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Deckhand/ Leading Deckhand/Lifeboatman *Amendment*

Reference number: DFO21J-011317-002533
Selection process number: 21-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-318132
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Fleet
SC-DED-02, SC-DED-03
$57,576 to $59,436 (See Other Information)

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Closing date: 19 September 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Suspension of vaccination requirement
Effective June 20, 2022 the vaccination requirement for the Core Public Administration (CPA), including the RCMP, will be suspended. As of that date, employees of the CPA will no longer be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment

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.

→ If you qualified on Process #18-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-251667, please do not re-apply ←


• Assists in the lifting, placing and the maintenance of floating and fixed aids to navigation, such as cleaning, painting, general site upkeep and repairs, carpentry, concrete and other construction work.
• Assists in the launching, recovery and manning of small boats in support of the ship's assigned tasks.
• Assists in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies, and in delivering equipment and stores ashore.
• Assists in Search and Rescue (of persons or ships in distress or in difficulty), Environmental Response, Icebreaking, Scientific, Hydrographic, and Fisheries operations, and administers first aid as appropriate.
• On Small Vessels Fleet and at facilities: Plans ship’s menu, modifies menus to meet dietary and/or special needs of individuals. Prepares and cooks all food, ensuring standards of food safety and sanitation are met

Work environment

Want a career where you help save lives?

The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020!! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

Intent of the process

An inventory of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

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)

Valid Marine Emergency Duties certificate STCW Basic Safety [A1 & B2] and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats [B1] OR Valid MED Refresher - Marine Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft (STCW BS and PSC)
Valid Transport Canada STCW endorsed Bridgewatch Rating Certificate

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

Various language requirements
• English Essential, Bilingual Imperative: (--B/--B), French Essential

Information on language requirements

Effective Interpersonal Skills

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

Valid Transport Canada STCW endorsed Marine Navigation Certificate of Competency.

Valid Transport Canada Fishing Master Certificate of Competency.

Valid Marine Advanced first aid certificate

Experience as a deckhand onboard a fishing vessel.

Experience as a Leading Deckhand/Lifeboatman on a Coast Guard vessel in Small Vessel Fleet in the following programs:
• Search and Rescue
• Conservation and Protection

Experience as a Deckhand or Leading Deckhand on a Coast Guard Large Vessel Fleet

Valid Food Safety Training

Successful completion of Canadian Coast Guard training in one or more of the following areas:
• Small Craft Training
• Rescue Specialist
• Basic Oil Spill Response Course

Conditions of employment

• Reliability security clearance
• Valid Health Canada medical for seagoing personnel
• Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency
• Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions
• Requirement to travel by air, land or by sea
• Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards
• Required to work overtime when required
• Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region
• Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
• Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
• For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be- within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period
• Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions)
• All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard seek to hire candidates that reflect Canada’s diversity and are committed to fostering a public service culture grounded in diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility.

Self-declaring. Because you count. By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada. Learn more about Employment Equity

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

Salary for SC-DED-02- $57,576 per year
Salary for SC-DED-03- $59,436 per year


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

Candice Reath, Atlantic Fleet Staffing Officer
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