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Lighthouse Keeper - Assistant Inventory

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Organization Name: Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Locations: Various Coastal Locations - British Columbia
Classification: LI - 03 for more information
Salary: $34,689 to $46,546
Closing Date: October 20, 2011 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: DFO11J-011219-000002
Selection Process Number: 11-DFO-EA-PACVIC-943916
Vacancies: 10

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

Who Can Apply

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Language Proficiency

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Applicants must demonstrate in their application that they meet the following merit criteria to be retained for further consideration.

English essential


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Experience in operating and performing front line maintenance on mechanical and electrical equipment such as motors, generators, power tools, and boats.

Experience in maintaining grounds and buildings.

Experience working in isolated or semi-isolated locations.

Experience working in a marine environment

Other Merit Criteria and Conditions of Employment

Statement of Merit Criteria

Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.

Work Environment

Lightkeepers on British Columbia's West Coast work in 27 locations. Some of the light stations are very remote, and are served by Coast Guard helicopter and CCG vessels only.

For some stations, there is only one guaranteed reprovision per month. Lightkeepers must remain on the light station for the full period of employment, which can be up to one year with the exception of periods of vacation leave, or for medical emergencies. The majority of Lightstations are staffed with a Principal and an Assistant Lightkeeper at all times. Crown owned accommodations are provided.


Lightkeepers provide weather reports and sea states for AES (Atmospheric Environment Service).

In addition, Lightkeepers maintain the lightstation assets by performing maintenance on buildings, equipment and grounds.

Additional Requirements / Comments

Information to be provided:

You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Important messages

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

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.

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