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Various Senior Security Manager Vacancies

Reference number: DND22J-095100-000002
Selection process number: 22-DND-EA-NAST-495965
National Defence - Director General Defence Security (DGDS)
Ottawa (Ontario)
$100,220 to $114,592 (salary under review)

Closing date: 1 December 2022 - 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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


The first applications may be collected from the inventory as early as 8 November 2022. Apply before this date to be considered for our immediate vacancies.

⭐ Positions are Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

⭐ In office presence will be required: Primary locations are 101 Col By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2 and 2200 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K2 with additional satellite locations.

Positions to be staffed:

Stream 1: Manager Planning
↪ Resides in Director Security Liaison and Corporate Affairs (DSLCA) within the Corporate Reporting section. This section is responsible for providing strategic and corporate security program leadership to ensure that the Director General Defence Security (DGDS) is positioned and equipped to deliver its mandate to support the National Defence security policy and objectives of the DND and the CAF. DSLCA is also responsible for Business Continuity Management (BCM); developing, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of DND’s Departmental Security Plan (DSP) to central agencies and the Treasury Board Secretariat’s (TBS); development of the Department’s response to Security Area of Management portion of the Management Accountability Framework (MAF); manage DND’s Security governance program including conduct of executive and functional forums; and the development and implementation of strategic plans, frameworks and processes aimed at delivering on mandated outputs.

Stream 2: Corporate Services Manager
↪ There are two positions that reside in Director Personnel Security and Identity Management (DPSIM). The Personnel Security Screening Office (PSSO) is responsible for managing the security clearance program within DND and the CAF. PSSO fulfils this responsibility by performing and/or coordinating the security screening activities and practices described in the Treasury Board Standard on Security Screening. The second position within DPSIM resides in the Personnel Security Capability Management (PSCM) area. This section is responsible identifying new capabilities pertaining to security clearances (i.e. new software platform to imbue business rules that would prevent the logging of incorrect information at input; permit an artificial intelligence capability to support decision making; automate routine task analysis; produce real-time data analytics and contain a linked interface with HRMS/Guardian and other departmental and national systems).

Stream 3: Senior Manager SPCO
↪ This position resides in Director Defense Security Operations (DDSO) and oversees the Special Access Program. This program is designed to protect defence activities and significant military capabilities by imposing safeguards and access requirements that exceed those normally required for information at the same classification level. The SPCO is responsible for development and oversight of the Special Access Program Enterprise along two primary business lines of effort.


📢 How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply online”.

✅ Step 2: Tell us about you! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.
• Please provide complete and thorough details of your education and experience;
• Do not assume that the screening board has any previous knowledge of your background, qualifications, or work history. You must be specific and provide concrete examples/details for each experience element, as applications will be screened only on the information provided;
• Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being screened out of the process.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong to. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.

Work environment

The Director General Defence Security (DGDS) protects, promotes and supports security in DND/CAF activities and operations by executing its functional authority leadership and implementing effective security programs.

👥 Together, DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the LARGEST and most COMPLEX organization in Canada. DND provides services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. As a civilian employee, you will be an essential part of the Defence Team.

What do we offer?

At DND, we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction in the long term. Among other things, you’ll enjoy:
↪ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
↪ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment

Intent of the process

A pool of candidates may be established to fill similar or lower level positions as well as current and future vacancies. This may include opportunities of various tenures, and having diverse conditions of employment.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

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 employer-approved alternatives

Note: For the full list of employer-approved alternatives, please see the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/staffing/qualification-standards/core.html#as

Degree equivalency


EX.1 Experience managing a security program at a strategic or operation level within an organization.

EX.2 Significant* experience in leading a team.

EX.3 Experience in preparing briefings, reports or presentations to senior management.**

EX.4 Experience in developing partnerships with stakeholders, both within and outside of your organization, to ensure projects and programs remain consistent with directives and priorities.

EX.5 Experience researching and preparing written materials: policies, guidelines and procedures, reports, briefing notes and presentations.

EX.6 Experience leading multidisciplinary project teams.

EX.7 Experience in the management of human and financial resources.

*Significant is defined as a minimum of 5 years of experience.
**Senior management refers to those holding Director positions or above.

Depending on the position being staffed: Additional qualifications may be added and deemed as either essential or asset and you may be contacted and asked to submit information or be further assessed.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


↪ Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in the field of social sciences, administration or in a related field which includes courses in security, emergency management or dealing with ministerial reports, or a combination of acceptable education, training or experience.

Degree equivalency

↪ Experience working or volunteering in a mixed civilian and military environment.

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

Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements


↪ Management Excellence
↪ Shows Initiative and Takes Action
↪ Thinks Things Through
↪ Works Effectively with Others
↪ Demonstrates Integrity and Respect in a Diverse and Inclusive Environment
↪ Communication


↪ Ability to analyze complex*** issues and recommend viable solutions.

***Complex is defined as issues involving multiple stakeholders within critical timelines and potential impacts for the organization.

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity


↪ The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

↪ In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of CAF members.


↪ Willing and able to work in-office
↪ Willing and able to work a variable hours of work including evenings and weekends
↪ Willing and able to work overtime on short notice

Note: Depending on the position being staffed some or all operational requirements may be required.

Conditions of employment

↪ Various security: Secret or Top Secret
↪ Obligation to request and obtain and maintain Special Access Clearance

↪ In-office work
↪ Variable hours of work including evenings and weekends
↪ Overtime on short notice

⭐ It is important to know that all conditions of employment must be met at the time of appointment⭐

Depending on the position to be staffed, other conditions of employment may apply.

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

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

▶ All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

▶ A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, role play scenarios, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, and interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:
↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪ Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications

▶ Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team;
↪ Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position being staffed;
↪ Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
↪ Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
↪ Organizational Needs, including Employment Equity.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


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.

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