Job ID18- 968-09-008-6958
Date Posted2018-06-26
Job Type
Job Category
Closing Date 2018-12-19
Reference Number 18- 968-09-008
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range

$78,800 - $95,870
$89,400 - $108,820

Status Indeterminate (permanent) 
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (CCC/CCC)

Job Summary

The Psychology Section of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is seeking applications to the position of Psychologist with specialization in Forensic or Clinical Psychology. The successful candidate will work with a small team of Psychologists on clinical assessments of personality, potential risk of violence, and related characteristics. In addition, the candidate will be involved in the design and delivery of training modules on psychology related topics and contribute to the research program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work autonomously for extended periods of time while maintaining productive relationships with other members of the team, and to travel across the country on a regular basis.


  • Graduate degree in psychology from a recognized University
  • Must be a member of a Canadian College of Psychologists or of L'Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.

Degree must be in Forensic or Clinical Psychology

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.  If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.


  • 6 years of relevant experience following the award of a graduate degree in Forensic or Clinical Psychology, including psychological interventions and assessments of adults or youths.


  • Applied knowledge of such themes as personality assessment, psychopathology, social psychology, and violence.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Additional experience in clinical interventions and assessments.
  • Additional knowledge in the fields of social psychology, violence, threat assessment and sociocultural psychology.
  • Training experience


  • Flexibility
  • Analytical Skills
  • Organisational / Multi-Tasking skills
  • Teamwork
  • Judgement
  • Communication

Conditions of Employment

Indeterminate (permanent) position with one (1) year probation

Flexibility is required in relation to work schedule that may extend to cover off core business hours on occasion.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

The successful applicant will need to follow a developmental plan in order to reach the full level of the position. Hence, the successful applicant will initially be appointed to the position as a level 08 ($78,800 - $95,870), until they reach the full-working level where they will qualify for the level 09 ($89,400 - $108,820) position. Inability to meet the objectives of the developmental plan will result in the employee staying at the level 08.

Some relocation expenses may be reimbursed by CSIS.

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.


We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.

For more information, visit CSIS for Psychologist

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