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Surveillance Pilot

Reference number: MOT23J-023814-000366
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-12991
Transport Canada - Aircraft Services Directorate
Vancouver (British Columbia), Moncton (New Brunswick), Ottawa (Ontario)
Indeterminate, Term, Acting, Deployment, Assignment/Secondment, Casual
$106,851 to $121,964

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 19 December 2023 - 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

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, communicate with the contact information at the bottom of this advertisement to discuss alternate ways of applying for this employment opportunity.

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!

Work environment

Fueled by a dedicated workforce, Transport Canada’s Aircraft Services Directorate is seeking Surveillance Pilots who are looking to work within a federal organization reporting to the National Capital Region, located across the country. The Aircraft Services Directorate (ASD) is responsible for the provision of aviation services in support of Transport Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard operations as well as those of other federal departments and agencies.

Some of the work locations we are looking to hire for, include:
- 200 Comet Private, Ottawa, ON
- 5455 Airport Road South, Richmond, Vancouver, BC
- 1945 Champlain Street, Dieppe, Moncton, NB

Aircraft Services is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into action and work alongside other highly intelligent and enthusiastic people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects. It's what makes Aircraft Services a great place to work and grow.

In addition, the selected candidate will enjoy the following benefits as per the collective agreement:
• eligible to medical and dental benefits as well as competitive vacation and other leave allowances (paid sick days, family related days, and more!);
• eligible to a competitive defined benefit pension plan;
• eligible to access Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Counselling services;
• eligible employees in the bargaining unit shall be paid extra duty allowance in addition to the base salary.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process to create a pool of qualified candidates to staff future needs at Transport Canada nationally. The positions to be staffed may have various tenures, various language requirements, and various security requirements.

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/or experience.

Degree equivalency

OC1: Possession of a valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License - Aeroplane Category with a Group 1 Instrument Rating.
OC2: Possession of a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed aeronautical).

EX1: A minimum of 3000 hours of flight time.

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

AEX1: A minimum of 300 hours instrument flight time (150 hours actual).

AEX2: A minimum of 500 hours as a pilot in command of multi-engine turbine powered airplanes.

AEX3: A minimum of 1000 hours as a pilot in command of a turboprop aircraft with a MCTOW of more than 8618 kg (19,000 pounds) and for which a Canadian type certificate has been issued authorizing the transport of 20 or more passengers.

AEX4: A minimum of 1000 hours as a pilot in command of a Dehavilland Dash 8 aircraft.

AEX5: Experience flying aircraft on the British Columbia West Coast operating under both visual flight rules and instrument flight rules.

AEX6: Experience working with Dash 7.

⇒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)

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of aircraft systems, performance and limitations.
K2: Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards governing the operation of Fixed Wing Aircraft under subpart 702 - Aerial Work.

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PS1: Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
PS2: Dependability
PS3: Effective Interpersonal Relationships
PS4: Judgment
PS5: Flexibility
PS6: Stress Management

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

Transport Canada is dedicated to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of this, consideration may be given to qualified candidates who self-declare as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities, and women. Therefore, we encourage candidates to voluntarily indicate on their application if they are a member of one of these groups, by selecting the appropriate box under the Employment Equity (EE) section.

↪ To complete the questionnaire, you must be a member of an EE group and select Collection Purpose 1 to be considered for job opportunities where belonging to an EE group is a condition for eligibility, or a screening or selection criterion specifically targeting EE groups.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

• Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
• Possess and maintain a valid Canadian Passport.
• Maintain a valid Aviation Medical Category 1.
• Successful completion of requirements associated with the issuance of a Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) in order to obtain and maintain it.
• Must be willing and able to undertake Underwater Emergency Egress Training.
• Must be willing and able to work overtime on short notice.
• Must be willing and able to travel by various modes to remote locations, domestically and abroad with typical crew assignments lasting three weeks.
• Must be willing and able to work in an aviation environment (i.e., noise, fumes, and hazards).

⇒People selected for an appointment must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment.

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. Only those within the area of selection will be considered for candidacy. Your answers to the screening questions will be used for pre-selection to determine who will be assessed further. Please answer all questions in full as missing information will not be considered after the deadline.
2. Those who meet the essential qualifications at pre-selection will be invited to a written exam and to an interview on the same day.
3. Candidates successful at the written exam and interview will have a reference check completed.
4. You will be asked to provide proof of your education credentials and occupational certifications as well as sign a credentials attestation form.
5. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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

Julia Bilan Ganau - Administrative Assistant Monica Novokmet - Human Resources Advisor
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