Physical Security Analyst


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Closing Date 2019-12-04
Reference Number 19- 968-08-089
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Montréal, Québec
Salary Range $78,800 - $95,870
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Chief Internal Security (IS), the Regional Physical Security Analyst is responsible for overseeing all guard post activities including personnel management and security issues related to all facilities in their region in accordance with policies and standards established for the Service by the IS Branch.

Major responsibilities

  • Manage the guard post, supervising Protection Officers and Commissionaires to ensure that they are trained on all security systems at our facilities and on all related procedures.
  • Manage the functionalities of regional and district systems (security, office alarm and fire), by identifying problems, diagnosing them and finally proposing solutions. Provide guidance to on-duty guards regarding security-related incidents.
  • Plan, support, and review Security Threat and Security Administrative Reviews for CSIS facilities to ensure the safeguards are sufficient and adequate defensive measures and are in place to protect the service employees and assets.
  • Implement and ensure compliance of CSIS Security Policies, Procedures and Measures in accordance with the Government Security Policy and Standards.
  • In collaboration with Headquarters (HQ), identify, evaluate and analyze defensive security systems and research these systems. Ensure the support of these systems and prioritize them in terms of safety, efficiency, reliability and operational availability.
  • Support and participate, as an IS representative, in major capital construction and infrastructure projects to ensure Service facilities meet IS norms; i.e.: collaborate with engineers and architects, consult with them and provide advice.
  • Liaise with HQ and regional counterparts to exchange information/methodologies/techniques in the field of electronic and mechanical security systems.
  • In collaboration with HQ, conduct Facility Security Certifications and validate the compliance of premises used by contractors and our partners in the accreditation of external premises to ensure the protection of the Service information and assets at the sites, i.e., to ensure that the necessary safeguards are in place.


  • Undergraduate degree and two (2) years of experience in physical security.
  • College diploma* and four (4) years of experience in physical security.

Education: in Security Management or any other related fields associated with the conception, installation and maintenance of security systems. 

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 from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.


Candidates must also possess recent and/or significant experience in:

  • Recent experience is defined as experience acquired within the last five (5) years.
  • Significant experience is defined as the extent and majority of experience of a person in a position whereby the performance of these duties constitutes his or her main functions in the position.
  • Recent and significant experience in interpreting and applying: Government of Canada safety policies and standards, fire safety regulations, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information system (WHMIS) requirements, the Quebec Construction code and Canada Labour Code.
  • Significant experience in researching and analyzing information and data to draw inferences in order to provide recommendations or conclusions verbally or in writing.
  • Significant experience in alarm technologies, video surveillance, intrusion detection and access control.
  • Significant experience conducting Threat & Risk Assessments linked to physical security.
  • Significant experience working as a Physical Security representative on medium to large scale capital projects, such as new office construction or renovation.
  • Recent experience with execution plans and specifications for the construction of security systems.
  • Recent experience in informal supervision.

Informal supervision: For this criterion, we are looking for experience related to the skills required to perform the functions, and not necessarily formal “supervisory” experience.  Depending on the number of employees to be supervised, this may involve various degrees of experience in planning, coordination, control and leadership of human resources.  These skills may have been acquired through both work-related and other experiences, including voluntary and other work experiences outside the Service, as a supervisor or not.


  • Possess a valid electricity qualification certificate.
  • Professional certification as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), a Physical Security Professional (PSP) or any other recognized certificate in the field of security.


  • Judgment
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Organizational Skills / Multitasking
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication

Conditions of Employment

  • Possess and maintain a valid and permanent Canadian driver's licence for the duration of their employment in that position.
  • Employees must be able to conduct inspections requiring access to confined spaces and the use of a ladder.
  • The incumbent may be required to travel on short notice, occasionally.
  • Flexibility is required in relation to the work schedule that may extend beyond core hours of work.


A written exam will be used as part of the overall assessment combined with the competency base interview. The exam will serve to evaluate your knowledge in safety policies and regulations, along with your competencies in problem solving and written communication skills. 

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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.

CSIS is committed to diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. 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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