Conduct security screening investigations and interviews of CSIS applicants for employment as well as for other branches of government, in accordance with the instructions of Security Screening Branch, National Headquarters (NHQ) according to established standards and procedures.
Prepare, convoke and conduct rigorous interviews with references in order to shed light on elements that may raise security concerns, in support of the security assessments for CSIS.
Research, analyze, assess, and corroborate relevant information. Work with the appropriate section within CSIS when there is a link to an active investigation, and collaborate with the section in the preparation and conduct of interviews.
Consult and follow relevant CSIS and Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) policies and guidelines.
Prepare interview reports with rigour, relevance and accuracy in a timely manner. The reports must be precise, complete and concise.
Undergraduate degree and two (2) years of experience
College diploma and four (4) years of experience
High school diploma and six (6) years of experience
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 from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.
Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.
Experience in conducting interviews* for assessment purposes and for the purpose of making recommendations; and/or, experience in investigations for assessment purposes and for the purpose of making recommendations.
Experience in the production of detailed reports and formulation of recommendations.
- Preference will be given to those with face to face interviewing experience.
Experience in conducting interviews in an intelligence or security capacity
Experience working in areas related to intelligence or security matters
Specialized courses obtained in relation to advanced interviewing skills, especially in an intelligence or security capacity
Conditions of Employment
May be asked occasionally to conduct interviews outside of core work hours and off-site. As such, a driver’s license is required: valid and permanent* Canadian driver’s license (mandatory).
- 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, Learner’s etc. will not be accepted.
Exposure to various physical environments while walking or driving may occur and occupational hazards may be encountered.
Occasional day trips and overnight travel may be required from time to time.
Salary Grade Breakdown
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 diversity and inclusion and the equitable participation of all Canadians. 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.