Screening Analyst

The Service is always looking for talented and skilled individuals to join our team. Diversity is not only part of the Service’s culture it is a core business strategy. We are building a workforce which is representative of the Canadian society and our programs and policies are designed to foster diversity and inclusion.

Reference Number


Closing Date

2014-04-30 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

As a Screening Analyst (SA) you will work on the frontline of the Service’s Section 15 operations, helping to prevent persons of national security concern from penetrating the Canadian Government, gaining access to sensitive sites, or acquiring immigration status in our country.

Major responsibilities:

  • Analyze data in government security clearance or immigration applications, comparing and researching it against information in databases.
  • Decide whether an applicant may pose a potential threat to national security and, if so, provide a written assessment.
  • Consult and follow relevant Service and Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) policies and guidelines.
  • Liaise / consult verbally or in writing with geographic operations experts when necessary.
  • Provide advice and train new Security Analysts, as appropriate.
  • Verify that all security screening requests submitted are completed accurately.


  • Undergraduate degree + one year of experience *
  • College diploma + three years of experience *

Underfill Level 4

  • Undergraduate degree*
  • College diploma + two years of experience *


* Experience in research and analysis.
Recent experience (within the last five (5) years) conducting research on database systems would be considered an asset.

NOTE: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.
** A written examination will be administered for the screening of candidates.


Ability to learn, Analytical skills, Decisiveness, Communication, and Rigour.

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 (BBB/BBB)

Salary Range

$51,410 - $62,540 per year (level 05)
$45,920 - $55,860 per year (level 04, underfill)
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

Term position of one (1) year, with the possibility of an extension or indeterminate employment after one (1) year.

Successful underfill applicants will be appointed to the position as Level 04, underfilling the position until they reach the full-working level.  A training plan, including the required objectives to be reached, will be established in order to allow the employee the possibility of qualifying in the full level of the position (usually within 1 year).  Failure to complete the underfill training plan will result in the employee returning to his/her previous grade, in a position for which all requirements are met.

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 13-968-05-052 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.