Instructional Officer

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Closing Date

2014-08-27 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

The Instructional Officer is responsible for the management of complex instructional design and evaluation projects. The major responsibilities are:

  • Manage instructional design projects and teams or working groups of instructors and/or Branch representatives, by developing and coordinating interdependent work plans, ensuring objectives and results melt with the strategic direction and planning initiatives of the Service.
  • Conduct complex analysis by developing, recommending and implementing training/learning solutions.
  • Develop, revise and recommend policies and procedures in support of existing and new programs.
  • Train, certify and mentor Service instructors and content subject-matter experts by developing objectives, assigning work, recommending/providing training, and providing guidance.
  • Provide employees with interpretation on policies, procedures and guidelines by organizing and conducting information sessions.
  • Conduct studies and formal evaluation analyses (including instrument development and statistical analysis), write reports and make recommendations to the Instructional Architect.
  • Collaborate and make recommendations on the maintenance and updating of the various training and learning systems in use, including the Learning Management System and the Service’s various synthetic simulation software/hardware.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the performance of employees involved in team projects, and certify Service Instructors as one of the Service’s Master Instructors.


  • Undergraduate degree in Education or Educational Psychology and four (4) years of experience in each of the following areas; or,
  • A combination of an undergraduate degree in Human Resources with a university certificate or a recognized professional accreditation in education or training and four (4) years of experience in each of the following areas; or,
  • A combination of an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and seven (7) years of experience in each of the following areas. Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant education, training and seven (7) years of experience in each of the following areas may also be considered.

NOTE: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


  • Application of a systems approach to training.
  • Application of project management principles.
  • Conduct learning needs analysis and performance gap analysis.
  • Lead design/development of large instructor-led training projects (involving a design team).
  • Lead design/development of large online learning projects.
  • Lead design/development of onboarding, mentoring or understudy program projects.
  • Development of lesson plans, learning materials, exercises and assessment instruments.
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of training programs and writing training evaluation reports.


  • Experience in the preparation of formal Course Training Standards.
  • Experience in leading design/development of physical skills training projects including the use of scenarios/simulations.
  • Experience in the design of law enforcement, intelligence or defense training programs.

* A written examination and a practical test will be administered for the screening of candidates.


Advisory, Coaching, Initiative, Innovation/Creativity/Ingenuity, Project Management & Teamwork

Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Security Requirements

Candidates must have no criminal record and must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. This process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications.

Language Requirements

Bilingual Imperative – CBC/CBC

Salary Range

$74,570 to $90,730 (under review). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

We Also Offer

Organized and recreational sports activities, on-site fitness facility, full service cafeteria, and bus route service within proximity.


CSIS National Headquarters, Ottawa (Ontario)

Employment Conditions

One indeterminate (permanent) position with a one year probation and, one term position.

How To Apply

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.

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote reference 14-968-08-030 in your cover letter.


CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians. If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. 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.