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Looking for an exciting challenge as a marine Investigator with the TSB? Join us!

Reference number: TSB23J-126895-000009
Selection process number: 23-TSB-MAR-EA-053
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Various locations
$110,335 to $128,604

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

Closing date: 7 September 2023 - 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.

LINK: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/assessment-accommodation-page.html

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 regard 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

Looking for a new opportunity, with a favorable work-life balance arrangement, and competitive benefits? Perhaps you wish to challenge yourself and work for a department that is committed to finding ways to continuously advance transportation safety in Canada.

Then look no further!

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is part of the core public service administration named in Schedule IV of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and is also subject to the PSEA. This being said the TSB is an independent arm's length agency that reports to Parliament through the President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. The organization aspires to be a modern world-class organization that evolves and adapts as it strives to influence changes that advance transportation safety. The TSB has a strong and credible reputation in Canada and around the world.

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

The marine group consists of less than 30 employees located in 4 offices across the country including the head office in Gatineau Québec. However, the nature of the work, and the progressive manner in which the department fulfills its mandate means that there is flexibility offered for marine professionals to work remotely. Imagine joining an organization where you have the opportunity to bring about real change within the Transportation system - all without having to move!

Intent of the process

With this selection process, we are looking to fill 3 positions with various language profiles (English Essential and Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB).

In addition to these positions, a pool of partially assessed candidates may be established and used to staff similar positions with various tenures, language profiles and/or requirements, location, and security requirements. The TSB is committed to advancing transportation safety while being flexible, inclusive, and barrier-free.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

*Please note that your ability to communicate in writing will be assessed based on your answers to the screening questions. Answers to the screening questions should include a full description of how you meet each of the qualifications, don’t just rely on us reading your CV. Additional assessment of your ability to write will be evaluated later in the process.


A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience



Valid Canadian certificate of competency with STCW endorsement in one of the following disciplines:
-Chief Mate unlimited or Master, Near Coastal Voyage or higher;
-Second-class Engineer or higher


Fishing Master, Second Class or higher issued by Transport Canada;


University degree* or diploma in Naval Architecture and at least 4 years of experience in inspecting or surveying vessels or in managing marine related programs or major projects, or a fleet of vessels.

Degree equivalency

Experience as Master or Chief Engineer on ships
Recent* and significant** experience in the technical or operational management or inspection of ships
Recent* and significant** experience the design or construction of ships

* “Recent experience” is understood to mean in the last seven (7) years
** “Significant experience” is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally acquired through the execution of a large number of complex and relevant activities over a minimum period of two (2) years

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

Various language requirements
Please refer to the paragraph on the process intent for more details on the language requirements.

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of shipping practices and/or procedures related to commercial shipping.
Knowledge of Canadian and International marine legislation and related regulations, codes and standards.
Knowledge and understanding of the mandate, authorities, responsibilities of TSB.

Ability to synthesize complex issues and make clear and concise recommendations.
Ability to communicate 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)

A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
A master’s degree from a recognized university
Master Mariner certificate issued by Transport Canada
Fishing Master, First Class
First-class Engineer Certificate of Competency (motor ship, steamship or combined) issued by Transport Canada

Degree equivalency

Experience in carrying out investigations into marine accidents.
Experience in managing marine related programs or projects.
Experience working onboard vessels as an officer in Canadian waters.

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 be available on standby, on a rotational basis.

Willingness to undergo TSB required training.

Other information

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is committed to achieve a representative workforce. Selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, women and visible minorities.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

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

TSB Staffing Team
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