Member, Pacific Pilotage Authority

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Position title:
Per diem:
$220.00 - $260.00
Annual retainer:
$2,900.00 - $3,400.00
Vancouver, British Columbia
Application Review Date:
April 25, 2022
Opportunity number:

The Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada (Pacific Pilotage Authority) is a Crown corporation, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Authority is responsible for providing safe, reliable and efficient marine pilotage in the coastal waters of British Columbia, including the Fraser River. Its mandate is to establish, operate, maintain and administer in the interests of safety of navigation, an efficient pilotage service.

Similar to other Crown corporations, the Pacific Pilotage Authority operates at arm’s length from its sole shareholder, the Government of Canada. While the shareholder provides policy direction for the corporation’s ongoing operations, as stated in the Financial Administration Act, the Pacific Pilotage Authority Board of Directors ensures that the corporation fulfils its mandate by setting the corporation’s strategic direction, organizational goals, and monitoring their implementation.

Diversity and Official Languages

We are committed to providing a healthy and accessible workplace that supports one’s dignity, self-esteem and the ability to achieve one’s full potential. With this in mind, all appointees will be expected to take steps to promote and maintain a healthy, respectful, inclusive and harassment-free work environment.

Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

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 would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in dealing with senior representatives of government or the private sector would be considered an asset;

  • Experience in pilotage, shipping, other transportation sectors or marine business community would be considered an asset; and

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas would be considered as assets: risk management; information systems; marine transportation; law, (preferably maritime law); communications; community relations; Indigenous relations; Northern affairs; or stakeholder engagement.

If you move on to the next stage of the selection process, the following criteria will be assessed:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the Authority's mandate, mission, strategic priorities, and business activities, including the Canadian maritime industry;

  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Board member, the Chief Executive Officer and the Pilotage Authority management team;

  • A general understanding of the legislative environment in which Crown Corporations operate, including the Financial Administration Act and the Pilotage Act;

  • Knowledge of effective governance and risk management principles, both at the Board and organizational levels;

  • Knowledge of human resources management and financial literacy;

  • Knowledge of the marine sector and challenges faced within the industry. Ability to anticipate emerging issues and lead organizational change;

  • Ability to support an organization in promoting diversity, inclusion and a harassment-free work environment;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other board members, the Pilotage Authority’s business partners and stakeholders;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Indigenous communities; and

  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral.

Language Requirements

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 confirm that you meet the above selection criteria and that you possess the following Personal Attributes:

  • Sound judgment

  • High ethical standards and integrity

  • Superior interpersonal skills

  • Tact and diplomacy

  • Strategic thinking

Eligibility Factors and Conditions of Employment

  • Appointees must comply with the Ethical and Political Activity Guidelines for Public Office Holders throughout their appointment as a term and condition of employment. The guidelines are available on the Governor in Council Appointments website, under Forms and reference material.

  • All appointees will be subject to the Conflict of Interest Act. Public office holders appointed on a full-time basis must also submit to the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, within 60 days of appointment, a confidential report in which they disclose all of their assets, liabilities and outside activities. For more information, please visit the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's website.

  • Appointees must uphold the highest standards of probity and are expected to demonstrate behaviours in the workplace that afford respect, equality and dignity, to everyone they interact with at work at all times. The Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector outlines the values and expected behaviours for public servants, including valuing diversity and creating workplaces free from harassment and discrimination. Governor in Council appointees are expected to uphold and respect these values and principles in a positive and active manner.

  • No officer or employee of a Crown corporation or any of its affiliates, other than the chief executive officer of a parent Crown Corporation, shall be a director of the parent Crown Corporation (statutory).

  • An individual who is engaged in the business of providing pilotage services — or who is employed by a person that is engaged in the business of providing pilotage services or that uses pilotage services — is not eligible to be the Chairperson or other member of an Authority (statutory).

  • Preference may be given to candidates that reside in the Pacific region.

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

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

How to Apply

Review of applications (more information here) will begin on April 25, 2022. Candidates should apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by this date. After this date, your application will be retained and may be considered up until an appointment to the position is made. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.

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