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Airport Maintenance Specialist / Airport Maintenance Operations Specialist

Reference number: MOT23J-131195-000014
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-09369
Transport Canada - Programs
Penticton (British Columbia), Port Hardy (British Columbia), Sandspit (British Columbia)
GL-MAN-05, GL-MDO-06
GL-MAN-05 ($28.56 to $31.03 per hour) and GL-MDO-06 ($28.19 to $30.62 per hour)

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 26 July 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.

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date.

Work environment

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 Canadians.

Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, 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.

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!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of qualified candidates for future needs. The pool may be used to staff similar positions on a permanent (indeterminate) or temporary basis (specified period or casual employment).

The first extraction of the application will take place on August 8, 2023. Subsequent extractions will take place as and when required.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum) "Please refer to the "Other Information" section below for information on what you are required to provide upon application. *** IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE CONCRETE EXAMPLES THAT ILLUSTRATE HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN YOU MEET THE ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE REQUIRED INFORMATION MAY RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING SCREENED OUT. ***"

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience operating heavy equipment (such as Agricultural tractor, plow truck or loader).

Experience doing maintenance and repairs.

Experience operating tools and performing maintenance of equipment.

Experience using computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Outlook.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being Action-oriented

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)

Experience operating snow removal heavy equipment during winter operations (such as plow truck or hydraulic snow blower)

Experience in bird and wildlife control methods, techniques and procedures used at Airports.

Experience operating in an airport environment.

Willing and able to acquire and maintain a valid Firearms Acquisition Certificate within 6 months of appointment.
Willing and able to acquire and maintain a valid Airside Vehicle Operations Permit (AVOP) within the first 3 months of employment.
Willing and able to acquire and maintain a Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate (endorsed aeronautical) within the first 3 months of employment.

Conditions of employment

Common to all Airports:
Reliability Status security clearance.
Willingness and ability to travel.
Willingness and ability to work overtime, variable hours and weekends.
Willingness and ability to work standby. (If required, be able to report for duty normally within 30 minutes).
Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
Pre-Placement Medical is required in relation to use of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Willing and able to obtain and maintain a Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement (within 6 months of start date).

Specific to Port Hardy and Sandspit airport:
Pre-placement medical is required for positions located in a designated Isolated Post.

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

1. Use your cover letter to tell us how you’d be a perfect fit for our team. Make sure to provide concrete examples of HOW, WHERE and WHEN you meet each of the essential experience qualifications, so we can screen you into the next stage. Your cover letter will be used to evaluate your ability to communicate in writing.

2. Of the work locations identified on the poster, please list on your cover letter the location(s) that you are interested in being considered for. If you are interested in more than one location, please list them in order of preference. For example : 1 – Penticton; 2 – Port Hardy; 3 – Sandspit.


Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached
resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and 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 the candidates.

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

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

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). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you 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 at www.cicic.ca.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

A cut-off score may also be used at any stage of assessment.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of 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.


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

Natasha Mehay
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