Regional Protective Services Officer


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Closing Date 2024-08-31
Reference Number 23-968-VAR-089
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Ottawa, Ontario

(Level 05)

Burnaby, BC

(Level 05)

Salary Range

$67,040 - $81,550

(Level 05)

Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Various

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. 


  • College diploma
  • High school 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.


  • College diploma and two (2) years of experience
  • High school diploma and four (4) 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.


  • Behavioural 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.


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.

The Level 04 positions are under review with classification. 

Employment Equity Gaps have been identified among Persons with Disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and Visible Minorities for this position.  You are invited to voluntary self-declare if you belong to any of these groups in your cover letter as information on Visible Minorities be considered in the selection process.

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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 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 strongly 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. 

CSIS Offices in Canada are located on various ancestral and traditional lands.  In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge all Indigenous People across Canada and their connection to these lands.

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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