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Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator
Posted date [2022-Aug-05] (ID: 2673)

Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Maritime Search and Rescue
Esquimalt (British Columbia)
$74,763 to $85,004

Selection process number: 22-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-340954

Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator (

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard

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

The Search and Rescue Coordinator is a shore opportunity that allows you to:

• Keep your Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate (or higher) certificate
• Spend more time with family and friends. You will work on a rotating shift schedule.
• Enjoy generous paid time off.
• Contribute to one of the best pension plans in Canada as well as benefit from excellent medical/dental insurance coverage.

Pension link: s/pensio n-plan/prospective-members.html

Insurance link: services/bene fit-pl ans/prosp ective-employees-public-service-group-insuran ce-benefit-plan-members.html

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined


Essential Qualifications


1. High school diploma or acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
2. Watchkeeping Mate certificate OR Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate of Competency issued under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007-115 (or equivalent).


1. Twelve (12) months sea time experience as navigation officer in charge of a watch in BC coastal waters (Victoria search and rescue region).
2. Experience working with Marine Communications and Traffic Services
3. Experience working with Vessel Traffic Services
4. Experience working with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre
5. Experience with on scene coordination in a SAR incident


1. Knowledge of the Canadian SAR system Canadian Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (CAMSAR)

2. Knowledge of the Global SAR system International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue Manual (IAMSAR)
3. Knowledge of local area geography
4. Knowledge of Canada Shipping Act, International Maritime Organization , IAMSAR and Safety of Life at Sea convention


1. Strategic Thinking
2. Dealing with Crises
3. Building Partnerships


1. Ability to analyze information critically and make decisions.
2. Ability to communicate effectively orally.
3. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
4. Ability to work under pressure.
5. Ability to think critically
6. Ability to make decisions and communicate them


1. Teamwork / good interpersonal relations
2. Fortitude
3. Judgment
4. Initiative
5. Decisiveness


• Willingness to work on a rotating shift schedule used to maintain a 24/7 service.
• Willingness to be part of a stand-by schedule with possibility of call back for overtime work.
• Maritime search and rescue coordinators must wear CCG uniform while on duty as described on the CCG uniform’s guidelines.


• Valid Health Canada Medical – in accordance with position standards
• The successful completion of the following three courses within 12 months from appointment to the position in addition to the appropriate On-Job-Training program is mandatory:
- Maritime Search Planning Course (MSP)
- Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Coordinator Course (SMC)
- SAR Mobile Facilities/On-Scene coordinator Course (SMF/OSC);

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Job Title Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator
Job Details
Posted By Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Salary $74,763 to $85,004
Location Esquimalt, British Columbia
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Mariah.McCooey(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Watchkeeping Mate