Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Hydrographic Service
$49,457 to $60,171
For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada
8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
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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.
Want to be part of the world-renowned Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)?
Located on the shore of Lake Ontario in Burlington, Ontario, Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) is one of the world’s leading water-research centres.
The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) conducts hydrographic surveys that capture water depths, geographical features, hazards to navigation, man-made and natural features that aid navigation, tides, currents and water levels, and sea bottom characteristics.
The data collected by hydrographers is used to produce authoritative nautical charts and publications which support a broad range of marine activities.
To learn more about CHS and the role of our Hydrographers, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igLllVNuFyo and
As a Multidisciplinary Hydrographer Trainee, you can expect to:
Participate in field hydrographic survey parties engaged in the acquisition of hydrographic data; calibrates depth and positioning equipment; assists with the installation of tide gauges and erects survey markers; reads and records data from tidal, distance and depth measurement systems; shares responsibility for the operation of a survey launch to collect hydrographic data.
Provide information to validate hydrographic data; locates and archives survey records, field notes, sketches and topographic information and performs calculations and computations.
Digitize, validate, process and transform hydrographic data; operates digitizing equipment and software; operates computer assisted editing stations and other technical applications to transform and compile data required for the production of CHS nautical charts and related products.
The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Multidisciplinary Hydrographer (MDH) is a Professional Development and Apprenticeship Program (PDAP) including a formal training program. The training program is designed for new indeterminate employees who have academic training in an appropriate field, but whose knowledge and experience need to be developed to achieve the working level. This program combines theoretical training with practical experience and may last for five years providing successful demonstration of various pre-established competencies.
The entry level is EG-02 and the working level is EG-05, which requires the successful completion of the PDAP training.
Intent of the process
The purpose of this process is to create an inventory of candidates that will be used to fill Multidisciplinary Hydrographer Trainee positions within the Department of Fisheries and Oceans exclusively in Burlington ON.
The first withdrawal of candidates will be held August 1, 2018. Consequently, we strongly encourage you to complete your application and submit it before this date in order to be part of the first group assessed. All subsequent withdrawal of applications will occur based on operational needs.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree or a diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, or in an acceptable related discipline such as Physical Sciences, Nautical Science or Remote Sensing
Basic computer experience using operating systems and office productivity programs
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
A graduate degree or a post-graduate certificate from a recognized institution with a specialization in Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, Survey, or in an acceptable related discipline such as Physical Sciences, Nautical Science or Remote Sensing.
Basic experience in at least one of the following areas:
field hydrography, tides, currents and water levels, production of nautical products, or data management;
Basic experience with using geospatial software.
Basic experience in sea-going operations.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
Basic knowledge of hydrography.
Focus on Quality;
Showing initiative and being action-oriented;
Thinking things through;
Demonstrating integrity and respect;
Working effectively with others.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Work may also involve periods of sustained attention at a computer terminal.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
- Valid driver’s licence;
- Medical clearance;
- Travel anywhere in Canada, by car, truck, ship, launch, helicopter or small plane, and may entail work at sea and in the field;
- Overtime, working on weekends and shift work;
- Working away from home and/or in isolated areas for extended periods;
- May be required to carry firearms while working in remote areas (Pacific region exempt only).
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 targeted groups when you apply.
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An alternative format (such as Braille) of this notice and Statement of Merit Criteria are available upon request.
Candidates invited to the interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials.
Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/
A written exam may be administered.
Candidates from outside the federal public service may be required to pay for their own travel and relocation expenses.
Interviews may be conducted.
Reference checks may be conducted.
Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria 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.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent. We thank all those who apply.
Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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.
Applicants must supply fully detailed information through the online application process. Applications that do not supply the information required will be screened out and not given further consideration. Applicants shall not be canvassed for incomplete, missing or supplementary information.
The client organization will accept applications on-line only.
All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line.
- Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
- Applicants can modify their application/resume at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
- Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
- Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
- For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.