Various Cook Positions

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - St. John's, NL (10 months ago)

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Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Fleet
St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
SC-STD-03, SC-STD-04, SC-STD-05
Acting, Assignment, Indeterminate, Term, Deployment, Secondment
$55,824 to $59,496 (See Notes)
Canadian Coast Guard Seagoing Videos

Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

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.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the "My jobs menu" of your account 7 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired. You may select the link "Update my Inventory Status" to reaffirm your interest. If your application expires, you can re-submit your application at any time while the inventory process is still open.

Cook/Steward SC STD 03
Food, hotel and catering services for the ship's complement, passengers and guests onboard a Canadian Coast Guard Ship

Cook/Deckhand SC STD 03
Provides food and catering services to ship's complement and passengers.
General shipboard maintenance and husbandry, and performance of deck operations as part of work programs aboard a Canadian Coast Guard ship as directed by the Commanding Officer.

Assistant Cook SC STD 03
Food and catering services to a Canadian Coast Guard ship's complement and passengers.

Cook SC STD 04
Food and catering services to the Canadian Coast Guard ship's complement and passengers.

Chief Cook SC STD 05
Food and catering services to the Canadian Coast Guard ship's complement and passengers.

Work environment
Want a career where you help save lives?

The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbor is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

Intent of the process
This is an anticipatory process. The intent of this selection process is to create a pool of qualified candidates to be used to staff casual, term and indeterminate opportunities within the Canadian Coast Guard.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

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

Possession of a Cook certificate issued by a recognized institute or a TC Ship’s Cook Certificate

Possession of Valid Marine Emergency Duties certificates (STCW Basic Safety [A1 & B2]

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
English essential
Bilingual Imperative (-B/-B)

Information on language requirements


Ability to Plan


Effective interpersonal Skills

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 qualification in your application.

Valid MED B1* - Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats

  • Note that this is required for periods of employment in excess of 6 months. Applicants may be screened into the pool without Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats [B1] but must acquire it for any staffing longer than 6 months.
  • Experience working as a Cook onboard a Canadian Coast Guard vessel.
  • Experience working as a Cook onboard a ship or in a commercial establishment.
  • Experience working as a Steward on a vessel or experience in Hospitality/Hotel Services; or providing professional housekeeping; or janitorial services; or services with the food industry
  • Experience working as a Deckhand
For SC-STD-05 Chief Cook Only:
  • Experience as a Chief Cook/Lead Cook on a Coast Guard Vessel or Commercial Vessel or in a Commercial establishment.
  • Experience supervising staff

Membership in one of the designated Employment Equity Groups

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

  • Willingness to be deployed in the Atlantic Region
  • Must be willing and able to travel by air, land or by sea
  • Must be willing to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) and in adverse weather conditions
  • Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel
  • Maintain a Valid Certificate of Competency
  • Willingness to wear and maintain uniform and personal protective equipment to Coast Guard Standards
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as required
  • 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)
  • Adherence to Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
  • Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
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.

Information on employment equity

Rates of pay:
SC-STD-03: $26.75 per hour
SC-STD-04: $27.61 per hour
SC-STD-05: $28.51 per hour

Please be prepared to provide copies of Testimonials of Sea Service or where they do not exist, copies of discharge books if requested. These may be used to validate the experience factors.

Please be prepared to provide proof of occupational certification when requested.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

The assessment board reserves the right to contact references other than those provided by the candidates (within the public service only), if deemed it necessary to conduct a sufficient assessment of the candidates.

The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 6 months from the date of elimination at either the interview or reference stage of the process. If you submit an application to this selection process before the retest period has elapsed your application will not be considered. If you are eliminated at the screening stage, you are encouraged to resubmit your application once you meet the essential qualifications identified for screening.

Information may be gathered through Employee Performance Agreements (within the public service).

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

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.

As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. We therefore encourage persons with disabilities to identify any accommodation needed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has an Accommodation Policy and will accommodate up to the point of undue hardship for the duration of the selection process, and upon any offer of employment, for the performance of duties in the position.

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 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.