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Regional Railway Inspector, Operations

Reference number: MOT23J-062795-000148
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-12166
Transport Canada - Surface
Toronto (Ontario)
TI-06 - Railway Safety
$95,304 to $111,881

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 30 September 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

🤝 Everyone is welcome: Transport Canada (TC) is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada.

If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action-oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then TC is the place for you!

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, please communicate with the contact persons at the bottom of this advertisement for assistance. Your submitted application will be active for 180 days. You will receive a notification in your account 14 days before the end of this period.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific position, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

You can refer to the notes at the bottom of this advertisement for important details regarding your application to this inventory.


Working in the Rail Safety Directorate at Transport Canada, Regional Railway Inspectors are responsible for monitoring railways to promote compliance with acts and regulations as well as working with railways in identifying and reducing risks.

To learn more about the work of railway inspectors, check out this video: https://tc.canada.ca/en/operations-equipment-inspections

What you will be doing:
☑ Conducting inspections and audits of railway facilities and operations within the region, and recommending compliance and/or enforcement actions as required;
☑ Providing technical advice and guidance to stakeholders in the railway industry;
☑ Applying expertise in investigations of accidents, incidents, injuries and fatalities, complaints and other situations as it relate to acts and regulations; and
☑ Participating in the planning and implementation of the regional inspection and monitoring program.

Work environment

The reporting location for this position is at 4900 Yonge Street, Toronto. This position requires extensive travel locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally to conduct inspections and training. Duties will be performed in an office environment as well as various indoor and outdoor environments such as railway sites or yards.

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process. A qualified pool may be established and used to staff this or other similar positions with various tenures or language profiles within Transport Canada.

Candidates will only be assessed once as part of this process if their application is screened in for further consideration.

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)

❗ You must demonstrate your education, experience, and asset qualifications (if applicable) by answering screening questions within the application and providing supporting information in your résumé. The information and examples you provide must be concrete and with details (e.g. when, where, and how) to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. It is not sufficient to only state that you meet a qualification or provide a listing of your current or past responsibilities. Failure to provide the required information may result in your application being screened out.


A secondary school diploma or an acceptable* combination of education and experience.

*Acceptable combination is defined as completion of two (2) years of secondary school and at least five (5) years of experience working in the railway industry performing duties related to this position.

Degree equivalency


Recent and significant* operational experience working as locomotive engineer OR transportation/operations supervisor, at a railway in Canada.

*Recent and significant experience is defined as having performed a broad range of various and complex activities normally acquired over a period of at least three (3) years; and the performance of these duties within the last five (5) years.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Qualifications:

Successful completion of a post-secondary program from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Experience working as a locomotive engineer at a railway in Canada.
Experience working in an operations supervisory role at a railway in Canada.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge in the application of the Canadian Rail Operating Rules, Duty and Rest Period Rules for Railway Operating Employees, and other rules related to train or yard operations.

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented

Ability to recognize unsafe railway operating situations and to ensure corrective actions are taken.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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

Organizational Needs:
Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities and/or women may be selected for appointment first, to fulfill organizational needs. In addition, this organizational need may be invoked at any stage of the selection process.

Operational Requirements:
Ability and willingness to work overtime including evenings and weekends, as required.
Ability and willingness to work in adverse environments and weather conditions, as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possession of a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle.
Ability and willingness to travel and using all modes of transportation, as required.
Ability and willingness to exercise physical effort to climb, embark, and disembark railway equipment, at times on sites where access may be difficult and the terrain is rugged.

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

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.

Candidates applying from outside the public service will not be reimbursed for travel expenses linked to this assessment process. However, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates undergoing assessment.

A variety of assessment tools and methods such as written tests, self-assessments, standardized tests, interviews, and reference checks, may be used. All information obtained during the selection process from the time of application to close of process may be used to evaluate candidates.

Communications for this process will be sent via email. It is your responsibility to provide accurate and updated contact information in case of changes. Failure to respond to time sensitive correspondence may result in elimination from this process.

Candidates are entitled to participate in this process in the official language of their choice. You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in the application.

Original proof of education will need to be provided as part of this process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials will be required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for more information.

◦ Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it?
To be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential qualifications at the time you submit your application. If you do not meet the required qualification, you will receive a message "Application rejected at screening" after submitting your application. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" to a screening question, you can retrieve your application and update your response(s).

◦ What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 180 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 14 days before your application expires. If you do not take any action, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

◦ My personal information has changed, what should I do?
You can update your information in the "Personal Information" section in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of this inventory.


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.

Contact information

Kelly Tsang, Human Resources Generalist Advisor Adrianna Di Florio, Human Resources Assistant
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