Student and CO-OP: Litigation and Disclosure 

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Closing Date 2023-01-31
Reference Number 24-968-STU-LDB-01
Job Category

Co-op

 Internship Program

Student Employment

Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens
Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range Hourly Salary
Status Term - 4 to 16 months
Language Requirement Various

Deadline
(Periods during which applications are accepted)

Work term: Winter 2024
When to apply: October 3, 2022, to January 31st, 2023

Work term: Summer 2024
When to apply: February 1, 2023, to May 31, 2023

Work term: Fall 2024
When to apply: June 1, 2023, to September 29, 2023

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is looking for students who thrive on tackling diverse challenges in a unique environment. If you are up for the challenge and want to join one of our highest performing teams, there is no doubt that your contributions to CSIS will provide a meaningful impact to our mission of helping keep Canadians safe against national security threats. The Service is building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and foster diversity and inclusion. Also, it is dedicated to establish positive policies and practices related to hiring, training, promoting and retaining designated group members ensuring that employment-related needs of all persons are reasonably accommodated.

CSIS offers opportunities for students to gain valuable experience in business and administration, with the possibility to return for multiple placements in different areas. Students will be given the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge by being paired with experienced employees who will provide feedback during the work term. They will have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience before choosing a career specialization. 

Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Officer

Students will assist with tasks including but not limited to the following:

  • Register all new ATIP requests, consultations and complaints into case management system while ensuring quality control
  • Provide administrative and support functions to the ATIP Section
  • Process informal requests for records previously released under the Access to Information Act.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, from other government departments and from Service employees through the ATIP telephone line and email inboxes.   
  • Perform administrative tasks in support of ATIP Operations such as data entry, retrieval of information for statistical reports, and generates weekly reports for management and the Minister’s Office.
  • Collaborate with Analysts in the review, research and preparation of administrative ATIP documents and supporting material.
  • Assist in the research and production of internal/external documents.

Education

Undergraduate degree or College Diploma programs including but not limited to the following areas of study:

  • Business or Public Administration
  • Law
  • Information Management
  • Project Management

Experience

Candidates with experience with the following is preferable: 

  • Experience in performing administrative and corporate support functions. 
  • Experience in managing multiple tasks/projects 
  • Experience in providing services to internal and external clients.

Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Client Service
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Rigour 
  • Organizational skills/multitaskin

Conditions of Employment

Applicants must be registered as a full-time, post-secondary student in an accredited academic institution recognized in Canada. Priority consideration will be given to those enrolled in an accredited co-op/internship program.

Notes

How to submit application:

Applicants MUST include the following information in their cover letter in order to be given further consideration:

Name of Student:
Graduation date (month and year):
Program of Study:
Post secondary institution:

  • Location of interest: Please note you can only select one (1). Available locations are indicated at the top.
    • Travel costs benefits may apply. Further information will be disclosed during the interview process. 
  • Job Category: Applying for a co-op placement, internship (specific to current program enrollment) or student job.
  • Availability: What is the length of your term (4, 8, 12 or 16 months)? 
  • Studies: What is your current year of study and your expected graduation date?

Tips for your Cover Letter and Resume:

  • Tell us your story: why do you want to work for CSIS?
  • Work objectives.
  • Technical abilities (where applicable).
  • Volunteer or work Experience (where applicable).
  • Projects (where applicable).

Various Language Requirements

We encourage all interested candidates to apply.

Second language evaluation tests might be administered.

At CSIS, we are not looking to simply fill student placement positions every four months. Our program is designed to identify and develop potential full-time employees.

Candidates are asked to apply only once, due to the high volume of applications received.

Failure to provide requested information may result in the rejection of your application. 

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.

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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.

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Important

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. 

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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