Senior Security Specialist

Senior Security Specialist

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Ontario, Ontario

Office Professionals




Join a top employer and advance your career. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin to hire a Senior Security Specialist. This position can be located in their Brampton or Ottawa office. 

Reporting to the Director, Security & Compliance, the Senior Security Specialist will support projects from a Government security compliance perspective.  This individual will be able to demonstrate sound judgment and be able to anticipate risk to projects and timelines when obtaining Government security approval, assessing security requirements specific to projects, and communicating the same to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ensure compliance in all aspects related to the Contracts Security Program (CSP) and Controlled Goods Program (CGP)
  • Prepare and maintain Project Security Plans outlining all Government Security Regulations specific to the programs. This may include liaising with intelligence partners such as CSIS, RCMP, etc.
  • Prepare various reports on the status of Government approvals on Security of IT processing, physical security, document safeguarding, etc.
  • Stay apprised of the evolution of projects by attending various internal and external reviews
  • Participate in the preparation of bids, and proposal packages following the internal process from Bid – no Bid decisions to contract implementation and management
  • Monitor risks, escalate issues, and propose action plans or solutions
  • Assist with Government inspections specific to projects as required
    • Inspections: Physical Security, Document Safeguarding, Classified Processing, COMSEC, and Controlled Goods.
  • Administer documentation related to visit clearance requests and oversee the procedures for internal visitors
    • RFVs- Each incoming and outgoing Visit must be tracked officially identifying each visitor's need to visit, including what they will access both physically and logistically. e. Site visit, or access to IT Systems.
  • Co-ordinate the tracking, storage, and delivery of outgoing and incoming classified documentation and information
  • Advise, develop, and implement Security Requirement Check Lists (SRCL) specific projects
  • Provide ongoing training and awareness to personnel employees regarding the Contract Security Program and the Controlled Goods Program
  • Establish and maintain resource lists to ensure all personnel are cleared appropriately based on role
  • Perform regular audits to ensure all areas of Government security programs are being adhered to
  • Liaise with the contractor(s) working on security equipment and ensure the contractual conformity of their performances
  • Act as an Alternate Company Security officer (ACSO), when the Company Security Officer is not available
  • Flexibility of hours as on-call after hours may be required
  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience in ACSO and/or CSO role
  • Full understanding of, and demonstrated experience with, the Canadian Contracts Security Program and Controlled Goods Program
  • University and/or College degree in business administration, law enforcement, IT security, or related fields is an asset
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal with all levels of the organization and with external customers
  • Liaise with multiple departments toward a mutual goal
  • Manage multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously
  • Possess good judgment and the ability to handle complex security screening files
  • Must be deadline-oriented and flexible and be able to work under pressure
  • Bilingual French / English (an asset)
Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.

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