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Maritime Search and Rescue Crew Member: Inshore Rescue Boat North

Reference number: DFO18J-014873-000079
Selection process number: 18-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-241623
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Search and Rescue
Rankin Inlet (Nunavut)
$25.91 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Search and Rescue

Closing date: 30 November 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Indigenous¹ students who are currently registered full-time in a recognized post-secondary institution (CEGEP, college or university) or other ongoing educational or training program; OR who are returning to full time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution or other ongoing educational or training program in the next academic term.

¹ An Indigenous person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, a Métis, or an Inuk. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include status, treaty or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. You will only be considered in this staffing process if you self-identify as an Indigenous person.

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

Nunavut Inuit (beneficiaries of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement) will be considered ahead of other applicants (including persons with priority entitlement and Veterans).

Note: As part of its priority to advance reconciliation and renew Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) are committed to hiring more Indigenous peoples into their workforce. Better representation within the public service of Canada’s fastest-growing demographic group will lead to more innovative and inclusive solutions to today’s complex challenges. Ultimately, this will improve government services for Canadians. Indigenous peoples are therefore encouraged to apply to this inventory and self-identify.

Please note that Aboriginal and Indigenous are used interchangeably in the context of the Employment Equity Act.

Important financial information:
• Isolated Post Allowances (Northern Allowance) range from $19,000 to $31,000 annually, which is based on if the employee has dependents or is occupying staff housing.

If you are unable to submit an application online, please request a hard copy application from:

Attn: Arctic Search and Rescue Program
Canadian Coast Guard
520 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 8B1
Fax: 519-383-1991
Email: DFO.CA.CCG.SARArctic-ResArctique.GCC.CA.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


What You Will Do:
• respond and provide assistance to mariners in distress, or in need of assistance
• work in a search and rescue (SAR) station as part of a team of four persons on a 14-day on / 14-day off schedule

Note: Working as part of Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) comes with serious responsibility, as SAR operations can occur at any time of the day or night, and during all types of weather and sea conditions.

As a Crew Member, you will actively participate to complete diverse tasks, which may include:
• inspection and maintenance of the IRB station and the rescue boat and equipment
• provide first aid emergency care, boating safety education and demonstrations to the boating public

Here’s a link to a video showing a Canadian Coast Guard IRB North crew in action: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1242537539773/

Work environment

What You Will Gain:
The IRB Service is operated by the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) under the SAR Program, and hires and trains students each summer to become members of an IRB crew.

Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding job? Do you want to provide key maritime services to Canadians to make our waterways safe and accessible?

This opportunity can provide:
• real time experience in SAR operations
• training by Canadian Coast Guard SAR Program Officers (subject-matter experts)

Employment Duration:
• Full-time during the summer (approximately May to Labour Day 2019) under the condition of successful completion of the mandatory training prior to the operational season. Training will commence in late-April 2019.
• Once selected into the program, the candidate may participate in the program for up to two (2) seasons after the successful completion of their studies.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar term and/or permanent positions at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and other Departments and Agencies who have positions in Nunavut. Linguistic profile requirements as well as tenures and/or security clearance may vary according to the position being staffed

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in this opportunity and were found qualified in last year's IRB North selection process #17-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-215109-1, please contact Steve Thompson prior to applying at Steve.Thompson2@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

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)

What we are looking for:
Candidates with previous experience or an interest in boating activities

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

What you need to have:
Successful candidates must obtain the following valid documents prior to appointment. The deadline to produce these documents is February 28, 2019. These are not required at the time of application:
• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate, Level C (or higher)
• Standard First Aid Certificate

Who we are looking for:
Team players who are dependable and motivated.

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


Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
• Valid Health Canada medical or a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical.
• Must be willing and able to travel
• Must be willing to wear a uniform and personal protective equipment
• Must be willing and able to work at any IRB North station or training location
• Must be willing and able to accept on-call duties
• Must be willing and able to work overtime
• Must be willing and able to accept a time on / time off work schedule
• Must be willing and able to work in adverse conditions such as those found in the marine environment

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 targeted groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Steve Thompson Jayson Briscoe

Arctic Search and Rescue Program
520 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, ON N7T 8B1
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