Selection process number: 22-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-342773DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2023 Job Title: Steward Classification: SC STD 01 Tenure: Casual, Deployment, Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate Locations: Victoria (BC) Rate of pay: $56,328 Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad. For more information about the Canadian Coast Guard We Are the Canadian Coast Guard ► Understanding the job advertisement Cracking the Code (navigate the application process step by step)
What will this process be used for?
A pool of qualified candidates will be created and may be used to staff similar positions, on a temporary or permanent basis.
If you qualified at the STD-01 level on Process 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-308279, please do not re-apply.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
What We Do
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.
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 since 2017.
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.
Essential qualifications candidates must possess:
Assessed on application:
Assessed at a later date:
- 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.
- Valid Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid Certification
- Marine Medical Care, OFA 3, or other First Aid certification without a marine component.
- Experience working on seagoing vessels.
- Experience in taking inventories and ordering supplies.
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.
- 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
Conditions of Employment:
- Reliability Status security clearance
- Valid FOODSAFE Certification
- 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: Required within 6 months of employment
- Valid Medical (Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic 3)
- 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 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
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.
Information on employment equity
Reference checks will be sought.
An interview will be administered.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.
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.
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.
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.
For questions please contact:
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