Reference number: DFO22J-019892-001281
Selection process number: 22-DFO-WCCG-EA-565288
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Victoria (British Columbia), Vancouver Island - Other locations (British Columbia)
Casual, Deployment, Secondment, Specific period, Indeterminate
For further information on the Canadian Coast Guard, please visit Canadian Coast Guard
Closing date: 31 August 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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.
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.
Under the direction of a CCG Officer, this position carries out fishing research, maintenance, operational and custodial services for a Canadian Coast Guard ship, as well as duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal mandate. Key duties may include:
• Maintains deck equipment, such as fishing gear, and machinery, shipboard cleanliness and husbandry, performs deckhand duties, carpentry work and simple repairs to engines;
• Stands at watch at sea and in port, on the bridge as a lookout, or at the forecastle as a bow lookout;
• Assists in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies, and in delivering equipment and stores ashore;
• Participates in shipboard safety drills (fire, ship abandonment, damage control, recovery of persons overboard), and assists in the testing of safety equipment and systems;
• Provides all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.
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. The department has received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.
The Government of Canada recently announced the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. DFO/CCG are dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. 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
A pool of qualified candidates will be established.
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)
1. Valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Basic Safety
2. Valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
3. ROC-MC Radio Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial
4. Valid Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid
1. Fishing experience as a Twinehand on a Coast Guard Fishery Vessel (during operational periods) OR Experience as a deckhand on a Commercial Stern Trawler fishing vessel
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Information on language requirements
2. Effective Interpersonal Skills
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
1. Bridge Watch Rating certificate
2. Transport Canada Fishing Master 4th Class certificate (or higher)
3. Transport Canada Master 150 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal Certificate (or higher)
1. Experience in repairing or maintaining stern trawler fishing gear and equipment
2. Experience working on a commercial fishing vessel on the BC coast
3. Experience working at sea for extended periods of time
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance
• Valid Medical (Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic 3) – no limitations***
• For Canadian Citizens, Valid Canadian Passport or for Canadian Permanent Residents, A Valid Passport from a recognized Passport Issuing Authority
• Must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP
• Must be willing 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 be deployed
• 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 go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) in adverse weather conditions, and on various classes of vessels (Up to 42 days)
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land, or by sea
***Candidates must hold a Transport Canada Marine Medical valid for the occupation group to which they have applied (Deck, Engine, or Catering) prior to initial hire. A Health Canada Occupational Health Medical must be completed after initial hire and must be maintained as an ongoing condition of 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
Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
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 first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.