Coast Guard hiring for specialized ‘eyes and ears’ role

Two 'aptitude' testing evenings are being scheduled in Sarnia—Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wed., Dec. 13

Canadian Coast Guard Marine Communications and Vessel Traffic Services officer Julie MacRae of Sarnia shows Coast Guard Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson the latest technology used keep ships moving safely and efficiently on the Great Lakes. MCTS employees have a vital role in the maritime search and rescue system as well as vessel traffic management.

The Canadian Coast Guard is hiring. Anyone with an interest in a marine career and who wants to work ashore may be interested in pursuing this opportunity—as a Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officer.

The Coast Guard is inviting those interested in an MCTS career to meet with them next week in Sarnia. The Coast Guard has scheduled two evenings of MCTS aptitude testing – December 12th and 13th.

These employees are described as the “eyes and ears” of the waterways. In Ontario, the Coast Guard has two marine communications centres—one in Sarnia and another in Prescott.

Coast Guard Radio officers provide a vital service for recreational boaters and professional mariners alike, with continuous monitoring of marine frequencies and response to distress calls.  Their service also protects the environment and the safety of shipping by managing vessel traffic movements.

The Coast Guard is inviting those interested in an MCTS career to meet with them next week in Sarnia. The Coast Guard has scheduled two evenings of MCTS aptitude testing – December 12th and 13th.

If you are interested in taking the MCTS test, you can register by sending an Email to:
go-mcts-go-sctm@dfo-mpo.gc.ca    Or, you can call them for more information at 1-418-648-3725.

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