Marine positions- INVENTORY - Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator

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Marine positions- INVENTORY - Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator

Reference number: DFO23J-015231-001133
Selection process number: 23-DFO-CEN-CCG-EA-601793
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Intervention
Trenton (Ontario), Québec (Québec)
$91,094 to $104,047 (Evening, night and weekend allowances / Bilingual bonus: $800 / Additional compensation: $5,988 / Paid Public Holidays: $10,090 to $11,525)

For further information on the organization, please visit Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Click here to learn more about the position of Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator

Closing date: 24 October 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Update: Please note that the second retrieval of candidacies has been changed to January 15, 2024. See the information in the Process Intention section.

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.

We encourage those who applied to the 22-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-329700 process to apply to this process in order to be considered for employment opportunities.


Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinators provide an invaluable service to people in need of assistance on the federally controlled waterways. They oversee the activation, planning and coordination of maritime search and rescue (SAR) with the assistance of strategically located Canadian Coast Guard SAR vessels, Royal Canadian Air Force resources and partners such as police, fire and emergency medical services.

Work environment

🚢 For Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), Central Region, it is fundamental:
• to give everyone equitable access to jobs and opportunities for advancement, regardless of sex, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation or ethnic origin.
• to adapt our practices so that our recruitment and workplace are culturally appropriate, safe and welcoming.
• to maintain respectful, dignified and equitable relationships with its staff and the Canadian public.
• to see to the well-being of its staff by involving them in the development of activities that meet their needs.

Intent of the process

The purpose of this inventory is to create one or more pools of pre-qualified candidates that will be used to fill Maritime Search and Rescue Coordinator within the Canadian Coast Guard, Central region.

📢Please note that a retrieval of candidacies will take place on January 15, 2024. Consequently, we strongly encourage you to complete your application and submit it before this date in order to be part of the next group assessed. All subsequent retrievals of applications will occur based on operational needs.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

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

ED1: A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives*.

*The employer-approved alternatives to a secondary school diploma are: A satisfactory score on the Public Service Commission test approved as an alternative to a secondary school diploma; or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

OC1: Watchkeeping Mate certificate or Watchkeeping Mate, Near Coastal certificate of Competency issued under the CANADA SHIPPING ACT, 2001 Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007-115 (or equivalent as determined by Transport Canada’s Regulations for equivalency).

EX1: 12 months sea time experience as a navigation officer in charge of a watch OR Equivalent experience as per article 106(2)(C) of the Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115).
EX2: 12 months experience as a maritime coordinator in a Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) or Marine Rescue Sub-Centre (MRSC) in Canada;
EX3: 12 months experience in Canadian Coast Guard operations, such as the Regional Operations Centre.

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

OR1: Work shift work.
OR2: Work overtime.
OR3: Travel.
OR4: Work within secure facilities.
OR5: Obtain a valid Health Canada Medical.
OR6: Obtain a Secret security clearance.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

KN: Knowledge of maritime search and rescue practices and procedures.

PS1: Demonstrating integrity and respect
PS2: Thinking things through
PS3: Working effectively with others
PS4: Showing initiative and being action-oriented

AB1: Ability to communicate orally.
AB2: Ability to communicate in writing.

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

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

►Work on a rotating shift schedule is used to maintain 24/7 service.
►Be part of a stand-by schedule with possibility of call back for overtime work.
►The completion of the following two courses within 12 months from appointment to the position in addition to the appropriate On-Job-Training program is mandatory:
• Maritime Search Planning (MSP)
• Search and Rescue (SAR) Mission Coordinator (SMC)
►The completion of the following course within a timeline that is operationally feasible:
• SAR Mobile Facilities/On-Scene coordinator (SMF/OSC)
►Wear and maintain a Canadian Coast Guard uniform in accordance with Canadian Coast Guard uniform manual.

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


Communication with candidates throughout this process will be sent to your GC Jobs account and/or to your e-mail. We invite you to check your e-mail account frequently as there may be a deadline for responses. It is your responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Please ensure your e-mail address accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Please note that we will consider that you are not interested in participating in this selection process should you not respond to our communication.

Note that candidates ability to communicate in writing will be assessed using their answers to the screening questions, their résumé and throughout the entire process beginning at the time of application in all communication and documents from candidates.

Persons are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application

You will have to provide proof of your original education and occupational credentials when requested.


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

Human Resources Quebec

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