Indigenous Recruitment – Response Officer – Inventory
Federal Public Service
Port Hardy (British Columbia)
1d ago

Important messages

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.

Each step in the process is a separate phase, and candidates must be successful in the preceding phase in order to move to the next.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications (other qualifications).

It should not be assumed that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history.

You must be specific and provide concrete examples / details for each criteria, as applications will be screened only on the information provided and you will not have an opportunity to provide clarification about your answers.

Failure to provide the information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.

The first extraction of applications is anticipated to occur on March 19, 2018 at 10 : 00 PST.

For general information when applying on a selection process please visit https : / / www.canada.ca / en / public-service-

commission / jobs / services / gc-jobs.html

Duties

The Canadian Coast Guard is the lead federal agency for the response component of Canada’s Marine Oil Spill Preparedness Response Regime.

The Environmental Response program monitors or manages the clean-up efforts for any ship-source or mystery source pollution incident in waters under Canadian jurisdiction.

Under the direction of a CCG Environmental Response Senior Response Officer, this position carries out environmental response duties in the marine environment as part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s federal mandate.

Key activities may include response to pollution incidents in the field, operation and maintenance of vessels, pollution response equipment and vehicles, supporting development and implementation of Environmental Response planning, training and exercises as well as carrying out administrative duties at the headquarters area.

Work environment

  • The Canadian Coast Guard offers the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; contribute to Canada’s growing economy;
  • and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. As an organization, we operate ships of all types; cutting-

    edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

    We are growing and looking for members who have a passion for helping others and who will bring innovative ideas, creativity, energy, enthusiasm and willingness to contribute and influence our path to a brighter future.

    The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

    For more information on careers at DFO : http : / / www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca / career-carriere-eng.htm

    For more information on careers at CCG : http : / / www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca / College-and-Careers / home

    What we offer :

    1. Competitive salaries with a salary range that brings annual increases to most employees, up to a maximum amount.

    2. Continuous learning and career advancement - Build your career within the Federal Government!

    3. Advantageous pension regime and benefits.

    4. Three weeks of holidays per year when you start.

    5. Flexible work arrangements possibility of flexible hours and compressed work weeks to help you balance your personal and work life.

    Intent of the process

    This is an inventory process, and will be used to staff GT-04 positions within the Canadian Coast Guard in various locations throughout British Columbia.

    Job offers resulting from this inventory will be for either PERMANENT positions, or positions for a SPECIFIED PERIOD (TERM).

    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.

    This process may also be used to staff identical or similar positions across Canada, with various language requirements, security requirement and tenures.

    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Your résumé.

    A covering letter in 1,500 words (maximum) "questions found under STEP ONE."

    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.

    In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

    STEP ONE RESUME AND COVERING LETTER

    WHAT YOU MUST HAVE (essential) IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THIS STEP - ONLINE APPLICATION

    1.Do you have a secondary school diploma? If yes, please provide details of where you attended and when you graduated.

  • You will be required to provide proof of your education credentials at the interview (original documents only). Candidates invited to step three (interview) will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).
  • If you do not have a secondary school diploma, please describe any other education, training or experience that you do have that may be applicable.

    2.Do you have experience providing operational training, or presentations? This could include but is not limited to : developing training materials, facilitating sessions, or providing explanations to supervisors or managers about work situations etc.

    3.Do you have experience preparing reports and technical documents using computer software such as but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook?

    This could include but is not limited to : drafting reports, spreadsheets and email correspondence.

    4.Do you have experience liaising with external public or private partner organizations? This could include but is not limited to attending meetings as a representative and facilitating discussions and conversations about topics of mutual interest / importance

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

    WHAT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE, AND MAY ALSO BE ASSESSED AT STEP ONE ONLINE APPLICATION

    5.Do you have experience in marine emergency response operations at a field level? Give detailed examples of times when you were directly involved in / participated in emergency response actions.

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

    STEP TWO - TESTING

    If your application is screened in at step one, you will be invited to demonstrate your competencies via an assessment process.

    WHAT YOU MUST HAVE (essential) IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THIS STEP

    1.Knowledge of the Incident Command System

    2.Knowledge of seafaring practices, vessel management and operation

    3.Knowledge of hydrocarbons (characteristics and behaviour in marine environments)

    4.Knowledge of operating principles for marine oil pollution clean-up equipment

    STEPS THREE & FOUR - INTERVIEW & REFERENCES

    If you are successful to this phase, you will be scheduled you for an interview and be asked you to provide references.

    WHAT YOU MUST HAVE (essential) IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THIS STEP

    1. Ability to analyze and solve problems

    2. Ability to apply operational standards and procedures

    3. Ability to work as part of a team

    4. Ability to communicate effectively orally

    5. Ability to communicate effectively in writing

    6. Tact

    7. Effective Interpersonal Relationships

    Secret security clearance

    Willing and able to obtain medical certificate

    Valid Class 5 Driver's license

    Willing and able to travel on various means of transport including ships, small vessels and aircraft to remote locations and abroad, knowing that such travel may be frequent and seasonal

    Willing and able to work overtime, be on call according to a schedule (day and night, seven days a week) and occasionally work weekends, in accordance with the pertinent collective agreement

    Willing and able to work in potentially hazardous and / or adverse conditions such as those found in the marine environment and in remote locations

    Willing and able to work in emergency situations

    Willing and able to travel for extended periods on short notice

    Valid passport

    Willing and able to wear the Canadian Coast Guard uniform

    Willing and able to wear CSA approved personal safety equipment related to the job

    Willing and able to obtain underwater crash survival training for aircraft

    NOTE : THE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND SECURITY STATUS / CLEARANCE MAY VARY BY THE POSITION BEING STAFFED.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT DO NOT APPLY TO ALL POSITIONS BEING STAFFED

    Other information

    The STAR method is an example of how to structure your answers to ensure you provide enough detail.

    S -Situation : Detail the background and provide context. Where and When?

    T -Task : Describe the challenge and expectations. What needed to be done and why?

    A -Action : Elaborate on your specific action. What did you do and how? What tools did you use?

    R - Results : Explain the results : accomplishments, recognition, etc. Quantify.

    Aboriginal persons will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF). Please visit this site for more information.

    https : / / www.canada.ca / en / public-service-commission / services / appointment-framework / employment-equity-diversity / affirmation-aboriginal-affiliation.html

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your email and contact information are maintained with the hiring board AND in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account.

    All communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND via your PSRS account.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly and to ensure that your email address accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email or filter them to a junk mail folder).

    Failure to respond to key messages may result in your being eliminated from this process.

    Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are .

    The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

    If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

    Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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