Indigenous Recruitment - Deckhand
Selection process number: 19-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-258292
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.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
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.
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)
1. General seamanship
2. Shipboard safety
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
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
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.
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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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