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Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Commercial Flight Standards

Reference number: MOT24J-023814-000453
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-13976
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation, Standards
Ottawa (Ontario)
$113,880 to $133,570

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For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

Closing date: 15 March 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

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.


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.

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.

For each experience criterion, please provide concrete examples including the following information:
1. Name of the department or 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 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.

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.

⇨ Please read additional information under the "Other Information" section.


Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Commercial Flight Standards are working in the Civil Aviation Directorate at Transport Canada.
What this position can offer you
✔ To work in action with industry to continuously improve civil air operations in Canada.
✔ An opportunity to get involved in an oversight program that works closely with industry partners and stakeholders through various oversight activities.
✔ An environment to expand your expertise.
✔ An opportunity to travel and engage with colleagues regionally and nationally.

What you will be doing
✔ Designs, develops, and integrates regulations, standards, operational policies and other regulatory and non-regulatory instruments that govern commercial flight operations, contributing to the continuous improvement of the Canadian legislative and regulatory framework.
✔ Assesses a wide range of emerging technologies, safety problems and issues as they relate to commercial air operations.
✔ Participates in cooperative activities with foreign civil aviation authorities and international bodies to assess new technologies and methodologies, to identify new regulatory requirements, to harmonize regulations and legislation, and to contribute to the development of international agreements and standards.
✔ Designs and develops technical publications and reference material to provide clients, stakeholder organizations and the public with current aviation information as it relates to assigned specialized areas within commercial flight operations.
✔ Provides expert technical advice, support, and recommendations to management on the handling of functional, cross-functional, high profile, sensitive and complex issues or problems emanating within and outside the government and affecting program delivery and the regulatory review process.
✔ Maintains professional pilot currency.

Work environment

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.

The key activities of this position may require travel locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally or internationally. 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.

The main office location is 330 Spark Street (Tower C), Ottawa, Ontario. This location is in the Ottawa downtown core and is a close walk to tons of shops, restaurants, gyms and more! Take a walk to Parliament Hill during your lunch break or check out some fine-dining options after work just steps away. Transportation, not an issue: Lyon train station is a few feet away and also accessible all through underground indoor pathways so you can avoid stepping outside during the cold winter months.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill four (4) permanent full-time positions.

A pool of qualified and/or partially qualified candidates could be created and could be used to staff similar positions in Transport Canada where the tenure, language requirements, security requirements and location may vary.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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/or experience.

Degree equivalency

✈ Occupational Certification

Possession of a medically valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License – Aeroplane Category with a valid Group I Instrument Rating AND possession of a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical);


Possession of a medically valid Canadian Commercial Pilot License – Helicopter Category with a valid Group IV Instrument Rating AND possession of a valid Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical).

✈ Experience

Total of 3,000 hours of flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in either multiple engine aeroplanes OR Transport Category helicopters.

Experience in analyzing *complex situations and making recommendations.

Experience in working with risk management concepts and principles.

Experience on advanced technology aircraft.

Experience working in a Safety Management Systems environment.

*Complex is defined as having at least two (2) of the following characteristics: multidimensional, sensitive, confidential, affecting many partners or stakeholders, precedent setting or having a major impact.

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

✎ Asset Education

A degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution.


A degree or diploma in Aviation Management or an aviation related field.

Degree equivalency

✈ Asset Experience

Experience as pilot-in-command of multi-engine turbo-jet transport airplanes of a maximum certified take-off gross weight of a minimum of 50,000 pounds.

Experience in 702, 703, 704 or 705 operations.

Experience as a helicopter flight crew member on offshore operations.

Experience as pilot in command (PIC) in global operations.

Holds a Canadian Flight Instructor Rating OR a Canadian Forces Instructor Category

Experience in working in ANY of the following positions:
• Director, Flight Operations
• Chief Pilot or Standards Captain or Chief Flight Instructor or equivalent
• Training Captain
• Manufacturers Test Pilot
• Approved Check Pilot or Pilot Examiner

Experience in conducting training lessons or information briefings.

⇨ Note on Asset Experience

Asset qualifications are not mandatory qualifications to be considered for the position. 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

✈ Knowledge

Knowledge of the Canadian Civil Aviation legislation such as the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and associated standards.

✈ Competencies

Values and Ethics
Excellence through results

✈ Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

‼ Note regarding both abilities to communicate

These qualifications will be assessed during all communications throughout the process, including but not limited to, reading your screening question responses, your resume, your written or verbal communications, any phone calls, any informal or formal discussions or interviews.

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

✈ Organizational Needs

Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities and/or women may be selected for appointment first, to fulfil organizational needs. In addition, this organizational need may be invoked at any stage of the selection process.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Secret security clearance

✈Additional Conditions of Employment

Requirement to travel to local, national, and international destinations.

Requirement to travel via all modes of transportation to remote and/or isolated locations.

Requirement to work in an aviation environment (i.e. noise, fumes, hazards).

Requirement to work overtime, irregular hours and weekends.

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

🌟Diversity and Inclusion is important to us at Transport Canada!

Transport Canada is committed to building a diverse workforce that is representative of the Canadian population through equitable and accessible employment practices. We strive to achieve an inclusive and respectful work environment that embraces a variety of perspectives where accessibility is a central pillar to all. These qualities help us make a positive impact in the lives of Canadians, in a workplace where everyone’s contributions are valued.

Transport Canada seeks and values talent from a wide range of communities, identities and backgrounds. These include race, ethnicity, religion, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, education, veteran status, and more. The interaction between these factors has a positive influence on how you, as an employee, help us develop, implement, and deliver the services and benefits we provide.

We welcome members of equity seeking groups to apply and recognize that the current Employment Equity Act does not fully encompass all equity seeking group members. If you are a member of the groups indicated in the Employment Equity Act, we invite you to self-declare during this process. These groups include women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of a racialized communities.

To learn more about self-declaration, we invite you to consult the following website: Self-declaring for Government of Canada jobs - Canada.ca

How to complete a self-declaration ↓↓
1- Click Apply Online;
2- Complete the Employment Equity section;
3- Click on I want to complete the Self-Declaration Form for Employment Equity Groups;
4- Fill out the form.

📣 Complementary Information and Instructions

• Please ensure that your email address is on your application for correspondence. 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). Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

• Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications and/or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

• Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.

• A variety of tools and methods may be used to assess candidates including, but not limited to, written tests, standardized tests, interviews, and/or 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 candidates.

• Random or top down selection of candidates or other volume management method may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

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

• Candidates who were educated outside of Canada, must have the certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable candidates 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 through its website at: http://www.cicdi.ca.

• 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.

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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

Michelle Bonga, Human Resources Assistant
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