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Carpenter *Amendment*

Reference number: DFO21J-011317-002618
Selection process number: 21-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-324475
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Fleet
St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)

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Closing date: 8 January 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Update: Suspension of vaccination requirement
Effective June 20, 2022 the vaccination requirement for the Core Public Administration (CPA), including the RCMP, will be suspended. As of that date, employees of the CPA will no longer be required to be vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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.


• Maintains and repairs all wood, fiberglass and associated items aboard the ship including boats, inflatable boats, boat equipment, boat chocks, raft stowage receptacles, etc. and making permanent and temporary repairs to wooden decks and sheathing, paneling, doors and other heavy wooden items.
• Making and finishing new small items, as authorized for the comfort and well being of the ship’s complement and if required, applying a variety of finishes to match existing ship décor, within the limits of ship’s stores.
• Maintains and repairs paneling, bunks, chairs, desks, shelves, lockers and cupboards in cabins, work, recreational and messing spaces; replacing broken glass, rubber or special synthetic seals, grommets, etc. in portholes, windows and doors, ensuring water tightness or weather integrity, as required.
• Assists in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies. Assists in delivering equipment and stores ashore by small ship or helicopter to remote sites. Fabricates storage containers for safe and secure shipment of all types of shipboard equipment, machinery parts or program-related equipment.
• Lifts and places small floating aids to navigation in Arctic waters. Assists in the maintenance of floating and fixed aids to navigation, such as cleaning, painting, general site upkeep and repairs, carpentry, concrete and other construction work.
• Assists deck operations in lifting/deployment of subsurface scientific moorings and equipment in Arctic waters from the deck of the ship and from remote sites such as large ice floes.
• Monitors the level and consumption of fresh water and ballast water on board ship. Takes daily soundings of all fresh water tanks, ballast tanks, cofferdams and void spaces.
• Participates in statutory safety drills and ship contingency exercises as per the Safety Management System. Assists in the testing of safety equipment and systems. Effects minor repairs to ship fire-tight doors. Assists in firefighting and damage control aboard ships.

Work environment

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As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

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Intent of the process

An inventory of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term or acting 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)

Possession of valid Marine Emergency Duties certificates (STCW Basic Safety [A1 & B2] + Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats [B1]

Possession of a valid Marine Basic First Aid (or higher) certificate

Experience working with various materials (i.e. wood, fibreglass) to construct, install, maintain or repair structures, furniture and/or objects specific to nautical needs

Experience working as a carpenter

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

Asset Qualifications:
Successful completion of Journeyman Carpenter

Degree equivalency

Possession of a valid RHIOT/FRC certificate, or equivalent certified training in the operation of rigid hull inflatable craft

Experience as a Carpenter Apprentice

Experience making cabinets

Experience working as a carpenter onboard a seagoing vessel

Experience in drawing and reading blueprints for the purpose of fabrication

Experience operating ship-based crane systems

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Working Effectively with Others
Attention to Detail

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

Organizational Needs:
Membership in one of the designated Employment Equity groups.

Operational Requirements:
Ability to report to vessel at short notice.

Conditions of employment

• Reliability security clearance
• Valid Health Canada medical for seagoing personnel
• Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency
• Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions
• Requirement to travel by air, land or by sea
• Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards
• Required to work overtime when required
• Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region
• Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
• Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
• For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be- within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period
• Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions)

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

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard seek to hire candidates that reflect Canada’s diversity and are committed to fostering a public service culture grounded in diversity, inclusiveness and accessibility.

Self-declaring. Because you count. By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada. Learn more about 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

Candice Reath, Atlantic Fleet Staffing Officer
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