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Engineering Officer

Reference number: DFO21J-019892-000781
Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-316437a
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Victoria (British Columbia)
SO-MAO-03, SO-MAO-04
casual, term, indeterminate, acting, assignment
$33.02 to $39.10 per hour (SO-MAO-03 ($33.02 - $36.99), SO-MAO-04 ($35.01 - $39.10))

Closing date: 12 July 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: The posting period has been extended until June 30, 2022. If you have already applied, you can modify your application until June 30, 2022.

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 applied on Process #19-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-281807 or #20-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-296518, please do not re-apply.


Supervises the operation, maintenance and repair of the main propulsion plant, electrical plant, auxiliary machinery, deck machinery, hotel equipment and miscellaneous systems.
Supervises and assists in the training of engineering personnel assigned to the watch.
Leads and/or participates in, damage control, firefighting, environmental response and other drills, exercises and operations;
Maintains and updates machinery maintenance records, as well as engine room log and oil record books.
Provides all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.

Work environment

At Fisheries and Oceans Canada, we are proud to:
• Celebrate our diversity and our commitment to values and ethics – we recognize our employees for a variety of achievements, including Excellence in Values and Innovation;
• Provide a healthy, respectful and supportive work environment for all employees – many resources and initiatives are available such as the Working on Wellness program, which promotes work-life balance and access to LifeSpeak, which is an innovative health and wellness platform;
• Provide wide-ranging career opportunities, as we are the third largest Federal Public Service Department in British Columbia;
• Commit to continuous learning and employees’ career development;
• Be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. Embracing a proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians, CCG offers exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services; response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade.

The Government of Canada recently announced the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. DFO/CCG are dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians.

Come work for a Department that thrives on change, building partnerships and providing a high level of service to Canadians. Women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

Please provide the name, email and phone number and relationship for 2 references.

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

Occupational Certification:
Transport Canada Certificate of Competency, 4th Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement.

NOTE: You will be required to provide a copy of the Transport Canada Certificate of Competency with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Personal Suitability:
Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Effective Interpersonal Skills

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

Asset qualifications could become a deciding factor and/or could be deemed essential for certain appointments.

Occupational Certification:
-Transport Canada Certificate of Competency, 3rd, 2nd or 1st Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement.
-Transport Canada Certificate of Competency 4th, 3rd, 2nd, or 1st Class Engineer, Steamship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement
-Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Basic Safety training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Basic Safety
-Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
-Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Advanced Firefighting training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Advanced Firefighting
-Valid Marine Advanced First Aid Certificate

Asset Experience:
• Operational experience as an engineer of the watch: 168 days.
• Operational experience as assistant to the engineer of the watch: 168 days
• Experience refit and/or dry-docking and/or Self Maintenance 56 days (can be a combination of refit/dry dock or self maintenance)
• Experience in the use and maintenance of a Safety Management System
• Experience with computer based maintenance system
• Experience with troubleshooting engineering systems

Documentation of Operational and/or Working Days and Copies of Testimonials may be assessed at a later date and therefore are not required to be submitted at the time of initial application.

For the purposes of experience, a "day" is defined as a calendar day during which the applicant was engaged onboard a vessel and performed a minimum of 8 hours work. The day an applicant signs on and the day they sign off may be credited in combination as no more than one day.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

• Valid Marine Medical - no limitations **Candidates must hold a Transport Canada Marine Medical valid for the occupation group to which they have applied (Deck, Engine, or Catering) prior to initial hire. A Health Canada Occupational Health Medical must be completed after initial hire and must be maintained as an ongoing condition of employment
• Valid Canadian passport or other valid travel documents/visas permitting entry to Canadian and United States Ports of Calls;
• Must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP;
• Willingness to wear and maintain a uniform per Canadian Coast Guard standards, inclusive of CSA approved safety footwear, and maintain job related personal safety equipment;
• Must be willing and able to be deployed
• Must be willing and able to perform overtime work as required, often on short notice;
• Must be willing and able to work shiftwork, rotating hours, and variable hours of work;
• Willingness to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) in adverse weather conditions, and on various classes of vessels; and
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land and sea.

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

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.


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.

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