Security & Emergency Officer - **EXTENSION**
Department of Justice Canada
Ottawa, ON
Department of Justice Canada - Management Sector / Corporate Services Branch
Ottawa (Ontario)
Indeterminate, Specified period, Deployment, Acting, Assignment, Secondment
$67,241 to $72,660
For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Justice Canada

Closing date: 20 September 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
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Assessment accommodation

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Work environment
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job? How would you like to spend your work day in a friendly, supportive environment with those who devote their lives to the management of security and emergency management? We are seeking a bilingual Security and Emergency Officer to join our dynamic team.

Intent of the process
The immediate need is to staff one Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC position in Ottawa for an indeterminate period.

A pool of partially or fully qualified candidates may be established from this process which may be used to staff similar positions within the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa with various tenures, bilingual imperative only and/or conditions of employment, which may vary according to the position to be staffed.
Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
STEP 1 of the assessment process - INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Essential Qualifications (When you submit your application, the system will prompt you with a specific question to evaluate how you meet each qualification; please ensure to answer and provide examples on how you gained these qualifications.)

To be considered for this position:
ED1 - You must have successfully completed two years of a educational program from a recognized post-secondary institution in a specialty relevant to the position being staffed.
Graduated with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

EX1 - You must have recent* experience in a corporate security program** in at least two (2) of the following areas:
A) Physical Security
B) Personnel Security
C) Business Continuity Planning
D) Information Security
E) Security awareness and training
F) Occupational Health and Safety
G) Emergency Management

  • Recent experience is defined as within the last five (5) years.
** Corporate program: Mid - large public organizations or private corporations with a well-defined corporate security program, structure and organization that is the business lead for identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining security processes across the organization to reduce risks, respond to incidents, and limit exposure to liability in all areas of financial, physical, and personal risk; establish appropriate standards and risk controls associated with employee protection, information security, asset protection, emergency management and response; and, the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures related to information technology security. Typically, such organizations exist in large Government Departments (Federal, Provincial, Territorial), large Municipalities, large corporations and public or private organizations with significant employee populations (1000+) or campus type settings (e.g. hospitals, colleges, universities, large manufacturing plants, utilities companies, banks).

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Information on language requirements

STEP 2 of the assessment process – SHOW US

If your application is screened in, you will be invited to demonstrate knowledge, abilities and personal suitabilities (exam, interview and/or reference checks):

K1 - Knowledge of the Treasury Board Secretariat Policy on Government Security
K2 - Knowledge of building emergency response procedures

A1 – Ability to develop PowerPoint presentations
A2 - Ability to analyze and present options and recommendations
A3 - Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
A4 - Ability to communicate effectively in writing
A5 - Ability to communicate effectively orally

PS1 - Initiative
PS2 - Interpersonal skills
PS3 - Judgement
PS4 - Dependability

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
The Department of Justice is committed to maintaining a representative workforce reflective of Canadian society. In support of achieving a diversified workforce and our employment equity goals, qualified candidates who self-declare in a staffing process as members of Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and/or women may be selected for appointment to fulfill organizational needs including reducing representation gaps.

OP1 - Willingness and ability to work extended hours as required.

Conditions of employment
Secret security clearance

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

All job applications must be submitted on-line. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Our means of communication with applicants is via e-mail. Please ensure to include a functional e-mail address, which will accept messages from unknown users (some e-mail systems block these types of e-mails). It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. We encourage candidates to provide a second e-mail address in their application.

The assessment phase is anticipated to take place in the month of October 2019. Please make every effort to ensure that you are available at that time. Please note that assessments will only be rescheduled under exceptional circumstances (proof required).

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process will be used to evaluate the candidates.

Those selected for an interview should be prepared to provide the names of their referees (2 supervisors). Referees must have an in-depth knowledge of your work, and must be able to answer specific questions pertaining to your achievements and strengths.

Candidates may be required to meet the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Other qualifications may be taken into consideration in the selection decision.

You must provide proof of your education credentials, upon request.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.