Airport Maintenance Operations Specialist (Full Time)


Transport Canada


Reference number: MOT20J-020903-000203
Selection process number: 20-MOT-EA-HRS-98276
Transport Canada – Programs
Penticton (British Columbia), Port Hardy (British Columbia), Sandspit (British Columbia)
GL-MAN-05, GL-MDO-06
GL-MAN-05 ($24.36 to $26.47 per hour) and GL-MDO-06 ($23.46 to $25.48 per hour)For further information on the organization, please visit Transport CanadaSandspit http://lovehaidagwaii.comPort Hardy


Closing date: 26 May 2020 – 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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

Work environment


Apply today for an opportunity to join Transport Canada.

We are looking for dynamic candidates that will help shape and build the future of Transport Canada. The persons selected will have the opportunity to increase their experience and expertise. We look forward to hearing from you!

Transport Canada employs over 5,000 talented and motivated employees working in the Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie and Northern, Pacific regions, and at our Ottawa headquarters. We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our vision is of a safe, secure, durable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the wellbeing of Canada’s middle class. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

We are an employer that fosters employee well-being, provides an open and respectful workplace, competitive benefits and flexible work schedules and telecommuting that promote work-life balance.

Transport Canada was named one of Canada’s top employers in 2019 by Forbes.

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates resulting from this staffing process will be established and may be used to fill similar positions with various tenures.

Penticton, BC: Anticipatory
Port Hardy, BC: 1 (Term – July 2, 2020 to February 19, 2021)
Sandspit, BC: Anticipatory

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum) “Please refer to the “Other Information” section below for information on what you are required to provide upon application.”

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

Successful completion of a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience operating heavy equipment utilized in airport operations (such as Agricultural tractor, plow truck, loader).
Experience operating snow removal heavy equipment during winter operations (such as plow truck, hydraulic snow blower).
Experience doing maintenance to commercial facilities, paved surfaces or landscaping in public accessed areas.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being Action-oriented

Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate in writing.

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


Experience using fleet/inventory software applications.
Experience as an emergency responder.
Two years’ experience operating snow removal heavy equipment during winter operations (such as plow truck, hydraulic snow blower).
Two years’ experience operating heavy equipment in airport operations (such as Agricultural tractor, plow truck, loader).
Two years’ experience doing maintenance and repairs to airport facilities and, hard-surfaces and, airfield grounds.
Experience in bird and wildlife control methods, techniques and procedures used at Airports.


To acquire and maintain a valid Firearms Acquisition Certificate within 3 months of appointment.
To acquire and maintain a valid Airside Vehicle Operations Permit (AVOP) within the first 1 month of employment.
To acquire and maintain a Radiotelephone Operator’s Restricted Certificate (endorsed aeronautical) within the first 1 month of employment.

Conditions of employment

Common to all Airports:
Reliability Status security clearance
Pre-Placement Medical is required in relation to use of firearms for Bird and Wildlife control.
Willingness and ability to travel.
Willingness and ability to work overtime, variable hours and weekends.
Willingness and ability to work standby. (If required, be able to report for duty normally within 30 minutes).

Specific to Port Hardy airport:
Pre-Placement Medical is required in relation to use of Heavy Equipment Operator.
Pre-placement medical is required for positions located in a designated Isolated Post.
Possession of a valid Class 5 Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement.

Specific to Penticton airport:
Possession of a valid Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake endorsement.

Specific to Sandspit airport:
Possession of a valid Class 3 Driver’s Licence with Air Brake endorsement.
Pre-placement medical is required for positions located in a designated Isolated Post.

Closing Date

May 26, 2020

How to Apply

when you apply.

Information on employment equity

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


1. Use your cover letter to tell us how you’d be a perfect fit for our team. Make sure to provide concrete examples of HOW, WHERE and WHEN you meet each of the essential experience qualifications, so we can screen you into the next stage. Your cover letter will be used to evaluate your ability to communicate in writing.

2. Of the work locations identified on the poster, please list on your cover letter the location(s) that you are interested in being considered for. If you are interested in more than one location, please list them in order of preference. For example : 1 – Penticton; 2 – Port Hardy; 3 – Sandspit.


Isolated Post – Port Hardy, BC and Sandspit, BC

For additional information on the Isolated Post and Government Housing Directive, please consult the following link:

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as “refer to my attached resume” will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

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.

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

Interested persons must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position; however, a person may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. Meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Please note that assets may be used at the screening stage.

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.

As part of this selection process 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

Please note that achieving the pass mark on any of the assessments used does not mean you will move forward in the selection process. Management may decide to use a score that is higher than the pass mark on any of the evaluations used throughout the selection process. Management may also decide to use top-down selection at any stage of the process.

A cut-off score may also be used at any stage of assessment.

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

Please note that for candidates applying from outside the public service, the Department will not reimburse travel expenses linked to the assessment process; however, every reasonable effort will be made to minimize travel costs for candidates who will undergo assessment.


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.

Contact information

Winnie Yau – Human Resources Assistant