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Inventory - Junior Emergency Response Advisor (Developmental)

Reference number: MOT22J-023766-000103
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-25069
Transport Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
$65,662 to $89,411

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 5 July 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

WANTED: Bilingual scientists to start at the Junior Emergency Response Advisor level (CH-02) and train towards a promotion to the Emergency Response Advisor level (CH-03) in an indeterminate capacity. The salary range for the CH-03 level is $82,579 to $106,319.
For Federal Public Service employees, please consult our internal job poster at the following link: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1808101

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.

Not familiar with inventories? No problem! We have created a ''Frequently Asked Questions'' section at the bottom of the poster to clarify it all under Other information.

Give yourself the best chance to succeed!🌟
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 submit your request through the contact person identified below. All information received related to accommodations is confidential.

For more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html


Your focus as a Junior Emergency Response Advisor is improving your skills and your knowledge by undergoing a thorough developmental program.

What does ‘Developmental’ mean?
Developmental Junior Emergency Response Advisors (CH-02) are provided with on-the-job training and learning opportunities to acquire technical knowledge, and develop critical skills and abilities so that, typically within 1 year, they may be promoted to Emergency Response Advisor (CH-03).

The developmental program will gradually expose you to the day-to-day operations of the emergency centre during regular business hours. As you gain experience, you will spend time in the emergency centre under the supervision of an Emergency Response Advisor. You will also perform project support related tasks, to get a good understanding of the type of work that CANUTEC accomplishes.

Regular exercises and evaluation will gauge your progress, culminating with a final evaluation to assess your skills as an Emergency Response Advisor. Upon completion of the final evaluation, the intent is to appoint you as an Emergency Response Advisor. In this new position, you will be required to work unsupervised shifts (day, evening, overnight and weekends) on a rotational basis as CANUTEC services are offered 24 hours a day and 365 days per year. When not scheduled in the emergency centre, Emergency Response Advisors work from home on various projects.

It is important to know that due to the requirement of doing shift work and travelling, you will have access to interesting benefits and premiums as well as different allowances as per the Applied Science & Patent Examination Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The successful candidate is a motivated, detail- oriented multi-tasker, who has a genuine passion for science, problem-solving and helping people. They are someone who wants to invest in their career and are eager to learn. You will be trained to work on high profile and sensitive files affecting the national interests and requiring effective interpersonal skills. Some files deal with sensitive matters such as death, suicide, and self-harm. You will need to be a fast thinker to ensure quality communication with a multitude of stakeholders such as:
- First responders;
- Public safety personnel;
- Provincial spill reporting centers;
- Transport Canada internal services;
- Other government agencies;
- Shippers, carriers, and importers of dangerous goods.

Work environment

Pursue a career at the highly reputable Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC) at Transport Canada (TC)!

CANUTEC is part of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods directorate whose primary mandate is to promote public safety in the transportation of dangerous goods by all modes. We are a national advisory service that operates an emergency centre remotely assisting first responders in managing dangerous goods incidents on a 24/7 basis. CANUTEC offers a hybrid office-telework model:
- Scheduled shifts are worked in the emergency centre located in downtown Ottawa, ON;
- Other work days are designated telework days.

CANUTEC is a team composed of about 25 employees who report to one Director. The team is divided between the CANUTEC Registration team and the Emergency Response Advisors (CH-02 and CH-03). All the Emergency Response Advisors report to two Managers, the Emergency Operations Centre Manager for their work in the emergency centre and the Research & Publishing Services Manager for their work on various projects.

One example of CANUTEC’s projects is the publication of the Emergency Response Guidebook, developed in collaboration with the US, Mexico and Argentina: https://tc.canada.ca/en/dangerous-goods/canutec/2020- emergency-response-guidebook.

At CANUTEC, we know that making the jump from a standard job in the scientific field to emergency management in government can be intimidating. Therefore, we support scientists who heed the call of the emergency world with robust, hands-on training, alongside theorical training.

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this inventory is to establish a pool of qualified candidates and staff therefrom as organizational needs arise. As positions become available, candidates who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

A pool of qualified and partially qualified candidates may be established within Transport Canada in the National Capital Region and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures as well as various linguistic requirements.

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)

In addition to your resume, you must clearly demonstrate IN YOUR ANSWERS TO SCREENING QUESTIONS how you meet the essential qualifications regarding the education and experience criteria. You must detail where and when you obtained the education and experiences, including the educational institution, and by identifying the employer(s) or organization(s) where you obtained the required experience factors, as well as concrete examples demonstrating your experiences. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your application being rejected.

ED: Graduation with a degree* from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization** in chemistry.

*Degree means a baccalaureate, as established by educational authorities.
**The courses for the specialization must be acceptable and must have been taken at a recognized post-secondary institution, but not necessarily within a degree program in the required specialization.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Experience in scientific research or analysis of chemical and/or physical properties of chemical substances.

EX2: Experience in writing technical documents

EX3: Experience in presenting technical information

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

AED: Graduation with a Master’s or Ph.D. degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a science related to the position.

Degree equivalency

AEX1: Experience in providing customer service

AEX2: Experience in project management

AEX3: Experience in a dangerous goods or hazmat-related field

AEX4: Experience in emergency management

AEX5: Experience working in an operations centre

AEX6: Experience working shifts, outside of regular business hours

- Must hold a valid driver’s license in the province of residence

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CCC/CCC)
This position requires strong writing and oral communication skills in English and French. You will be considered only if you meet the language requirements.

First official language: The official language (English or French) with which an employee has a primary personal identification (that is, the official language in which a person is generally more proficient).

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

K1: Knowledge of the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of chemical substances
K2: Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

A1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally
A3: Ability to provide technical information and recommendations in an efficient manner

PS1: Working effectively with others
PS2: Thinking things through
PS3: Showing initiative and being action-oriented
PS4: Demonstrating integrity and respect
PS5: Showing composure during stressful situations

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

AK1: Knowledge of emergency response principles
AK2: Knowledge of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) 2020

In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Indigenous* persons, persons with a disability and racialized persons*.

* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

- Must be willing and able to work overtime, often on a short notice.
- Must be willing and able to travel regionally, nationally, and internationally using all modes of transportation.
- Must be willing to work in Ottawa, ON in a hybrid office-telework setting.
- Successful candidates must meet the applicable Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and throughout their employment at CANUTEC.

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

Diversity — Count yourself in! ✨
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams brings wide perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. Be part of Transport Canada that represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada!

If you have an interest in this inventory, you may voluntarily self-declare on your application so that you can benefit from employment opportunities intended for Employment Equity Groups.

How to complete a self-declaration ↓↓
1- Click Apply Online;
2- Complete the Employment Equity section;
3- Click on I want to complete the Self-Declaration Form for Employment Equity Groups;
4- Fill out the form.

PLEASE TAKE THE TIME to read the following information carefully as it may have an impact on the outcome of your application.
1) You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Some essential qualifications will be assessed through your application and others during written exams, presentations, interviews, etc. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet the education and experience qualifications. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

2) Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. Only screened-in applicants will be contacted.

3) Depending on the number of applicants, the needs and/or Human Resources plans, volume management strategies such as random selection, top-down approach and/or establishing cut-off scores to determine who will continue in the staffing process, MAY BE USED for the purpose of managing applications.

4) For this process, we find that email is the most efficient way to communicate with you. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some systems block these types of email). If you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us.

5) A copy of your degree and transcript (if needed) will be requested at the beginning of the screening stage.

6) Reference checks may be sought.

7) All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates. For example, the ability to communicate effectively may be assessed through your application submission.

8) The approbation of your manager is necessary for an assignment, secondment and/or acting.

- How do I apply to this inventory?
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, communicate with the contact information at the bottom of this advertisement to discuss alternate ways of applying for this employment opportunity.

- How will you communicate with me?
We will contact you by email or through your GC Jobs account. Please ensure that your email is valid and accepts messages from unknown users. It is your responsibility to regularly check your inbox, junk mail and your GC Jobs account to find out about all the information regarding this inventory.

- Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it?
In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential education qualification at the time you submit your application. If you receive a message "Application rejected at screening" immediately after submitting your application, you probably answered "No" to the screening question assessing the essential qualification of education. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" for this qualification, simply retrieve your application and update your answer to the screening question.

- What does "Registered in the inventory" mean?
Once your application has been successfully submitted to the inventory, your status may be: "Date of disclosure of results: Listed in the inventory". This automatically generated message by the system means that your application can be considered. You will be informed in the event that your application is considered as part of a process generated from this inventory.

- What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 60 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 12 days before your application expires. If you do not take this into account, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered for submissions from this inventory. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to confirm your interest and reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

- My personal information has changed, what should I do?
Simply update them in the "Personal Information" section, in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of a process issued from this inventory.

- Who can I contact if I have technical difficulties with the GC Jobs website?
You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.


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

Karolane Villeneuve - Human Resources Advisor
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