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Oiler with the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region
Posted date [2022-Aug-05] (ID: 2669)


Reference number: DFO21J-021392-000455
Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-322752
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Victoria (British Columbia)

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

Closing date: 30 June 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the occupational certification and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications. 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.

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term),casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.


Under the direction of a CCG Officer, this position carries out maintenance, operational and custodial services for the Watchkeeping Engineer of 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:
• Assisting in operating, maintaining and repairing ship machinery and equipment;
• Participating in fueling, lube oil transfer and waste oil products handling, and the production, transfer, testing and treatment of potable water;
• Conducting rigging in support of engine room lifting activities;
• Participating in damage control, firefighting, environmental response and other drills, exercises and operations.

Work environment

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) leads the management of Canada’s fisheries and the safeguarding of Canadian waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways. We are proud to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to values and ethics – we recognize our employees for a variety of achievements, including Excellence in Values and Innovation; provide wide-ranging career opportunities, as we are the third largest federal public service department in British Columbia; are recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.

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

Your résumé.

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

Operational Certification:
• Valid Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid*
*any candidate holding First Aid qualifications other than the requested certification (ie. certification which does not include a marine component) may be deemed partially qualified with the expectation that, at minimum, the Marine Basic First Aid training be obtained prior to hire

• Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Basic Safety training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Basic Safety.**

• Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats.**

**Note: Applicants with expired MEDs are still encouraged to apply. Upon successful completion of the process, applicants with expired MEDs would be placed into a pool of partially qualified candidates. Once MED refreshers are obtained, they would be moved into the pool of fully qualified candidates and be considered for appointment

Professional* experience of approximately 3 months or greater in mechanical, electrical, welding or other similar trades
*Professional is defined as within a workplace setting

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

English essential

Personal Suitability:
• Judgment
• Reliability.

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

Operational Certification:
• Marine Medical Care, OFA 3 or other First Aid certification without a marine component
• Fourth class marine engineering certificate.
• Certificate of Competency as Engine Room Rating.
• Certification (any) in mechanical, electrical, welding or other similar trades.

• Experience working in a Marine environment.
• Experience working at sea.
• Experience working with DFO/CCG departmental Engineering databases.

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:
• Valid Marine Medical - 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 work aboard a vessel for up to 42consecutive days.
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land, and 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.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test 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.


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.

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

Contact information
Supervisor Seagoing Personnel
Job Title Oiler with the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region
Job Details
Posted By Fisheries and Ocean Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Western Region
Start Date
Salary $59,436 per year
Location Victoria, BC
Deadline for Application 2022-Dec-31
Contact Phone #
Contact Email CCGSeaSuper(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Engine (Other)