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Regional Senior Investigator, Operations (Air)

Reference number: TSB23J-011170-000259
Selection process number: 23-TSB-AIR-EA-037
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Richmond Hill (Ontario)
$113,880 to $133,570

For further information on the organization, please visit Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Closing date: 31 August 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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.

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Participates in a scheduled standby system requiring a 24-hour state of operational readiness and is prepared to deploy to an accident site in a timely manner
Deployment to accident sites to gather factual information
Working with multiple agencies and stakeholders during the investigation process
Working with TSB team members off site to continue data collection and analysis and working towards identifying safety deficiencies.
Using TSB policies and procedures to draft safety investigation reports for the Manager Regional Operations, Director of Investigations, and the Board
Conduct occurrence investigation activities as an Investigator-in-charge (IIC) and/or an operational specialist. Maintain currency in operational aspects of the industry, assists in the determination of the strategic direction of an investigation and in the development of short and long-term risk mitigation options to address safety concerns
Act as a TSB spokesperson for the dissemination of investigation information to stakeholders, media, next of kin and the public, and makes presentations regarding safety themes or common occurrence investigation findings at conferences and seminars
Act as an Accredited Representative to a foreign investigation under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13 and as such, represent Canada and lead a team of Canadian Industry advisors engaged in support of the foreign investigation.
Maintain a valid and current Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License or a valid Canadian Commercial Helicopter License with a valid and current Group IV Instrument Rating

Work environment

Looking for a new opportunity, work-life balance, benefits? Perhaps you wish to challenge yourself and work for a department that is committed to finding ways to continuously advance transportation safety in Canada.

Then look no further!

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is part of the core public service administration named in Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and is also subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). This being said the TSB is an independent arm's length agency that reports to Parliament through the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. The organization aspires to be a modern world-class organization that evolves and adapts as it strives to influence changes that advance transportation safety. The TSB has a strong and credible reputation in Canada and around the world.

The TSB is a small organization with approximately 220 employees and 5 Board Members, including the Chair. The organization operates in a decentralized manner in 10 locations across Canada. Employees work in a collegial and collaborative environment.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff one (1) indeterminate position in Richmon Hill, Ontario. A pool of qualified candidates will be created and may be used to staff similar positions across Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Successful completion of secondary school or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License - Aeroplane Category with valid Group 1 Instrument Rating, and possession of a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical);
Possession of a valid Canadian Commercial Pilot License - Helicopter Category with a valid Group IV Instrument Rating, and possession of a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical).

Minimum of 3500 hours flying experience on a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft.

Minimum of 2000 hours flying experience as pilot-in-command.

Minimum 1000 hours flying experience working with a Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) Part 700 series and/or CARs 604 series operator.

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

English essential
For the pool: Various linguistic profiles: CCC/CCC, CBC/CBC, BBB/BBB and English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the Transportation Safety Board mandate, structure and activities.
Knowledge of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act and Regulations
Knowledge of the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 13.
Knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends relating to civil aviation, aviation safety and the aviation industry.
Knowledge of aircraft and helicopter operating characteristics and aerodynamics.

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to effectively communicate orally.
Ability to effectively communicate in writing.
Ability to conduct independent research.
Ability to analyze facts, make findings and write reports.

Effective Interpersonal Skills

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

Experience in aviation accident investigation.
Experience in an aviation safety department.
Experience as a training pilot or a check pilot.
Experience in aircraft maintenance.
Experience in report writing.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Meet the Occupational Health Assessment (Periodic III)
Possess a valid driver’s license in Canada
Agree to deploy to accident sites where there may be exposure to disagreeable and difficult working conditions and to extreme climatic conditions
Agree to respond and travel on short notice during and after normal working hours and on statutory holidays
Agree to travel within Canada and abroad, including travel by car, rail, ship and air
Willingness to be available on standby, on a rotational basis
Willingness to undergo TSB required training
Maintain your professional aviation currency

Other information

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is committed to achieve a representative workforce. Selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities.

The TSB was created as an independent agency due to the importance of impartiality in the conduct of investigations. It is fundamental to the achievement of the TSB’s mandate for employees to be free from real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest in the conduct of day to day operations. As such, and in accordance with the TSB Code of Values and Ethics, the successful candidate in this selection process cannot directly own an interest (shares or other) in a company involved in the air, marine, rail, or pipeline industry. Other personal activities relating to these industries may also represent a conflict of interest. Should you have concerns in regards to your candidacy and any real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest, you are strongly encouraged to raise them as early in the process as possible. For additional information on the TSB's Code of Values and Ethics, please visit the website a http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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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