Selection process number: 22-DFO-WCCG-EA-565247DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2023 Job Title: Engine Room Assistant / Oiler Classification: SC ERD 03 Tenure: Casual, Deployment, Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate Locations: Victoria (BC) Rate of pay: $59,436 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 established.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
What We Do:
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.
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.
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.
Essential qualifications candidates must possess:
Assessed on application:
**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 is defined as within a workplace setting
Assessed at a later date:Personal Suitability:
Language Requirements: English Essential
- Valid Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid
- 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
- Valid MarineMedical – 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 42 consecutive 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, 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.
Reference checks may be sought.
An interview may be administered.
A test may be administered.
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:
Philip Trinh, Staffing Officer, at Philip.Trinhdfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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 contact Philip.Trinhdfo-mpo.gc.ca to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.