Chief Officer
Health Canada
Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
4d ago

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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 below to request special 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.

Work environment

Want a career where you help save lives?

  • The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives;
  • protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

    As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

    The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2018! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

    Intent of the process

    A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

    If appointed to a position, the location associated with the position will become the employee's homeport and travel to and from the homeport will be the employee's responsibility.

    A candidate may change / update the location he / she is applying for at any time prior to being offered a position resulting from this process.

    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 :

    SO-MAO-05, SO-MAO-06, SO-MAO-07

    Possession of a valid Transport Canada Chief Mate, Near Coastal Certificate. STCW endorsement required.


    Possession of a valid Transport Canada Master, Near Coastal Certificate. STCW endorsement required.

    Experience :

    Significant operational experience as a Watch keeping Officer for a minimum of 336 days.

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

    Personal Suitability : Judgement


    Effective Interpersonal Skills


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

    Occupational Certification :

    SO-MAO-05, SO-MAO-06, SO-MAO-07

    Possession of a valid Transport Canada Chief Mate Certificate. STCW endorsement required.


    Possession of a valid Transport Canada Master Mariner Certificate. STCW endorsement required.

    SO-MAO-05 / 06 / 07 / 08

    Successful training in one or more of the following areas :

  • Armed Boarding
  • 50 Calibre Machine Gun
  • Basic Oil Spill Response (BOSRC)
  • Experience :

    Experience in carrying out any or all of the following Canadian Coast Guard programs as a Chief Officer or as a Commanding Officer :

  • Aids to Navigation
  • Search and Rescue
  • Icebreaking
  • Arctic Operations
  • Conservation and Protection
  • Science Programs ( seismic or hydrographic work)
  • Fishing / Trawler Programs
  • Programs for Other Government Departments such as RCMP, DND, CBSA or EC.
  • Experience as a Chief Officer or higher.

    Experience as a Chief Officer or as a Commanding Officer during a refit period.

    Experience in shore based Fleet / Shipboard Management positions (Candidates must describe the duration and duties performed during any assignment ashore.).

    Experience in OHS committee investigating workplace injury or reviewing and updating Shipboard Safe Work Instructions.

    Organizational Needs :

    Membership in one of the designated Employee Equity Groups.

    Conditions of employment

    Secret security clearance

  • Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel.
  • Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency.
  • Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as required.
  • Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region.
  • Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards.
  • Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program.
  • For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period.
  • Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions).
  • Must be willing and able to travel by air, land or by sea.
  • 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 targeted groups when you apply.

    SO-MAO-05 : $37.28 - $41.59 per hour

    SO-MAO-06 : $39.14 - $43.39 per hour

    SO-MAO-07 : $40.62 - $45.05 per hour

    SO-MAO-08 : $42.74 - $47.39 per hour

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

    The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 6 months from the date of elimination at either the interview or reference stage of the process.

    If you submit an application to this selection process before the retest period has elapsed your application will not be considered.

    If you are eliminated at the screening stage, you are encouraged to resubmit your application once you meet the essential qualifications identified for screening.

    Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.

    The assessment board reserves the right to contact references other than those provided by the candidates (within the public service only), if deemed it necessary to conduct a sufficient assessment of the candidates.

    Information may be gathered through Employee Performance Agreements (within the public service).

    As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities.

    We therefore encourage persons with disabilities to identify any accommodation needed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an Accommodation Policy and will accommodate up to the point of undue hardship for the duration of the selection process, and upon any offer of employment, for the performance of the duties of the position.

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