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La Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) possède et exploite la flotte civile du gouvernement fédéral et fournit aux Canadiens des services maritimes essentiels, notamment les suivants: recherche et sauvetage en mer, intervention en cas de pollution marine, services de communications et de gestion du trafic maritimes, services de déglaçage et de gestion des glaces, aides à la navigation, à l'entretien des canaux et au soutien d'autres ministères, conseils et agences du gouvernement en fournissant des navires, des aéronefs et d'autres services.

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Stream 1: Seaman/Public Safety Diving Trainee/Stream 2: Public Safety Diver/Deckhand
Posted date [2021-Feb-12] (ID: 2005)


Stream 1: Seaman/Public Safety Diving Trainee/Stream 2: Public Safety Diver/Deckhand

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Richmond (British Columbia)
SC-DED-02, SC-SPT-03
$57,576 to $59,628 (SC DED 02 - $57,576, SC SPT 03 - $59,628)

Closing date: 6 April 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-306046

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.

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.

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Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values. Diverse teams brings wide perspectives and creative ideas that benefit our clients, the communities we serve and all of us as colleagues. Be part of the Canadian Coast Guard that represents and includes the diverse identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada!

How to complete a self-declaration
1- Click Apply Online;
2- Complete the Employment Equity section;
3- Click on I want to complete the Self-Declaration Form for Employment Equity Groups;
4- Fill out the form.

Work environment

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. Embracing a proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians, CCG offers exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services; response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians.

Come work for a Department that thrives on change, building partnerships and providing a high level of service to Canadians. Women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Intent of the process

Successful candidates will be placed in an SC-DED-02 pool of candidates and may be hired for casual employment for a training program at the SC-DED-02, Seaman/Public Safety Diving Trainee, level in order to obtain the CCG Diver Qualification (course is approximately 3 months in length).

Those successful in completing the training program will be placed in an SC-SPT-03 pool of candidates and may be considered for term or indeterminate appointments to the SC-SPT-03, Public Safety Diver – Deckhand, working level.

Positions to be filled: 10

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

ECrt1 Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Basic Safety;
ECrt2 Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft;
(Note 1: if you are in possession of the former MED A1, B1, and B2, these will be accepted as they are considered to be the equivalent of the 2 courses listed above. Note 2: If you are enrolled in Marine Basic Safety and Survival Craft courses at the time of your application to this process, and can provide proof of enrollment, your candidacy will be evaluated.
ECrt3 Radio License (ROC – Restricted Operator’s Certificate, or ROC-M – Radio Operator’s Certificate, or ROC-MC – Radio Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial or GMDSS);
ECrt4 Marine First Aid (can be Marine Basic First Aid, Marine Advanced First Aid, Occupational First Aid Level 3, or higher).
ECrt5 Possession of one or more of the following certifications:
- Civilian Recreational Open Water Diver
- Canadian Forces / DND Ships Diver
- Occupational Diver Certification

EEx1 Experience with recreational or commercial boating.
EEx2 Experience in recreational, government, or commercial diving.

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

AEx1 Relevant experience in a government or commercial diving field.

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

English essential

ECrt6 Canadian Coast Guard Diver Qualification

EKn1 Knowledge of Recreational diving practices.
EKn2 Knowledge of Small vessel operations.
EKn3 Knowledge of Marine Emergency and First aid procedures.

EAb1 Ability to operate deck machinery and equipment.
EAb2 Ability to swim and function unaided in open water conditions in emergency or stressful situations.
(Note: This will be assessed with a practical exercise in a deep water pool).

Personal Suitability:
PS1 Teamwork

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

ACrt1 Transport Canada Bridge Watch certificate or Bridge Watch Course from a recognized Marine Training Institute;
ACrt2 Able Seaman’s Certificate, Watchkeeping Mate or higher.
ACrt3 CCG Medic A Certificate, or Occupational First AID (OFA) Level 3.
ACrt4 Transport Canada SVOC Small Vessel Operator Certificate
ACrt5 CCG RHIOT (Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training).

Organizational needs:
DFO recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. Selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities, and Women.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other conditions of employment:
• Seafarers Medical (new hires: Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic III).
• Health Canada Occupational Diving Medical certification as per (OHAG) section 2-VII for shallow water divers.
• Valid Canadian Passport
• Must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP
• Willingness to wear and maintain a uniform per Canadian Coast Guard standards, inclusive of CSA approved safety footwear, and maintain job related personal safety equipment.
• Must be willing and able to perform overtime work as required, often on short notice.
• Must be willing and able to work shiftwork.
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land, or by sea.
• Must be willing to wear cumbersome heavy weight diving dress including various diving helmets, weighing approx. 60 kgs for long periods while moving across decks and being immersed in cold, sometimes contaminated water, with low visibility conditions.
• Must be willing to obtain DCBC Certification.
• Possession of a valid BC Class 5 Driver's license.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, 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.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks will be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your email and contact information are maintained with the hiring board AND in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. All communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND via your PSRS account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly and to ensure that your email address accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email or filter them to a junk mail folder). Failure to respond to key messages may result in your being eliminated from this process.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Candidates who are hired must be willing and able to travel from their place of residence to designated vessel’s home port at own expense.


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.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Cameron Knight


Job Title Stream 1: Seaman/Public Safety Diving Trainee/Stream 2: Public Safety Diver/Deckhand
Job Details
Posted By Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Start Date
Salary $57,576 to $59,628 (SC DED 02 - $57,576, SC SPT 03 - $59,628)
Location Richmond (British Columbia)
Deadline for Application 2021-Apr-06
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Cameron.Knight(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Deck (Other)