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INVENTORY - Senior Intervention and Program Officer

Reference number: DFO22J-015231-000994
Selection process number: 22-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-337725
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Incident Management
Parry Sound (Ontario), Prescott (Ontario), Sarnia (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec)
$74,763 to $85,004

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Closing date: 14 June 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 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.

Work environment

The Incident Management Department is divided into 4 areas
1) Environmental Response
2) Search and Rescue
3) Vessels of Concern
4) Continuous Improvement

Here is a little more detail on the duties of the Senior Response and Program Officer positions for each of these areas.

Senior Environmental Response Program Officers carry out environmental response duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal mandate. This includes environmental emergency management activities and response activities in the field, preparedness and readiness activities, multipartner’s projects management and carrying out administrative duties including human resource and financial management. In addition the Environmental Response, Senior Response Officers (ER SRO) provide supervision for Environmental Response specialists, assume regulatory authority on the part of the Crown for environmental response in the marine environment and complete reports and assessments.

Senior Search and Rescue Program Officers perform emergency Search and Rescue training, liaison, exercising and support to response duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard's federal mandate. This primarily includes maintening equipment, vessels and vehicles and carrying out administrative duties at the headquarters area including human resource and financial management. In addition to their SAR activities, these officers provide supervision to the SAR program officers and produce reports and conduct evaluations. They may also be called upon to respond to SAR and emergency response activities when operating in the field.

Senior Vessels of Concern Program Officers support the Superintendent, Vessels of Concern (VOC) with inspecting such vessels in their region, inputting vessel information into the VOC database, liaising with other Government departments to identify and quantify risk factors, conducting analysis to determine the level of risk that each vessel presents, issuing Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS), and preparing cases to be presented to an appeals tribunal.

Senior Continuous Improvement Program Officer as a role in regional readiness to respond to incidents. He/she contributes to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of Incident Command Service (ICS) by supporting the delivery of ICS training (tracking of trainees), exercises, workshops, working groups, etc. He/she will act as a mentor or instructor who will share his/her knowledge as required, and may be required to become a qualified ICS Canada instructor. He/she will also support the development of incident management tools, such as contributing to the development of contingency plans, methodologies, or compiling lists of qualified personnel to assume roles in an ICS structure in the event of an incident. He/she will also maintain good relations with emergency management partners and participate in interdepartmental initiatives.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this inventory is to create a pool of prequalified candidates that will be used to fill Senior intervention and program officer within the Incident Management Directorate.

The current requirement is to fill Senior Program Officer positions in the Vessels of Concern area in Montreal.

📢Please note that a withdrawal of candidacies will be held place on June 27, 2022.
Consequently, we strongly encourage you to complete your application and submit it before this date in order to be part of the next group assessed. All subsequent withdrawal of applications will occur based on operational needs.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

ED1: A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with various organizations, stakeholders, industries, communities or government departments.
EX2: Experience performing planning, management or response functions in a service delivery context.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

The following qualifications are considered assets. In other words, these qualifications can be used to distinguish you from other candidates, they are not eliminatory.

AED1: Postsecondary diploma relevant to the position to be filled such as environment, maritime management, project management or any other relevant field.

Degree equivalency

AOC1: Maritime certificate.
AOC2: Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response Officer Qualification.
AOC3: Radio Operator's Certificate Maritime or higher.
AOC4: Search and Rescue Coordinator Certificate.

AEX1: Project management experience.
AEX2: Work or personal experience related to the maritime field.
AEX3: Work or personal experience in the field of pleasure boating.
AEX4: Experience performing planning, operational or response functions in an incident management context .

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

AB1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
AB2: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
AB3: Ability to write reports or technical documents.
AB4: Ability to formulate strategic and/or operational recommendations.
AB5: Ability to collect, analyze and consolidate data and documentation.
AB6: Ability to manage projects.
AB7: Ability to manage a work team (only for positions that require supervision).

PS1: Create Vision and Strategy
PS2: Mobilize People
PS3: Uphold Integrity and Respect
PS4: Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
PS5: Promote Innovation and Guide Change
PS6: Achieve Results

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

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

👉For all positions:
• Possess a reliability or secret level security clearance, depending on the requirement of the position.
• 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.
• Ability and willingness to work overtime.
• Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings.
• Ability and willingness to travel.
• Wear and maintain a uniform as per CCG’s standards, inclusive of CSA approved Safety Footwear, and maintain job related personal protective equipment.

👉The following conditions of employment apply only to positions in the areas of Environmental Response, Search and rescue, Vessels of concern:
• Ability to work on a variety of Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) assets including helicopters, small boats or large vessels.
• Hold a valid Health Canada medical certificate as required for the position;
• A valid and unrestricted driver’s license or mobility associated with a valid and unrestricted driver’s license.

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.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates through emails and/or through the www.canada.ca/government-jobs applicant account. Candidates participating in this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and that their system accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block the receipt of these types of email).
Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language(s) of their choice.

You will have to provide proof of your original education and occupational credentials when requested.


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

Human Resources Quebec
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