Various Stores and Supply Positions
National Defence
Edmonton, AB
National Defence
Cold Lake (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Suffield (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Vernon (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Portage la Prairie (Manitoba), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Oromocto (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Cape Breton - Other locations (Nova Scotia), Barrie (Ontario), Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island), Bagotville (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Dundurn (Saskatchewan), Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
GS-STS-03, GS-STS-04
$21.79 to $24.90 per hour (GS-STS-03: $21.79 - $23.67, GS-STS-04: $22.90 - $24.90)
Closing date: N/A

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.

Work environment
The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 different types of civilian (i.e. public service) career opportunities. DND’s role is to provide services and support to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in their operations and missions at home and abroad. The department fosters a work environment where employees have opportunities to develop, to learn and to progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

In the regions, our positions are located on CAF bases and garrisons.

In the National Capital Region, many of our positions have moved to the new Carling Campus in the west end of Ottawa. This new state-of-the-art facility allows employees to work better together in a natural and modern setting.

The Department of National Defence is committed to building a skilled workforce that is representative of Canada's diversity, which includes the recruitment of Canadian Veterans and releasing Canadian Armed Forces personnel: We encourage you to identify any education or experience you acquired through employment with the Canadian Armed Forces where applicable.

Intent of the process
This is an anticipatory process that may be used to staff various GS STS 03 and GS STS 04 positions within the Department of National Defence across Canada.
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)
Completion of two years of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience providing stores or supply services

Experience using Microsoft Office applications

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the qualifications below may be deemed as an essential qualification “must have” or an asset qualification “nice to have”:

Possession of a valid and unrestricted motor vehicle driver’s license issued by a Canadian province or territory*
  • You may be required to provide an up-to-date and acceptable driver’s abstract if you are considered for appointment.
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

Experience operating a forklift

Experience operating a pallet jack

Experience operating a stock picker

Experience using SAP based applications

Experience in the procurement of goods

Experience in the transportation of dangerous goods

Experience in the storage of dangerous goods

Experience working in a supply chain context

Experience working with hazardous materials

Experience in handling and accounting of IT or telecommunications equipment

Experience in handling and accounting of medical supplies

Experience in handling Time and Temperature Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products (TTSPP)

Experience interpreting federal and provincial legislation governing the handling or storage or disposal of material

Experience in using Opportunities & Purchasing Exchange Network (O&PEN)

Experience handling and storing food products

Experience in the securing and storage of firearms or other weapons

Experience working in an accommodations setting (such as barracks or quarters)

Experience in identifying and issuing repair parts for vehicles

Experience in identifying and issuing tools used in a maintenance or mechanical environment

Experience in serially numbered material control

Experience in the handling and accounting of petroleum, oils and lubricants

Experience completing and maintaining supply records

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Completion of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Completion of a post-secondary diploma or degree in Supply Chain Management or other logistics management field.

Degree equivalency

Experience working in a DND Tool Crib

Experience working in a DND Clothing Stores section

Experience working in a DND Signals Squadron or section

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

Experience working with DND Local Purchase Orders (LPOs)

Experience maintaining a DND Supply Customer Account (SCA)

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

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills


Thinking things through

Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Working effectively with others

Demonstrating integrity and respect

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

Conditions of employment
Various Security Levels: Reliability, Secret and/or Top Secret

Depending on the position being staffed, one or more of the following may be required:

Willing and able to work overtime

Willing and able to travel to attend training

Will be required to wear safety footwear at all times and occasionally other protective clothing such as a hard hat, gloves, smocks, dust masks, goggles, etc.

Will be required to perform a variety of physical tasks, including but not limited to, standing, climbing, walking, lifting, bending, pulling, pushing, grasping, reaching, stooping, crouching, and sitting.

Will be required to work outdoors in varying weather conditions

Able to safely lift up to heavy items up to 20 kilograms

May be required to work shiftwork (day and night and may include weekends)

Other conditions of employment may be required for some positions. These conditions will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment.

Other information
Applications must be submitted through GCJobs.

Additional essential or asset merit criteria may be required for some positions and you may be contacted and asked to submit information or to be further assessed for consideration for a specific position.

At the time of application, you will be required to answer several screening questions. Some screening questions may only require you to answer “yes” or “no”. However, some screening questions may have follow-on questions that require you to provide additional information. It is important that you read the screening questions carefully and address all elements of the question. Failure to provide sufficient information in your response may result in your elimination from this process.

In addition to answering the screening questions, you must provide your resume. A cover letter is not required and will not be reviewed if provided.

At the time of application, you will also be required to provide the names of two (2) work references who can speak to your performance in detail. These references must be recent supervisors or managers. Character references will not be accepted.

Screening questions have also been built into the application process related to interest in English Essential, French Essential, or Bilingual positions. You will not be canvassed for interest based on language profile at a later date.

Our intention is to communicate with you through the GCJobs portal and via email. Your application must include an email address and you must ensure that this address is functional and monitored at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Failure to respond in a prescribed timeframe may result in your elimination from this process.

Please note that all communication and conduct during the process may be used to evaluate any competency listed on the advertisement.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 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. If this happens, you may select the link “Update my Inventory Status” to reaffirm your interest.

An interview may be administered.

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

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.

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.