Maritime Navigation Instructor

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Posted on Friday, November 25, 2022

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Maritime Navigation Instructor

Reference number: DFO22J-062896-000024
Selection process number: 22-DFO-GLF-EA-561351
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard College
Sydney (Nova Scotia)
$88,516 to $116,479

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

Closing date: 4 August 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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.

Assessment accommodation

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.


Navigation Instructors train Officer Cadets and Operational Personnel in the knowledge and skills required of a Ship’s Officer. This is done through classroom lectures, practical exercises and evaluations. In addition to traditional face to face classroom activities, instructors may be required to deliver distance learning courses using the Coast Guard’s Learning Management System.

Work environment

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government's civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians. As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada's oceans and waterways.

This position is in Sydney, Nova Scotia. It is necessary for Instructors to physically work at the Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC).

Intent of the process

The Canadian Coast Guard College is interested in the recruitment and retention of qualified individuals who are seeking a challenge that includes the modernization of teaching practices to personnel in an operational environment. A pool of qualified candidates will be created and may be used to staff similar permanent and temporary positions.

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)

A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Successful completion of acceptable specialized training related to the position.

Degree equivalency

Transport Canada Certificate of Competency - Master Near Coastal.
*Chief Mate - Near Coastal certificate may be accepted for temporary positions.

Experience as an officer in charge of a navigational watch at sea.

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

Recognized training in adult education.
Graduation from a recognized nautical institution.

Degree equivalency

Transport Canada Certificate of Competency – Master Mariner.

Experience as Commanding Officer or Chief Officer.
Experience as a Ship’s Officer on Canadian Coast Guard Vessels.
Experience teaching in the field of maritime navigation.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential, French Essential, Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB or CBC/CBC.

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the theories and principles of maritime navigation;
Knowledge of the regulations pursuant to Canadian Shipping Act

Values and ethics - Serving through integrity and respect
Thinking things through - Innovating through Analysis and Ideas
Engagement - Working effectively with people, organizations, partners
Excellence through results - Delivering through own work, relationships and responsibilities.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing such as preparing and delivering effective presentations;
Ability to plan, organize and implement program activities.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Availability and willingness to work overtime
Availability and willingness to travel

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - Medical exam.
Wearing a uniform.
Must wear and maintain CSA approved safety footwear and maintain job-related personal safety equipment.

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

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE: Please submit your application online.
We will not consider applications received by email, fax or mail in hard copy documents.

You can contact the Public Service Commission of Canada's support centre by selecting the "Contact Us" link below, in the left corner of this window, or by calling 1-888-780-4444.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all 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.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to the conclusion of the process, may be considered in the assessment of any essential or asset qualifications, including the ability to communicate in writing and orally.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

For this appointment process, our intention is to communicate with candidates by email for assessment purposes (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Candidates who apply to this selection process must include, in their application, a valid e-mail address and make sure that this address is always functional and accepts messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mail). If you do not wish to receive your results by e-mail, it is your responsibility to inform us.

Please note that candidates can be eliminated by the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) based on PSRS screening questions.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.

Contact information

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