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Canadian Coast Guard (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Inshore Rescue Boat Service


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Reference number: DFO15J-007018-000964

Number of Jobs Being Offered: We anticipate the hiring of approximately 100 Crew Member positions and 42 Boat Coxswain positions across Canada for summer 2016.

The recruitment period will conclude January 29, 2016.

Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Job Description: .

The Inshore Rescue Boat Service (IRB) is a service operated by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), which is an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

The IRB Crews are tasked with responding and providing assistance to mariners in distress or in need of assistance by a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre or a Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre. (More information can be found at the following website http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/SAR/IRB-Background).

The CCG hires and trains students each summer, through the FSWEP program, to become members of an IRB Crew. Selected candidates are trained in Search and Rescue (SAR) operations by CCG regional staff and following successful completion of training, students are assigned as Crew Members to IRB stations. Normally, each station is staffed with two teams of three persons, one Coxswain and two Crew Members.


Working on the water during the summer as part of an IRB Crew can be a very challenging but rewarding job. The job comes with serious responsibility: SAR operations can occur at any time of the day or night, during all types of weather and sea conditions.

The students we hire work as Crew Members or as Boat Coxswains.

As Crew Members, students participate actively to complete diverse tasks, which may include, but are not limited to, the inspection and maintenance of the IRB station, the rescue boat and equipment, and the handling of mooring and towing lines. They also provide first aid emergency care, boating safety education and demonstrations to the boating public. The Crew Members must also assist the Coxswain in the mission to provide adequate IRB service.

As Boat Coxswains, students are responsible for diverse tasks, which may include, but are not limited to, managing the IRB Crew and the CCG station as well as providing a work plan, and ensuring harmonized relations with clients, media and stakeholders. They are also responsible for maintaining good team cohesion, supporting crew morale, ensuring good communication and maintaining liaison with Rescue Coordination Centre(s) and CCG management.


To know more about this job opportunity, feel free to contact our Student Recruitment Coordinators in our various regional offices to ask more questions.

. Atlantic Region

Stephen Sheppard
stephen.sheppard@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (Newfoundland & Labrador Sector)

Krista Elvidge
krista.elvidge@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (Maritimes Sector)

. Central and Arctic Region

Stéphane Leblanc
ESC_C&ASL@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (St Laurent Sector)

Mandy Bartley
mandy.bartley@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (Great Lakes Sector)

. Western Region

Nathan Webb

Work location:

The CCG operates 25 IRB stations in three regions across Canada. As part of the IRB Crew, students are asked to work in one of the following regions:

1) Atlantic Region:

-- Newfoundland & Labrador Sector (Notre-Dame Bay, Conception Bay, Bonavista Bay)
-- Maritimes Sector (Shediac, Charlottetown, Pictou, Saint John, Mahone Bay, Halifax)

2) Central and Arctic Region:

-- St Laurent Sector (Bainsville (Ontario), Pointe-aux-Anglais (Oka), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel, Trois-Rivières)
-- Great Lakes Sector (Britt on Gereaux Island, Brébeuf Island, Port Lambton, Long Point, Hill Island, Thames River)

3) Western Region:

-- Nootka Island, Telegraph Cove, Cortes Island, Vancouver

Since employment opportunities for the IRB service are in various regions, sometimes in remote locations, when submitting your FSWEP application, you must identify your choice(s) of work location(s) under the "work locations" section of the FSWEP application to ensure that your application will be properly considered.

Hourly rates of pay: Please refer to the "Additional Information and Conditions of Employment" section of this advertisement for more information on rates of pay.

Duration of employment: The duration of employment can vary from one region to another. However, the students we hire must be ready and willing to work full-time during the summer (from May to September).

All candidates must be available for the entire IRB season which usually commences late April (training) and continues until Labour Day. For exact start and end dates in each region, please contact the regional coordinator.

There are no part-time work opportunities within and outside the aforementioned timeframe.

Each IRB station is staffed with two crews. While one Crew is working, the other Crew is on days of rest. The Service utilizes the 46.6 Hour Averaging Work System. For more information on the crewing system can be found at: https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/hrpubs/coll_agre/sv/sv11-eng.asp. See Annex D.

Academic Level: Post-Secondary




The CCG recruits students who have applied to FSWEP. Students must indicate in their application that they possess the following:

. valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, level C;
. valid standard First-Aid Certificate;
. valid Pleasure Craft Operator Card;
. valid VHF Digital Selective Call (DSC) Restricted Maritime Radio Operator's Certificate (Please refer to the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons website at: www.cps-ecp.ca/ for more information).

When filling out the ''Requirements'' section of your FSWEP application, follow these steps:

1) Select Skills and Occupational Certifications from your FSWEP Campaign 2015-2016 application;
2) Under the Skills Group Index, select section 5; for Certificates;
3) Select the certificates that you possess.

Language Requirement:

English or French essential

Candidates must be fluent in French to work in the Quebec region and fluent in English to work in all other regions.

Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Important messages

The Canadian Coast Guard's (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) departmental program is administered through the FSWEP program.

For all details regarding eligibility criteria, please visit the following website : http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/fswep-pfete/index-eng.php?p=2

Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to an appointment to a temporary or permanent position in the Federal Public Service for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

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

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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