Maintenance Tradesperson
Correctional Service Canada
Edmonton, AB
Correctional Service Canada - Technical Services
Drumheller (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Grande Cache (Alberta), Innisfail (Alberta), Maskwacis (Alberta), Stony Mountain (Manitoba), Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Maple Creek (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
40 hours per week
$26.05 to $28.33 per hour (Plus an Inmate Training Differencial allowance of 4-6% (depending on the number of inmates supervised on a regular basis) and Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 per year- allowances may be subject to change)
Closing date: 27 May 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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.

Provides general maintenance (corrective and preventive), minor construction and, in some institutions, minor service of vehicles and/or groundskeeping services for clients within facilities of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

Work environment
The Technical Services, Prairie Region, of Correctional Service Canada is a stimulating and dynamic environment whose mission is to ensure the operation, compliance and sustainability of a real estate portfolio of more than $ 8 billion dollars in an operational environment . We are responsible for institutions and penitentiary clusters as well as parole offices and community correctional centers located throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The facilities we manage are diverse such as buildings and structures, building mechanics systems, electrical distribution networks, infrastructures, generators, oil tanks, thermal power stations, water treatment and purification plants, roads, fences and barriers, and automobile fleets to name only those.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
A secondary school diploma or a satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience* in the operations, repair and/or maintenance of building architectural/structural components (such as heating, air conditioning, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems normally associated with infrastructure and building maintenance).

Experience in the maintenance of motorized equipment.

Experience supervising workers.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the last 3 years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of regulations which impact on facilities and equipment maintenance and construction (as related to the position).

Knowledge of workplace health and safety.

Ability to use and provide instruction on the safe use of tools and equipment necessary for the work of the position.

Ability to resolve operational issues related to facilities management.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Team Player

Attention to detail



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

Graduation from a recognized college (2 years minimum) in a related field.

Post Secondary - Certificate program associated with Building and/or Facility system maintenance or acceptable equivalent.

Applicable Provincial certification required to perform the duties of the position.

Certification in a relevant trade.

Possession of valid Fall Protection Certification.

Possession of valid Confined Space Certification.

Possession of valid WHMIS Certification.

Degree equivalency

Experience working in a correctional environment.

Experience in the use of hydraulic press brakes, sheet metal sheers and welding equipment.

Experience operating powered lift equipment with up to 7,000-pound capacity.

CSC is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities.

Must be willing to work overtime and flexible hours.

Must possess a valid provincial driver’s license, with the appropriate endorsements.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Must be able to work and lift tools, equipment and objects weighing at least 50 lbs.

Must be able to work in a 24/7 environment.

Must have a valid driver license.

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 information you will be providing in this application must be true and may be verified.

1. Correctional Service of Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. Consideration may be given to qualified candidates who self-declare as members of one of the following employment equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

2. Various methods of assessment may be used (i.e.: written examination, interview, reference check, etc.). Candidate application and resume may be utilized to assess ability to communicate effectively in writing.

3. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.

4. Depending on the number of candidates, various volume management strategies may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates, assessment invitation, pool creation and/or selection decisions such as, but not limited to, invoking one or more of the asset experience, applying a top down selection, cut-off scores.

5. For this selection process, we will communicate with you by email. You must provide a valid email address to which you wish to receive communication regarding this selection process. You must ensure to check/view your email accounts including spam, promotion or other folders regularly as there may be a deadline for responses. Candidates who respond past the deadline risk being removed from the selection process.

6. The client organization will accept ON-LINE APPLICATIONS ONLY. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).To submit an application on-line, please click on the button
“Apply Online” below.

Please clearly identify in your application, the locations listed in this advertisement where you are willing to work.

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.