Parks Canada Trail Crew Member

Maintenance Worker II - Trail Crew Member - Inventory
Parks Canada
Jasper, AB•Hybrid remote
$26.70–$29.04 an hour - Part-time, Full-time

Job details

$26.70–$29.04 an hour
Job type
Shift and schedule
Weekends as needed
Full job description
Parks Canada
Jasper National Park of Canada (Alberta)
Indeterminate, Seasonal, Term, Acting Assignment
$26.70 to $29.04 per hour
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Closing date: 31 December 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons employed or residing in Jasper, Alberta and within a 350 kilometre radius of Jasper, Alberta, who have a 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.

The distance between your residence or your employment location and the position location will be determined using data provided by the Natural Resources Canada's Geographical Names of Canada website. For information on how to use this website visit
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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.


If you apply to this selection process after December 1, 2023, 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.

Management can decide to access applications at any point so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible!

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

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. 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 the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
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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 who are unable to apply on-line must contact the person listed below prior to the closing date.
As a member of the Trail Crew, you will work as part of a team to build, repair, and maintain trails, bridges, and other trail infrastructure for Parks Canada Agency. You will provide labour services in both front- and back-country locations using hand tools, chainsaws, brush saws, and other mechanized equipment. The work is conducted outdoors in all weather conditions; it is physically demanding and requires individuals to be physically fit and adaptable.

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.

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies covering over 11,000 square kilometers. Situated within this is an extensive historic trail network with over 1000km of trails ranging from easily accessible and family friendly front country trails to iconic multi day backcountry trails passing though the remote wilderness of Jasper National Park.

Take the next step. Seize this unique opportunity by submitting your resume and completing the on-line application.

Intent of the process
The result of this process will be used to fill potential year-round and seasonal GL-MAN-03 vacancies that may arise in the Jasper Field Unit. A list of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff identical or similar positions within Parks Canada Agency. Tenures could vary depending on the position being staffed (ie. determinate, indeterminate, seasonal, acting, assignment, part-time, full-time, etc.)
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)

Completion of secondary school or Public Service Commission approved alternative.
Degree equivalency

Acceptable* experience in the following areas:

Working outdoors and in remote areas;
Performing routine maintenance tasks including general repair to trails, roads, bridges, and/or landscaping;
Using hand and power tools directly related to trail building, landscaping, and/or grounds maintenance (ie: chainsaws, brush saws, rakes, hoes, pulaskis, etc.);
Carrying-out construction tasks in a team environment.

Acceptable experience is defined as: minimum of 1 year experience within the past 5 years.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of safe work practices and procedures;
Knowledge of the proper use and maintenance of hand tools and light mechanized equipment (ie: chainsaws, brush saws, etc.).

Ability to contribute and perform within a team environment;
Ability to work in adverse conditions;
Ability to analyze and solve operational problems while working in the field.

Takes responsibility;
Communicates effectively;
Shows initiative;
Exercises sound judgment.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Experience in operating a chainsaw;
Experience in carpentry and construction;
Experience in operating equipment such as mini excavators, skid steers, and tractors.
Conditions of employment
All employees of the Federal Government are required to meet Reliability Status;
Maintenance of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Class L, N or other graduated license will not be accepted).


Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and / or statutory holidays and provincial / territorial holidays;
Willingness to work and/or travel within the Jasper Field Unit through varied terrain, adverse weather conditions, and isolated locations using various modes of transportation (ie: Helicopter, ATV, bike, foot, etc.);
Must be able to live and work for up to 10 days duration in a remote location, and in varied weather conditions;
Willingness to undergo and pass pre-placement and periodic medical checks;
Extensive physical effort required to hike and / or work for prolonged periods of time;
Willingness to undertake vaccinations for Tetanus, Hepatitis, and Rabies;
Willingness to complete a certified chainsaw course;
Willingness to wear a Parks Canada uniform and personal protective equipment.
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

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.

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

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