Surveillance Officer

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Physical Surveillance Unit - Recruiting Video


Reference Number

17-968-06-021

Closing Date

2018-01-24 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking applications for a career in surveillance in the regional offices of the Service. Candidates must possess a high level of initiative, motivation and discretion, with the ability to work a flexible schedule. Candidates should be in good physical health and be able to adapt quickly to a variety of settings and situations and manage a high level of stress.

Under the direction of a Team Leader, the Surveillance Officer is responsible for:

  • Conducting discreet physical surveillance;
  • Researching and analyzing information pertaining to surveillance;
  • Drafting reports and detailing the information gathered during activities;
  • Carry out several tasks simultaneously during surveillance activities.

Education

College diploma (2 year program)

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.


Experience

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience driving motor vehicles.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in a team environment.

Other Requirements

A valid and permanent* Canadian driver's license. Please note that the validity of your driver's license must be maintained throughout employment in this position. A copy of your driver's abstract for the last three (3) years will be required

*Permanent Canadian driver’s license is defined as a G Class (Ontario) or minimum of a Class 5 (remainder of Canada). G1, G2, Class 7, Class 6 and Learner’s Permit will not be accepted.

Technical tests will be administered for screening purposes.


Competencies

Ability to learn, Adaptability/Flexibility, Teamwork, Stress Management, Judgement, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills (oral and written).


Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.


Security Requirements

Candidates must have no criminal record and must be able to obtain Top Secret security clearance. This process involves a security interview, a polygraph test, 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 that you adhere to a zero tolerance illegal drug use from the time you submit your application.


Language Requirements

  • Bilingual imperative (BBB/BBB), Ottawa (Ontario)
  • French essential, Montreal (Quebec)
  • English essential, Burnaby (British Columbia)

NOTE: For bilingual imperative positions, offers will be made to qualified candidates who meet the linguistic requirements.


Salary Range

$58,680 to $71,380 per year


Location

  • Ottawa (Ontario)
  • Montreal (Quebec)
  • Burnaby (British Columbia)

Employment Conditions

  • This position requires shift work. Furthermore, work hours can be unpredictable and can result in personal / family sacrifices.
  • To attain permanent (indeterminate) status, candidates must successfully complete the Surveillance Officer Training Course (SOTC). Temporary relocation of candidates is required for training purposes.
  • Surveillance Officers are subject to a two (2) year probationary period.

How To Apply

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.

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote reference 17-968-06-021 in your cover letter.


Notes

CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system and staffing process.

CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. 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.