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Various Incident Management Positions

Reference number: DFO23J-021646-000456
Selection process number: 23-DFO-ACCG-EA-590565
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard
Saint John, New Brunswick
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Port Hastings, Nova Scotia
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
$66,610 to $75,733

Closing date: 15 September 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

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.


Environmental Response Specialist
Under the direction of a CCG Environmental Response Senior Response Officer, this position carries out environmental response duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal mandate. This includes environmental response activities in the field, maintaining equipment, vessels and vehicles and carrying out administrative duties at an Environmental Response depot.

Search and Rescue Program Officer
Under the direction of CCG Superintendent Marine Search and Rescue, this position provides support to the delivery of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal SAR mandate. This includes SAR operations, training and exercise activities in the field, maintaining equipment, vessels and vehicles and carrying out administrative duties at the headquarters area. SAR Program Officer streams include co-ordination and delivery of the Inshore Rescue Boat Program, the Rescue Specialist Program, Rigid Hull Inflatable Operations Training Program and SAR Exercise and Training and Coast Guard Auxiliary liaison

Regional Incident Command System (ICS) Support Officer
ICS Support Officers engage with regional partners including response organizations to foster excellent working relationships, enhance interoperability and to advance the knowledge and understanding of ICS. Officers will monitor the regional environment for potential incidents in coordination with Office of Incident Management (OIM), and regional program staff and will assist designated Incident Commanders responding to all-hazards incidents. ICS Support Officers assist operational program staff in the development of regional contingency plans applying ICS principles and concepts; support the development and execution of all-hazards exercises applying ICS principles and concepts; assist in the coordination and delivery of ICS training within the Region and assist in determining appropriate levels of ICS training for regional CCG personnel

Continuous Support Specialist
Under the direction of the Continuous Improvement Officer, Continuous Improvement Specialists engage with regional partners to promote continuous improvement activities related to marine events, specifically within the Response Directorate. Specialists will assist with the development of After Action Reports (AAR), documenting lessons learned and assisting with the development of best practices and policies. They will also assist with ensuring that existing processes maintain or achieve a high level of performance, efficiency and organization service.

Work environment

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. Embracing a proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians, CCG offers exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services; response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade. The department has received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

The Government of Canada announced the renewal of the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. DFO/CCG are dedicated to delivering on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians.

Come work for a department that thrives on change, building partnerships and providing a high level of service to Canadians. Women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to create a pool of qualified candidates to be used to staff these positions, or similar, within the Canadian Coast Guard in the Atlantic Region on an indeterminate, specified period (term), or acting basis.

⏰ Please note that the first pull of candidates will take place on August 4th. Subsequent pulls will be done on an as needed basis.

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)

✔ A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

✔ Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

✔ Experience conducting operational safety/risk assessments; for example, pre job safety risk analysis, toolbox talk, etc.

✔ Experience in contributing to the development and maintenance of technical documents in a work environment such as operational plans, policies, or procedures

✔ Experience in incident/emergency response

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

★ Post-secondary diploma or degree related to the duties of the position

★ Marine Certification in Navigation or Engineering; Master Limited or higher; Watchkeeping Mate or higher; Engine Room Rating or higher

★ Accredited qualifications as an instructor in areas such as first aid, exercise development and delivery, small vessel operations or adult education.

★ Rescue Specialist Certification

★ ICS Certification – Level 100 or higher

★ ICS Certification – Level 300 (for Incident Command System Support Officer)

Degree equivalency

★ Experience in emergency response at a tactical level

★ Experience using the Incident Command System (Training only is not an acceptable qualification)

★ Experience operating small equipment, for example: forklifts, all-terrain vehicles, etc.

★ Experience using GIS mapping software. For example: ArcGIS, QGIS

★ Experience in small craft operations

★ Experience providing and/or developing operational training

★ Experience in Environmental Response Operations

★ Experience in Marine Search and Rescue

★ Experience conducting audits and/or making recommendations on operational policies

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

✔ Ability to communicate effectively orally

✔ Ability to communicate effectively in writing

✔ Ability to work under pressure

✔ Ability to use computers and other forms of information technology efficiently

✔ Ability to conduct operational safety/risk assessments

✔ Effective Interpersonal Relations

✔ Showing initiative and being action oriented

✔ Flexibility

✔ Dependability

Conditions of employment

📝 Note: The conditions of employment may vary by the position being staffed.

🔒 Security Clearance applicable for the position

🔒 Willing and able to obtain a Health Canada medical certificate

🔒 Valid Class 5 Driver's license

🔒 Willing and able to travel on various means of transport including ships, small vessels and aircraft to remote locations and abroad, knowing that such travel may be frequent and seasonal

🔒 Willing and able to work overtime, be on call according to a schedule (day and night, seven days a week) and occasionally work weekends, in accordance with the collective agreement

🔒 Willing and able to work in potentially hazardous and /or adverse conditions such as those found in the marine environment and in remote locations

🔒 Willing and able to work in emergency situations

🔒 Willing and able to travel for extended periods on short notice

🔒 Valid passport

🔒 Willing and able to wear the Canadian Coast Guard uniform

🔒 Willing and able to wear CSA approved personal safety equipment related to the job

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


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

Terri-Lynn George
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