Job description

Reference number: RF-7201

Closing Date: December 18th, 2022

About the job:

CSE is currently looking for Cyber Security Practitioners to work in a dynamic and innovative environment. As a Cyber Security Practitioner, you will be using your expertise to provide cyber security advice and guidance, design and develop secure IT solutions, and to review product and solution assessments according to security risk management principles in a variety of positions relating to Cyber Security.

Salary Range:

· UNMA-07 level: $91,585.00 - $106,240.00 per year

· UNMA-08 level: $99,861.00 - $115,504.00 per year


All jobs are in Ottawa, Ontario. Flexible work arrangements, including telework for a portion of the work week, may be possible. For more information on location, please visit the following link: CSE locations meet current accessibility standards.


English Essential

Area of Selection

Open to Canadian citizens.

Required Qualifications

You must clearly demonstrate in your application how you meet these required qualifications:

Essential Education

You must have one of the following:

· A University degree* in a field related to the position, such as (but not limited to): Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Network Computing, or

· An acceptable combination of education (i.e. college diploma, professional certification) in a field related to the position (as above) and relevant experience.

*The educational program must be recognized in Canada and you must be able to provide proof of education credentials. Students graduating within the next twelve (12) months are eligible to apply.

Essential Experience

We are looking for people with training and experience in one or more of the following areas:

· Network administration

· System administration

· Cyber security

· Software development

· Digital forensic

· Penetration testing

· Network and/or security operation

· Vulnerability research and/or analysis

Required Competencies

Competencies is our term for skills and/or knowledge. These required competencies are the skills/knowledge we need to see reflected in your application, interviews, etc., for you to be successful.

Technical competencies

· Network Analysis

Applying understanding of networks to identify, develop and implement network exploitation solutions.

· Cyber Security

Knowledge of effective and efficient management of information as it relates to cyber security.

Behavioral competencies

· Accountability / Autonomy

Effectively plan, organize and manage their time and activities to deliver high quality and efficient performance.

· Cognitive Thinking Skills

Responding to challenges with innovative solutions, products, or services by questioning conventional means, using intuition, experimentation & fresh perspectives; understanding, analyzing, synthesizing, and relating complex information and abstract variables.

Leadership competencies

· Achieving Results

Deliver on commitments through actions that reflect personal accountability, sound judgement, decisiveness & business acumen.

· Collaboration

Build relationships with traditional & non-traditional partners & stakeholders to develop solutions that reflect the interests of the organization

Application Process

Who Can Apply

You must be a Canadian citizen, be eligible for a Top-Secret security clearance and be willing to comply with CSE’s own security policies and standards.

Security Requirements

You must have no criminal record. The screening process involves a

· security interview

· polygraph test

· psychological assessment

· background investigation covering a minimum of your last 10 years history, including credit and financial verifications.

How to Apply

You may submit your candidacy online by selecting “APPLY” at the bottom of this page.

If you cannot apply online or have a disability preventing you from applying online, please inform us by email prior to the closing date of this selection process. CSE offers an assessment process that will accommodate any reasonable measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Those measures are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially. If you may need such accommodation, please advise us.

What to Expect

The process will be conducted in the official language of your choice.

A written test will be administered to candidates who successfully pass the application review. It will be used as a screening tool. Make sure to check your spam/junk mailbox regularly for notification of the test.

Interview(s) will follow for candidates who are successful on the test.

References (2 supervisors) will be requested from candidates who successfully complete the interview stage.

Candidates will be required to complete the security process as part of the global assessment. More information regarding this process can be found on CSE's website.

The entire selection process – tests, interviews, security investigation – may take more than one year to complete.

If you are deemed to be unsuccessful in the assessment process for this selection process, you may reapply in twelve (12) months.

Additional Details

The level of competence demonstrated in the various assessments will be used to determine your qualifications for the UNMA-07 or UNMA-08 level.

Training and Development

At CSE, we are proud to offer an inclusive and supportive working environment that encourages open minds and attitudes. As an organization that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfill your potential. With comprehensive training and development opportunities, tailored to your needs and the requirements of your work, we’ll enable you to flourish in your role and perform to the best of your abilities.


Determinate and indeterminate appointments will be used to staff positions of permanent or temporary tenures within CSE. All appointments have a one (1) year probation period.

Operational Requirements

Overtime and standby duty may be required.

CSE Employment

CSE is a separate organization and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). We have our own values-based staffing regime and as such, have the flexibility to determine qualifications for positions and how these qualifications will be assessed in a selection process. In other words, CSE has its own classification, compensation system, and a different staffing regime. As such, we use a different staffing process and terminology.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $91,585.00-$115,504.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

Apply Job
Job Cyber Security Practitioners in Toronto

Communications Security Establishment Canada | Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications