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Department of Finance Canada - Ottawa, ON (14 months ago)

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Department of Finance Canada - Information Management and Technology Directorate, Project Delivery and Planning, and IT Security
Ottawa (Ontario)
AS-06, CS-02, CS-03, CS-04
$70,439 to $118,499

For further information on the organization, please visit Department of Finance Canada

Closing date: 16 June 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

This inventory process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, including promotions.

During the application process you will be asked a series of questions to allow you to demonstrate your qualifications, some of the questions will be either a yes or no.

Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.


Please ensure that your work experience is clearly detailed in your résumé and that you provide the following information:

1) Name of the department or organization;
2) Title of the position, level and duration;
3) Concrete and detailed examples demonstrating how you meet the essential and you will be asked to demonstrate the asset qualifications at a later date.

Contact information for four (4) references: Your current and previous supervisor and two colleagues/clients.

You must submit a completed application, consisting of screening questions and your résumé.

Your résumé will have to demonstrate how education and experience factors of the screening questions are met to be considered further.



About Project Delivery and Innovation Office (PDIO): If you want to influence the priorities of your department from a Digital Government point of view, PDIO is the team that you want to join. PDIO delivers digital solutions that supports the Finance Canada’s mandate. We provide to the Department a mobile and dynamic workplace using new and innovative secure technologies and the latest mobile hardware devices. We establish the IM-IT Strategic direction while supporting the Enterprise Architecture for the Department that aligns with business requirements and the Government of Canada Digital Strategy.

Positions titles:
CS-03: IM/IT Project Manager
CS-04: IT Manager in Architecture, Strategic Planning & Project Management
AS-06: Analyst IM/IT Strategic Planning and Project Manager


About the IT Security Unit: This unit is a small but highly effective team that supports the ongoing delivery of the IT Security Program for the Department of Finance. The team’s focus is on streamlining internal processes, enhancing operations, and promoting continuous improvement and innovation to support the secure delivery of the Department’s mandate. You would be part of a high-delivery team at the forefront of new business solutions where your expertise in security risk assessment, knowledge of Government of Canada security standards and controls, and your ability to provide evidence-based advice to senior management will serve to strengthen IT security practices in the Department while safeguarding information assets.

Positions titles:
CS-02: IT Security Specialist
CS-03: Senior IT Security Specialist
CS-04: Manager IT Security

Work environment

The Department of Finance (FIN) plays a vital role in helping the Government of Canada develop the social and economic policies that will further improve the standard of living and quality of life of Canadians, their families and their communities in the years to come.

FIN’s new flagship facility at 90 Elgin Street, in the heart of downtown Ottawa, is a LEED-certified green building that meets the government’s Workplace 2.0 concept. The building is equipped with state-of-the art technologies to support collaboration and innovation. Employees have access to amenities such as a library and showers, change rooms and secure bicycle storage, allowing them to commute using the National Capital Region’s bike path system.

FIN has also been named one of Canada’s Top Employers for three years in a row and is one of Canada’s 2019 Top Employers for Young People. The Department also consistently ranks among the best federal public organizations for results to the Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) with particularly strong results for the employees in the CS group.

If you are a leader, a motivator and a strategic thinker who wants to work for one of Canada’s Top Employers, consider joining the FIN team!


Intent of the process

Do you want to work with talented and creative individuals? Do you have a passion for IT and want to work on multiple technologies? Do you want to influence the future of IT in your Department? If you answer yes to these questions, you are in the right place.

This advertisement is to create an inventory of IM/IT professionals, within the Information Management and Technology Directorate at Finance Canada, that will be used to staff future vacancies:
1. IT Security Specialist (CS-02)
2. Senior IT Security Specialist (CS-03)
3. IT Security Manager (CS-04)
4. IM/IT Project Manager (CS-03)
5. IT Manager in Architecture, Strategic Planning & Project Management (CS-04)
6. Senior Analyst IM/IT Strategic Planning and Project Manager (AS-06)

Selection decisions from the inventory may be determined by applying one or more of the following criteria:
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and opportunities within the work team;
  • Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the specific duties of the position to be staffed;
  • Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
  • Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications
Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 4 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience*.

  • To determine whether the individual has acceptable experience, we will assess the diversity and scope of the experience and the level and complexity of the files handled. This experience must have been gained over an approximate period of 2 continuous full-time service within the last 5 years.
Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements
English or French essential
Bilingual imperative and non-imperative BBB/BBB or CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

Experience for the CS-03: IM/IT Project Manager and the CS-04: IT Manager in Architecture, Strategic Planning & Project Management :

E1- Experience in the planning, delivery and management of IMIT services or projects, including development of project management documentation such as, but not limited to, project status reports, business case, requirement document, project charter, project schedule, project management plan, project close-out report.

Experience for AS-06: Analyst IM/IT Strategic Planning and Project Manager:

E2- Experience in preparing and contributing to the development of materials such as briefing notes, memoranda, business cases, communication products and presentations for use by Senior Management (EX-01 and above)

Experience for the CS-02: IT Security Specialist, the CS-03: Senior IT Security Specialist and the CS-04: Manager IT Security:

E3- Experience in contributing to the development and management of an IT Security Program, including risk management, security awareness, the development and implementation of policy instruments (e.g., policies, directives, standards, standard operating procedures, and guidelines), processes and monitoring.


Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Ability to communicate effectively orally

Creative Thinking
Results Orientation
Client Focus

Conditions of Employment:
Secret clearance

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


AED1- Bachelor degree (or above) in Computer Science, Engineering or Science or another bachelor degree.

AED2- Any of the following professional certifications:
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis)
  • PMI (Project Management Institute)
  • Prince2
AED3- Any of the following professional certifications:
  • Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Completion of courses within COMSEC Certification Program (CCCP) offered by CSE
Degree equivalency


AE1- Experience in the planning, delivery and management of IMIT services or projects.

AE2- Experience in preparing and contributing to the development of materials such as briefing notes, memoranda, business cases, communication products and presentations for use by Senior Management (EX-01 and above).

AE3- Experience providing advice and guidance to management (EX-01 and above) and /or clients in the area of IM/IT.

AE4- Experience providing IM/IT project management services using an industry standard project management framework, such as PMP or PRINCE2.

AE5- Experience contributing as a subject matter expert to and/or leading cross-functional and multi-disciplinary project teams to implement IM/IT systems.

AE6- Experience providing advice and guidance to management (EX-01 and above) and /or clients in the area of IM/IT.

AE7- Experience in establishing or developing multi-year plans or strategies for complex projects, business planning or programs to management (EX-01 and above).

AE8- Experience developing corporate reporting and strategic planning documents.

AE9- Experience in Enterprise Architecture domains, including business, data/information, security, application, technical or solution area.

AE10- Experience conducting business analysis within an IM or IT environment.

AE11- Experience in Enterprise Architecture domains, including business, data/information, security, application, technical or solution area.

AE12- Experience supervising or managing government employees and contractors.

AE13- Experience in financial management of a portfolio.

AE14- Experience in the application of IT Security risk management methodologies using GC policies, standards and guidelines to conduct security assessment and authorization (SA&A) activities.

AE15- Experience in conducting vulnerability assessments and coordinating the remediation activities with project teams.

AE16- Experience in gathering business security requirements and in analyzing, testing and evaluating new hardware and software solutions and/or IT security products.

AE17- Experience working with one or more of the following technologies:
o Vulnerability Management systems
o Gateway and endpoint Intrusion and Detection systems (IDS/IPS)
o Advanced Threat Detection/Protection systems
o Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems
o Application Whitelisting systems
o Data Loss Prevention systems
o Application Isolation and Containment systems
o Two-factor authentication systems

AE18- Experience in applying the IT Security Directives for the control pf COMSEC Material in the Government of Canada (ITSD-03, 01, 06, ITSG-11) as a COSMEC Custodian or Departmental COMSEC Authority.

AE19- Experience working with Type-1 cryptographic devices.

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

For this selection process, email is the most effective way to communicate with you and for you to be invited for evaluations. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. The email address provided may also be used in the administration of online exams. Candidates who apply to selection processes should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Therefore, it is your responsibility to verify your email and/or PSRS account on a regular basis regarding this selection process.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Candidates who are not working within a radius of 50 kilometers from Downtown Ottawa will be assessed using remote access methods. The Department of Finance Canada will not pay travel expenses for candidates who are not already located in the National Capital Region who request to be assessed in Ottawa.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

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

Persons are entitled to participate in the selection 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.