Inventory - Multidisciplinary Hydrographer Trainee

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Mont-Joli, QC (il y a 18 mois)

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Hydrographic Service
Mont-Joli (Québec)
$49,457 to $60,171

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

Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Update: Please note that the second withdrawal of candidatures will be held on August 27th 2018.

Important messages

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.

Applicants who meet the essential qualifications will have their application included in the inventory for this ongoing selection process. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your applicant account.

When submitting your application, you must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how you meet the education and experiences listed under ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS and the experiences listed under OTHER QUALIFICATIONS. Please describe using concrete examples HOW, WHEN and WHERE you have acquired these qualifications. It is not enough to just say that you have the required qualifications, or to list your current responsibilities. An effective approach would be to write a paragraph or two to show that you have the qualification required by ensuring the clarity and precision of details. Résumé may only be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described. Comments such as 'refer to my attached résumé' will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 365 days. A notice will be sent to your applicant account 60 days before the end of active period of inventory to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional year. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.


Multidisciplinary Hydrographers are responsible for the acquisition, validation, management, and transformation of data from internal and external sources for the creation and maintenance of Canada’s official nautical charts, related products and information. Services are provided to support the program objectives and initiatives of the CHS.

Services are provided on behalf of CHS managers and staff to external clients such as the commercial shipping industry, recreational boating, fishing industry, other government departments, and academia, who use these products and services for safe navigation and the conduct of technical and scientific studies. These products and services protect lives, property and the marine environment and are essential for safe marine navigation in Canadian waters.

Work environment

The Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) is part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada within the Science Sector. Since 1883, CHS has studied the oceans, lakes and rivers of Canada to ensure their safe and sustainable use and to allow navigation in these waters.

CHS's vision is to be a world class authority and supplier of hydrospatial information, a responsive supplier of hydrographic products and services, and a valuable partner in ocean technology development and applications. The CHS office in Mont-Joli has more than 60 employees, 20 of whom were recently hired, as part of the federal government's Oceans Protection Plan (OPP). Over the next few years, OPP will contribute in modernizing marine cartography and also the way to achieve it.

CHS office in Mont-Joli works closely with the other four CHS offices, Dartmouth (NSE), Sidney (BC), Burlington (ON) and Ottawa (ON). Our hydrographic and cartographic operations include acquiring or receiving hydrographic data (e.g. bathymetry, water level), the processing, validation, management and integration of that data for the purpose of updating or creating modern nautical publications (e.g. nautical charts, sailing directions, tide tables).

The CHS office in Mont-Joli is located at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, a Fisheries and Oceans Canada research center, situated near Mont-Joli and halfway between Rimouski and Matane. The Institute is housed on an enchanting site along the St. Lawrence Estuary.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this inventory is to create a pool of qualified candidates to fill positions of varying lengths (temporary or permanent) within CHS, Québec Region. Please note that the second withdrawal of candidatures will be held on August 27th 2018. Any subsequent withdrawal of applications will be based on operational requirements.

The CHS maintains a structured national Multidisciplinary Hydrographer (MDH) Career Development Program in order to train qualified Hydrographers who are able to carry different tasks. The Program includes on-the-job learning, interspersed with formal training modules to ensure the professional development and career progression of MDH from EG-02 ($49 457 - $60 171) level to EG-05 ($65 822 - $80 083). The progression is done within approximately 5 years after the initial appointment or entry into the program.

Please note that the experience and its relevance to the position to be filled will be considered to establish the entry level of candidates.

Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

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

Postsecondary diploma* with a specialization in Geomatics, Cartography, Geography, or in an acceptable related discipline (such as Physical Sciences, Nautical Science or Remote Sensing).

  • The diploma must be obtained no later than the 2018 winter semester.
Degree equivalency

Basic computer experience in using operating systems and office productivity programs;
Basic experience in using geospatial software.

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

Experience in at least one of the following areas: field hydrography, tides, currents and water levels, production of nautical products, or spatial data management ;
Experience with using CARIS (HIPS, BE, HPD, etc.) geospatial software suite ;
Experience in navigation.

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

French essential

Information on language requirements

Basic knowledge of hydrography.

Working effectively in a team
Results Orientation
Adaptability and resilience
Demonstrating integrity and respect

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

Consent to work periods of sustained attention at a computer terminal.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possess a valid driver's license;
Possess a valid medical clearance;
Willing and able to travel anywhere in Canada, by car, truck, ship, launch, helicopter or small plane, and may entail work at sea and in the field;
Willing and able to work overtime, on weekends and shift work;
Willing and able to work away from home or in isolated areas for extended periods.

Other information

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Candidates from outside the federal Public Service may be required to pay for their own travel expenses for assessment.

If applicable, you will have to provide proof of your original education credentials when requested.

Our intention is to communicate with candidates through emails and/or through the applicant account. Candidates participating in this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and that their system accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block the receipt of these types of email).


Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language(s) of their choice.

In order to manage the number of applications in this selection process, management may use top-down or random selection at various steps in the process to determine the number of candidates who will continue in the process.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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.