Transport Canada - Marine Safety and Security
Bathurst (New Brunswick), Saint John (New Brunswick), Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador), Lewisporte (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Port Hawkesbury (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Yarmouth (Nova Scotia), Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
$94,111 to $109,694 (under review)
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Closing date: 21 September 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.
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.
THE FIRST PULL AND REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED ON AUGUST 4, 2020. THIS PULL WILL BE FOR AN INSPECTOR - MASTER/NAUTICAL IN YARMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA. PLEASE APPLY NOW!
Our Vision: A marine industry where safety and environmental protection are the top priorities, Transport Canada is building towards a future where industry operates at the maximum level of delegation possible, with the flexibility to meet safety requirements in the most cost-efficient manner. This means that the regulatory framework must be increasingly performance based to allow for the implementation of systematic approaches and to provide continuous improvement in safety performance. How we manage risk in the maritime world or what we do to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place becomes the logical and necessary focus of our endeavours. For the purposes of the Marine Safety Program and to bring our strategic goals into focus, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) defines safety as the condition where risks are managed to acceptable levels, which translates into our mission.
Our Mission: To continuously maintain and enhance safety and the protection of life, health ,property and the marine environment through: (a) the development, maintenance and implementation of an effective regulatory regime; (b)education and awareness; and (c) monitoring and enforcement.
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 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 indeterminate or specified period). These positions could have various security and language requirements and/or profiles.
SENIOR MARINE SAFETY INSPECTOR
STREAM 1: NAVAL ACHITECTURE
STREAM 2: ELECTRICAL
STREAM 3: MASTER/NAUTICAL
STREAM 4: MARINE ENGINEERING
Other federal organizations, such as the Department of National Defense, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard, etc., may use this inventory to staff identical or similar positions in their organizations.
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)
Diploma from a recognized post secondary institution in naval architecture.
Diploma from a recognized post secondary institution in electrical/electronic engineering or electrical/electronic technology or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience in electrical/electronic installation in a marine environment.
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.
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.
Note 1: Candidates will be asked to provide proof of education and/or proof of Canadian certificate of competency.
Note 2: Candidates with foreign education credentials MUST provide proof of Canadian equivalency. For additional information, please consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/indexe.stm
Note 3: References to certification levels and experience are as defined in the Marine Personnel Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001. If you have a foreign certificate of competency, additional information on how to obtain a Canadian certificate of competency can be found here: https://tc.canada.ca/en/marine-transportation/marine-safety/questions-frequently-asked-regarding-certification-training#q1.
For candidates with a 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 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 areas:
COMMON FOR ALL STREAMS
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.
EX4: Experience as chief engineer or second engineer on ships.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
AED1: Degree from a recognized university in naval architecture.
AED2: Degree from a recognized university in electrical/electronic engineering or in electrical/electronic technology.
AED3: Degree from a recognized university in nautical studies or maritime studies.
AED4: Degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position (e.g. engineering, technology, physical sciences, etc).
Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master Mariner, valid for use at sea.
Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master Mariner.
Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a First-class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship), valid for use at sea.
Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a First-class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship).
AEX1: Experience as a master on vessels.
AEX2: Experience as a chief engineer on vessels.
AEX3: Experience as an employer representative or health and safety committee member /representative with respect to the Canada Labour Code Part II or the equivalent provincial health and safety legislation.
AEX4: Experience in the development or implementation of safety management systems.
AEX5: Experience in the development or implementation of quality assurance programs or systems.
AEX6: Experience as a port captain or as an independent surveyor or as a surveyor for classification societies, Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs).
AEX7: Experience in design, construction or repair of commercial vessels or serially produced small vessels.
AEX8: Experience in managing large technical projects.
AEX9: Experience as a superintendent of a vessel.
Must be willing and able to travel and work overtime on short notice.
Must possess of a valid Canadian driver's license.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Bilingual - imperative (BBB/BBB)
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 (Common for all streams):
K1: Knowledge of Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and associated regulations.
K2: Knowledge of international maritime legislation including conventions.
KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Common for all streams)
KLC1: Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect
KLC2: Thinking things through - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas
KLC3: Engagement - Working effectively with people, organizations, partners
KLC4: Excellence through results - Delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities
ABILITIES (Common for all streams)
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 under stress and to meet deadlines.
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.
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance - Other Security Requirements: Some positions may require a secret or top secret security clearance.
Medical Requirements: Valid Health Canada Occupational Health
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
1) PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL POSTER NOTES THOROUGHLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT WILL BE REQUIRED IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. FAILURE TO READ THE NOTES AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION MISSING CRITICAL INFORMATION PROVIDING FOR INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION FOR THE ASSESSMENT BOARD TO COMPLETE YOUR ASSESSMENT RESULTING IN YOUR ELIMINATION FROM THE PROCESS.
2) It is important to note that you are applying for potential needs rather than a particular position.
3) All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.
4) Candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate's responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.
5) It is your responsibility to check your e-mail account regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities. Failure to respond in the appropriate time frame will result in not being referred to the organization.
6) Please ensure to indicate the work location(s) where you would be willing and able to relocate in your application.
7) 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, reference checks, etc. 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.
8) Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department may not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.
9) Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.
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.