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Inventory for Various Civilian Ammunition Technician and Weapons Technician positions

Reference number: DND22J-077795-000010
Selection process number: 22-DND-EA-NAST-496131
National Defence
Edmonton (Alberta), Suffield (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Esquimalt (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Oromocto (New Brunswick), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Bedford (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario), Québec (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Dundurn (Saskatchewan)
GT-01, GT-02, GT-03, GT-04
$46,097 to $75,733 (Ammunition Apprentice: 46,097$-51,893$ / Civilian Ammunition Technician: 52,864$-59,754$, Supervisor: 59,118$-67,035$, Senior Supervisor: 66,610$-75,733$)

Closing date: 12 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: **Please note that the closing date for process 22-EA-496131 has been changed to February 12, 2024.**

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.

📢 How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

✅ Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.

Work environment

Together, DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the largest and most complex organization in Canada. DND's role is to provide services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. DND and the CAF work side-by-side to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canada and Canadians and contribute to international peace, security and stability efforts.

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

🌿 Work life balance! Including opportunities for:
o Flexible work arrangements
o Flexible hours of work and compressed work weeks

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)

Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience in using Microsoft Office such as MS Word, Outlook and Excel.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual imperative

Information on language requirements

C1: Working Effectively with Others
C2: Thinking Things Through
C3: Showing initiative and being action orientated
C4: Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
C5: Communication

A1: Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions

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

Training and Certification :

A valid Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certification – 3K.

GT-02 :
• Must have a minimum CAT 2 certification in accordance with the Civilian Ammunition Technician Accreditation Program.
• Completion of Military Ammunition Technician Trade Training QL5 or RQ-Cpl

GT-03 :
• Must have a minimum CAT 3 certification in accordance with the Civilian Ammunition Technician Accreditation Program.
• Possession of a QL 6A or RQ Sgt from the equivalent military study program

GT-04 :
• Successful completion of the Civilian Ammunition Technician (CAT) Level 4 or equivalent.

Depending on the position being staffed:
• Additional qualifications may be required for some positions and you may be contacted and asked to submit information or to be further assessed against these qualifications.
• Asset qualifications can be applied as essential qualifications as identified by the hiring manager.

1. Experience in Warehousing Operations.
2. Experience in operating various hand and power tools while following safe work practices.
3. Experience in ammunition or explosives handling, and storage.
4. Experience in disposing of ammunition, explosives and related items by demolition, mutilation, recuperation, and preparation for sale.
5. Experience working with missiles and torpedoes.
6. Experience in weapons repair involving the inspection, calibration, repair and maintenance of all army weapons and firearms.
7. Experience in maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical or hydraulic equipment.
8. Experience in supervising subordinates
9. Experience conducting ammunition and industrial accident and incident investigations
10. Experience in providing leadership and quality control in the mechanical breakdown, repair, modification, maintenance and testing of ammunition
11. Experience in preparing administrative, progress and technical reports
12. Experience with information management systems (such as AIMS, DRMIS and/or AESIMS)
13. Experience in instructions at trainee level or on the job training.
14. Experience in demilitarization and disposal of ammunition and explosives, its components and packaging.
15. Experience in issuing, receiving, warehousing and inspecting ammunition and explosives.
16. Experience in workshop operations: ammunition and explosives maintenance, repair and testing.

• In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.
• The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

• Willing and able to work overtime on occasion.
• Willing and able to travel as required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Various security levels: Reliability, Secret, Top Secret.

Other conditions of employment may be required for some positions. These conditions will be communicated to the candidates considered for that specific appointment.

They may include:
• Possession of a valid provincial or territorial driver’s license.
• Must be willing and able to obtain and maintain valid DND 404 vehicle operator licence
• Must be able to lift up to 25kg without assistance in accordance with safe lifting practices.
• Must meet medical requirements of Health Canada in accordance with Treasury Board guidelines.
• Must be Willing and able to work in adverse weather conditions
• Must be willing and able to wear a variety of personal protective equipment.
• Candidates must meet and maintain the Conditions of Employment throughout their 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

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

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:
↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪ Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs.

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ 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.

▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

▶ 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.

Contact information

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