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Senior Human Factors Investigator (ANTICIPATORY)

Reference number: TSB24J-126895-000017
Selection process number: 24-TSB-OPS-EA-016
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Gatineau (Québec)
$108,608 to $125,959

For further information on the organization, please visit Transportation Safety Board of Canada

We invite you to watch this short video (2.5 minutes) to learn more about the online application process: Cracking the Code

Closing date: 19 April 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

The TSB was created as an independent agency due to the importance of impartiality in the conduct of investigations. It is fundamental to the achievement of the TSB’s mandate for employees to be free from real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest in the conduct of day to day operations. As such, and in accordance with the TSB Code of Values and Ethics, the successful candidate in this selection process cannot directly own an interest (shares or other) in a company involved in the air, marine, rail, or pipeline industry. Other personal activities relating to these industries may also represent a conflict of interest. Should you have concerns in regards to your candidacy and any real, apparent or potential conflicts of interest, you are strongly encouraged to raise them as early in the process as possible. For additional information on the TSB's Code of Values and Ethics, please visit the website at: http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/index.asp

Work environment

The TSB is an independent arm's length agency that reports to Parliament through the President of the King's Privy Council for Canada. We are a world-leading investigation organization that influences change to advance transportation safety. The TSB performs a key role within the Canadian transportation system. Our mandate is to advance transportation safety by:

• conducting independent investigations—including, when necessary, public inquiries—into selected transportation occurrences in order to make findings as to their causes and contributing factors;
• identifying safety deficiencies as evidenced by transportation occurrences;
• making recommendations designed to reduce or eliminate any such safety deficiencies; and
• reporting publicly on our investigations and related findings.

The TSB is a small organization with approximately 220 employees and 5 Board Members, including the Chair. The organization operates in a decentralized manner in 10 locations across Canada. Employees work in a collegial and collaborative environment.

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to create a pool of partially qualified candidates to staff future position vacancies with various language profiles with the Transportation Safety Board.

Please note that the assessment tools and results of this pool will not be available to other departments until six months following the initial appointment.

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized university and a Master’s degree, with acceptable specialization in statistics, economics, sociology or other specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Significant experience* in the scientific analysis of human factors in a complex system such as in transportation or nuclear systems.

Significant experience* in writing scientific and/or technical reports.

Experience in providing expertise and support to multidisciplinary teams.

Experience in designing, delivering and evaluating adult training.

*Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with the full-time performance of duties in a work setting for approximately 3 years.

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

Various language requirements
Various linguistic profiles: English Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB and CBC/CBC.

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of human factors and ergonomics factors and their impact on transportation safety.

Ability to examine transportation occurrences and assess human factors issues.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Effective interpersonal relationships





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

Experience in the analysis of human factors in one of the following modes of transportation: aviation, marine, rail or pipeline.

Experience in the investigation and analysis of transportation or other accidents or incidents.

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

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Meet the Occupational Health Assessment (Periodic III).

Possess a valid driver’s license in Canada.

Agree to deploy to accident sites where there may be exposure to disagreeable and difficult working conditions and to extreme climatic conditions.

Agree to respond and travel on short notice during and after normal working hours and on statutory holidays.

Agree to travel within Canada and abroad, including travel by car, rail, ship and air.

Willingness to undergo TSB required training.

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

A written exam will be administered.

An interview will be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


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

Audrey Trobacher, HR Advisor, Staffing
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