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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