Commanding Officer – Small Vessel Fleet
Health Canada
6 dagen geleden

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.

Note : Stations may be located near the communities listed

Candidates must clearly identify which location(s) they are interested in. 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 the location he / she is applying for at any time.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the answers to the screening questions how they meet the occupational certification and experience factors listed in the essential and asset qualifications.

Only online applications will be accepted.

Candidates must indicate in the screening questions that they have the required certification, and will be asked to provide proof of certification during the interview phase of the assessment.

Intent of the process

ANTICIPATORY STAFFING : This is an inventory process. Pools of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term , deployment, assignment, secondment or acting basis.

Applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager on an as needed basis.

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)


Possession of a Valid Certificate of Competency as Master, 150T Domestic with Contiguous Waters Endorsement or higher, STCW endorsement

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

Various language requirements

Bilingual Imperative : :

BBB / BBB); ( B / B); ( P / P)


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

Depending on the position being staffed, any of the asset qualifications may also be deemed as an essential qualification and only candidates and persons with a priority entitlement who possess those qualifications will be considered for that specific vacancy.

Please indicate if you possess any of the asset qualifications in your application.

Asset Qualifications :


Possession of a Valid Certificate of Competency as Master, 500T Domestic with Contiguous Waters Endorsement or higher, STCW endorsement


VERY IMPORTANT NOTE : Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questions how they meet the occupational certification and experience factors listed in the ESSENTIAL AND ASSET qualifications.

Candidates must indicate that they hold a valid certificate and use each experience factor as a header with one or two paragraphs for each factor describing their experience using concrete examples.

Candidates must give a detailed account (with substantial depth and breadth) of their experience as it relates to the factor being assessed.

This applies for both the ESSENTIAL and ASSET Qualifications. Lack of examples or details may result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine if the requirement is met.

Experience as a Commanding Officer on a Small Fleet Coast Guard vessel involved in one or more of the following operations :

  • Search and Rescue
  • Conservation and Protection
  • Successful completion of Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 (SEN 1) training.

    Experience on Fishing Vessels.

    Experience in carrying out the requirements of the ship’s Safety Management System

    Successful completion of the Small Vessel Command Course

    Valid Marine Advanced First Aid


    Membership in one of the designated Employee Equity Groups


  • Ability to report to vessel at short notice
  • Ability to satisfy the requirements of the vessel’s competency profile
  • Willingness to work overtime when required
  • Conditions of employment

    Secret security clearance

  • Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel
  • Valid Certificate of Competency
  • Willingness to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) and in adverse weather conditions
  • Willingness to be deployed
  • Willingness to properly wear and maintain a uniform
  • Willingness to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Coast Guard standards
  • Willingness to travel by air, land and sea
  • Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
  • Adherence to 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)
  • Other information

    Please provide a valid e-mail address as correspondence will be sent via e-mail whenever possible.

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

    Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

    Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

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

    Reference checks may be sought prior to appointment

    An interview may be administered

    You must provide proof of your occupational certification before being found qualified and placed in a pool of candidates

    A Statement of Merit Criteria and Work Description are available upon request.

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

    If you have any health or physical limitations, which may adversely affect your performance during any phase of the appointment process, please identify any accommodation needed.

    Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to advise the Regional staffing representative of any requirement for accommodation.

    Should you decide to proceed with the assessment without due accommodation, there will not be an opportunity to request accommodation after the fact and you must accept the assessment results.

    Salary for SO-MAO-04 - $35.01 to $39.10 per hour.

    Salary for SO-MAO-06 - $39.14 to $43.39 per hour.

    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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