Senior Marine Safety Inspector
Federal Public Service
North Slave Region - Other locations (Northwest Territories)
50d ago

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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.


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If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory.

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  • you may select the link Update my Inventory Status to reaffirm your interest.

    Depending on the number of candidates, the written exam and the interview may be administered on the same day or interviews will be conducted within a few weeks of written exams in order to expedite the staffing process.


    Inspectors must be leaders and skilled communicators capable of working effectively with others and adapting to the different needs of our clients.

    They must sometimes take rapid, decisive action and must be able to negotiate, facilitate behavior change and develop new competencies in client industries.

    Inspectors work in an environment of high stress due to the possible impact of error and real or potential conflict. In the course of ensuring that regulations are respected, inspectors carry significant responsibility and accountability and their decisions have a direct impact on the safety of Canadians.

    Work environment

    Marine Safety is part of the Marine Safety and Security Program that develops and administers policies and regulations to advance the safety and security of Canada’s marine transportation system.

    We promote an efficient and sustainable system that protects the marine environment and contributes to economic development.

    Our corporate headquarters is in Ottawa. The Regional Director General oversees the Marine Safety and Security offices in each of the five regions Pacific, Prairie and Northern, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic.

    The Vision of Marine Safety : A safe, sustainable and environmentally responsible marine community recognized worldwide as a leader.

    The Mission of Marine Safety : To achieve our vision by continuously enhancing safety and the protection of life, health, property and the marine environment through :

  • Development, maintenance and implementation of an effective and efficient regulatory regime;
  • Education and awareness; and
  • Monitoring and enforcement.
  • Intent of the process

    Transport Canada may establish a pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates which could be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures (such as indeterminate or specified period).

    These positions could have various security and language requirements and / or profiles depending on the location of the position being staffed.





    Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

    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)

    STREAM 1

    Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in naval architecture.

    STREAM 2

    Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution in electrical / electronic engineering or electrical / electronic technology or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience in electrical / electronic installation in a marine environment.

    STREAM 3

    A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience AND possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master, Near Coastal or higher.

    STREAM 4

    Secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience; AND possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Second-

    class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship) or higher.

    Note 1 : Candidates will be asked to provide proof of education and / or proof of Canadian certificate of competency.

    Note 2 : References to certification levels and experience are as defined in the Marine Personnel Regulations of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

    If you have a foreign certificate of competency, additional information on how to obtain a Canadian certificate of competency can be found here :

    http : / / / eng / marinesafety / mpsp-training-examinationcertification-


    Note 3 : Candidates with marine experience from the Canadian Navy may refer to https : / / / eng / marinesafety / mpsp-


    For further information on the eligibility for Direct Examinations.


    For candidates with a university degree, Master Mariner or First Class engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship) : experience normally acquired in TWO (2) years in one or more of the following areas :

    For candidates who meet any other of the accepted education / certification factors : experience normally acquired in FIVE (5) years in one or more of the following areas :

    May also include one or more of the following experience factors :


    EX1 : Experience in marine design, construction, repairs, operation, inspection, quality assurance or other marine related areas; OR

    EX2 : Experience in technical or operational management of ships; OR

    STREAM 3

    EX3 : Experience as master or chief mate on ships.

    STREAM 4 :

    EX4 : Experience as chief engineer or second engineer on ships.

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


    AED1 : A degree from a recognized university in naval architecture.

    AED2 : A degree from a recognized university in electrical / electronic engineering or in electrical / electronic technology.

    AED3 : A degree from a recognized university in nautical studies or maritime studies.

    AED4 : A degree from a recognized university in a field related to the position (e.g. engineering, technology, physical sciences, etc).


    STREAM 3 Master

    AED5 : Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master Mariner, valid for use at sea.

    AED6 : Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a Master Mariner and extensive* experience in the marine environment

    STREAM 4 Marine Engineering

    AED7 : Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a First-class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship), valid for use at sea.

    AED8 : Possession of a Canadian certificate of competency as a First-class Engineer (Motor Ship or Steamship) and extensive* experience in the marine environment

  • Extensive is defined as depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of duties for a period of at least five (5) years (could be in multiple positions).
  • The marine environment is defined as the marine industry, marine transportation, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Coast Guard, other shipboard operations, operational support to shipping or other marine-related fields.


    AEX1 : Experience as a master on vessels.

    AEX2 : Experience as a chief engineer on vessels.

    AEX3 : Experience as an employer representative or health and safety committee member / representative with respect to the Canada Labour Code Part II or the equivalent provincial health and safety legislation.

    AEX4 : Experience in the development or implementation of safety management systems.

    AEX5 : Experience in the development or implementation of quality assurance programs or systems.

    AEX6 : Experience as a port captain or as an independent surveyor or as a surveyor for classification societies, Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs).

    AEX7 : Experience in design, construction or repair of commercial vessels or serially produced small vessels.

    AEX8 : Experience in managing large technical projects.

    AEX9 : Experience as a superintendent of a vessel.

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

    Various language requirements

    French Essential

    Bilingual - imperative (BBB / BBB; CBC / CBC)

    KNOWLEDGE (Common for all streams)

    K1 : Knowledge of Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and associated regulations.

    K2 : Knowledge of international maritime legislation including conventions.

    KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Common for all streams)

    KLC1 : Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect

    KLC2 : Thinking things through - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas

    KLC3 : Engagement - Working effectively with people, organizations, partners

    KLC4 : Excellence through results - Delivering through own work, relationships

    and responsibilities

    ABILITIES (Common for all streams)

    A1 : Ability to communicate effectively orally.

    A2 : Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

    A3 : Ability to provide advice on technical matters and resolve operational problems.

    A4 : Ability to work under stress and to meet deadlines.


    Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.


    Must be willing and able to travel.

    Must be willing and able to work overtime on short notice.

    Possession of a valid Canadian driver’s license.

    Security Requirement

    Various Security Requirements : Reliability, Secret or Top Secret

    Medical Requirement

    Valid Health Canada Occupational Health Assessment.

    Other information

    1) It is important to note that you are applying for potential needs rather than a particular position.

    2) All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System.

    3) Candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

    It is also the candidate's responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

    4) It is your responsibility to check your e-mail account regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities.

    Failure to respond in the appropriate timeframe will result in not being referred to the organization.

    5) In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests, reference checks, etc.

    In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

  • 6) Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department may not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process;
  • however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.

    7) A top down selection method may be used at any point in the assessment process.

    8) Random selection may be used to identify which applicants will be assessed in this appointment process.

    9) Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.

    10) Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.

    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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