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Reference number: MOT22J-028685-000042
Selection process number: 22-MOT-EA-HRS-24961
Transport Canada - Marine Safety & Security
Nanaimo (British Columbia), Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia)
$110,335 to $128,604

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 5 April 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that it was suspending vaccination mandates across the federal public service. As a result on June 20, 2022, the Policy on Vaccination has been suspended until further notice. Despite the vaccination condition of employment being listed as a requirement at the time of this initial advertisement, candidates will no longer be required to be vaccinated prior to being considered for an appointment from this process.

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.

Your application in the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) will be active for 180 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the my jobs menu of your account 30 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

Candidates must submit a cover letter (3,000 words or less) providing CONCRETE EXAMPLES WHICH ILLUSTRATE, how they meet the education requirement and the experience factors listed in the essential qualifications and asset education and experience qualifications as well.

FOR EACH EXPERIENCE CRITERIA, please provide the following MANDATORY information:
1 - Name of the department or organization where the experience was acquired;
2 - Title of the position occupied and duration for which the candidate exercised its functions;
3 - Specific details of tasks, projects or accomplishments demonstrating the experience was acquired.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate the experience described in the cover letter.


The Senior Marine Inspector’s duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Inspection of ships for regulatory compliance, seaworthiness, and protection of the marine environment, and issue inspection certificates.
• Investigates a wide variety of accidents, pollution incidents, and alleged infractions of the Canada Shipping Act and Canada Labour Code.
• Acts as project manager on multi-faceted audits/inspections of vessels covering nautical, marine engineering, and naval architecture.
• Approves ship’s plans prior to construction.
• Audits ship safety systems, ship navigation, cargo handling and stowage procedures.

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

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!

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada's middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance. Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2020 by Forbes.

Inspectors must be leaders and skilled communicators capable of working effectively with others and adapting to the different needs of our clients. They must sometimes take rapid, decisive action and must be able to negotiate, facilitate behavior change and develop new competencies in client industries. Inspectors work in all climates in an environment of high stress due to the possible impact of error and real or potential conflict. In the course of ensuring that regulations are respected, inspectors carry significant responsibility and accountability and their decisions have a direct impact on the safety of Canadians.

Intent of the process

Transport Canada may establish a pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates which could be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures (such as assignment, secondment, deployment, acting, specified period or indeterminate). These positions could have various security and language requirements and/or profiles.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

A degree from a recognized university or a diploma from a recognized college in naval architecture or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

A degree from a recognized university or diploma from a recognized college in electrical engineering or electrical technology or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience AND possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master, Near Coastal or higher OR Candidates from the Royal Canadian Navy must possess a Surface (Major Warship) Command Qualification.

A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience; AND possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Second-class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship) or higher OR candidates from the Royal Canadian Navy must possess either legacy MARENG Engineering Officer of the Watch Certification 3A, D, or E or higher or the equivalent MARTECH Certification.

Degree equivalency

For candidates with university degree, Master Mariner or First Class engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship): experience normally acquired in TWO (2) years in one or more of the following four (4) areas:
For candidates who meet any other of the accepted education / certification factors: experience normally acquired in FIVE (5) years in one or more of the following four (4) areas:

EX1: Experience in marine design, construction, repairs, operation, inspection, quality assurance or other marine related areas.
EX2: Experience in technical or operational management of ships.
EX3: Experience as master or chief mate on ships or equivalent experience for candidates from the Royal Canadian Navy.
EX4: Experience as chief engineer or second engineer on ships or equivalent experience for candidates from the Royal Canadian Navy.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

K1: Knowledge of Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and associated regulations.
K2: Knowledge of international maritime legislation including conventions.

C1: Demonstrating integrity and respect
C2: Thinking things through
C3: Working effectively with others
C4: Showing initiative and being action-oriented
C5: Digital Literacy

A1: Ability to communicate effectively orally.
A2: Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A3: Ability to provide advice on technical matters and resolve operational problems respecting the application of marine programs.
A4: Ability to work in a stressful environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
A5: Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholder groups and prepare and deliver presentations to external groups.

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

AED1: A degree from a recognized university in naval architecture.

AED2: A degree from a recognized university in electrical engineering or in electrical technology.

AED3: A degree from a recognized university in nautical studies or maritime studies.

AED4: A degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position such as engineering, technology or physical sciences.

Degree equivalency

AEX1 : Experience in legislative inspections and enforcement activities.

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

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Possession of a valid Canadian driver’s license.

Valid Health Canada Occupational Health Assessment.

Willing and able to travel and work overtime on short notice.

Willingness and ability to fly in aircraft (both large & small).

Willingness and ability to drive in various weather conditions across various terrains and road conditions.

Willingness and ability to perform standby duties.

Willingness and ability to work in confined spaces.

Willingness and ability to work at heights.

Willingness and ability to perform long and short-term assignments in other divisions.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

ALL JOB APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED USING THE PUBLIC SERVICE RESOURCING SYSTEM (PSRS) VIA GC JOBS. NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR MAIL. If you have any health or physical limitations preventing you from applying on-line, you are asked to contact the person below.

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate's responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

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

Random selection may be used.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

As part of this selection process you must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at www.cicic.ca.

Potential applicants are also encouraged to review the PSC’s “Guide on how to apply for a job in the federal public service” located at http://www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca/menu/job_guide_e.htm prior to applying on-line.


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

TC PAC TDP Human Resources
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