Cyber Engagement Analyst

EMPLOYER: Communications Security Establishment (CSE)


Cyber Engagement Analyst


Reference number: RF-5488
Closing Date: 2022-02-06

About the Job

Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is Canada's national cryptologic agency. Unique within Canada's security and intelligence community, we employ code-makers, codebreakers, and secure system creators to provide the Government of Canada with foreign signals intelligence (SIGINT), as well as cyber security services (Canadian Centre for Cyber Security). CSE is the national hub for cyber operations to defend Canada and advance national interests. We provide technical and operational assistance to federal law enforcement and security agencies.

CSE is currently looking for cyber engagement analysts at various levels (intermediate and senior) who will thrive working in a fast-paced, dynamic and client-focused environment. A Cyber Engagement Analyst operates in many different contexts. In some positions, you will be the ‘face’ of the Canadian Center for Cyber Security as you engage and collaborate directly with Canadian clients and/or key partners to provide exceptional cyber security services. In others, you will provide important program management, analytical, and strategic support to Government of Canada operations. In all positions, your work will have a significant impact on Canada’s security posture and will contribute towards ensuring the safety of Canadians online.

A successful candidate must possess a high degree of resilience, adaptability and problem-solving skills in a constantly shifting and complex environment. A successful candidate will exhibit exceptional interpersonal and client service skills, with the ability to deliver results in a collaborative team environment. If you want the opportunity to communicate complex cyber issues and contribute meaningful solutions to improving Canada’s cyber security, this might be the career for you.

Duties (UNI-07s and UNI-08s)

  • Contributing to and coordinating research, information gathering, analysis, options, identifying related resource requirements, developing recommendations, and communicating positions.
  • Contributing to the analysis and development of materials, such as: briefing notes, summaries, business cases, marketing documentation, presentations, assessments, efficiency measures, procedures, proposals, interpretations.
  • Managing internal and/or external relationships.
  • Performing gap analysis to improve business activities.
  • Providing logistical support for business activities.

Salary Range

UNI-07: $83,055 - $97,710 per year
UNI-08: $88,645 - $104,288 per year

More information under “Additional Details”.


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Language Requirements

Various language requirements: English Essential (EE) and Bilingual (BBB).

Area of selection

Canadian citizens. Preference may be given to persons residing in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Required Qualifications


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


You must have either one of the following:

  • A university degree or a college diploma; or
  • An acceptable combination of education, training and experience related to the position.


  • Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships within a team of professionals and with internal and/or external audiences.
  • Experience in conducting research and providing recommendations.
  • Experience in preparing a variety of documents such as briefing material, correspondence and/or presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Experience independently managing a variety of complex tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Experience providing logistical support for various business activities.
  • Experience gathering and collating advice and guidance from subject matter experts to provide to clients and inform products.

* Consideration for the UNI-08 level will be given to those candidates demonstrating significant experience. Significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of the experience normally associated with having performed a broad range of various and complex related activities over a minimum period of three (3) years.



Technical competencies 

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

  • Information Gathering and Analysis

Understand what information is needed, how to locate and collect the information from appropriate sources, determine its relevancy, analyze, and interpret to compile, share, make recommendations, enable decision making, etc.

  • Project Management

Deliver on commitments by planning, implementing, monitoring, and completing projects and/or assigned tasks, ensuring effective management of scope, resources time, cost, quality, risk and communications.

  • Ability to write / Written Communication

Demonstrate technical skill in developing written products.

Behavioural competencies

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

  • Working in a Team

Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills and working cooperatively and effectively within and across organizational units to achieve common goals.

  • Cognitive Thinking Skills

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

  • Service (for UNI-08’s only)

Identifies and responds to current and future client needs. Provides service that meets or exceeds clients’ expectations.

Leadership competencies

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

  • Achieving Results

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

  • Change and Innovation

Create a culture where flexibility and openness to new ideas are encouraged. Lead transformation with courage and conviction.

  • Collaboration

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

Asset Qualifications


You should clearly demonstrate in your application any specialized expertise that apply to you, as it will be used to determine which team you could best complement within CSE.

Asset Technical Competencies

  • Business Analysis

Knowledge and ability to apply the principles of business analysis in the planning, reengineering, requirement gathering for government business environments, operations, processes, and practices.

Asset Leadership Competencies

  • Strategy & Vision

Develop a vision and connect people to it. Understand the context and envision the possibilities. Translate ideas into concrete strategies that can be effectively executed.

START DATE: 09/01/2022

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