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Reference number: TSB23J-011170-000247
Selection process number: 23-TSB-COM-EA-030
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Gatineau (Québec)
$71,599 to $77,368

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

Closing date: 17 May 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.

Assessment accommodation

*When you answer the screening questions in the online application explain exactly how you meet each one. Be sure to tell us what you did (not just what you were responsible for doing), and when and where you did it. We’ll read your CV only to validate the experience you’ve described in the application.

We’ll use your answers to the questions as part of our assessment of your writing ability.
If you’re not able to demonstrate clearly how you meet the Education and Experience qualifications, we’ll have to reject your application.

Work environment

We’re looking for a dynamic person with strong writing skills and an enthusiasm for learning to work in a collaborative team of publishing professionals in a complex and changing environment.

If you’re looking for a challenge and think you can get on board with helping to advance transportation safety, join us!

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is an independent and a highly specialized agency of the Government of Canada that advances transportation safety by investigating air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation accidents and incidents.

It’s a modern, world-class organization in constant evolution that has an enviable reputation in Canada and around the world.

With five Board members, including the Chair, and a high-performing workforce of just 220, the TSB has 10 offices across Canada, including its head office in Gatineau, Quebec.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and used to staff similar positions with various language profiles, tenures (indeterminate, term, casual, secondment, acting etc.). The TSB is committed to advancing transportation safety while being flexible, inclusive, and barrier-free.

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)



A degree from a recognized university or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, may serve as an alternative to the minimum education standard.

Degree equivalency


Significant* experience in one or more of the following
• copyediting
• compare editing
• writing
• translating
in French and English

Experience in terminology research

*Significant experience refers to a depth and breadth of experience that would normally be acquired from working in this field for 18 months.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (PPC/PPC)

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of writing tools and references, including Government of Canada standards and tools

Knowledge of the mandate of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada


Ability to copyedit communications materials, including those for social media, in French and in English

Ability to perform comparative editing

Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Ability to communicate effectively orally

Ability to give authors or managers writing advice

Personal suitability

Effective interpersonal relationships
Good judgement

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



A degree from a recognized university in English / French translation, communications, or a field related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Experience in translation

Experience editing or writing one or more of the following areas:
• media
• administration
• transportation/technology/science

Experience writing or editing for the web and/or social media

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

Requirement to report to work off-hours in crises and to work overtime on short notice.

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

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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