Geospatial Data Exploitation Analyst - Underfill


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Closing Date 2021-12-08
Reference Number 21-968-08-202
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Gatineau, Quebec
Salary Range $73,970 - $89,970
$84,050 - $102,250
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Various

Job Summary

The Service is seeking motivated and enthusiastic team players to fill several positions as Data Exploitation Analysts (DEA).  The incumbents work in an environment conducting research, analysis, and exploiting data using advanced analytical tools and techniques to produce reports and intelligence in support of Service investigations and operations. Incumbents also work on new analytical processes and identify technical enhancements to improve capabilities and tools. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Consult with clients to determine their requirements for data analysis, understand their intelligence question(s), and in non-technical language advise on appropriate analytical approaches.
  • Assess, analyze, exploit and interpret data; bringing to bear general and specialized knowledge and communicating the results through reports and other products. Thus further advancing investigations.
  • Be familiar with and ensure program area activities are compliant with relevant legislation, policies, and Ministerial requirements.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of analytical tradecraft, methodologies, and techniques, as well as advanced tools, systems and data sources. 
  • Work with other DEA’s to identify innovative/creative solutions to enhance existing analytical processes, products, technical capabilities, and data literacy. 
  • Contribute to data analytics policy development and training.


  • Undergraduate degree or
  • College diploma

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.


  • Undergraduate degree and four (4) years of experience* Underfill – two (2) years of experience
  • College diploma and five (5) years of experience * Underfill – three (3) years of experience

* Experience is defined as the use of tools to analyze and interpret data to inform decision making.

Candidates must also possess:

The candidate must have experience1 in the following:

  • Two (2) years providing written and verbal advice (formal or informal) to assist colleagues / clients / managers in making the best decisions to meet their particular requirements. 
  • Two (2) years experience organizing and exploiting data to create analytical products.
  • Two (2) years experience with the use of analytical tools.
  • Experience in analysing and conveying complex information in plain language to a non-technical audience2.

1 The breadth and depth of sought experience involve files of various complexities, multiple issues, partners or clients, impacts or risks.

2 For the purpose of this career opportunity, complex information can be considered to be about any of the following: geospatial, imagery, data, systems, software, technology, applications, statistics, finance, crime, military, national security, or other related fields.


  • An Undergraduate degree or higher level of education in a field of study related to Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Demographics, Social Sciences, or other Science, Technology, Mathematics, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, or Geomatics.
  • Experience with ESRI software (ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ARCGIS Online, and Enterprise).
  • Experience applying Geospatial Information Services (GIS) in a novel manner to support corporate goals.
  • Experience supporting law enforcement or security investigations. 
  • Proficiency in the use of programming languages such as Python.
  • Understanding of laws, regulations and policies governing national security activities including lawful access programs, data programs and privacy requirements. 


  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Innovation/Creativity/Ingenuity
  • Communication Skills
  • Behavioural Flexibility
  • Team work

Conditions of Employment

Not Applicable


While we continue to explore opportunities for flexible work arrangements, the majority of work in our organization must be done in the office and cannot be performed at home.

A competency-based interview, a written exam and reference check may be administered to retained applicants.  To know more about our process, please visit: Job Requirements-

Candidates should note that non-imperative staffing may be considered in situations where it can contribute to closing representation gaps in employment equity groups.

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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.



Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each Education and Experience criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the career opportunity.

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

As a separate employer, CSIS has implemented a Directive on COVID-19 vaccination that is consistent with the overall Government of Canada approach to the COVID-19 vaccination of public servants. Applicants to this staffing process should be aware that all employees of CSIS are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act. As such, all persons to be appointed to CSIS will be required to attest to their vaccination status no later than on their first day of employment.   

CSIS is committed to building a workforce that is truly representative of the Canadians it serves by cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace environment. This will be achieved by increasing employment equity group representation (including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and women) at all levels within the organization through hiring and talent management practices. We will also ensure that appropriate accommodations are made (e.g., specialized equipment, changes to physical workspace) to provide employment opportunities for all qualified candidates. In support of achieving a greater, diverse and skilled workforce, we strong encourage those individuals who belong to one or more of the employment equity groups to self-identify when applying. 

Should you require accommodation in relation to a disability, please tell us at the beginning of the selection process. This information will be kept confidential. 

The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

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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