Student and CO-OP: Data Management and Exploitation

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Closing Date 2022-09-30
Reference Number 23-968-STU-DMEX-03
Job Category Co-op
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: Summer 2023
When to apply: February 3, 2022, to May 31, 2022

Work term: Fall 2023
When to apply: June 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022

Work term: Winter 2024
When to apply: October 1, 2022, to January 31st, 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 science and technology, 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.. 

Placement will provide opportunities in the following areas:

  • Hands on work experience with projects
  • Teamwork and individual contributions
  • Exposure to knowledgeable and passionate subject matter experts
  • Collaborative work environments
  • Improve time and project management skills
  • Diverse work force

Education

Undergraduate degree or College diploma programs including but not limited to: 

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • International Relations
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Communications
  • Social sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Math

Experience

  • Experience in learning and using productivity software, collaboration and online tools 
  • Experience in the writing of briefing notes, creating presentations, compiling complex documents or dossiers
  • Experience in policy research, analysis and writing
  • Experience in leading stakeholder engagement and coordination
  • Experience in program evaluation, audit, compliance monitoring or risk assessment.

Students can cultivate their skills and gain valuable experience in the following fields:

Dataset Coordinator/Data Governance 

  • Conduct research and analysis on datasets received, prepare or compile documentation, and review and coordinate submissions
  • Contribute to oral and written briefings to management, internal and external stakeholders and on data governance challenges
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop templates, update standard operating procedures, and propose recommendations
  • Compile and generate usage statistics, draft reporting for review and oversight bodies

Tactical Internet and Intelligence Centre 

  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks in support of the program;
  • Assist with the creation of social media accounts;
  • Develop a tracking system for TIIC’s inventory;
  • Gain exposure to the day to day of operations of the TIIC;
  • Provide advice on the most up-to-date Internet applications that will enhance work in the Open Source Intelligence space.

Operational Data and Analysis Centre 

  • In support of Operations
  • Analyse financial data provided by financial institutions and Government partners.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions
  • Write reports and present findings
  • Analyse geospatial data and geographic data
  • Support the production of policy documentation and standard operating procedures for the section.
  • Perform the secretariat functions for working groups, including producing meeting agendas and meeting minutes, and following up on critical actions.

Competencies

  • Problem Solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Client Service
  • Initiative

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:

  • 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.
  • Field of interest, as indicated in experience.
  • Availability of your work term (4, 8, 12 or 16 months)? 
  • Your current year of study and 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 include:

  • English Essential (EE/AE)
  • Bilingual Non Imperative (BBB/BBB)
  • Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB)

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 once, due to the high volume of applications.

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

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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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