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Civil aviation safety Inspector - Flight operations

Reference number: MOT23J-018686-000183
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-04714
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Dorval (Québec), Québec (Québec)
$113,880 to $133,570

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 30 April 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

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.

Starting April 1, 2023, all federal employees will be required to work from a Government of Canada workplace at least two to three times per week, or 40% to 60% of their regular schedule. At Transport Canada (TC), this means we work at a worksite at least eight days during a four-week period. Worksites include, but are not limited to, spaces such as TC approved worksites and collaborative spaces; Locations where TC inspectors conduct their work inspections or locations of stakeholder activities and meetings as well as Government of Canada touchdown and collaborative spaces.

Work environment

EVERYONE IS WELCOME: Transport Canada (TC) is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada. If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then TC is the place for you!

Our Vision: A transportation system in Canada that is recognized worldwide as safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible.

Transport Canada is a transportation sector that operates with the highest level of delegation and has the flexibility to meet safety requirements. In order to achieve the goals of the Civil Aviation program and to focus on these strategic objectives, Transport Canada Civil Aviation defines safety as a situation where risks are managed to acceptable levels, which is reflected in our mission statement.

Our Mission: To establish and administer policies and regulations for the safest civil aviation system for Canada and Canadians, based on a systems approach to risk management and enforcement.

Inspectors must be good communicators, able to work effectively with others and adapt to the diverse needs of all stakeholders. They may be required to take urgent and decisive action and be able to negotiate, facilitate behavioural change and develop new skills in customer-focused areas. Inspectors have an obligation to perform their duties in accordance with their departmental delegation. Inspectors work under pressure because of the impact that could create an actual or potential conflict and ensure that regulations are followed. They are accountable for decisions that directly impact the safety of Canadians.

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to create a pool of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates that could be used to staff similar positions in Transport Canada where the tenure, language requirements and security requirements may vary.

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)

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

Degree equivalency

• Possession of a valid Aviation Document Booklet.
• Possession of an valid Category 1 Aviation Medical.
• Possession of a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence - Aeroplane Category with a Group 1 Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence OR possession of a Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter Category with a Group IV Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence.
• Possession of a Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical).

• Minimum of 3 years of experience acquired within the last 6 years, as a pilot with a Canadian Air Operator, Private Operator (CAR 604), Flight Training Unit or in the Canadian Military.

• Total of 2,500 hours flight time, which includes 1,000 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in multi-engine aeroplanes OR Total of 2,500 hours flight time, which includes 1,000 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in medium or heavy category helicopters.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of Canadian Civil Aviation legislation such as the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations, associated standards and guidance including knowledge of risk management techniques and Safety Management Systems (SMS).

• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Working effectively with others
• Thinking things through

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to communicate in writing.

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

• Degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized university with a specialization in aeronautical, mechanical or electrical engineering or computer sciences.
• Post-secondary education in an aviation or related program to the position.
• Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in multi-engine aeroplanes.
• Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in multi-engine helicopters.
• Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in single engine turbine powered aeroplane.
• Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command that includes multi-engine turbo-jet transport aeroplanes of a maximum certified take-off gross weight of a minimum of 50,000 pounds.
• Holds a valid Canadian Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane OR a Canadian Forces Instructor Category - Aeroplane.
• Holds a valid Canadian Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating- Helicopter OR a Canadian Forces Instructor Category - Helicopter.
• Experience in conducting training lessons and information briefings.
• Experience as a training pilot.
• Experience working in a regulatory transportation environment.
• Experience as a Civil Aviation Safety Inspector.
• Experience as an Approved Check Pilot.
• Experience as a Pilot Examiner.
• Experience using Flight Management Systems.
• Experience in working with Electronic Flight Instrument Systems.
• Experience on advanced technology aircraft.
• Experience on seaplanes.
• Holds an ATPL-H.
• Experience in the planning OR coordination OR management OR execution of the delivery of aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS, or equivalent programs).
• Experience in managing or supervising a team.
• Experience as Chief Flight Instructor.
• Experience as Operations Manager in 406, 702, 703, 704, or 705 operations or Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR)
• Experience as Chief Pilot in 702, 703, 704, or 705 operations of Canadian Aviation Regulation (CAR)
• Experience writing documents such as: company operations manuals, technical bulletins, operational procedures and guidance material, training materials, Power Point presentations and other written correspondence.
• Experience at a Flight Training Unit.

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

• Willing and able to travel to local, national and international destinations.
• Willing and able to travel via all modes of transportation to remote and/or isolated locations.
• Willing and able to work in an aviation environment (i.e. noise, fumes, hazards).
• Willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours and weekends.

Conditions of employment

• Secret security clearance
• Must hold a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence or a Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence - Helicopter Category with a Group IV Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence, as applicable.
• Must hold a valid Passport for international travel.
• Must hold a valid Driver’s licence.
• Willingness and ability to maintain professional aviation currency.

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

• Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent to applicants.
• Transport Canada will contact candidates once the screening process is completed.
• Please ensure that your email address is on your application for correspondence. Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.
• Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
• Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.
• Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.
• A variety of tools and methods may be used to assess candidates including, but not limited to, written tests, standardized tests, interviews, and/or reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process from the time of application to close of process may be used to evaluate candidates.
• Random and/or top down selection of candidates and/other other volume management method may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.
• Candidates who were educated outside of Canada, must have the certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable candidates to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted through its website at: http://www.cicdi.ca.
• Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
• Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS):
- applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time;
- applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time;
- for some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the jobquestionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
• To submit an application on-line, select the button "Apply Online" below.


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

Leyla Sarazin, Human Resources Advisor
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