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Maritime Navigation Instructor

Reference number: DFO20J-016606-000480
Selection process number: 20-DFO-GLF-EA-300072
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard College
Sydney (Nova Scotia)
$88,516 to $116,479

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 30 November 2020 - 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


Navigation Instructors train Officer Cadets in the knowledge and skills required of a Ship’s Officer. This is done through classroom lectures, practical exercises and evaluations. In addition to traditional face to face classroom activities, instructors may be required to deliver distance learning courses using the Coast Guard’s Learning Management System.

Work environment

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government's civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians. As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada's oceans and waterways.

This position is in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It is necessary for Instructors to live in the local area, however distance learning options may be considered during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Intent of the process

The Canadian Coast Guard College is interested in the recruitment and retention of qualified individuals who are seeking a challenge that includes the modernization of teaching practices to personnel in an operational environment. A pool of qualified candidates will be created and will be used to staff similar permanent and temporary positions.

The current need is to fill one French Essential position immediately.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Successful completion of acceptable specialized training related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Transport Canada Certificate of Competency - Master Near Coastal.
*Chief Mate - Near Coastal certificate may be accepted for temporary positions.

Experience as an officer in charge of a navigational watch at sea.

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

Recognized training in adult education.
Graduation from a recognized nautical institution.

Degree equivalency

Transport Canada Certificate of Competency – Master Mariner.

Experience as Commanding Officer or Chief Officer.
Experience as a Ship’s Officer on Canadian Coast Guard Vessels.
Experience teaching in the field of maritime navigation.

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

French essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

Knowledge of the theories and principles of maritime navigation;
Knowledge of the regulations pursuant to Canadian Shipping Act

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect
Thinking things through - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas
Engagement - Working effectively with people, organizations, partners
Excellence through results - Delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities.
For more information on the Key Leadership competencies, please visit: (http://www.tbssct.gc.ca/psm-fpfm/learning-apprentissage/pdps-ppfp/klc-ccl/eff-eng.asp#employee)

Ability to communicate orally and in writing such as preparing and delivering effective presentations;
Ability to plan, organize and implement program activities.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Availability and willingness to work overtime
Availability and willingness to travel

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Medical exam.
Wearing a uniform.
Must wear and maintain CSA approved safety footwear and maintain job-related personal safety equipment.

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 APPLY ONLINE: Please submit your application online. We request that you DO NOT email, fax or mail in hard copy documents.

Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A written examination may be administered.
A practical test may be administered.

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.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Please note that the information provided may be considered in the assessment of any of the essential or asset qualifications, including the ability to communicate effectively in writing.

Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions. Candidates may request to informally discuss their elimination at any point during the process.To do so, please contact the department at the coordinate(s) indicated on this poster.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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

Human Resources - Staffing
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