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IT Security Officer

Job ID22-968-07-074-6233
Date Posted2022-06-22
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryPublic Administration
Closing Date 2022-08-24
Reference Number 22-968-07-074
Job Category Entry Level
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $73,970 - $89,970
Allowance This position is eligible for the Technology Market Modifier, which is valued at 7% of the basic annual salary. This brings the total compensation range to $79,142 - $96,268
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB), Various

Job Summary

The IT Security Officer is responsible for providing IT security advice and guidance for systems and projects according to

established security principles and best practices.  The following describe some of the functions:

  • Plan, research and conduct security assessments.
  • Evaluate and assess security requirements for a system or service.
  • Recommend security controls and safeguards to bring the system in line with established security standards.
  • Analyze solution specifications and designs to identify threats, asset sensitivity, vulnerabilities, mitigations and level of residual risk.
  • Assess risks to existing IT systems and provide recommendations to ensure the accepted level of risk is maintained.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to improve the organization's security posture.
  • Conduct research to identify controls, options and solutions to enhance IT security and communicate findings.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends and developments in IT security, tools and best practices.


Graduation from a two-year program of study from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in computer science, information technology, software engineering or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

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 through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


Related experience is a period where the duties included two (2) or more of the following:

  • Working in a security operation center (SOC) on functions like security incident response, auditing using SIEM tools;
  • Working in IT support or development (security, desktop, servers, network or software);
  • Working with command line tools like Powershell, Bash, Python or CMD;
  • Delivering training to end users on IT or IT Security;
  • Working with IT Security policies and standards


  • Integrity
  • Adaptability / flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication

Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


The majority of work in our organization must be done in the office and cannot be performed at home, however a hybrid approach is taken where possible (on site and telework).

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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.

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