National Defence

Food Service Helper and Supervisor

  • National Defence
  • Quebec City, QC
  • Other
  • About 1 month ago
CA$21.82 - CA$23.76 / Hour


Job Description

National Defence - 2nd Canadian Division
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec)
$21.82 to $23.76 per hour (For supervisory positions, a supervisory differential of 6% to 8.5% is granted.)

Closing date: 16 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

  • Written exams and interviews will be held in July.

  • For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews.) Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.


As a Food Service Helper, you will be part of the team as the delivery of food products to clients in a dining room and serving areas. Cleaning of food services facilities including equipment is required. You will assist in the receiving, unloading and storage of food items. Sounds like an interesting opportunity? We’d love to hear from you Apply today!

Work environment

The Department of National Defence (DND) is one of the largest federal government employers, offering over 70 types of civilian 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 civilian workforce is an essential part of the Defence Team. Your knowledge and expertise contribute to the overall mission. In this regard, the department fosters a work environment where you have opportunities to learn, to develop your talents, to progress in your career and have job satisfaction over the long-term.

What do we offer?

At DND we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn, progress in their careers and have job satisfaction over the long-term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team.
✅ Opportunities for advancement.
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment.
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health and dental insurance plans, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this process is to staff similar positions, for an indeterminate (permanent), term (temporary) or casual period in Valcartier and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu at the Department of National Defense.

Positions to be filled: 20

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to think critically
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Working effectively with others
  • To be proactive and dynamic
  • To communicate effectively orally and in writing

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

French essential

Information on language requirements

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

  • Successful completion of two years of secondary school and/or
  • A secondary school diploma and/or
  • Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) in institutional cooking OR Red Seal certification as a cook OR Level 5 (NQ5) military cook's certificate issued by the CAF.

Degree equivalency

  • Training in hygiene and sanitation
  • WHIMIS training
  • Basic food safety training
  • Work experience in a commercial kitchen
  • Experience as a supervisor
  • Ability to solve simple math equations

To meet the requirement for a diverse workforce, a particular treatment could be granted to candidates that will indicates if they belong to one of the employment equity group: Aboriginal person, disabled person, visible minority, and woman.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

  • Available to work irregular hours (on call), shift work, weekends and consent to work additional (overtime) hours on occasion.
  • Compliance of the Food Safety Code of Practice.
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with safety regulations
  • Capacity to lift and manipulate material weighing up to 20kg in all respect of food practices
  • The candidates must respect and maintain the conditions of employment during the time of employment.

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

  • Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

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

  • The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.

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