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Requisition Number:  4761
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Closing Date:  October 29, 2020 - 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
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Senior Manager, Security Intelligence Operations and Programs

Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


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Did you know
The Security and Intelligence Operations and Program (SIOP) team is led by an Assistant Director who is supported by two Senior Managers and SIOP forms part of the Security Risk Management Office (SRMO) within Corporate Security Services (CSS) at the Bank of Canada. CSS operates under three lines of defense and SIOP shares first line responsibilities with Physical and Personnel Security (PPS) and is the operational arm of SRMO. In addition to supporting second line functions, SIOP has primary responsibility for the following areas:


  • Monitoring, analyzing and reporting on security threats to the Bank of Canada and Canada’s financial infrastructure
  • Security Incident Response: monitoring, alerting, analyzing, and reporting
  • Central Security Intake: monitoring the CSS Security Inbox, assessing and prioritizing incidents and requests 
  • Establishing and fostering an information-sharing network of key security, intelligence and law enforcement partners
  • Designing, developing and implementing first line security programs, including:
    • Security Intelligence Program
    • Travel Security Program
    • Security Investigations Program
    • Security Awareness Program
    • Technical Security Counter-Measures (TSCMs) Program 


What you will do 
As Senior Manager, you are first and foremost a people leader and will be leading a team of 5-10 security professionals with varying areas of expertise and skills. You will provide coaching and development to contribute to a high-performing team and will provide guidance and direction towards the achievement of strategic and operational objectives and will contribute to the overall success of SRMO and CSS.  


As the Senior Manager, you are responsible for the following key tasks:

  • Providing strategic guidance and direction in the development, implementation and ongoing evolution of first line CSS programs
  • Leading the Bank’s Security Intelligence, Travel Security, and Security Investigations programs
  • Leading security incident response, including triaging and assessing incident criticality, reporting threat and risk level to senior management and contributing to security response decision-making
  • Overseeing and ensuring the quality of Threat Assessments, Intelligence Reports, and other written reports


What you need to succeed
As a leader, you must demonstrate strategic outlook, inspirational and intellectual leadership and must be a team player. You will create a healthy work environment for the team, build employees’ capabilities, support the team’s professional development, and enable them to optimize their contributions. 


You must have excellent communication skills, the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and demands, and you must be capable of planning, organizing and managing multiple projects and tasks concurrently within tight time frames while setting and managing client expectations and delivering on commitments.


Experience and Knowledge

  • experience in the following areas: intelligence analysis; tactical, operational and strategic level threat and risk assessments; 24-hour incident monitoring and response; stakeholder (law enforcement or security/ intelligence community) liaison; and working in a classified environment
  • knowledge of evolving Canadian security threats
  • excellent briefing and presentation skills
  • Open Source Intelligence research and analysis skills



  • experience in designing, developing, implementing and maintaining large-scale security programs
  • experience in conducting internal security and/ or incident investigations 


Your education and experience

  • a bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields: political science, international relations, criminology, security studies, business administration or a related field (a combination of education and experience may also be considered)
  • a minimum of six years of experience in a security-related environment (government, law enforcement, private sector security)
  • a minimum of two years of strategic and tactical people leadership experience of team of professionals including specific experience related to coaching and developing people


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual) with a minimum starting level of functional (level 4) in second official language. Training may be provided to help reach the required level of fully functional (level 5) in second official language.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Top Secret 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided, if required
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted via Skype.  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $94,100 to $117,600 (job grade 18)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (7 to 10% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (15% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension


We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.