Apply By: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 30 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
Sprucedale Youth Centre, Youth Justice Services
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C93030 - Mtce Electrician (COR)
$27.19 - $29.52 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Sprucedale Youth Centre is seeking an experience Electrician to provide skilled electrical maintenance, repair, and installation services for a variety of security and industrial electrical systems within a secure detention youth centre.

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package including:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employer
• Top Employer for Canadians Under 40

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Work with Supervisor to discuss project needs, priorities, and recommend appropriate procedures/methods
• Check all aspects of facility electrical systems on a continuous basis, reporting issues/needs to Supervisor
• Maintain the refrigeration units by performing necessary electrical and mechanical repairs
• Maintain the stand-by diesel generating equipment used in emergencies
• Repair and maintain facility's telephone system
• Replace faulty equipment or wiring, motors, switches, appliance points, as necessary
• Prepare drawings and specifications for installation
• Supervise youth resident helpers as assigned
• Maintain a record of work carried out, materials used, etc.
• Assist other maintenance staff in the carrying out of major maintenance repairs
• Other duties as assigned

How do I qualify?


• You are a certified Electrician, licensed to practice within the province of Ontario

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have extensive experience within the electrical trade including use of tools/equipment as well as knowledge of best practices and work methods
• You have experience providing electrical services within a commercial or industrial setting
• You are able to work from plans and/or drawings to ensure the proper layout of installations, wiring, switches, etc.
• You have experience performing preventative maintenance.
• You have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS as well as relevant by-laws and codes in order to ensure the safety of installations
• You are able to comply with organizational policies and protocols to ensure the safety and security of staff and work environment

Note: This position requires working with and providing direction to youth resident helpers (and will be eligible for an Custodial Responsibility Allowance)

Problem-Solving and Troubleshooting Skills

• You can assess when all electrical installations should be replaced as well as estimate labour time and material requirements to install and replace electrical equipment
• You are able to determine the appropriate tools and method needed to effectively complete a request or project
• You are able to find the cause of defects in systems and recommend on the method of repair

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You are able to discuss requests for new installations or extensive repairs as well as explain technical matters in readily understood terms
• You can report progress to Supervisor as needed
• You are able to instruct and supervise Youth as required
• You can work effectively with facility staff and assist other tradespersons


This is a continuous posting and will be posted until filled. Screening and selection processes will begin after September 9, 2020. This posting may be extended but could close at any time after this date without notice. Please only submit your application ONCE under this Job ID.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 660 Ireland Rd, Simcoe, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • W-SS-154024/20
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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