Selection process number: 19-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-258291
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.
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.
Under the direction of a CCG Officer, this position carries out maintenance, operational and custodial services for a Canadian Coast Guard ship, as well as duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal mandate. Key duties may include:
• Maintains deck equipment and machinery, shipboard cleanliness and husbandry, performs seamanship duties, carpentry work and simple repairs to engines;
• Stands at watch at sea and in port, on the bridge as a lookout, or at the forecastle as a bow lookout;
• Assists in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies, and in delivering equipment and stores ashore;
• Participates in shipboard safety drills (fire, ship abandonment, damage control, recovery of persons overboard), and assists in the testing of safety equipment and systems;
• Provides all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. Embracing a proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians, CCG offers exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services; response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade. In January 2017, the Department received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
The Government of Canada recently announced the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. DFO/CCG are dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians.
Come work for a Department that thrives on change, building partnerships and providing a high level of service to Canadians. Women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Intent of the process
A pool of qualified candidates will be established.
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.
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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