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Surveillance Officer

Reference number: MOT23J-023814-000305
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-09771


We regret to inform you that this job opportunity has been cancelled.

Dear candidate,

This is further to your application in the above-mentioned selection process. We would like to advise you that this process has been cancelled due to a change of needs in our organization.

Should you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Monica Novokmet, Human Resources Advisor by email at monica.novokmet@tc.gc.ca .

I would like to thank you for your interest in Transport Canada and take this opportunity to wish you success in your future endeavours.

Yours sincerely,

Camille Soulière
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Transport Canada/ Government of Canada

Transport Canada - Aircraft Services Directorate
Vancouver (British Columbia), Moncton (New Brunswick), Ottawa (Ontario)
$77,169 to $97,013

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 25 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.

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!

You must submit a complete application, consisting of a résumé as well as responses to screening questions which clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience factors listed under the essential qualifications, as well as any of the asset qualifications that may apply.

For each experience criterion, please provide concrete examples including the following information:

1. Name of the organization where the experience was acquired;
2. Title of the position occupied and duration (including dates) for which you exercised the functions;
3. Specific details of tasks, projects, or accomplishments demonstrating how the experience was acquired.

The screening questions will be used as the primary tool in the screening process and the résumé will be used to substantiate the information provided. Applications that do not clearly demonstrate how the screening criteria are met will be eliminated from consideration.


Transport Canada’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, which oversees the National Aerial Surveillance Program, is looking for officers to conduct various mission profiles, including pollution detection, fisheries and whale observation, and land-based infrastructure observation patrols, onboard its aircraft.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process will be used to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill current and future vacancies at the EG-05 level. The pool may be established to staff identical or similar positions with various tenures within Transport Canada's Aircraft Services Directorate.

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)

ED: A secondary school diploma, or an acceptable combination of education, training, and experience.

Degree equivalency

EX1: Approximately two or more years of experience working in a related operational environment, such as aerial, shipboard, field, and shift work.
EX2: Experience in data collection, analysis, and reporting.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

AED: Post-secondary school diploma or degree from a recognized institution with specialization in geography, geographic information systems, remote sensing, environmental technology, meteorology, aviation, information management, or another field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

AEX1: Experience observing, recording, and reporting data from an aerial platform, including but not limited to, pollution, marine security, or marine mammal data.
AEX2: Experience operating remote sensors (e.g., radars, UV, IR, FLIR, drones, camera systems or other systems).
AEX3: Experience working in remote areas.
AEX4: Experience working with aviation or marine radios.
AEX5: Experience conducting investigations.
AEX6: Experience working with geographic information systems and spatial data.
AEX7: Experience delivering weather briefings.
AEX8: Experience using aviation weather products, including for but not limited to, flight planning purposes.

⇒Note on Asset Experience: Asset qualifications are not mandatory qualifications to the position. You do not need to answer the screening questions for the assets qualifications. However, if you meet one or more, you are strongly encouraged to answer asset qualifications questions in your online application as they may be used at any stage in the process or be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be considered for an appointment.

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

Various language requirements
• English Essential
• Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB

Information on language requirements

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A3: Ability to work under pressure.
A4: Ability to follow instructions and procedures.
A5: Ability to use a Windows-based computer and Microsoft software suite.
A6: Ability to troubleshoot computer and software issues.
A7: Ability to maintain operational situational awareness.

PS1: Teamwork
PS2: Initiative
PS3: Judgment
PS4: Analytical thinking
PS5: Flexibility

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

• Willingness and ability to work in a flexible environment on a variable day work and/or shift work schedule, including weekends and some standby on the employee’s days of rest.
• Willingness and ability to perform overtime on short notice, including weekends.
• Willingness and ability to work up to 14 hours of duty per day.
• Willingness and ability to travel on short notice and possibly for extended periods of time (up to 30 days) dependent on the location of the incident and support required.
• Willingness and ability to undertake training to maintain or upgrade knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• Willingness and ability to work under adverse field conditions on aircraft platforms.
• Ability to obtain a valid airport Restricted Area Identity Card after appointment.
• Ability to obtain a Restricted Operator Certificate for marine radios.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

• Valid OHEG section medical – Surveillance Officers (aerial)
• Valid passport.
• Valid driver’s license.

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

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

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.

Depending on the number of applicants, Transport Canada’s needs or HR plans, volume management strategies (for example, random selection, invoking one or more assets, top-down approach) may be used for the purpose of managing applications/candidates.


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

Camille Soulière - Human Resources Assistant Monica Novokmet - Human Resources Advisor
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