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Indigenous Recruitment - Deckhand

Reference number: DFO19J-019892-000197
Selection process number: 19-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-258292
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Port Hardy (British Columbia), Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Vancouver Island - Other locations (British Columbia)
Casual, Deployment, Secondment, Term, Indeterminate


Closing date: 31 March 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: You must meet both of the following criteria:

Members of the following Employment Equity groups: Canadian Aboriginal persons
Persons residing within a 300 KM radius of: Prince Rupert (BC), Port Hardy (BC), or Victoria (BC).

As part of its priority to advance reconciliation and renew Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) are committed to hiring more Indigenous peoples into their workforce. Better representation within the public service of Canada’s fastest-growing demographic group will lead to more innovative and inclusive solutions to today’s complex challenges. Ultimately, this will improve government services for Canadians.

Indigenous peoples are therefore encouraged to apply to this inventory and self-identify. As defined in the Canadian Constitution, an Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit; North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. As part of the overall application verification process, Indigenous affiliation will be verified at the time of the appointment.

Please note that Aboriginal and Indigenous are used interchangeably in the context of the Employment Equity Act.

In order to self-declare as an Indigenous person, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section in your job application.

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

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)

Education: A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience that is relevant to the position being staffed.

Degree equivalency

1. Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Basic Safety

2. Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft

3. ROC-MC Radio Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial

4. Marine First Aid (can be Marine Basic First Aid, Marine Advanced First Aid, or Occupational First Aid Level 3)

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

1. General seamanship
2. Shipboard safety

Personal Suitability:
1. Dependability
2. Judgement
3. Teamwork
4. Initiative

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

1. Bridge Watch certificate

2. Able Seafarer Certificate (Able Seaman, Watchkeeping Mate or higher)

3. Marine Advanced First Aid or Occupational First Aid (OFA) level 3

4. Possession and Acquisition License

1. Working in a Marine environment

2. Working at sea

3. Using a chainsaw in an industrial setting*
*Industrial setting is defined to include, but not be limited to, the following: factories, shipyards and farms

Knowledge of:
1. Maintenance duties aboard vessels

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Valid Medical (new hires: Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic 3)
• Valid Passport
• Must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP
• Must be willing 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
• Must be willing and able to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) in adverse weather conditions, and on various classes of vessels
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land, or by sea

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

A test may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your email and contact information are maintained with the hiring board AND in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. All communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND via your PSRS account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly and to ensure that your email address accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email or filter them to a junk mail folder). Failure to respond to key messages may result in your being eliminated from this process.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Candidates who are hired must be willing and able to travel back to home port at their own expense.

For appointment processes where the area of selection was limited to Aboriginal peoples or to members of designated employment equity groups that included Aboriginal peoples, the Aboriginal candidates proposed for appointment or appointed must complete and sign the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form as a condition of appointment prior to or at the same time as the offer of appointment, even if they have already self-declared as an EE member when applying.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

Lynda Ivanisevic
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