Current Selection Processes

We know that our country is stronger and our government and business more effective when decision-makers reflect Canada's diversity. Moving forward, the Government of Canada will use an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. We will continue to search for Canadians who reflect the values that we all embrace: inclusion, honesty, fiscal prudence, and generosity of spirit. Together, we will build a government and business sector as diverse as Canada.

The overarching goal for the Minister of Transport is to ensure that Canada's transportation system supports our ambitious economic growth and job creation agenda.

The Minister of Transport is currently seeking applications from experienced, diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in the following positions:

Harbour Master/Wharfinger, Cap-aux-Meules, Québec

The role of the Harbour Master/Wharfinger is to ensure that the public and the clients using the facilities comply with the Canada Marine Act (Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations) along with the Practices and Procedure for Public Ports. As the Minister’s representative, the Harbour Master/Wharfinger manages the day-to-day operations at the port and facility.

Annual salary: $43 500

How to apply

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by August 18th, 2017.

Official Languages and Diversity

Bilingual proficiency in French and English will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. You are therefore encouraged to include in your application your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your application. Moreover, if you are selected for an interview, the following criteria might be assessed:

Education and Experiences

  • A high school diploma from a recognized institution or an acceptable combination of education, training and related experience;
  • Recent and significant experience* in the harbour operations or marine transportation fields; and
  • Experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite.

Asset Qualification

  • Recent and significant experience* in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations and/or government guidelines.

* Recent and significant experience is defined as two (2) years of experience acquired in the last five (5) years.

Knowledge and Skills

  • General knowledge of the Canada Marine Act (Part 2 - Public Ports);
  • General knowledge of the Public Ports and Public Port Facilities Regulations;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities; and
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally.

Personal Attributes

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the experience requirements and the following personal attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgement;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinking.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

In your application, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:

The following persons may not be a Harbour Master/Wharfinger:

  1. Anyone who is less than 18 years of age;
  2. Any corporation, firm or any other entity;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen;
  4. Any person whose permanent residence is not within a reasonable commuting distance from the work site in Cap-aux-Meules;
  5. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable; and
  6. An individual who has been indicted of a criminal offence.

Candidates must:

  • Be available at all times and be present at the work site when required;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and have a vehicle; and
  • Be willing and able to travel by land, air or sea.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment. A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Member (Federal Nominee – part-time position), St. John’s International Airport Authority

The St. John’s International Airport Authority (SJIAA) is a not-for-profit corporation which operates the St. John’s International Airport. Established in 1998, the SJIAA exists to provide a safe and efficient transportation facility that is a catalyst for economic growth at Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier gateway. The Authority generates its own revenue and raises its own capital.

The SJIAA Board of directors comprises professionals from the world of aviation and business, as well as local citizens. Nominations are made by the federal government, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the City of St. John’s, the City of Mount Pearl, the Town of Conception Bay South, the St. John’s Board of Trade, the Mount Pearl Chamber of Commerce, and the SJIAA.

How to apply

Further details about the SJIAA and its activities can be found on its website.

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to TC.PolicyGroupAppointments-GroupedespolitiquesNominations.TC@tc.gc.ca by August 14th, 2017.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred. You are therefore encouraged to include in your cover letter, as applicable, your ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and understand French or English as your second official language.

Diversity

Diversity will be considered in assessing candidates for this position. Preference may be given to candidates who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, disabled persons, and members of visible minorities.

To be considered for this position, please provide examples from your career that clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements in your cover letter:

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant field of study, or an acceptable combination of equivalent education, job-related training or experience;
  • Experience serving as a member of a board of directors for a public or private sector organization or an executive answerable to stakeholders in the public or private sector;
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: accounting or finance; engineering; air transportation; public relations; law; communications; security management; community relations; stakeholder engagement; public policy development; and corporate governance; and
  • Strong business skills and judgment gained through experience in large commercial organizations would be considered an asset.

If you are selected for an interview, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the mandate and business activities of the SJIAA and a good understanding of the legislative environment in which it operates;
  • Knowledge of corporate governance and best practices;
  • Financial literacy;
  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas may be required:
    • operation of an airport;
    • international trade;
    • tourism;
    • law;
    • accounting, finance, business administration, commerce or economics;
    • real property management and strategic planning;
    • environmental management;
    • human resources management;
    • information technology and cyber security; and
    • innovation;
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with other Board members, the SJIAA’s business partners and stakeholders; and
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Proficiency

Proficiency in both official languages would be preferred.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, we will contact your references to verify how you have demonstrated the Experience requirements and the following Personal Attributes in your current and recently held positions:

  • Sound judgment;
  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Superior interpersonal skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy; and
  • Strategic thinker.

Eligibility Factors and Conditions

In your cover letter, it will be important that you confirm you meet the following requirements:
The following persons may not be director of the SJIAA:

  1. Anyone who is less than 18 years of age;
  2. Any corporation, firm or any other entity;
  3. An individual who is not a Canadian citizen;
  4. An individual who has the legal status of an undischarged bankrupt or is insolvent;
  5. An individual who is found by court to be mentally incompetent or of unsound mind or otherwise incapable;
  6. A person who is or has been a member of the Senate, the House of Commons or the Legislature of a province, or an elected of a municipality or regional authority within the last two years;
  7. A person who is or has been within the last year, the President or an employee of another airport authority or a director, officer or employee of an air carrier;
  8. A person who is or has been within the last year a shareholder of a corporation in which the Authority holds an ownership interest;
  9. A person who is related to another Member of the Board;
  10. An individual who is employed by, or who provides services on a full-time basis under contract to, any federal, provincial or municipal government, department or agency, or any corporation owned by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada or Her Majesty the Queen in Right of any Province of Canada.

You must be willing to participate in a schedule of Board of Directors meetings as stipulated by the SJIAA, as well as any requirements for participation in sub-committees, annual general meetings, or other such duties as may be required.

You must comply with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, possess qualifications set in the relevant corporate legislation, and relevant SJIAA by-laws and any other relevant roles and responsibilities for the position as set out in other documents.

This notice will assist in identifying qualified candidates for this position. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A roster of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

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