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Civil Aviation Safety Inspector (CASI) - Airworthiness

Reference number: MOT23J-062795-000055
Selection process number: 21-MOT-EA-HRS-24365-1
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Hamilton (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
TI-06 - Aviation
$99,137 to $115,865

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 29 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

🚩 This poster is an extension to the original process 21-MOT-EA-HRS-24365. If you previously applied to the inventory process through selection process 21-MOT-EA-HRS-24365, you are encouraged to submit a new application to this current posting if you remain interested in this opportunity. A new application will replace your previous submission.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, please communicate with the contact person at the bottom of this advertisement for assistance.

Your submitted application will be active for 180 days and you will receive a notice in your account 30 days before the end of your active period.

You can refer to the notes at the bottom of this advertisement to find additional important information regarding your application to this inventory.

Transport Canada ⇄ A smart career move!

Transport Canada (TC) employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working across Canada. We strive to serve the public interest through the promotion of a safe and secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation system in Canada.

As an employer, TC fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits, and flexible work arrangements that promote work-life balance.


Working in the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Canada, Civil Aviation Safety Inspectors (CASI) - Airworthiness are responsible for performing inspection activities as they relate to individuals and organizations involved in aircraft and aeronautical product maintenance and manufacturing. CASIs are responsible to ensure compliance with the civil aviation regulatory framework, to ensure and promote aircraft airworthiness and a proactive safety management system culture, for the safety of civil aviation in Canada and abroad.
What this position can offer you
✔ To work actively with industry professionals continuously improving civil air operations in Canada.
✔ An opportunity to get involved in multidisciplinary teams conducting surveillance activities and working closely with industry partners and stakeholders.
✔ An environment to expand your expertise through on-the-job and formal training.
✔ An opportunity to travel and engage with colleagues regionally and nationally.
What you will be doing
✔ Conducting regular inspection activity of approved organizations, writing reports and following up on areas of concern.
✔ Reviewing and approving company documentation relating to policy and procedure for aircraft operation and maintenance.
✔ Review, inspection and certification of applicants for AMO, ATO, Air Operator, Manufacturer and AME licence.
✔ Investigating and providing technical support relating to aviation incidents, accidents and continuing airworthiness.

CASIs must be skilled communicators capable of working effectively with others in a challenging environment, exercising good judgment, making effective decisions based on risk and adapting to different needs of stakeholders. They must be able to influence change and respond effectively to stressful situations. In the course of ensuring regulatory requirements are met, inspectors carry significant responsibility and accountability as their decisions have a direct impact on the transportation system and safety of the travelling public.

Work environment

The key activities of this position require frequent travel locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally. Typically many work tasks will be performed in an office or telework environment, or in various indoor and outdoor aviation/industrial environments such as aircraft hangars and airport ramps and under varying weather conditions.

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process. A pool of qualified candidates may be established and used to staff positions with Transport Canada Civil Aviation in Ontario Region. It may also be used to staff other similar positions within Transport Canada.

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)

You are required to demonstrate your education, occupational certification, experience and asset qualifications (if applicable) by responding to online screening questions and in your résumé. It is NOT sufficient to only state that you meet the qualifications or to provide a listing of your current or past responsibilities.

You must provide details (e.g. when, where, and how) and concrete examples to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. The information you provide in your responses to the screening questions need to be supported by your résumé. Failure to provide the required information may result in your application being rejected.


A secondary school diploma, and
Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma/degree in aircraft maintenance or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to aircraft maintenance and/or manufacturing.

Degree equivalency


A valid Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licence.


1. Recent* experience in holding Aircraft Certifying Authority (ACA) or Shop Certifying Authority (SCA) in a Canadian approved aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) and/or holding certifying authority within a Canadian approved manufacturing organization;
Recent* experience in holding supervisory or maintenance control or quality assurance responsibilities in a Canadian AMO, Canadian Air Operator, or Canadian approved manufacturer.

*Recent is defined as experience acquired within the last six (6) years.

2. Extensive experience in the performance of complex activities in a wide variety of situations and has six (6) or more years of industry experience as a licensed AME.

3. Extensive experience in demonstrating an increasing level of responsibility throughout their career.

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


• Three (3) years of experience as a Person Responsible for Maintenance or other senior technical manager in an Approved Maintenance Organization.
• Experience using software applications other than word processing and spreadsheet software such as: PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project, etc.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Rotor Craft operations.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Airline operations.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Air Taxi operations.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Recreational aircraft.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Manufacturing processes (welding, plating, etc.).
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Avionics maintenance and repair.
• Extensive experience* working in an environment dealing with Non-destructive testing methods.
• Extensive experience* in the inspection, modification, repair or manufacturing of aeronautical products.
• Extensive experience* in respect of the repair or modification of structures (sheet metal, tubular, composite, etc.).
• Extensive experience* in the supervision or management of quality programs**.

*By extensive experience, we expect the candidate has performed complex activities in a wide variety of situations.
**Quality programs include quality control and/or quality assurance systems.

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

• Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards that relate to the maintenance and/or manufacturing of aeronautical products.
• Knowledge of Quality Assurance, Maintenance Control and Safety Management Systems as they apply to maintenance and/or manufacturing environments.

• Values and ethics
• Self-management
• Business partnering skills
• Leadership
• Engagement
• Management excellence

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

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

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

• Willing and able to occasionally work outside core business hours and on weekends.
• Willing and able to occasionally perform inspection and oversight activities in various aviation environments that may be hazardous.
• Willing and able to travel frequently.

Conditions of employment

• Secret security clearance.
• Must possess a valid Canadian driver’s licence.
• Willing and able to travel frequently.

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 from outside the federal public service may be required to pay for their own travel expenses for this selection process.

A variety of assessment tools and methods may be used, including but not limited to written tests, self-assessments, standardized tests, interviews, and/or reference checks. All information obtained throughout the selection process from the time of application to close of process may be used to evaluate candidates.

Communications for this process will be sent via email and it is your responsibility to provide accurate and updated contact information in case of changes. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

Original proof of education will need to be provided as part of this process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials will be required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for more information.

Candidates are entitled to participate in this process in the official language of their choice.

Successful candidates must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.

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.

◦ Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it?
In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential qualifications at the time you submit your application. If you do not meet the required qualification, you will receive a message "Application rejected at screening" after submitting your application. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" to a screening question, you can retrieve your application and update your response(s).

◦ What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 180 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 30 days before your application expires. If you do not take any action, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

◦ My personal information has changed, what should I do?
You can update your information in the "Personal Information" section in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of this inventory.

◦ What is the retest period?
The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this inventory is 12 months from the most recent date of elimination from the process.


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

Yiming-Kelly Chen, A/Human Resources Generalist Advisor
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