Regional Protective Services Officer 


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Closing Date 2021-03-10
Reference Number 20-970-04-119
Job Category Entry Level
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $51,760 - $62,970
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative

Job Summary

  • Monitor/administer activities in support of access controls.
  • Monitor and respond to emergency/safety situations to ensure the protection of life, facility and property by maintaining an acceptable level of order, control and safety.
  • Ensure the protection of CSIS property and the personal property of employees and visitors by conducting safety and security patrols.
  • Respond, assist and monitor all activities related to an evacuation of the complex.
  • In cooperation with team members, train and mentor new officers to the team.
  • Prepare shift, incident and monthly statistical reports related to all safety and security activities. 
  • Conduct random security searches and report anomalies.
  • Respond to internal and public telephone lines, National Service Call Center queries and maintain local call log. 


  • Undergraduate degree
  • 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 from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


  • Undergraduate degree and one (1) year of experience
  • College diploma and two (2) years of experience

Recent experience within the last five (5) years in a protective services and security related function.  This refers to a role in the protection of assets, operations and employees from various security threats.


  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Client Service
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork
  • Communication

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be willing to work twelve (12) hour shifts on a rotational basis.
  • Must be willing to wear a uniform and assigned personal protection equipment.


Please note that this is an anticipatory process which will establish a pool of qualified candidates to staff potential vacancies in the location(s) mentioned above.

Please note that this is a unionized position. 

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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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