Single-Function Storesperson
National Defence
Trenton, ON
National Defence
Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario)
$20.57 to $22.36 per hour (salary under review)
Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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.

Applicants who meet the essential qualifications (Education and Experience) 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 Applicant Account.

You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential qualifications (Education and Experience) for the initial screening through your resume and 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 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.

Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this advertisement. All job applications must therefore be submitted through government-jobs.

For this advertisement, applicants will be required to provide information which is only accessible when applying on-line (namely the job questionnaire). To submit an application on-line, please click on the “Apply Now" button below.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Intent of the process
POOLS WILL BE ESTABLISHED FROM THIS PROCESS and will be used to fill similar positions with various language requirements, security requirements and tenures which may vary according to the position being staffed within the Department of National Defence
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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)

Secondary school diploma or employer approved alternatives.

Degree equivalency

E1 – Experience in safe warehouse operations.

E2 – Experience using Microsoft Office applications

E3 - Candidate must have experience in at least one (1) of the following:

  • Experience working in a warehouse, shipping environment or distribution centre.
  • Experience in repair or disposal.
  • Experience in stocking stores.
  • Experience in inventory management
  • Experience in shipping and receiving goods
  • Experience providing customer service in a warehouse setting.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:

AQ1 - Experience in identification, issuance and maintenance of tools utilized in a mechanical and maintenance workshop environment

AQ2 - Experience in handling & storage of hazardous materials.

AQ3 – Experience using the Defence Supply Chain (DSC) (formerly called the Canadian Forces Supply System (CFSS))

AQ4 – Experience using Canadian Government Cataloguing System (CGSC)

AQ5 – Experience using Defence Resource Management Information System (DRMIS)

AQ6 – Experience operating a forklift.

AQ 7- Experience using Unitrak

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

Information on language requirements


A1 - Ability to communicate orally
A2 - Ability to communicate in writing.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing may be assessed throughout the entire selection process by referencing your CV, self-assessment form, and reference checks. Candidates may also be asked to demonstrate their writing ability via a written test
Personal Suitability

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

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements:
Willing and able to work overtime as required.

For some positions:
  • May be required to obtain and retain a Material Handling Equipment (MHE) certificate
  • May also be required to obtain a Dangerous Cargo Packaging / Shipping certificate
  • May be required to obtain and retain Hazardous Material handling certification
  • May be required to obtain and retain Hazardous Material Spill certification
  • May be required to obtain and retain Packaging and Transportation of Hazardous Material certification
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • May be required to obtain and retain an acquisition card.
Conditions of employment
Must be able to obtain and maintain various security levels from Reliability up to and including Secret Level 2

Possession of a valid Class “G” driver’s license issued by the Province of Ontario or provincial or territorial equivalent.

Able to obtain and maintain Departmental driver’s license (DND 404)

Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.

Must be willing and able to perform physical tasks such as, but not limited to, standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, reaching, stooping, crouching, etc.

Other information
If applicable, please identify your substantive group and level, your employment status and Personal Record Identifier (PRI).

Interviews may be conducted.

A written test may be administered.

Reference checks may be conducted.

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.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only.

All job applications must be submitted through government-jobs. The following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
  • Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
  • Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE applications are retrieved to create a pool.
  • Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
  • Applicants will be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
  • For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
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.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews).

Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

The Department of National Defence thanks all those who apply.

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.