Assistant Light Keeper (Anticipatory)

***Amendment to Closing Date***

Reference number: DFO17J-018295-000156
Selection process number: 17-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-216740
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Various locations
LI-03, LI-04, LI-05, LI-06
$38,979 to $52,304Closing date: 31 December 2018 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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.

When submitting an application to this selection process, you will be prompted to answer screening questions concerning the essential education, occupational certification and experience qualifications. It is your responsibility to provide clear and concrete examples in your responses to each question, including when (from-to), where (occupational title, organization) and how you obtained your education and experience. 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. The content of your response must be supported by your resume as your responses to these questions will be used as a primary source of information and your resume will only be used to validate this information. Should you indicate in your response “please refer to resume” your application will be rejected. 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.

Work environment

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) leads the management of Canada’s fisheries and the safeguarding of Canadian waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways. With over 10,000 dedicated employees in over 400 locations across Canada, our Department is often the only federal presence in smaller coastal and remote communities. In January 2017, the Department received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

The Government of Canada has announced the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans while advancing the Government’s broader objectives of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, protection of the environment, protection of our coasts and waterways, and economic growth for the middle class.

Intent of the process

A pool will be created and may be used to staff various Indeterminate, Acting and Term positions at full or part-time hours and Casuals throughout the Western Region.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 500 words (maximum)

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)

EDUCATION
• Successful completion of two years of secondary school or employer-approved alternatives.
The employer-approved alternatives to two years of secondary school are:
A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to two years of secondary school; or
An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE
• Experience in operating and performing front line maintenance on mechanical and electrical equipment such as motor, generators and power tools.
• Experience in performing routine maintenance on building and grounds, such as mowing, trimming and painting.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION
• *Valid Restricted Operator’s certificate (Maritime) OR a higher certificate.
• *Standard First Aid certificate OR Occupational First Aid Level 1 with a transportation endorsement OR a higher certificate.

*These certification are not required at the time of application, however they are required prior to appointment.

KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of responsibilities involved in lightkeeping.
• Knowledge of correct VHF marine radio communications procedures.
• Knowledge of general safety policies and practices.

ABILITIES AND SKILLS
• Ability to perform routine maintenance tasks on building, grounds, and other equipment.
• Ability to operate and maintain equipment used to power Lightstation equipment.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally.
• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.

PERSONAL SUITABILITIES
• Effective interpersonal relationships
• Dependability
• Adaptability
• Judgement

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

ASSET QUALIFICATIONS
EXPERIENCE
• Experience working in isolated or semi-isolated locations.
• Experience working in a marine environment.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT
• Proximity to a designated point of departure (Victoria, Port Hardy, Tofino, Bella Bella, or Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Health Canada Medical Clearance.
• Willing to maintain current certification for the following: Standard First Aid certificate or Occupational First Aid Level 1 with a transportation endorsement or higher certificate.
• Possession of a valid Restricted Operators certificate (Maritime) or higher certificate.
• Must be prepared to travel by helicopter and/or boat.
• Must be willing to live in isolated or semi-isolated crown-owned accommodations.
• Must be willing and able to work shifts in a 24/7 environment in all weather conditions.
• Must be able to depart for a lightstation from a designated point of departure (Victoria, Port Hardy, Tofino, Bella Bella, or Prince Rupert BC) as required.

Other information

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

Proof of your education will be requested and must be provided during the selection process.

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

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

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

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 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 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.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information