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Airport Maintenance & Operations Supervisor and Supervisor, Surface & Mobile

Reference number: MOT22J-025987-000209
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-12001
Transport Canada - Programs
Penticton (British Columbia), Port Hardy (British Columbia), Sandspit (British Columbia)
$30.30 to $32.93 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 10 January 2025 - 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!

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada’s diverse and inclusive family. We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build a stronger Transport Canada for the future. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 6,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of all Canadians. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system in Canada.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance. Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2020 by Forbes.

Intent of the process

The first application extraction will take place on February 10, 2023. The subsequent extractions will take place on a "as and when needed" basis.”

When you submit an application for this selection process, you are not applying for any specific position, but to an inventory in anticipation of future vacancies. As positions become available, the applicants meeting the initial screening requirements identified by the hiring manager may be contacted and referred for consideration. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 3 months. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 10 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

The immediate need of this process is to staff 1 (one) GL-MDO-08 full-time position in Sandspit, BC.

Transport Canada may establish a pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates which could be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures (such as assignment, secondment, deployment, acting, specified period or indeterminate). These positions could have various security and language requirements and/or profiles.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience in the operation of heavy equipment utilized in Airport Operations in all seasons and in various weather conditions.
Experience in planning and directing preventative maintenance and repair of commercial facilities, utility systems, paved surfaces and landscaping in large public accessed areas.
Experience in working in a regulatory compliance environment that use Safety Management System (SMS) with industry acceptable computer systems or software.
Experience using software programs to prepare documents, spreadsheets and electronic communications (email, MS Teams, etc).

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Create vision and strategy
Mobilize People
Uphold Integrity and Respect
Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
Promote Innovation and Guide Change
Achieve Results

Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate in writing

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

Experience in emergency response services.
Experience in supervising 3rd party service contractors.
Experience in applying and interpreting the Aerodromes Standards and Recommended Practices – TP 312 to guide the safe operations of an airfield and airport facility.
Experience in airport operations in all seasons and in various weather conditions.
Experience in bird and wildlife control methods, techniques and procedures used at Airports.
Experience in supervision of staff, which includes Employee Performance Management.

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

Information on employment equity

Acquire and maintain a valid Firearms License within 6 months of appointment.
Acquire and maintain a valid Airside Vehicle Operations Permit (AVOP) within the first 6 month of employment.
Acquire and maintain a Radiotelephone Operator's Restricted Certificate (endorsed aeronautical) within the first 6 month of employment.
Acquire a Restricted Area Pass to work within the airport restricted area within 6 months of appointment.
Obtain and maintain a Class 3 Driver’s License with air brakes endorsement within 6 months of appointment.
Successfully complete all training required by regulation. (e.g. Global Reporting Format Certification)

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
Pre-Placement and Periodic Medical as required.
Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver's License.
Willingness and ability to travel for training and to offsite work locations.
Willingness and ability to work overtime, variable hours and weekends.
Willingness and ability to work standby. (If required, be able to report for duty as quickly as possible).

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

Isolated Post – Port Hardy, BC and Sandspit, BC

ALL JOB APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESOURCING SYSTEM (PSRS) VIA GC JOBS. NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR MAIL. If you have any health or physical limitations preventing you from applying on-line, you are asked to contact the person below.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying which employment equity group(s) you belong to. To learn more about self-declaration, visit our website: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government/self-declaring-because-we-care.html

Communication for this process will be sent via email. 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). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and 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 the candidates.

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.

Random selection may be used.

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you 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 at www.cicic.ca.


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

Natasha Mehay
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