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IT Security Analyst

Reference number: RCM21J-014981-000652
Selection process number: 21-RCM-EA-N-S-NCR-SPS/DSB-101264-1
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Departmental Security Branch
73 Leikin Drive - Ottawa, Ontario
CS-02 - CP-02
$75,129 to $91,953

For further information on the organization, please visit Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Closing date: 30 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Update: Addition of Notes for Education requirement

Important messages

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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.


All job applications must therefore be submitted through the jobs.gc.ca site. To submit an application online, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

Persons who cannot apply online or persons with disabilities preventing them from applying online are asked to inform the contact persons responsible for this process prior to the closing date. You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

Candidates must clearly demonstrate in the screening questionnaire how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the Essential Qualifications and Asset Qualifications if applicable. Please note that stating that the requirement has been met, and/or listing past or current responsibilities, does not represent adequate substantiation. Rather, you must provide concrete examples that clearly illustrate how you meet the requirement. Résumés may be used as a secondary source to validate the qualifications described; comments such as "refer to my attached résumé" will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

Applications will be pulled from the inventory on a regular basis in order to fill immediate needs and establish a pool of qualified candidates.

The essential qualifications indicated below will be assessed each time. Re-evaluation period for this inventory: 6 month waiting period before you can be re-evaluated in this process.

The inventory will be updated every 6 months. You will receive a notice in your applicant account 14 days before the end of your active period to determine whether or not you wish to keep being considered for an additional 6 months.


➤ Investigates security incidents, oversees proactive measures and implements corrective action; conducts technical research, participates in forensic analysis; provides guidance, and assistance to clients in following approved IT security standards and procedures and in developing and implementing solutions; provides technical advice, analysis and assistance to projects and clients on IT security matters and acts as a subject matter resource on Departmental and Government of Canada IT security policies, guidelines and best practices.

➤ Reviews Statement of Sensitivity documents and guides clients with regard to changes required to address security standards deficiencies. Participates in the conduct of threat risk assessments of IT and voice/data systems.

➤ Develops, provides and maintains documentation on security standards, guidelines, user manuals, information and written and oral responses to client inquiries, and provides training to clients regarding IT security matters.

➤ Represents the project team in discussions with clients and technical staff to persuade or obtain agreement on the requirements for security or the resolution of technical issues.

➤ Participates in IT security integration analysis and secure electronic service delivery (SESD) project teams and occasionally leads short-term project teams.

➤ Maintains knowledge of trends and developments in IT security development and implementation

Work environment

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is looking for talented an skilled individuals to join our dynamic team. We offer a diverse, inclusive, respectful and healthy work environment that offers flexible work arrangements to ensure work-life balance. If you value teamwork, challenging assignments and are innovative, collaborative and value high quality service to clients, we want to hear from you!

Our team is located at 73 Leikin Drive in Ottawa, Ontario (Barrhaven), in a modern building with plenty of free parking, convenient access to bus routes immediately outside of the building, free use of a gym, a Tim Hortons and a cafeteria onsite.

Flexibility may be provided by offering employees the opportunity to work remotely (virtually) from anywhere in Canada, if feasible. This determination will be made once the process is completed.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff 13 positions on an indeterminate basis with various language requirements as well as a RCMP Top Secret security clearance.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions within the RCMP on an indeterminate or specified period (including term, acting, or assignment) basis, with various linguistic profiles and various RCMP security clearances.

Should a Civilian Member (CM) be found qualified and selected for appointment, the appointment will not result in a change of status to the Public Service (PS) category for the CM.

Positions to be filled: 13

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

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

► Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.

1.Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, 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 CS group.
2.It is the recognized educational institution (e.g. community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-secondary program at the institution.
3.At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met using this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager.

Degree equivalency

► Recent* experience in applying IT Security best practices.
► Recent* experience preparing security documentation, such as procedures and IM/IT requirements documents.
► Recent* experience supporting IT infrastructure or IT Applications in the Government of Canada; OR with network operating systems and components.

*Recent experience – Experience acquired during the last 2 years.

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

Various language requirements
► Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
► Bilingual non-imperative BBB/BBB
► English essential

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

► Knowledge of Government of Canada IT security policies and standards.
► Knowledge of best practices and/or trends in the IT industry and of their applicability to the Government of Canada.
► Knowledge of security measures and technologies (firewall, virtual networks, intrusion detection systems, etc.) and of best practices related to IT security.

► Ability to communicate effectively in writing
► Ability to communicate effectively orally.
► Ability to conduct analysis and make recommendations.
► Ability to work in a stressful environment with many and sometimes conflicting priorities.

► Discretion
► Integrity
► Judgement
► Effective interpersonal skills

Conditions of employment

Top Secret security clearance - RCMP

All applicants for positions within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be subject to a thorough security clearance process which includes an interview wherein questions may include (but not limited to), reference checks, previous employment, on-line activities, credit checks, alcohol and/or drug use.

► Possess a valid driver’s license.
► Willing and able to travel nationally or internationally, including to isolated areas.

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 exam may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Please note that some criteria, such as the personal suitability factors and the ability to communicate effectively, may be assessed throughout the selection process effective from the time you submit your application.

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

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

You must provide proof of education credentials. If you obtained your degree outside Canada, it is your responsibility to demonstrate its equivalence, please take a look at the following link for more information: http://www.cicic.ca

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.

Please identify clearly your substantive group and level and your employment status on your resume and/or application form.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level, or equivalent may be considered for deployment, assignment/secondment prior to the assessment of other applicants.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.


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

Mia Phung, Staffing Advisor
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