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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.

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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....

Leadership Opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard!
Posted date [2021-Mar-16] (ID: 2033)

Leadership Opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard!

Reference number: DFO21J-017927-000110
Selection process number: 21-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-309341
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard
CCG Atlantic Region
AS-06, EL-09, GT-06, GT-07, GT-08, PM-05 - See Notes, PM-06
$82,735 to $122,457

Closing date: 2 May 2021 - 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

Do you thrive on change and exciting new projects? Do you want to connect with an amazing team of professionals who share your passion and commitment to excellence? If you’re a motivated team player, eager to make an impact and want to lead diverse teams and projects that keep you challenged every day, keep reading!

In CCG Atlantic Region, we are committed to ensuring a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. That’s why our goal is to hire leaders who, along with having the technical competencies and experience, care about people and respectfully champion the success of each person by building cohesive teams and creating a work environment where diverse values, opinions and ideas of all employees are celebrated.

Employees are our most valuable asset and supporting employee well-being strengthens our Region as a whole. Our leaders are expected to build a diverse workplace where employees feel included, supported, and engaged. That’s why we are making the commitment to ensure that the recruitment of leaders within the CCG Atlantic Region factors in the importance of Key Leadership Competencies to support our commitment to a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

If you share these values and possess the leadership qualities we require, please apply now!

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified leaders will be established that can be used to staff the following positions as they become available within the CCG Atlantic Region. Other positions could be added over time:

► Superintendent, Marine Communications and Traffic Services
► Superintendent, Aids to Navigation
► Superintendent, Icebreaking
► Superintendent, Search and Rescue
► Superintendent, Environmental Response
► Superintendent, Vessels of Concern
► Superintendent, Maritime and Civil Infrastructure
► Superintendent, Marine Engineering
► Superintendent, Electronics and Informatics
► Superintendent, Technical Management
► Superintendent, Regional Operation Center
► Superintendent, Operational business
► Superintendent, Marine
► Manager, Indigenous Relations and Partnerships
► Manager, Strategic Services Unit
► Manager, CCG Safety & Security

The above positions are primarily located in either St. John’s, Newfoundland or Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. However, you may be able to work from another location in the CCG Atlantic Region. This will be determined objectively prior to a position being staffed. Consequently, we encourage all candidates interested in working within the CCG Atlantic Region to apply.

Although this selection process closes on May 2, 2021 at 23:59 Pacific Time, the first pull of applications will be conducted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. For this reason, if you would like to be considered for immediate vacancies, please ensure your application is submitted by April 5, 2021 at 23:59 Pacific Time.

Employment Equity contributes to a strong and sustainable Public Service by ensuring that the workforce reflects the rich diversity of Canada's population. At the Canadian Coast Guard, we see the value that a representative workforce brings to our organization. We celebrate the richness of the people that contribute to this organization’s workforce. A workforce where the diversity of thought, culture, ethnicity, age, gender orientation and experiences are considered as invaluable assets. Together, we can meet new challenges, fuel innovation through diversity, help create prosperity and make a positive impact in the workplace and the people we serve. Therefore, when a vacancy becomes available, we are making a commitment to first consider candidates who self-identify in one of the four Employment Equity Groups.

Results from this selection process may be used to staff these and similar positions within CCG across Canada.

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)

The following are the common qualifications required for all leadership positions listed above:

► A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives
► Experience in human resource management, such as, but not limited to, assigning work, monitoring progress, managing labour relations cases, managing and assessing performance, developing and implementing training and staffing plans.
► Experience in providing strategic advice and recommendations on complex and sensitive program or policy issues.
► Experience in the management of financial resources, such as, but not limited to, establishing, managing, allocating and being accountable for a budget within a program.

Additional qualifications are required for each of the leadership positions listed above. You can read more about these positions and their specific requirements here: uzdGPVgda?dl=0 

If you feel you meet the above required common experience and the additional position specific qualifications (found in the above link), you are encouraged to apply.

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

Various language requirements

Please note: While most of our positions only require proficiency in English, some of our positions may require the use of both English and French. Language profile of the position will be reviewed and determined objectively when a position becomes vacant. Consequently, we encourage all candidates, regardless of their language profile, to apply.

In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of language skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application. The self-assessment test is found at the following link: g-public-service/self-assessment-tests.html

Information on language requirements

► Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
► Create Vision and Strategy
► Mobilize People
► Uphold Integrity and Respect
► Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
► Promote Innovation and Guide Change
► Achieve Results

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

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Certain leadership positions within the CCG Atlantic Region are/may be under classification review, such as the PM-05, Superintendent, Icebreaking position. Therefore, at time of appointment the group and level of the above-mentioned positions may differ.

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► Part 1: Application

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you would like to apply to this position in an alternative way, please contact Chelsey Lays, Talent Sourcing Business Partner at Chelsey.Lays(at) as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted up until May 2, 2021 at 23:59 Pacific Time

► Part 2: Questionnaire

If we have determined that you meet the common essential experience factors, you will be provided with instructions on how to complete an online questionnaire (link to follow). The questionnaire will provide you with additional information about each of the leadership roles within the CCG Atlantic Region. If you are interested in any of these roles, you will be required to elaborate on how you meet the position specific requirements, in terms of your experience, education, and occupational certifications.

► Part 3: Assessment of Key Leadership Competencies

The assessment of the Key Leadership Competencies will be conducted in two stages, an online test followed by an interview. The online test will be completed through Evaluation Personnel Selection International (EPSI), a specialized third party service provider the week of April 19, 2021. Interviews will be conducted using a third-party platform called VidCruiter the week of April 26, 2021.

You can learn more about the Key Leadership Competencies by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser. y-leadership-competency-profile.html

Assessment schedules may differ depending on the position being staffed, resulting in some applicants being assessed before others.

► Part 4: Pool of Leaders Established

You will be notified by May 7, 2021 if you meet the common requirements for these leadership opportunities within the CCG Atlantic Region. A hiring manager may be in contact with you directly to discuss your qualifications for their vacancy . Qualifications deemed necessary for a specific opportunity could require further assessment (i.e. an interview), without these qualifications having been initially posted on the poster.

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Communication for this process will be sent to your GC Jobs account and to your e-mail. You must check your e-mail account frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Please ensure your e-mail address accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will consider that you are not interested in participating in this selection process should you not respond to our communication.

When communicating with us during any stage of this process, please indicate the selection process number (21-DFO-ACCG-EA-CCG-309341) in the subject field of your email.

Please note that your overall conduct and communications, including email correspondence, throughout the entire process may be used in the assessment of qualifications.


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.

Contact information
Chelsey Lays, Talent Sourcing Business Partner, Human Resources Phil Jewell, Regional Director, Integrated Business Management Services
Chelsey.Lays(at) Philip.Jewell(at)


Job Title Leadership Opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard!
Job Details
Posted By Chelsey Lays, Talent Sourcing Business Partner, Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Location CCG Atlantic Region
Deadline for Application 2021-May-02
Contact Phone #
Contact Email chelsey.lays(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Shore Job