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Physical Security Coordinator

Reference number: MOT24J-052695-000092
Selection process number: 23-MOT-EA-HRS-06042
Transport Canada - Facilities Management & Chief Security Officer
Ottawa (Ontario)
$72,171 to $77,758

For further information on the organization, please visit Transport 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

❗ Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their responses to the screening questions how they meet the “essential qualifications” (education and experience). The answers provided to the screening questions will be the main source of information. Failure to provide complete answers may result in job applications being screened out from further consideration in this process. Should you indicate in your response "please refer to resume" we may be unable to assess you against the position’s essential qualifications which could result in a failure. Lack of examples and details will result in your application being rejected. Applicants will not be contacted to clarify incomplete or missing information.

❗❗ "Asset qualifications" could be used either at the screening phase or to determine which candidate will be appointed. Therefore, if candidates meet the asset qualifications, they should also describe in their answers to the screening questions how they meet these qualifications using detailed and concrete examples.

Further assessment may be conducted on the experience later on in the process.

🚩 Please Note: Your application and all communications throughout this process may be used to assess your ability to effectively communicate in writing. You are required to use complete sentences.


Our work in delivering services is equally diverse. Departmental Security offers you a chance to work in collaboration with multiple security controls including: Physical security, Business Continuity Management, Security Event Management, Security Awareness and Training as well as Security in Contracts and Other Arrangements.

Work environment

Transport Canada has more than 6,000 talented and motivated employees working across the country. Our vision is a safe, secure, sustainable, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports business and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the well-being of Canadians.

We develop policies and enforce acts and regulations that support transportation efficiency, safety, security, durability, and align with global standards. Our transportation agenda thrives to adopt new ways of thinking about how we deliver services and oversee the transportation system.

🌟 Diversity and Inclusion is important to us at Transport Canada! 🌟 Transport Canada is committed to building an inclusive workforce with a diversity of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that represent Canada. If you would like to work in a dynamic team, are forward thinking and action oriented, enthusiastic about creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where everyone feels a sense of belonging, then Transport Canada is the place for you!

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool of fully or partially qualified candidates to fill current and future staffing needs. This pool of candidates may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures at Transport Canada.

Positions to be filled: 2

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

🔹 A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

🔹 Significant experience* providing administrative support, coordinating, and advising on activities or initiatives to support at least one of the security controls**.
🔹 Experience operating, monitoring, analysing data, and assisting in troubleshooting related to electronic security system(s) (i.e. access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection).
🔹 Experience coordinating the activities of an operational team, committee or working group.
🔹 Experience developing and editing documents for management such as briefing materials, reports, backgrounders, presentations or procedures.

❗*Significant experience is defined as the experience obtained over a period of one (1) year.
❗❗** As define in Appendix A of the Policy on Government Security (https://www.tbs-sct.canada.ca/pol/doc-eng.aspx?id=16578), Security Controls are:
◼ Security Screening
◼ Information Technology Security
◼ Physical Security
◼ Business Continuity Management
◼ Information Management Security
◼ Security Requirements Associated with Contracts and Other Arrangements
◼ Security Event Management
◼ Security Awareness and Training

🔹 Demonstrating integrity and respect
🔹 Thinking Things Through
🔹 Working effectively with others
🔹 Showing initiative and being action oriented
🔹 Focus on quality and details
🔹 Functional leadership***

❗***Functional leadership is defined as any member of a group, whether a designated leader or not, who performs the activities associated with a leadership role, including developing and maintaining communication; recruiting members and satisfying their interpersonal needs; defining purposes, objectives, and goals; and assigning task to improve team performance.

🔹 Ability to communicate effectively orally.
🔹 Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
🔹 Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines.
🔹 Ability to investigate and troubleshoot physical security issues.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Information on language requirements

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

✨ Experience supervising and coordinating the work of staff.
✨ Experience participating in inter-departmental or central agency committees or working groups.
✨ Experience supporting the management of a physical security budget.
✨ Experience in the planning, development and execution of a Departmental Security Plan.
✨ Experience conducting threat or risk assessments.
✨ Experience conducting building or work-site inspections.

🚩 Ability and willingness to work on-site full-time.(All positions)
🚩 Ability and willingness to carry a government-owned phone during and outside working hours. (All positions)
🚩 Ability and willingness to work overtime and on call as required, including weekends. (All positions)
🚩 Ability and willingness to travel. (All positions)

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

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

📌 A written examination may be administered.
📌 An interview may be administered.
📌 Reference checks may be sought.
📌 Candidates may be required to provide proof of your education credentials.

Candidates must possess each of the essential qualifications to be appointed to the position.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Applicants with diplomas from outside of Canada must provide proof of Canadian equivalence. Visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) for more information at http://www.cicic.ca/.

All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:
✅ Applicants can create a profile and a resume that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
✅ Applicants can modify their application/resume at anytime before the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
✅ Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
✅ Applicants can be notified electronically of tests, interviews or results.
✅ For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please click on the button "Apply online".

Acknowledgement of receipt of applications will not be sent.


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

Elise Hamelin-Johnston, Human Resources Advisor
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