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Administrative Officer

Reference number: MOT22J-061095-000050
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-13272
Transport Canada - Marine Safety and Security
Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
Acting, Assignment, Deployment, Indeterminate, Secondment, Specified period
$54,878 to $61,379 (Under revision)

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 9 December 2022 - 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

***VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline that they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Failure to do so could result in the application being rejected from the process.

The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process. The resumé may be used to substantiate the information provided. The board members cannot make any assumptions about the candidate's experience and will not contact candidates for additional, or potentially missing information. Please note that the screening questions may be used to assess written communication.

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to staff a position on an indeterminate basis. The results may be used to staff similar positions on a permanent or temporary basis.

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)

ED1: A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience in the analysis of financial reports and making recommendations to management / supervisor.
EX2: Experience in applying acts, regulations or policies.
EX3: Experience in organizing and summarizing information obtained from different sources and developing information products.
EX4: Experience using digital platforms including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word and Excel for information management purposes.
EX5: Experience in coordinating administrative services across groups, sections or disciplines.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

C1: Dependability
C2: Initiative
C3: Judgment
C4: Discretion
C5: Effective interpersonal skills

A1: Ability to plan, organize and meet tight deadlines.
A2: Ability to analyze problems and recommend solutions.
A3: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A4: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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

AED1: Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution or having completed courses with specialization in human resources, finance, business administration or some other specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

AEX1: Experience in briefing senior management.
AEX2: Experience in facility management.
AEX3: Experience in coordinating staffing.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
*Other Security Requirements: Some positions may require a Secret Security Clearance.

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

You will be required to provide proof of your education credentials prior to being appointed.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

PLEASE NOTE: For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users. Should your email address change during this process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

All applications must be submitted online. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.


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

Alicia Couture - Team Leader, Staffing
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