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Electronic Evidence Officer

Reference number: DUS23J-092695-000284
Selection process number: 23-DUS-NCR-EA-604443
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - Competition Bureau - Corporate Services Branch
Gatineau (Québec)
$79,516 to $113,222

For further information on the organization, please visit Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Closing date: 12 February 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

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Application process:
You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Some essential qualifications will be assessed through your application and others during written exams, interviews, etc. It is your responsibility to provide concrete and detailed examples that show how you meet each requirement. If you do not, your application could be rejected. A list of past or current responsibilities is not enough. Similarly, saying that you meet the requirements is not enough. We cannot make assumptions about your experience. We will not contact you for additional or missing information.


The Electronic Evidence Unit (“EEU”) is responsible for the collection and processing of electronic evidence pursuant to Competition Bureau investigations under the Competition Act. Members of the EEU also provide advice and guidance on matters related to electronic evidence to Directors, Case Investigators, Counsel, and external parties.

Duties will include:
• Participating in the execution of search warrants.
• Using digital forensic techniques to process seized evidence.
• Developing policy / procedures related to the duties of the EEU.
• Researching and developing new tools and techniques to facilitate the collection of electronic evidence.

Work environment

At ISED we foster a healthy, modern, diverse and inclusive workplace. Our efforts to create and maintain an outstanding workplace have been recognized. ISED is proud to be named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2023, National Capital Region’s Top Employer 2023, and Canada’s Best Diversity Employers 2023.  

As a Best Diversity Employer, ISED values and recognizes employees for their unique qualities, ideas, voices, and perspectives. We are committed to supporting the success and continued development of all employees regardless of race, ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic background or lived experience. By embracing diversity and inclusion, our department ensures broader discussions, better decisions, and a more positive workplace. 

ISED is transitioning to a hybrid work environment to leverage the best of both in-person and virtual work to deliver results. To foster a dynamic environment for purposeful in-person connections, most employees will be working part time at their designated ISED worksite on a weekly basis, and the remainder of the time from their telework location.  

This job has been identified as ‘hybrid’. Generally, employees in a hybrid job can anticipate working from their designated ISED location from two to three days per week.

ISED is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment with the right tools, mindsets, behaviours and practices to work effectively together in hybrid.  

Intent of the process

The intent of this selection process is to staff three positions on an indeterminate basis. A pool of qualified candidates may be established to staff similar positions with various language requirements and various tenures (indeterminate, term, deployment, acting, secondment or assignment) within Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Indeterminate incumbents of positions in the CO group on June 21, 2021, who do not possess the education prescribed above, are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and/or experience. They must be accepted as having met the minimum education standard whenever this standard is called for when staffing positions in the CO group.

At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience, that is comparable to a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization relevant to the work to be performed, may serve as an alternative to meet the minimum education standard. Whenever the minimum education standard is met through this alternative, it is met only for the position being staffed, and candidates must be re-assessed for future appointments or deployments where the manager has decided to use this alternative.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in analysing or investigating; technical, legal, financial or business information stored on computer systems.

• Experience in the development of technical procedures or plans.

• Experience in installing computer components, operating systems and software

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

K1 - Knowledge of the principles related to the collection and preservation of electronic evidence.
K2 - Knowledge of a variety of computer operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, OSX, Linux and ESXi.
K3 - Knowledge of the core principles of data storage.

A1 - Ability to analyse.
A2 - Ability to deal with time pressures.
A3 - Ability to solve problems.
A4 - Ability to communicate complex technical information.
A5 - Ability to communicate orally.
A6 - Ability to communicate in writing.

PS1 – Judgement
PS2 – Diplomacy
PS3 – Reliability
PS4 – Strong interpersonal skills
PS5 – Initiative
PS6 – Adaptability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


• *Significant experience enforcing regulatory or statutory requirements.

•**Recent and *significant experience using forensic computing tools.

•*Significant experience administering or query writing for MSSQL or MYSQL databases.

•**Recent and *significant experience administering enterprise email infrastructure.

•**Recent and *significant experience administering virtual networks.

•**Recent and *significant experience administering Business / Enterprise Google Workspace or Business / Enterprise Microsoft M365.

*Significant experience means the depth of experience that would normally be acquired as part of your daily responsibilities in this field over a period of at least two years.
**Recent experience means within the last 3 years

ISED is committed to employment equity (EE). In order to achieve a representative workforce, selection may be based on qualified candidates self-declaring as being a member of one or more of the following EE groups: Indigenous person (First Nations, Metis, and/or Inuit), a person with a disability, a racialized person, or a woman. 

Appointments of members of these EE groups ensure that our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance - Reliability and security : Secret OR Reliability

- Willing and able to travel frequently outside the National Capital Regional.
- Willing and able to occasionally work overtime on short notice.
- Willing and able to be occasionally exposed to noisy, dirty and/or dusty environments, to lift or move computer equipment, boxes and/or other heavy items with the occasional requirement to use stairs to move equipment between floors.
- A valid driver’s license

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

If you do not fully complete the screening questions as instructed, you will be screened out.

A written exam may be administered.

Interviews may be conducted.

Reference checks may be conducted.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Meeting one or many of the Asset qualifications may be a deciding factor in appointing a particular candidate amongst the qualified candidates. Please note that one, some or all of the Asset qualifications could be used at any stage of the staffing process.

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You MUST clearly demonstrate in writing how you meet the Language, Education, and Experience requirements. Please provide examples and describe the work/duties you have performed. Failure to do so may result in your application not being considered further during the screening process.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required; Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

If you have questions, need accommodations, or are not able to apply online, please use the Contact information below! We will be glad to help. If you prefer to speak on the phone, please include that request in your email, along with your contact information.

Thank you / Merci / Ekosani / Miigwech / Meegwetch / Mahseecho / Mutna / Wopida / Hei Hei / Marci Cho / ᖁᐊᓇᖅᑯᑎᑦ / Quanaqqutit / ᓇᑯᕐᒦᒃ (Nakurmik) / Nakummek / Qujannamiik / Qujanaq / Kukwstsétsemc / Woliwon / Woliwun / Wela’lin.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Laurence Larocque, Human Resources Advisor
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