Manager, Vessel Maintenance Management Program

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Integrated Technical Services
Ottawa (Ontario)
$101,010 to $115,005

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard

Closing date: 10 April 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Work environment

Integrated Technical Services (ITS) is a dynamic organization within the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), with the mandate to deliver technical services and solutions in order to ensure that the CCG’s varied physical assets are capable, reliable and available to deliver CCG Programs to Canadians.
The Marine Engineering (ME) Branch within ITS was created to enhance the CCG’s ability to plan, manage, execute and report on vessel maintenance as well as providing technical expertise across the country to the CCG marine engineering community. We are a national team of project managers, engineers, technologists, technicians and support staff working to support all marine engineering aspects in our current fleet and future developments.
Engineers within the ME branch provide technical engineering support related to naval architectural, marine/mechanical, and electrical systems and equipment to the regions, fleet, and other branches and directorates within the CCG. This technical support includes developing conceptual designs for the modification of existing ships, developing and evaluating technical solutions for modifications to existing equipment and systems, investigating and evaluating new and innovative technologies, developing national technical standards, providing life cycle maintenance support for equipment, and conducting technical investigations related to marine equipment and systems.

The Canadian Coast Guard (an agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) is looking for new talent. Do not miss your chance to make a real difference in the lives of Canadians.

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Saves 8 humans lives;
Answers 1,127 radio communications;
Responds to 5 environmental pollution reports;
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Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and used to fill similar positions with various tenures, security profiles and linguistic/language requirements within Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Canadian Coast Guard.

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)

  • A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives.
Degree equivalency

  • Second Class Marine Engineering, Certificate of Competency issued by Transport Canada with enough sea time to be eligible for a First Class Marine Engineering, Certificate of Competency issued by Transport Canada.
  • Significant* experience working in a Marine Environment which is defined as either shipboard operations or industry directly involved supporting the maintenance, overhaul or repair of ships or management of projects within the marine industry.
  • Experience providing strategic advice or recommendations to senior management**.
  • Experience in the management of human and financial resources.
  • Significant experience is understood to mean the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various related activities which are normally acquired over a period of at least three (3) years.
**Senior Management is defined as EX-01 and above.

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


  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree in marine engineering, naval architecture or in mechanical or electrical engineering, or acceptable combination of education, training and experience.
  • Recognized Project Management diplomas or Project Management Professional (PMP) certified designation.
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in engineering or engineering technology program.
  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Marine Studies, Maritime Law or Maritime Management.
Degree equivalency

  • First Class Marine Engineering Certificate of Competency issued by Transport Canada
  • Experience managing complex acquisition or in-service projects.
  • Experience supervising or leading staff or teams in a marine environment.
  • Experience liaising with Public Services and Procurement Canada on the development, coordination and on-going management of acquisition projects
  • Experience developing or carrying out quality assurance and quality inspection activities.
  • Experience developing or carrying out Technical Inspections.
  • Experience onboard a vessel engaged in Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) or Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) programs.
  • Experience analyzing and developing Statements of Operational Requirements or Technical Statements of Operational Requirements related to the construction, modification or modernization of a CCG asset.
  • Experience using project management processes and principles.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)
Bilingual Non-imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of the regulatory framework (regulations, codes, standards, class societies) relevant to the operation of ships, including their maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Life Cycle Management.
  • Knowledge of the principles of contracting in accordance with the Government Contracting Regulations and the Financial Administration Act (FAA).

C1 - Create Vision and Strategy
C2 - Mobilize People
C3 - Uphold Integrity and Respect
C4 - Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders
C5 - Achieve Results

***The complete definition of the Manager Key Leadership Competencies may be found at the following Website:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to establish work plans and priorities.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Knowledge of project management processes and principles.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) would be considered.

  • Be willing and able to work overtime to meet operational requirements.
  • Be willing and able to travel in Canada and abroad.
Conditions of employment

Reliability and Security: Various

This factor is not used at the pre-selection stage. The Department is responsible for the security clearance process.

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 designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

A written exam will be administered
Interviews will be on as required basis.
Reference checks may be sought.

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications noted in the Statement of Merit Criteria to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications or operational requirements. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the Screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the essential and asset qualifications. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached resume" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected. Failure to provide this information in the requested format may result in your application being rejected.

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of staffing. Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. As all of the communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND/OR via your PSRS account, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly. Failure to respond to key
messages may result in your being eliminated from this process. Acknowledgment of receipt will not be sent.

Proof of education will be required.

The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) contains information on how to obtain an assessment of foreign education credentials. Candidates with foreign education credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the CICIC for further information:

Please identify clearly for which position(s) you are submitting an application.

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.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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