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Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Airworthiness

Reference number: MOT21J-021457-000159
Selection process number: 21-MOT-EA-HRS-24352
Transport Canada - Civil Aviation
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Yellowknife (Northwest Territories), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Whitehorse (Yukon)
$90,039 to $105,233 (Aviation)

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Closing date: 20 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

It is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples to demonstrate that the qualification is met. You are encouraged to describe in detail when, where and how you gained the experience. Resumes will only be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in your answers.

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

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used to establish pools of qualified candidates to meet future needs in the Prairie and Northern Region at Transport Canada. Pools may be used to staff other similar positions of various tenures and linguistic profiles at Transport Canada.

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)

ED1 : A secondary school diploma.
ED2 : Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma/degree in aircraft maintenance or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to aircraft maintenance and/or manufacturing.

Degree equivalency

OC: A valid Canadian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Licence.

EX1: Recent* experience:
- Holding Aircraft Certifying Authority (ACA) or Shop Certifying Authority (SCA) in a Canadian approved aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) and/or holding certifying authority within a Canadian approved manufacturing organization,
- Holding supervisory or maintenance control or quality assurance responsibilities in an AMO or Canadian approved manufacturer,
EX2: Extensive experience** in the performance of complex activities in a wide variety of situations and has six (6) or more years of Industry experience as a licensed AME.
EX3: Extensive experience** demonstrating an increasing level of responsibility throughout their career.

*Recent, experience acquired within the last 6 years.
**By extensive experience, we expect the candidate has performed complex activities in a wide variety of situations.

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

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the following qualifications may also be deemed as an essential qualification and only candidates and persons with a priority entitlement who possess those qualifications will be considered for that specific vacancy. Please indicate if you possess any of the following in your application:

OC1: Possession of an AME license with an S rating (aircraft structures).
OC2: Possession of an AME license with an E rating (aircraft electronic systems).

AEX1 : Experience using software applications other than word processing and spreadsheet software such as: PowerPoint, Visio, MS Project, etc.
AEX2 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Rotor Craft operations.
AEX3 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Airline operations.
AEX4 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Air Taxi operations.
AEX5 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Recreational aircraft.
AEX6 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with
Manufacturing processes (welding, plating, etc.).
AEX7: Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Avionics maintenance and repair.
AEX8 : Extensive experience** working in an environment dealing with Non- destructive testing methods.
AEX9: Extensive experience** in the inspection, modification, repair or manufacturing of aeronautical products.
AEX10: Extensive experience** in the supervision or management of quality programs***.
AEX11: Experience working with small fixed-wing aircraft (this includes having possession of an AME license rating M1).
AEX12: Experience working with large fixed-wing aircraft (this includes having possession of an AME license rating M2).
AEX13: Extensive experience** in respect of the repair or modification of structures (sheet metal, tubular, composite, etc.);

**By extensive experience, we expect the candidate has performed complex activities in a wide variety of situations.
***Quality programs include quality control and/or quality assurance systems

- Willing and able to occasionally work outside core business hours and on weekends.
- Willing and able to occasionally perform inspection and oversight activities in various aviation environments that may be hazardous.
- Willing and able to travel frequently.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and Standards that relate to the maintenance and/or manufacturing of aeronautical products.
K2: Knowledge of Quality Assurance, Maintenance Control and Safety Management Systems as they apply to maintenance and/or manufacturing environments.

KLC1: Values and Ethics
KLC2: Self-management
KLC3: Business partnering skills
KLC4: Leadership
KLC5: Engagement
KLC6: Management Excellence

A1: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities and women.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

Must possess a valid Canadian driver's licence.

Must hold a valid Passport for international travel.

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

Communication with candidates for this process will be via email/PSRS. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided (and updated as required) and accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally: All written and verbal communication obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates. For instance, e-mails, phone calls, phone messages, screening questions, résumés and/or interview (but not limited to).

Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via email and it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure they check their email regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.

Random selection, invoking asset qualifications may be used in conjunction with other volume management strategies that can be applied at any stage in the staffing process.

Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to evaluation purposes.

Those selected for assessment should be prepared to provide the names and contact information of recent references (recent is defined as within the last 2 years):

References must be available, have an in-depth knowledge of your work/projects, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your experience, achievements and strengths.

References that are not reachable and/or not available are lowering the candidates’ chances to be found fully qualified and be considered for appointment. When providing names of references, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they are available to respond in a timely manner.

Rescheduling will only be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Supporting documentation will be required at the time of your request to be rescheduled.
Possible reasons for alternate assessment dates:
· Medical reason with doctor's certificate;
· Death in the immediate family;
· Professional obligation (proof required);
· Confirmation of pre-approved travel plans; or
· Religious reasons.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of education as part of this selection process.

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.


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

Transport Canada - PNR Staffing
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