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Civil Aviation Safety Inspector/ Cabin Safety, Aviation Occupational Health and Safety

Reference number: MOT22J-022869-000074
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-12482
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Surrey (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Dorval (Québec), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)
Permanent opportunities: Deployment or Indeterminate. Temporary opportunities: Acting, Assignment, Casual, Secondment or Specified period (Term)
$86,834 to $99,107

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Closing date: 31 March 2024 - 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


Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying which employment equity group(s) you belong to.

To learn more about self-declaration, visit our website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-because-we-care.html

Diversity and inclusion are foundational values at Transport Canada and are core to who we are. Transport Canada is made up of people from across Canada – people of different genders, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized groups and the 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities. As a Department, we strive to become an organization where everyone feels that their voice, views, values and life experiences are heard. Having a department that is both reflective and representative of the demographics we serve enables us to incorporate various perspectives, opinions and experiences to help deliver stronger policies, programs and services to all Canadian.

Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada’s diverse and inclusive family. We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build a stronger Transport Canada for the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please carefully read the “Other Information” section of this advertisement as there is important information regarding your application.


A Cabin Safety/Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Inspector performs a variety of duties during the course of their work.

Cabin Safety oversees commercial and private air operators to ensure operations are conducted safely and in accordance with the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations. Daily tasks can include conducting planned and reactive inspections to ensure compliance with the Canadian Aviation Regulations, evaluation of operator submissions, evaluate and recommend the issuance or denial of exemptions from the Canadian Aviation Regulations, and participate in working groups as required. Cabin Safety Inspectors also provide technical guidance on cabin safety regulations to other government departments, agencies, industry, and the general public.

Aviation Occupational Health and Safety oversees the compliance to the Canada Labour Code Part II, and to the Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, of air operators in respect to their onboard employees. This is achieved through industry outreach, inspections with air operators, and includes investigations of workplace injuries and fatalities.

Work environment


Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and Northern Region, Pacific, 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 all Canadians. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system in Canada.

Intent of the process

Transport Canada is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds that represents Canada now and in the future. In order to achieve this goal, management will be prioritizing applicants who self-identify as members of one or more of the Employment Equity designated groups (i.e., Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities).

This is an inventory. As positions become available, hiring managers will extract applications for their respective need(s). For further details on inventories, please consult the frequently asked questions under the "Other information" section of this advertisement. For each extraction of applications, a pool of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates may be established to staff identical or similar positions of various linguistic profiles, tenures and locations. These extractions will take place on an "as and when required" 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)

ED: Successful completion of post-secondary education, or an acceptable combination* of education and experience.

* Note: Acceptable combination is defined as successful completion of a secondary school education AND minimum two (2) years of experience as a flight attendant manager, cabin safety developer and/or instructor in safety and emergency procedures with a Canadian air operator

Degree equivalency

EX1: Significant and recent* experience in at least one (1) of the following areas for a
Canadian Air Operator:
o Manager or supervisor of flight attendants**;
o an instructor of flight attendants in safety and emergency procedures;
o the development of an air operator’s flight attendant safety and emergency

* Note: Significant is defined as a minimum of two (2) years, and recent is defined as within seven (7) years.
** Note: Flight Attendant In-charge experience is not considered equivalent supervisory experience.

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


AEX1: Experience working with the Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

AEX2: Experience as a Flight Attendant Manager for a Canadian Air Operator.

AEX3: Experience in development of training programs in an aviation environment.

AEX4: Experience working on aircraft as a qualified flight attendant with 50 or less passenger seats, and/or experience working on aircraft as a qualified flight attendant with more than 50 passenger seats.

AEX5: Experience on Occupational Health and Safety Committees or as an Occupational Health and Safety Representative, working with the Canada Labour Code Part II.

AEX6: Experience conducting hazardous occurrence investigations.

AEX7: Experience in conducting audits or evaluations of compliance.

AEX8: Experience in managing projects.

AEX9: Experience in conducting training and information briefings.

AEX10: Experience in developing or evaluating Management Systems.

AEX11: Experience in applying risk management concepts and principles.

AEX12: Experience in using a computer for word processing, email and internet.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential*
Bilingual Imperative: BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC

* Note: Positions located in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and Northwest Territories are English Essential. All other locations have various language profiles.

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 Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations and the Commercial Air Service Standards pertaining to cabin safety;

K2: Knowledge of flight attendant training programs, training techniques and training devices;

K3: Knowledge of aircraft cabin configurations, systems and equipment;

K4: Knowledge of flight attendant safety and emergency procedures; and

K5: Knowledge of the flight attendant manual and flight attendant training standards.

C1: Demonstrating integrity and respect

C2: Thinking things through

C3: Working effectively with others

C4: Showing initiative and being action oriented.

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally

A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing

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

Willing and able to perform work requiring significant manual and physical dexterity (e.g. bending, reaching, lifting, carrying heavy documents and equipment, etc.);

Willing and able to sit for long periods of time (e.g. during in-flight inspections, while monitoring air operator training and other surveillance activities, etc.);

Required to work in an aviation environment (i.e. noise, fumes and hazards); and

Willing and able to use keyboard and computer monitors for long periods of time.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Possession of a valid provincial motor vehicle driver’s license;
Possession of a valid Canadian passport;
Willing and able to travel independently via all modes of transportation; and
Willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours, and weekends.

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

Communication with candidates for this process will be via email/PSRS. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided (and updated as required) and accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is your responsibility to check both your jobs.gc.ca account and email account regularly to ensure that you do not miss any opportunities. Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally: All written and verbal communication obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, will be used to evaluate the candidates. For instance, e-mails, phone calls, phone messages, screening questions, résumés and/or interview (but not limited to).

Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via email and it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure they check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

Candidates are entitled to participate in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

If you wish to be considered for bilingual positions, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation testing OR you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required). If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the PSC, you can obtain a copy of the SLE results, by requesting it at the following website: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/ppc-cpp/test-examen-result/result-eng.htm.

Random selection, invoking asset qualifications may be used in conjunction with other volume management strategies that can be applied at any stage in the staffing process.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of education as part of this selection process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.

You will be required to demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education and Experience) for the initial screening by answering the online screening questions and on your résumé. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate WHEN, WHERE, and HOW the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described education and experience provided in the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department will not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.

Reference checks will only be conducted at the final stages of assessments and only for candidates considered for employment. When providing names of references, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are available to respond in a timely manner. Candidates will receive advance notice to allow them the opportunity to inform their contacts. References must be available, have an in-depth knowledge of your work/projects, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your experience, achievements and strengths.

◦ How does an inventory work?
An inventory is a selection process that can be used by various hiring managers to meet their current and future needs. As a result, you will apply only once to be considered for multiple job opportunities at the TI-06 level.

◦ 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 and the essential experience qualification at the time you submit your application. If you receive a message "Application rejected at screening" immediately after submitting your application, you answered "No" to one or more of the screening question assessing these essential qualifications. If you have incorrectly indicated "No", simply retrieve your application and update your answer(s).

◦ 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 90 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 14 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.

◦ I have a disability that does not allow me to apply online, who do I contact to help me with the submission of my job application?
You can contact an Officer at the Federal Public Service Job Advertisement Information Line by calling 1-800-645-5605.

◦ 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

Corey Campbell, Human Resources Advisor Shannon Ferguson, Human Resources Advisor
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