Physical Security, Threat and Risk Analyst

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups:  women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*. 


 * The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.


City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Security Branch 

Classification: AS-3 

Tenure: Continuing 

Language Requirements: Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC 


Work Arrangements:  Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require some physical presence at the NRC work location identified, however, the option of a hybrid work arrangement (a combination of working onsite and offsite), is possible. 


Note: This position is being re-posted. If you had previously applied, there is no need to re-apply. 

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The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.


We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.


At the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated confidentially. 

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Physical Security, Threat and Risk Assessment Program Analyst to support our Security Branch. The Physical Security, Threat and Risk Assessment Program Analyst would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Analysis and assessment of security risks and threats associated, with physical and people-based security issues; and for the development of physical security program plans and proposals for mitigation of such risks in consultation with Branch policy and operations colleagues.  


The Physical Security, Threat and Risk Assessment Program Analyst will have the opportunity to visit NRC sites across Canada and provide assessments on how to ameliorate the physical security aspects of our buildings.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


High School Diploma. 


Post-secondary education or training in physical and personnel security or a combination of education and relevant experience. 


For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Experience planning, designing, advising and recommending an overall risk assessment and management framework for the broad range of physical security issues applicable to Government of Canada programs and goals.   
  • Experience providing physical security assessment and risk management process guidance and advice within security threat and risk assessments. 
  • Experience drafting physical security threat and risk assessment reports for review by management to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their teams and locations, and to understand their accountability for supporting risk management, mitigation of threats and the more general security policies across a government organization.
  • Experience incorporating a review and analysis of trends and developments in security support systems in all such risk assessment and risk management studies and advice, and in order to propose response measures.  


The following experience might be considered an asset:


  • Experience conducting reviews of the physical and personnel security posture of  Government of Canada facilities and programs.  
  • Experience leading projects engaged in analyzing, describing and estimating the risks and relative benefits of newly proposed program policies, plans and respective resource measures; comparing estimated risks with criteria such as costs and potential response by internal and external interests.
  • Experience completing physical security risk assessments for visits to sites.

Condition of Employment

Secret (II)

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of principles, theories and stages in the general application of physical security risk assessments and risk management suitably tailored for a broad range of security programs and operations, their management and resourcing.  
  • Knowledge of general physical security program planning and resource analysis to assess respective benefits and costs of security program proposals through application of effective risk analysis, and to recommend alternative proposals to achieve a more acceptable balance of costs against achievements.
  • Knowledge of special security issues associated with physical security, personnel security screening and network and information security to provide knowledgeable contributions and advice in the assessment of risks associated with each of these security priorities.
  • Knowledge of effective physical security risk assessment reporting formats including the profiling of those features of particular significance to program and management authorities across the NRC.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Management services - Communication (Level 2)
  • Management services - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
  • Management services - Organizational and environmental awareness (Level 2)
  • Management services - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Management services - Teamwork (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Management Services


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $64,022 to $75,389 per annum. 


In addition, the incumbent who meets the language requirements will receive the Bilingualism Bonus of $800 per year.


NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • This position will require travel across Canada.
  • Willingness to work overtime on short notice.  
  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.



Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (19786) to:


Telephone: 873-355-9399 

Closing Date: 6 October 2023 - 23:59 Eastern Time 



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