Secondment / Interchange - Intelligence Analyst


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Closing Date 2021-09-29
Reference Number 21-968-08-095s
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $73,970 - $89,970
$84,050 - $102,250
$95,350 - $116,060
Status Term - 24 months
Language Requirement English Essential

Job Summary

The opportunity is for a secondment or an Interchange Canada assignment with the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC). ITAC relies heavily on seconded personnel, who bring with them varied perspectives and diversity.

ITAC is the Government of Canada’s (GoC) organization responsible for the assessment of the terrorism threat to Canadians and Canadian interests abroad. 

Major responsibilities:

  • Research, organize, analyze, assess and integrate classified and open-source information for the production of intelligence reports that assess the importance of significant terrorism-related developments domestically and internationally as well as identify intelligence gaps.
  • Work in partnerships with GoC stakeholders, including the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and management in the production of highly-valued assessments.  
  • Design and deliver presentations on topics of expertise to our internal/external clients and partners on a national and international level.
  • Represent ITAC in discussions/exchanges with the Canadian security and intelligence community at Government fora as well as meetings with foreign intelligence / government agencies.
  • Attend national and international conferences related to area(s) of responsibility; commenting on and assessing topics of interest to enhance knowledge, awareness and understanding.
  • Conduct and assist others in monitoring, searching and exploiting open-source information.
  • Provide comments and feedback on draft papers as well as respond to requests for information (RFIs) from foreign partners.
  • Advise/guide and act as mentor to new analysts by overseeing and providing input/recommendations on draft reports, as required.
  • Stay informed on current affairs.



  • Undergraduate degree


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.


Four (4) years of experience in:

  • conducting in-depth research and analysis; and
  • drafting intelligence products* or policy products**.

*Intelligence products are defined as the results obtained by researching and integrating, evaluating and analyzing all available data to create intelligence products that may range from single-source, event-oriented reports to longer-term, all-source, finished studies.

**Policy products are defined as the results of the work supporting the development of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines, or program delivery. It normally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information, and may make recommendations or evaluate options.


  • Experience in analyzing intelligence to prepare written intelligence assessments pertaining to national or international security issues
  • Knowledge of terrorism issues and its implications for Canada and Canadians
  • Experience in operational intelligence activities or in providing intelligence support to operational activities
  • Specialization or expertise in specific geographic regions (i.e. Middle East, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Africa and the Americas)
  • Experience in briefing and/or, providing strategic advice and/or tactical advice to senior management.  


  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral Communication

Conditions of Employment

Candidates must:

  • be eligible to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance throughout the assignment
  • occupy a position within a federal organization, including separate agencies, Crown corporations, the RCMP and Canadian Armed Forces
  • have management approval prior to submitting their candidacy
  • agree to the terms and conditions of the Secondment Agreement or the Interchange Canada Program Letter of Agreement
  • work overtime when required


  • The majority of work in our organization must be done in the office and cannot be performed at home.
  • A written examination will be administered to assess the candidates’ analytical skills, rigour and written communication skills.
  • Candidates will undergo a psychological assessment.
  • A secondment/Interchange is temporary resourcing option. The duration of this assignment is two (2) years, with possibility of extension.
  • The successful candidates will remain employees of their home organization and will be paid at their current occupational groups and levels. The below reference link Salary Grade Breakdown does not apply.
  • ITAC is co-located with CSIS in Ottawa, Ontario.

Secondment definition:

A secondment is one mechanism through which persons employed in separate agencies and Crown corporations may be assigned to work at ITAC, and vice versa.

Reference Links

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 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. 

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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