Director, Marine Safety and Security
Government of Canada - Canada
Transport Canada - Safety and Security
Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), North York (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Sarnia (Ontario), Québec (Québec)
$106,900 to $140,700 Closing date: 16 February 2018 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Apply online
Important messages Transport Canada wants YOU to join our Marine Leadership Team.
Apply today and be a part of the future of the marine transportation.
To apply for this process, you:
• don’t need to provide a cover letter (just a résumé)
• must answer the pre-screening questions online
• must let us know which location(s) you are applying for
When answering the pre-screening questions for the education and experience requirements listed under "essential qualifications" and "other qualifications", you must provide specific examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the qualification. We can’t make any assumptions about your experience. Simply saying you have the required qualifications or listing your current duties is not enough. Instead, provide concrete and detailed examples that clearly explain where, when, and how you gained the experience.
Note: If you are interested in coming to TC on an assignment, we are open to an exchange with your organization through an interchange agreement that benefits both organizations as per the Directive on Interchange Canada. You would work at TC for a period of 2-3 years, but remain an employee of your home organization and keep your benefits.
Duties Lead the integrated delivery of the marine safety and security transportation program.
Ensure compliance and enforcement of a broad base of marine transportation safety and security regulations.
Serve as the prime interface and build collaborative relationships between the department, other federal departments, regional clients, stakeholders, provincial, territorial and municipal governments, Indigenous groups, and marine transportation agencies, marine industry, national and international maritime associations and organizations, foreign countries and public.
Lead specific files and issues; management of responsibilities, including planning, reporting, resource management and administration.
Work environment Transport Canada is responsible to ensure a safe and secure marine transportation system in Canada. We develop, apply and enforce legislation, regulations, and policies across Canada. We also monitor compliance of both foreign and domestic vessels; establish and validate marine personnel qualifications; protect marine infrastructure, navigation, and the marine environment; conduct inspection, surveillance and enforcement activities.
The Government of Canada is serious about building a world-leading marine safety system. Its $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan will help keep Canadian waters and coasts safe and clean, for today's use and for future generations.
Transport Canada is looking for dynamic leaders who will help shape and build the Transport Canada of tomorrow. We are hiring leaders with many years of experience in the marine industry.
The Government of Canada offers a stable employment, a generous benefit package and professional career development.
The work of Transport Canada employees touches the lives of all Canadians.
Intent of the process This process will be used to staff various Director, Marine Safety and Security positions in different regions within Transport Canada.
Positions to be filled: 5
Information you must provide Your résumé.
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.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications) EDUCATION:
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution OR an acceptable combination of education and/or experience.
Degree: A baccalaureate or higher level degree, as established by educational authorities.
Other acceptable education could include marine-related training at a Coast Guard institution, military institution or other private marine institute.
Extensive* experience in the marine environment** .
Experience in providing written and verbal strategic advice and recommendations to senior management such as Director General or equivalent or other senior executive positions and above on marine-related issues.
Significant*** experience in consulting and negotiating with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.
Significant*** experience in managing human and financial resources****.
*Extensive is defined as depth and breadth of experience associated with the performance of duties for a period of at least ten (10) years (could be in multiple positions).
** The marine environment is defined as the marine industry, marine transportation, Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Coast Guard, other shipboard operations, operational support to shipping or other marine-related fields.
*** Significant is understood to mean the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various complex related activities, which could normally be acquired over a period of at least two (2) years.
**** For human resources management, applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, assigned work, managed and assessed performance, implemented training and staffing plans. Applicants must also indicate the number of employees they supervised directly. For financial resource management, this experience is defined as responsible for financial planning or forecasting or reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size of the budget they managed directly.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job) Various language requirements
Bilingual imperative – Level: CBC / CBC
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of Transport Canada’s marine transportation safety and security objectives and related legislation, policies and processes.
Knowledge of the international conventions related to marine safety and security.
Knowledge of the major trends and issues affecting marine safety and security domestically and internationally.
KEY LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Create Vision and Strategy
Uphold Integrity and Respect
Collaboration with Partners and Stakeholders
Promote Innovation and Guide Change
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job) (ASSETS)
Master’s degree in a related field.
Transport Canada Certificate of Competency (Master Mariner, Marine Engineering First Class, Canadian Coast Guard Command Certificate, etc.).
Professional certification in a marine domain.
Experience in managing a regulatory program.
Experience in managing a quality control program.
Experience in working in a decentralized and matrixed organization.
The incumbent of this position is required to travel both inside and outside Canada.
Conditions of employment Secret security clearance
Other information THE APPLICATION PROCESS
All applications must be submitted online at www.jobs-emplois.gc.ca through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS).
Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.
If you are a person employed in the Public Service, please identify clearly your substantive group and level, your employment status and your PRI on your resume and/or application form.
Candidates invited to the interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials.
It is the candidate's responsibility to demonstrate that the degree/program held has been approved by a 'recognized' post-secondary institution. Candidates having foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of your application. To receive more information, please refer to the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials website links: http://www.cicic.ca.
Communication with candidates regarding this process will be conducted electronically; candidates are asked to provide an email address for this purpose.
Candidates that have demonstrated meeting the essential education and experience qualifications will receive by e-mail an invitation to write a presentation to senior management. The presentation will be reviewed by the Selection Board Committee and if successful, candidates will be invited to an interview and also asked to talk about their presentation to the Committee. Reference checks will also be conducted for candidates who were successful at the interview. Please note that the assessment of candidates will be conducted during the month of March 2018.
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 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.