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The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.
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Did you know?
The Security and Intelligence Operations and Program (SIOP) team is led by an Assistant Director who is supported by two Senior Managers and SIOP forms part of the Security Risk Management Office (SRMO) within Corporate Security Services (CSS) at the Bank of Canada. CSS operates under three lines of defense and SIOP shares first line responsibilities with Physical and Personnel Security (PPS) and is the operational arm of SRMO. In addition to supporting second line functions, SIOP has primary responsibility for the following areas:
Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on security threats to the Bank of Canada and Canada’s financial infrastructure
Security Incident Response: monitoring, alerting, analyzing, and reporting
Central Security Intake: monitoring the CSS Security Inbox, assessing and prioritizing incidents and requests
Establishing and fostering an information-sharing network of key security, intelligence and law enforcement partners
Designing, developing and implementing first line security programs, including:
Security Intelligence Program
Travel Security Program
Security Investigations Program
Security Awareness Program
Technical Security Counter-Measures (TSCMs) Program
SIOP is looking for two Security Threat Analysts to join the team. One position will be permanent and the other will be a term of 18-months, with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.
What you will do
Reporting to the Senior Manager, you are entrusted with significant responsibility and accountability to correctly assess and analyze critical information or intelligence and to identify and report on evolving security incidents impacting the Bank. For that reason, this position has high visibility at the leadership level.
This role requires you to assess the criticality of various types of incidents quickly and accurately and decide whether they need to be reported and / or escalated immediately, and who within the organization must to be informed (dependent on the type of incident). In some circumstances, you may need to make immediate decisions independently.
Your key responsibilities as a Security Threat Analyst include:
central security intake: monitor and manage the central security inbox and phone line and assess, triage and respond to inquiries
incident monitoring and reporting: monitor potential threats to the Bank and reporting critical incidents
threat intelligence: maintain the threat intelligence database and ensure accuracy and completeness of information
trend monitoring, analysis and reporting: monitor the status and evolution of threats to the Bank, monitor trends and coordinate with the Bank’s Cyber security team and other Central Banks
threat assessment: conduct threat assessments to help mitigate risks to the Bank’s physical assets and personnel
intelligence program: collect, analyze and report on intelligence and prepare intelligence reports
travel security: conduct threat and risk assessments and determine threat level for countries where employees are travelling and deliver security briefings to employees travelling to medium and high-risk destinations
security investigations: conduct security investigations under the direction of the lead investigator
internal liaison: share threat information and intelligence with internal stakeholders, including Security Officers, Executive Security Services and other internal clients
external liaison and partnerships: develop and foster external partnerships with stakeholders in the security and law enforcement community, including representing the Bank on various committees/groups
program development: provide input and assist with the development and maintenance of key security programs
What you need to succeed
We are looking for an effective communicator who can interact with all levels of employees from across the Bank, including senior leaders and with external partners from the security, intelligence and law enforcement communities. You must have excellent interpersonal, briefing and presentation skills.
You must work well under pressure and meet very tight timelines while managing multiple requests. You must have excellent and well-developed analytical skills and experience in drafting strategic, operational and tactical intelligence reports and translating information into a format and text that can be easily understood by non-security professionals. You must also be able to articulate why the Bank needs specific types of information and how the information is used by the Bank to inform decision-making.
in-depth understanding of the Bank and its business lines
master’s degree in a relevant field or professional designation in risk or security management
knowledge of and experience with Government of Canada Harmonized Threat and Risk Assessment (HTRA) methodology
Your education and experience
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, security studies, criminology or a related field and a minimum of five years of relevant experience (i.e. security policy, security awareness, physical and personnel security, travel security, security testing, threat and security risk assessment, intelligence gathering, or in a public or private security function). An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
What you need to know
Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
Security level required: Top Secret
Relocation assistance may be provided, if required (for the permanent position)
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted via Skype.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider.
Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $79,100 to $93,000 (job grade 16)
Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
Indexed, defined-benefit pension
We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.