Grain Inspector Developmental Program - Grain Inspector Trainee
Federal Public Service
Baie-Comeau (Québec), CA
35d ago

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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.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON-LINE USING THE 'APPLY ON-LINE' BUTTON ABOVE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Candidates will be asked, as per the application process, to answer screening questions for each essential and asset criteria (education and experience).

Candidates will have to provide specific examples, for each screening question demonstrating how they have acquired the education and experience criteria.

Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source to validate your answers to the screening questions. Failure to clearly demonstrate in your answers how you meet the screening criteria (education and experience) may result in the rejection of your application.

There may be future selection processes open to fill identical positions in other service centers. You need to apply in each of those selection processes if interested in those positions.

You will be assessed only one time and results will be valid for 180 days. You may not retake the test until the 180 day waiting period has elapsed.

Duties

The Industry Services Division of the CGC is introduced a Grain Inspector Development Program (GIDP) in early 2014. The GIDP is an, up to, 4 year development program to qualify as a full working level Grain Inspector (PI-

CGC-03). The development program is based on a modular curriculum of both classroom training and working practicum.

  • A Grain Inspector trainee will develop the ability to perform the preliminary inspection and analysis of grain samples; grading of grain samples;
  • draw representative grain samples; determine the protein content on samples of wheat; maintain records of inspection data and inspect equipment;
  • delivering grain; monitor the correct functioning of the grain moving systems, maintain records and compile reports; assist with the conduct of official audits;
  • and perform other related duties as assigned.

    Grain Inspector trainees will be expected to develop the required technical / behavioural competencies, within the four (4) year program as they progress from Trainee (PI-

    CGC-01) to Intermediate (PI-CGC-02) to full working level Grain Inspector (PI-CGC-03). An individual’s development will be constantly monitored against the program’s competency standards and expectations which, once demonstrated, a Trainee will be promoted to the next level.

    A Trainee’s development of the GIDP competencies will be based on an individual’s effort and capacity to learn as measured and reflected throughout the program so that progress through to the full working level may be accomplished within the four (4) year maximum time frame.

    As such, a Trainee will be on probation for the duration of the development program and may be released at any time for failure to demonstrate the technical / behavioural competencies required and not meeting the goals and expectations of the program.

    Successful completion of all GIDP components will be a condition of employment for all participants upon acceptance of a Grain Inspector trainee position.

    The GIDP Framework document is attached for your reference. The GDIP framework outlines the development program details including the projected stages of development, steps in the program and the Statement of Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment that will form the basis for ongoing assessment and promotion through the program.

    Grain Inspector Trainees will work in a heavy industrial environment with exposure to moving railcars, automated equipment, dust, noise, bird excrement, heights and rodents.

    Employees must use personal protective equipment (supplied) as required for safety purposes. Any known allergies must be controlled through the use of masks and / or medication and must not impinge on ability to perform the job.

    There are several work sites where travel between them will be required on short notice.

    Work environment

    The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is a federal department responsible to ensure the integrity and marketability of grain for the domestic and international grain trade, from producer to global customer.

    Intent of the process

    An inventory of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar indeterminate training positions in Baie Comeau.

    The assessments will take place in Baie-Comeau. A candidate may only write the assessments once, as their test results will be valid for a period of 180 days and may be retained for similar processes at different locations.

    Assessments may be administered at different locations.

    The successful candidate must reside or relocate to the location of the position upon appointment.

    If invited, candidates will be required to attend, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE, a technical / behavioural competency assessment to qualify for entrance into the development program (excluding employees of the Federal Public Service).

    Positions to be filled : 1

    Information you must provide

    Your résumé.

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

    Education :

    Secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience.

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

    Degree, applied degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution (e.g. college, CEGEP, university).

    Experiences :

  • Experience working in the grain industry.
  • Experience in the operation of grain elevators and their sampling and / or bulk weighing systems.
  • Experience with grading grain.
  • Recent experience working at the Canadian Grain Commission.
  • Significant experience with the use of standard business related computer
  • software applications (word processing, spreadsheet and database).

    Recent* and significant experience is defined as experience acquired daily over a period of 2 years or more within the last 4 years.

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

    Bilingual - Imperative (BBB / BBB)

    Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment

    In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

    For more information, please consult :

    Technical Competencies :

  • to analyze and solve problems.
  • to differentiate items according to color, size and shape.
  • to accurately transfer information.
  • Behavioural Competencies :

  • Effective Interactive Communication (proficiency level 1);
  • Adaptability (proficiency level 1);
  • Being a Team Player (proficiency level 1).
  • Initiative (proficiency level 1).
  • Commitment to Quality (proficiency level 1).
  • Analytical Thinking (proficiency level 1).
  • Candidates must meet each Essential Qualifications (Education, Technical Competencies and Behavioural Competencies). Failure to meet any of the Essential Qualifications will result in candidates being eliminated from further consideration in this selection process.

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

    Operational Requirements :

  • Ability and willingness to be exposed to grain dust / soil, and to outdoor conditions in an industrial environment. Known allergies must be controlled through the use of personal protective equipment and / or medication, and must not impinge upon the duties to be performed.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain and maintain, in good standing, the appropriate security level clearance for access to any work related site.
  • Ability and willingness to lift grain samples (up to 20 kg), to climb ladders and work at heights.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a three shift environment on a rotating basis.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, FREQUENTLY as required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, FREQUENTLY as required, including on short notice.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and around moving equipment in an indoor / outdoor industrial environment.
  • Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

  • Successful completion of the development program to the full working level of Grain Inspector (PI-CGC-03) within the maximum of the four (4) year probationary period (seasonal employment excepted).
  • Ability and willingness to obtain and maintain, in good standing, the appropriate security level clearance for access to any work related site.
  • Valid drivers' license OR personal mobility in the time and manner normally associated with possession and use of a valid driver's license.
  • Ability and willingness to lift grain samples (up to 20 kg), to climb ladders and work at heights.
  • Ability and willingness to be exposed to grain dust / soil, and to outdoor conditions in an industrial environment.
  • Known allergies must be controlled through the use of personal protective equipment and / or medication, and must not impinge upon the duties to be performed.

  • Ability and willingness to work in a three shift environment on a rotating basis.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime, FREQUENTLY as required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel, FREQUENTLY as required, including on short notice.
  • Ability and willingness to work in and around moving equipment in an indoor / outdoor industrial environment.
  • Ability and willingness to adhere to CGC and industry safety standards and procedures.
  • Candidates must meet all of the applicable Conditions of Employment at the time of appointment and throughout their period of employment.

    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.

    The starting salary for this position will be $46,233

    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.

    Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email such as SPAM).

    It is your responsibility to check your e-mail regularly to ensure that you do not miss out on any opportunities. Failure to respond in the timeframe provided will result in you not being referred to the organization.

    The ASSET qualification(s) may be used for screening of applications. If you meet these asset qualifications(s), PLEASE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE IN WRITING HOW YOU MEET THEM.

    Provide examples and describe the work / duties you have performed. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered further during the screening process.

    It is recommended that you describe the experience examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the Assessment Board can clearly understand.

    Describe the situation / task, the action you took, what you accomplished and / or what you learned. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS WILL result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine if the requirement is met.

    A cover letter will not be required as the screening questions will be used for screening purposes.

    If invited, candidates will be required to attend, AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE, a technical / behavioural competency assessment to qualify for entrance into the development program (excluding employees of the Federal Public Service).

    Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

    In order to manage the number of applications in the selection process, management may use top-down consideration of scores at various steps in the process, to determine the number of candidates who will be further considered in the process.

    Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need in the merit criteria, and may be applied in this appointment process.

    If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are a member of the designated group specified in the merit criteria will be considered.

    To be able to locate a work location you can refer to the following website :

    http : / / geonames.nrcan.gc.ca / search / search e.php

  • Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria : - Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed; - Depth, breadth, type of work-
  • specific experience; - Level / degree of one or more competencies / qualifications.

    ALL COMMUNICATION RELATING TO THIS PROCESS, INCLUDING EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE, MAY BE USED IN THE ASSESSMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS.

    Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

    Confirmation of receipt of applications will not be sent by Canadian Grain Commission; only candidates successful in the screening process will be contacted.

    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 a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

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