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Talent Pool – CL-415 Co-Pilot

Location: North Region, Ontario
Company: Ontario Public Service (OPS)
Posted on August 29, 2023

Apply By: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:59 pm EDT

Organization: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Division: Provincial Services Division – Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services
City: Dryden, Garson, Thunder Bay
Job Term: Permanent
Job Code: 17265 – Pilot 3
Salary: $1,302.16 – $1,583.56 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open
Job ID: 203375 Apply Online
View Job Description
Are you a self-motivated and highly client-service oriented, skilled fixed wing pilot looking for a diverse and rewarding career opportunity? If so, then consider this exciting opportunity with Aviation Services.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

PLEASE NOTE: The total number of positions to be filled and locations have not been identified at this time. The results of this competition will be used to create an eligibility list for any upcoming CL-415 Co-Pilot vacancies that may be available during the next 18 months.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?
While working scheduled rotations from both a home base location and remote operating facilities in northern Ontario, you will:

• act as Co-Pilot on CL415 aircraft operating under visual and instrument flight rules to support forest fire suppression activities
• ensure the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft during all phases of flight
• be required to travel away from base, sometimes for extended periods
• be required to work overtime and to work in adverse conditions

How do I qualify?
Mandatory licensing/requirements:
In order to qualify for an interview, you will need to demonstrate the following:

• You have a valid Canadian Airline Transport Pilot Licence endorsed for single and multi-engine land and sea fixed wing aircraft.
• You have a Group 1 Instrument Rating.
• You have a valid Category 1 Medical.
• You have a valid Restricted Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate.
• You are in possession of a valid passport or ability to acquire.
• You have the ability to pass Canadian/U.S. Transport Agency security screening.
• You have a minimum flight experience of 2,000 hours fixed wing total flying time with 500 hours float experience as Pilot-in-Command (PIC).

Technical knowledge and skills:
• You have knowledge of Aeronautics Act, Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s), and Commercial Air Service Standards.
• You have knowledge of Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations.
• You can understand and adhere to ministry air operations to safely operate aircraft according to regulations.
• You have extensive knowledge of float, water-bombing and instrument flight rules (IFR) transport flight operations.
• You have an understanding of worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Judgment and decision making skills:
• You have good judgment skills in order to apply sound pilot decisions.

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• You have well developed communication and interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with Nav-Canada, flight services, fire and air service staff, and a wide variety of client groups.

Additional Information:
Permanent, 1011 Hangar Crt, Garson, North Region or 149 Ghost Lake Rd, Dryden, North Region or 1580 Arthur St W, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 6
Category: Maintenance and Trades
Posted on: Tuesday, August 29, 2023

The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
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How to apply:

You must apply online.

  • Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  • Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  • Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  • OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  • If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.
  • Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
  • All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 26, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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