INVENTORY- Civil Aviation Safety Inspector, Flight Operations

Transport Canada – Civil Aviation
Hamilton (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario)
AO-CAI-03
$91,829 to $107,706For further information on the organization, please visit Transport Canada

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Closing date: 31 March 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 90 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the My jobs menu of your account 10 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.

We are accepting applications until March 31, 2020 to create an inventory of qualified candidates. However, you should apply now! Applications will be pulled as positions are identified for staffing.

The retest period for re-assessment within the context of this selection process is 120 calendar days from the date of elimination at either the written exam, interview, or reference stage of the process. If, after having been eliminated, you resubmit an application to this process, before the retest period has elapsed, your application will not be considered.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline that they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education, Occupational Certification(s) and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets). Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Failure to do so could result in the application being rejected from the process.

Duties

  • Plans, coordinates, manages / leads and/or executes the delivery of aviation certification and safety oversight activities (including inspections and other surveillance activities) for individuals, organizations, and Minister’s delegates.

 

  • Exercises Ministerial delegation of authority under the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s), and conducts the oversight of Ministerial delegation to personnel within the organizations.
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  • On behalf of Transport Canada, as a subject matter expert in flight operations, airspace and aerodromes, communicates directly with all aviation personnel including individuals and senior managers of enterprises and organizations on all aspects of the Civil Aviation safety oversight program; and responds to queries from internal and external stakeholders and the general public on Civil Aviation legislation, certification, oversight and service activities pertaining to flight operations, airspace and aerodromes.

Intent of the process

ANTICIPATORY

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 1,500 words (maximum) “ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING will be ASSESSED through a cover letter. A covering letter and resume MUST be submitted when applying for this selection process. It is your responsibility, as a candidate, to submit a cover letter, which clearly demonstrates how you meet each of the screening criteria (Essential Education and Experience). Please note it is not sufficient to simply state that the qualification is met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples, which illustrate how you meet each qualification (Essential Education and Experience). Please use the following format: use each screening qualification as a header and then provide a description outlining how each qualification is met (approximately 1 to 2 paragraphs per criteria), including where and how you obtained the experience, as well as the period(s) in which you performed the functions of the position(s) (M-Y to M-Y).”

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

Education
A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION

  • Possession of a valid Aviation Document Booklet;
  • Possession of an valid Category 1 Aviation Medical;
  • Possession of a Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical); and
  • Possession of a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Aeroplane Category with a Group 1 Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence.

OR

  • Possession of a valid Aviation Document Booklet;
  • Possession of an valid Category 1 Aviation Medical;
  • Possession of a Restricted Radio-Telephone Operator Certificate (endorsed Aeronautical); and
  • Possession of a Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter Category with a Group IV Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence.
EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a pilot with a Canadian Air Operator, Private Operator, Flight Training Unit or in the Canadian Military.
MINIMUM FLIGHT TIME:

  • Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in multi-engine helicopters.

OR

  • Total of 3,000 hours flight time, which includes 1,500 hours as pilot-in-command of which 500 hours is in multi-engine aeroplanes.

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

Asset Qualifications

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TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Holds a valid Canadian Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane OR a Canadian Forces Instructor Category – Aeroplane.
Holds a valid Canadian Class 1 Flight Instructor Rating- Helicopter OR a Canadian Forces Instructor Category – Helicopter.
Experience in conducting training lessons and information briefings.
Experience as a training pilot.

REGULATORY
Experience exercising Ministerial Authority under the Aeronautics Act and the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).
Experience in conducting assessments or evaluation of compliance.
Experience as an Approved Check Pilot.
Experience as a Pilot Examiner.

FLYING EXPERIENCE
Possession of a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence – Helicopter Category with a Group IV Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence.
Experience as a helicopter flight crewmember on offshore operations.
Experience in working with Electronic Flight Instrument Systems.
Experience on advanced technology aircraft.

MANAGEMENT
Experience in the planning OR coordination OR management OR execution of the delivery of aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS, or equivalent programs).
Experience in working with risk management concepts and principles.
Experience as Chief Flight Instructor.
Experience as Operations Manager in 702, 703, 704, or 705 operations.
Experience as Chief Pilot in 702, 703, 704, or 705 operations.
Experience writing documents such as: company operations manuals, technical bulletins, operational procedures and guidance material, training materials, Power Point presentations and other written correspondence.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Experience at a Flight Training Unit.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of Canadian Civil Aviation legislation such as the Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations, associated standards and guidance including knowledge of risk management techniques and Safety Management Systems (SMS).
COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrating integrity and respect
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented
  • Working effectively with others
  • Thinking things through
ABILITIES

  • 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)

post-secondary education in an aviation or related program to the position.

Degree equivalency

ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS
Transport Canada is committed to employment equity. In order to ensure representation, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-identifying (at the time of application) as a member of a visible minority group.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT(S)

  • Willing and able to travel to local, national and international destinations
  • Willing and able to travel via all modes of transportation to remote and/or isolated locations
  • Willing and able to work in an aviation environment (i.e. noise, fumes, hazards)
  • Willing and able to work overtime, irregular hours and weekends

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

  • Must hold a Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence or a Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter Category with a Group IV Instrument Rating that meets all applicable currency requirements to be able to exercise the privileges of the licence, as applicable.
  • Must hold a valid Passport for international travel.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s licence.
  • Willingness and ability to maintain professional aviation currency.
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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 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. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis.

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

In assessing candidates, assessment boards may use a variety of tools and methods including, but not limited to, reviews of past performance and accomplishments, written tests, interviews, PSC tests and reference checks. In addition, all information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Random selection may be used.

A top-down screening approach may be undertaken. Only the top ranking candidates may be invited to the assessment phase of the process.

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. 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.

You must provide proof of your education credentials. You will be advised to provide the documents later in the process. If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job in the public service. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) assists persons who wish to obtain an assessment of their educational, professional, and occupational credentials by referring them to the appropriate organizations The CICIC can be contacted at www.cicic.ca

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Preference

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.

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