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Regional Remedial Measures Specialist

Reference number: MOT23J-014993-000121
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-04786
Transport Canada - Surface
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), Toronto (Ontario), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
$89,861 to $106,933 (under review)

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 28 June 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

🤝 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!

Applicants are encouraged to apply online using the Public Service Resourcing System. If there is something preventing you from doing so, please communicate with the contact person at the bottom of this advertisement for assistance. Your submitted application will be active for 90 days and you will receive a notice in your account 14 days before the end of the active period.

You can refer to the notes at the bottom of this advertisement to find additional important information regarding your application to this inventory.


Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate works with national and international partners to ensure the highest level of public safety for Canadians in the transportation of dangerous goods. When dangerous goods incidents occur, we oversee emergency response to ensure it is done with the safest tactics and techniques.

Regional Remedial Measures Specialists receive continuous technical training and work with responders in the industry. Duties include attending accident scenes, reviewing Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP), assessing response capabilities of responders, participating in public outreach events, and attending and creating exercises and collaborating in TDG research projects. You will work closely with other groups within the TDG Directorate on initiatives such as regulatory updates, policy analysis and emergency preparedness and response.

If you are looking to contribute to the public safety of Canadians in a challenging environment and be part of a great team, look no further!

Work environment

The key activities of this position require frequent travel locally, regionally, and sometimes nationally. Typically, work tasks will be performed in an office/telework environment, or in various indoor, outdoor, and industrial environments.

Intent of the process

This is an inventory process and the immediate need is to staff one (1) permanent position in Toronto, Ontario. As additional positions become available, hiring managers may extract applications from this inventory for assessment. Applications will be extracted and assessed on an as and when required basis. For more details on inventories, you can review the frequently asked questions under the 'Other information' section of this advertisement.

A pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates may be established to staff identical or similar positions of various linguistic profiles, tenures and locations within Transport Canada.

Candidates will only be assessed once as part of this process if their application is screened in for further consideration.

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)

You are required to demonstrate your education, experience and asset qualifications (if applicable) by responding to online screening questions and in your résumé. It is NOT sufficient to only state that you meet the qualifications or to provide a listing of your current or past responsibilities.

You must provide details (e.g. when, where, and how) and concrete examples to demonstrate how you meet the qualifications. The information you provide in your responses to the screening questions need to be supported by your résumé. Failure to provide the required information may result in your application being rejected.


Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, biochemistry, biology, or an applied science with a specialization in a field relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


Experience in analyzing and interpreting data to provide recommendations to decision-makers regarding regulated issues.

Significant* experience in interpreting and applying acts, regulations, or standards.

*Significant is defined as at least two (2) years of work experience.

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

📌 Depending on the position to be staffed, one or more of the following qualifications may be deemed as an essential or asset qualification. When a qualification is deemed to be essential, only candidates, veterans, and persons with a priority entitlement who possess that specific qualification in addition to the stated essential qualifications will be considered. This does not mean that candidates must meet all of the following qualifications. In your application, please respond ‘yes’ only to those qualifications that apply to you.


1. Significant* experience working in emergency management in an industrial or emergency response environment.
2. Experience functioning within an incident command system.
3. Experience in a transportation-related research or transportation-related technical environment.
4. Experience in conducting inspections, investigations, or audits.
5. Experience in presenting technical information and/or advice to various audiences.
6. Experience in working with multiple stakeholders (such as federal, provincial, territorial, Indigenous communities, municipal governments, non-governmental organizations, academia, the public) on collaborative projects.

*Significant is defined as at least two (2) years of work experience.

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

Various language requirements
English essential
Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of the theories and principles governing the behaviour, properties and hazards of dangerous goods.
Knowledge of emergency response practices to dangerous goods incidents.
Knowledge of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (1992) and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.


Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented


Ability to plan and organize work.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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


Qualified candidates who self-declare as members of Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of racialized communities and/or women may be selected for appointment first, to fulfill organizational needs. In addition, this organizational need may be invoked at any stage of the selection process.


⁃ This position requires, on occasion, physical effort to climb structures and equipment of facilities on sites where the access is difficult and the terrain rugged.
⁃ Ability and willingness to work alone in isolated areas.

Conditions of employment

⁃ Secret security clearance.
⁃ Possession of a valid provincial or territorial driver’s licence.
⁃ Satisfactory completion of a Category III Pre-Employment Medical.
⁃ Ability and willingness to work overtime, including evenings, weekends, and stand-by (on-call).
⁃ Ability and willingness to travel on short notice, for extended periods, and by using all modes of transportation.
⁃ Ability and willingness to work in adverse environments and weather conditions.
⁃ Ability and willingness to use various types of personal protective equipment at incident/accident scenes and on 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

Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department will not reimburse travel expenses linked to this assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.

A variety of assessment tools and methods may be used, including but not limited to written tests, self-assessments, standardized tests, interviews, and/or reference checks. All information obtained throughout the selection process from the time of application to close of process may be used to evaluate candidates.

Communications for this process will be sent via email. It is your responsibility to provide accurate and updated contact information in case of changes. Failure to respond to time sensitive correspondence may result in elimination from this process.

Candidates are entitled to participate in this process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

If you wish to be considered for bilingual positions, you must be willing to undergo Second Language Evaluation (SLE) testing or you must already have Second Language Evaluation results (proof will be required). If you have undertaken Second Language Evaluation by the Public Service Commission, you can obtain a copy of the second language evaluation results by requesting it at this website: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/ppc-cpp/test-examen-result/result-eng.htm.

Original proof of education will need to be provided as part of this process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials will be required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for more information.

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.
Frequently Asked Questions on Inventories
◦ Why was my application automatically rejected when I submitted it?
In order to be placed in the inventory, you must meet the essential qualifications at the time you submit your application. If you do not meet the required qualification, you will receive a message "Application rejected at screening" after submitting your application. If you have incorrectly indicated "No" to a screening question, you can retrieve your application and update your response(s).

◦ What happens if my application expires?
Your application will be kept in the inventory for 90 days. A notice will be posted in the "My Job File" menu of your account 14 days before your application expires. If you do not take any action, your application will be deactivated and it will no longer be considered. In the event that your application expires during the effective period of this inventory, a notice will be posted in your account. If you wish to reactivate your application, select the "Renewal of my application" link.

◦ My personal information has changed, what should I do?
You can update your information in the "Personal Information" section in the "My Job File" menu of your account. This will allow us to have your current contact information and ensure adequate follow-up in the event that your application is considered as part of this inventory.


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

Kelly Tsang, Human Resources Generalist Advisor Adrianna Di Florio, Human Resources Assistant
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