Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Environmental Response
Saint John (New Brunswick), Mount Pearl (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Cape Breton - Other locations (Nova Scotia), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
$70,213 to $79,832 (Currently under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada
7 July 2020 - 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 specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the education AND experience criteria listed in the essential AND asset qualifications (if applicable). Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.
Candidates will not be contacted for missing or incomplete information.
Intent of the process
The intent of this selection process is to create a pool of qualified candidates to be used to staff these positions within the Canadian Coast Guard in the Atlantic Region on an indeterminate, specified period (term), or acting basis.
Positions to be filled:
Number to be determined
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Successful completion of a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
1. Recent* experience in marine environmental response operations at a tactical level.
2. Recent* experience operating small marine vessels and pollution countermeasures equipment.
3. Recent* experience using the Incident Command System (ICS).
4. Experience preparing reports and technical documents using computer software such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
5. Experience in at least one of the following:
- Developing and delivering presentations
- Delivering training
- Conducting emergency response exercises
- Responding to marine emergencies in one of the following ICS Sections:
6. Experience in supervising staff.
7. Experience liaising with external public and/or private partner organizations.
- Recent is defined as Experience acquired on the job within the past 5 years.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
1. Graduation with a diploma or degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a specialization related to the duties of the position.
2. Possession of a Marine Certificate of Competency issued under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007-115 for a Master limited (60 Ton) or higher.
3. Completion of a formal training program in instructional technique.
4. Possession of a valid Radio Operator’s Certificate- Maritime Commercial.
5. Possession of a valid Marine Emergency Duties- A3 Certificate.
6. Possession of a Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certificate.
7. ICS Level 200 Certification or higher.
8. Experience in developing and delivering training programs.
9. Experience in designing, conducting, and evaluating emergency response exercises.
10. Experience in emergency response contingency planning.
11. Experience in inventory and life cycle management of equipment.
12. Experience in budgetary management including managing an operational budget, forecasting financial requirements, and approving expenditures.
13. Experience in managing marine environmental response operations.
14. Experience in supervising staff including the establishment of work plans for field and/or shop personnel.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Saint John, NB
Mount Pearl, NL
Saint John, NB
Information on language requirements
1. Knowledge of response procedures, practices, and equipment used to combat marine oil spills.
2. Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS).
3. Knowledge of the National Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) role and mandate within it, and the laws that govern it.
4. Knowledge of the characteristics and behaviour of hydrocarbons in the marine environment.
5. Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of supervisors in ensuring the health and safety of subordinate staff as defined in Part II of the Canada Labour Code.
1. Ability to manage marine emergencies.
2. Ability to analyze and solve problems.
3. Ability to prepare and deliver briefings including the effective collection, analysis, and presentation of relevant data and documentation.
4. Ability to work under pressure.
5. Ability to apply operational standards and procedures.
6. Ability to communicate effectively orally
7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
1. Effective Interpersonal Relations.
Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance - Medical Clearance- Health Canada CAT III Scientific Personnel
Possession of a valid Canadian Passport
Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license
Willing and able to travel on vessels, fixed wing aircraft, and helicopters knowing that such travel may be frequent and occur throughout the year in a variety of weather/sea conditions.
Willing and able to work overtime, on scheduled standby and potentially on weekends as per the applicable collective agreement.
Willing and able to work in a “marine emergency” situation.
Willing and able to work for extended periods on short notice and often in remote locations.
Willing and able to wear the Canadian Coast Guard uniform.
Willing and able to wear CSA approved personal protective equipment related to the job.
Willing and able to work in potentially hazardous and /or adverse conditions such as those found in the marine environment and in remote locations.
Conditions of Employment:
Those selected must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their employment.
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
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence and telephone conversations, may be used in the assessment of qualifications. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
E-mail correspondence will be used as the main method of communication for this selection process; therefore, please provide a valid e-mail address.
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.
A partially assessed pool may be created.
Interested persons must meet each of the essential qualifications 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. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed
You must provide proof of your education credentials and occupational certification (original documents only).
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 public service will accept any Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service. For further information, please visit http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/psr-rp/equiv-can-eng.htm
It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate documentation from the recognized educational institution.
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.