Division Manager, Canadian Hydrographic Service

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Sidney, BC (30+ days ago)

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Hydrographic Service
Sidney (British Columbia), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Burlington (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Mont-Joli (Québec)
$112,309 to $135,429

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

About the Canadian Hydrographic Service

Closing date: 10 December 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position on an indeterminate (permanent) basis in Dartmouth, NS. Only those candidates interested in Dartmouth, NS will be fully assessed at this time. Candidates interested in other locations will only be partially assessed. Should similar positions become vacant in other CHS locations within Fisheries and Oceans Canada, partially assessed candidates may be considered.

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)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in land survey theory and practice, or related fields, OR;

Occupational Certification: Eligibility for a Land Surveyor Commission in Canada.

Degree equivalency

Experience successfully managing projects and reporting on activities in hydrography or related fields.

Experience successfully fostering innovation in the workplace.

Experience in managing human and financial resources.

Experience in providing advice to middle and senior management (Manager level and above) on a wide range of issues including general project and program delivery, and human resources.

Experience working with internal and external stakeholders in the context of project and program delivery.

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

Experience briefing middle and senior management (Manager level and above).

Experience utilizing supply arrangements or acquisition of services through the Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).

Experience in one or more of the fields of marine sciences, particularly hydrography: data acquisition, data transformation, multi-disciplinary data assimilation, hydrographic research or technical support for hydrographic systems.

Experience in the preparation and submission of proposals that contain financial information such as project approval documents, memoranda of understanding or joint project agreements.

Experience in developing policies and strategies for the
advancement of a geospatial information program.

Experience in operating within an ISO quality management system.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the science of hydrography and how it relates to associated disciplines including stakeholders.

Knowledge of methodologies for development, assessment and implementation of hydrographic processes.

Knowledge of the legal regime of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS).

Knowledge of the quality management system of the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS).

Mobilize people.

Collaborate with partners and stakeholders.

Uphold integrity and respect.

Promote innovation and guide change.

Achieve Results.

Ability to communicate orally.

Ability to communicate in writing.

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

Operational Requirements:
Requirement for domestic and international travel.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Requirement to work overtime on occasion.

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

You will be required to show how you meet the essential qualifications and the other qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience) by answering online screening questions. You must clearly demonstrate how, when (including duration), and where the qualification was met by providing clear and concrete examples. 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. Content of your response must be supported by your CV/resume.

DFO recognizes and values the important contribution volunteer work offers in developing employees' experience, skills, etc., as well as enriching our organization and communities. Throughout this selection process, you are encouraged to demonstrate how any relevant volunteer work (e.g., working on committees, union activities, employee networks, community work, etc.) has contributed to the development of your experience, skills, personal suitability, etc., as they relate to this position.

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.