Jobs - Western Arctic Field Unit

Ivvavik National Park

    Asset Support Technician

    Asset Support Technician

    Reference number: CAP23J-016850-000087
    Selection process number: 2024-PCA-WA-IND-EA-02

    Parks Canada - Western Arctic Field Unit Inuvik (Northwest Territories)

    EG-03 - Asset Support Technician

    Term - 6 months starting April 1, 2024

    $63,777 to $80,177 (plus the applicable Isolated Post Allowance **see OTHER INFORMATION - NOTES below)

    Experience Canada by joining the Parks Canada Agency!

    Closing date: March 06 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

    Who can apply: All persons who have legal status to work in Canada. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

    In the spirit of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement and the Sahtu Dene and Metis Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement, preference for this position will be given to the qualified beneficiaries of these agreements. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

    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

    We will only accept on-line applications received via the site.

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    This position provides technical support for the asset maintenance program for the Western Arctic Field Unit. At the field unit’s Pingos Canadian Landmark field work consists of the opening and closing of the Day Use Area. Duties at this location include, installing and removing of the docks, solar batteries and getting the portable washroom system running, maintaining the boardwalk and working with the community of Tuktoyaktuk. At the field unit’s Ivvavik Base Camp (Sheep Creek) location field work consists of opening and closing of the back country utility system. There are generators, pumps, an incinerator, a Bobcat, a solar powered UTV to maintain as well as numerous other tasks necessary in maintaining the beautiful Sheep Creek Camp. You and the small assets team will be kept busy rain or shine! This position will also support the maintenance of a small fleet of vehicles along with 6 housing units in Inuvik. Working with the Western Arctic Field Unit’s assets team might be the perfect job for you if you enjoy both working with your hands as well as solving problems from a desk.

    Work environment

    Parks Canada is a federal government agency responsible for the protection and presentation of Canada’s outstanding natural and cultural resources through a system of national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites in all regions of Canada.

    This position is based in Inuvik; Canada’s largest community north of the Arctic Circle. A hub for the Western Arctic region, Inuvik offers unrivalled opportunities to experience Canada’s unique northern cultures and some of the world’s greatest natural landscapes. The warmth of the people makes it easy to feel at home in this modern, active town of approximately 3000 people, accessible by both road and jet service. A good work-life balance means time to participate in festivals, sports and clubs, or just explore countless lakes and rivers, boreal forest and tundra, the Beaufort Sea and Richardson Mountains. Inuvik has many of the services, facilities and activities found in larger communities in the south.

    Intent of the process

    This process may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to staff similar positions with various tenures, security levels or linguistic requirements in same or other parts of the country.

    Positions to be filled: 1

    Information you must provide:

      Your résumé.

      Contact information for 2 references.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


      Post Secondary, technology diploma in a related field, or acceptable combination of education, training, and experience relevant to the position.

      Degree equivalency


    EXP 1 – Experience in conducting inspections that pertain to building construction or maintenance;

    EXP 2 – Experience in scheduling, organizing, and providing routine asset maintenance services;

    EXP 3 – Experience managing contracts in the maintenance or construction of assets;

    EXP 4 – Experience using computer software as a tool for project management, contract administration, communication with stakeholders or managing technical records. (Maximo, Word, Excel etc).

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

    English essential

    Information on language requirements


    K 1 – Knowledge of general work procedures, preventive maintenance measures, workplace health and safety procedures;

    K 2 – Knowledge of procedures to complete facility inspection, determine maintenance and recapitalization work;

    K 3 – Knowledge of vehicle and small equipment maintenance and safety requirements.


    A 1 – Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including the ability to write scopes of work for contracts; and to communicate requirements to a variety of technical and operational stakeholders in a clear and unambiguous manner;

    A 2 – Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications;

    A 3 – Ability to analyze problems in a variety of operational situations and develop and implement solutions through contracts or work plans;

    A 4 – Ability to prioritize work.


    PS 1 – Exercises sound judgement;

    PS 2 – Makes things happen;

    PS 3 – Personally connect with people;

    PS 4 – Demonstrates integrity.

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


    – Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform.

    – Willingness to take mandatory training related to the job as required, including but not limited to First Aid, CPR, and WHMIS.

    – Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territorial holidays, when required.

    – Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.

    – Willingness to work from various locations.


    – Obtain and maintain a reliability security clearance with fingerprints.

    – Maintenance of a valid Class 5 driver’s license.

    – When position is in an area classed as isolated and remote, a pre-employment medical examination of an individual and his/her dependents may be required.

    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

    Inuvik, N.T.:

    Isolated Post Allowances (as of 01/10/2023)
    *Maximum Annual Isolated Post Amounts based on full time year-round employment

    Employee: $27,360 Employee with Dependents: $41,216

    Vacation Travel Assistance (as of 01/10/2023) (VTA is issued twice/year (April & October))

    Employee: $2,325 Employee with Dependents: $2,325 / adult & $2,128 / child


    For tips to navigate the application process step by step, refer to the following site:

    Parks Canada is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity under the Employment Equity Act, and strives to ensure that our workforce reflects the diverse nature of Canadian society. We encourage women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority group to self-identify in their application.

    Please submit your completed application, including all of the above-mentioned documentation. Failure to do so may result in your application being rejected.

    The Parks Canada Agency is established as a separate employer in the Federal Public Service under the Financial Administration Act. Persons appointed to the Agency continue to be part of the Public Service. The Parks Canada Agency operates under its own human resources framework outside of the Public Service Employment Act and in line with values of fairness, competence and respect, and its operating principles.

    In accordance with paragraph 8(2)(a) of the Privacy Act, information or material, whether provided directly by the candidate or otherwise obtained by the selection board, used during the selection process for the purpose of assessing a candidate may be used as part of the selection review and recourse processes. Such relevant information may be provided to third parties, such as other candidates or their representatives, who have a legitimate reason to be aware of that information.

    Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

    Written test(s) may be administered.

    Interviews will be conducted.

    Reference checks will be conducted.

    Tips for applicants:

    • Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience.
    • Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each Experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided.
    • Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the competition.

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

    Travel cost for individuals who are not Federal Public Servants will not be covered.

    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.

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

    Contact information

    Western Arctic Human Resources

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