Lock Bridge Operator 

GL-MOC-05

Parks Canada is looking for energetic individuals who enjoy working outdoors and with the public to fill lock operator positions.

Job Details

Selection process number: 2022-CAP-VNQ-EA-IND-226

Closing date: November 13, 2022 - 23:59 - Pacific Time

Salary: $25.42 to $27.64 per hour (Salary under review) 

Schedule: Variable hours (evenings, weekends and holidays)

Language requirements: French essential or bilingual

Who can apply: Persons residing within a 75-kilometer radius of Saint-André-d'Argenteuil (Carillon Canal), Chambly, Lachine, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and Saint-Ours, QC, who have a legal status to work in Canada.

Work location 

Lock stations of the 5 historic canals of Quebec (Chambly Canal, Carillon Canal, Lachine Canal, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal and Saint-Ours Canal).

Summary of duties

  • Operating locks
  • Operating bridges and dam controls as required
  • Maintaining the grounds and lock station facilities, structures, equipment and machinery
  • Providing services to clients and visitors (responding to inquiries and providing information about Parks Canada and its canal/waterway facilities)

Studies

  • High school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training or experience 

Experience and knowledge

  • Experience in providing customer service
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience in maintenance work
  • Knowledge of Parks Canada's canal network
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and regulations to be followed at historic canals  

Qualities required

  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to make decisions and solve operational problems
  • Ability to interact with visitors

Conditions of employment and requirements

  • Reliability Status security clearance
  • Must have a legal status to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid driver's license - Class 5
  • Availability to work irregular hours (4-12 hours / day, evenings, weekends and holidays) and variable weeks
  • Must be available for the duration of the reporting period
  • Uniform and personal protective equipment must be worn
  • Obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card within one month of hire at the employee's expense
  • Work in an environment that is sometimes noisy and busy due to visitors, boaters and users, and in sometimes difficult weather conditions
  • Willingness and ability to perform demanding and sustained physical work
  • All Parks Canada Agency employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

How to apply

You want to be part of the team, it's easy! Apply online by following this link

For more details, consult the offer on the Government of Canada job portal

Lockmasters 

GL-MOC-06 et GL-MOC-07

Parks Canada is looking for candidates to fill the positions of Lockmaster. The period of seasonal employment is from mid-April to mid-October each year. Positions to be filled may be permanent or temporary.

Job Details

Selection process number: 2022-CAP-VNQ-EA-IND-224

Closing date: November 6, 2022 - 23:59 - Pacific Time

Salary: $26.32 to $29.61 per hour (Salary under review)

Schedule: Variable hours (evenings, weekends and holidays)

Language requirements: Bilingual - Imperative

Who can apply: People living within 50 kilometers of the workplace, either in Montreal (QC) or Chambly (QC)

Work location

Lachine Canal National Historic Site and Chambly Canal National Historic Site.

Summary of duties

We are looking for dynamic people who like to work outside and with the public. 

  • Supervise, control and carry out activities related to the operation, services and administration of a lock station that provides basic services to clients
  • Facilitate the safe passage of vessels, ensure safety and protection of persons and property
  • Respond to requests for services and meet customer requirements
  • Perform general maintenance of land and contemporary and historic facilities, structures, equipment and machinery

Studies

  • High school diploma or an acceptable combination of education or experience

Experience and knowledge

  • Experience performing general administrative tasks such as record keeping and monitoring of operational activities
  • Experience in minor maintenance and repair work on buildings, grounds or equipment
  • Recent* experience in personnel supervision (for those applying for the GL-MOC-06 level only)
  • Significant** and recent* experience in personnel supervision (for those applying for the GL-MOC-07 level only)
  • Experience in the field of navigation and/or experience on locks of a canal. (ASSET)
  • Experience using various computer tools: word processing, Excel files, messaging, etc. (ASSET)
  • Experience in the application of occupational health and safety procedures (ASSET)
  • Experience in providing customer service (ASSET)
  • Knowledge of Parks Canada's mandate and values and ethics code
  • Knowledge of the main principles of personnel supervision General
  • Knowledge of basic computer tools General
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations

* “Recent experience” is defined as having been acquired in the last five (5) years.  ** "Significant experience” is defined as the breadth and depth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of duties for a period of approximately one (1) year or more.

Qualities required

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writin
  • Ability to make decisions and solve operational problems
  • Ability to mobilize team members
  • Ability to intervene effectively with visitors
  • Ability to manage general administrative tasks related to operations (GL-MOC-06 & GL-MOC-07)
  • Ability to manage human resources and a budget in an operational setting (GL-MOC-07)
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Thinking things through
  • Working effectively with others
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license - class 5
  • Availability to work irregular hours (4-12 hours / day, evenings, weekends and holidays) and variable weeks
  • Willing and able to be mobile as reporting work site may vary.
  • Willing and able to work for the duration of the period required.
  • Willing and able to work in a sometimes noisy and busy environment due to visitors, boaters and users.
  • Willing and able to do work that involves strenuous physical labour.
  • Willing and able to work outdoors under various weather conditions.
  • It is required that you obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card the month following hire, at the expense of the employee.
  • Wearing the uniform and personal protective equipment is mandatory.

How to apply

You want to be part of the team, it's easy! Apply online by following this link. For more details, consult the offer on the Government of Canada job portal


All opportunities across the country are available online at the GC Jobs website.


Student Jobs

   

Join our team, discover your passion!

You are in demand from all sides and wondering why you should choose to work in the canals this summer? Parks Canada hires a large number of students and youth during the summer season and we would love to have you on our team. We offer a variety of jobs and are looking for youth with a wide range of interests and skills.

Want to be part of the team? Take a look below at the list of jobs available in our 5 historical canals.

Sorry, there are currently no student positions available. 


Parks Canada is a champion of the Youth Employment and Skill Strategy (YESS), and is committed to helping youth, particularly those facing barriers to employment, build their work experience. In support of this initiative, preference may be given to qualified candidates who self-identify as a youth facing an employment barrier, indigenous youth, visible minority youth, or youth with a disability. As such, we encourage you to self-identify in your application.