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Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians such as: marine search and rescue, marine pollution response, marine communications and traffic management services, icebreaking and ice-management services, aids to navigation, channel maintenance and support of other government departments, boards and agencies by providing ships, aircraft and other services.

As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians.
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.

En tant qu'organisme service spécial de Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO), la GCC aide le MPO à s'acquitter de sa responsabilité d'assurer des voies navigables sécuritaires et accessibles aux Canadiens....

Posted date [2020-Oct-13] (ID: 1917)


Reference number: DFO20J-021878-000358
Selection process number: 20-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-296518
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Fleet 
Victoria (British Columbia) 
$33.02 to $36.99 per hour

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

Closing date: 31 December 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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.

Assessment accommodation

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.


Supervises the operation, maintenance and repair of the main propulsion plant, electrical plant, auxiliary machinery, deck machinery, hotel equipment and miscellaneous systems.
Supervises and assists in the training of engineering personnel assigned to the watch.
Leads and/or participates in, damage control, firefighting, environmental response and other drills, exercises and operations;
Maintains and updates machinery maintenance records, as well as engine room log and oil record books.
Provides all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.

Work environment

At Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 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 a healthy, respectful and supportive work environment for all employees – many resources and initiatives are available such as the Working on Wellness program, which promotes work-life balance and access to LifeSpeak, which is an innovative health and wellness platform;
• Provide wide-ranging career opportunities, as we are the third largest Federal Public Service Department in British Columbia;
• Commit to continuous learning and employees’ career development;
• Be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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 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.

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)

Occupational Certification:

• Transport Canada Certificate of Competency, 4th Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement

• Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting- STCW

• Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats - STCW

NOTE: You will be asked to provide a copy of the Transport Canada Certificate of Competency with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement and the Marine Emergency Duties certificates.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

• Transport Canada Certificate of Competency, 3rd, 2nd or 1st Class Engineer Motor Ship with valid STCW Continued Proficiency Endorsement.
• Valid Marine Advanced First Aid Certificate

• Experience: A minimum of 185 sea days (operational days*) as engineer of the watch.
Up to 90 days to be from refit/overhauling
*Operational days: vessel must be on program, refit, or maintenance period.
• Experience refit/dry-docking/Self Maintenance. (Experience defined as 56 days)
• Experience in the use and maintenance of a Safety Management System
• Experience with computer based maintenance system
• Experience with troubleshooting engineering systems

Documentation of Operational and/or Working Days and Copies of Testimonials may be assessed at a later date and therefore are not required to be submitted at the time of initial application.

Key Leadership Competency:
• Achieve results

Personal Suitability:
• Judgement
• Effective Interpersonal Skills

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

Secret security clearance

• Valid Transport Canada Seafarer’s medical - no geographical restrictions
• 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, rotating hours, and variable hours of work;
• Willingness to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) in adverse weather conditions, and on various classes of vessels; and
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land and sea.
• Must be willing and able to be deployed


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.

Information on employment equity

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

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.

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, 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.


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Job Title Engineer
Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard - Western
Start Date
Location Victoria, BC
Deadline for Application
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 -> Engineer (Other)