Telecom Technologist & Network Analyst

Reference number: 42313-CSE(OC)2019                                           Closing Date: 2020-03-31

Job Summary

CSE is seeking individuals at the intermediate or senior levels.  Reporting to the Telecommunications or Network Supervisor, the team is a day to day operational support team exposed daily to advanced and complex challenges affecting both multiple geographically diverse and local locations.  Key deliverables require the design, implementation, ongoing support and management of all CSE network and telecommunications services, local area and wide area networks.  The work involves the design, implementation and integration of new solutions and capabilities.


Position type: Term and indeterminate positions, with a one (1) year probation period.

Area of Selection: Open to persons residing in the National Capital Region.

Salary Range:

UNI 08 level: $83,250 - $97,942

This position is currently eligible for a market allowance of $10,467.36 annually.

The salary and market allowance numbers above are under review.

Please note that CSE has adopted the UNISON classification system.  As such, the position classified at the UNI 08 level above is commensurate with the remuneration provided at the CS 03  level in other Government of Canada Departments.

Position Requirements


University degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Network Computing OR a college diploma in Computer Science, Networking Telecommunications OR another IT related field relevant to the position.  Preference may be given to candidates possessing a Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification (CCNP)


  • Experience in designing, building, testing, implementing, maintenance and support of telecommunications and/or networking systems.
  • Experience in evaluating products, applications, or technologies relating to the provisioning of telecommunications and/or networking systems.
  • Experience in troubleshooting, debugging and integration testing of Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN) and/or Satellite Communications (SATCOM).
  • Experience in software installation and system administration (including operating system installation techniques) for Windows or UNIX.
  • Experience in the analysis of network traffic and protocols.
  • Experience in administration of remote network endpoints where there is little to no assistance at the remote end.



IT User Support, Infrastructure / Platforms, Telecommunications (Data and Voice) Networks, Security Awareness, Analytical Thinking,Communicating Orally, Respect, Teamwork, Professionalism and Service


Language Requirements

English essential and/or bilingual


Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens who can qualify for a Top Secret security clearance conforming to CSEC’s standards.


Security Requirements

Candidates must have no criminal record.

The screening process involves a security interview, a polygraph test, a psychological assessment, and a background investigation covering a minimum of your last 10 years history, including credit and financial verifications.


How To Apply

Applicants must clearly demonstrate in their application how they meet each EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE criteria. Failure to do so will result in the applicant being screened out of the selection process.



Candidates must clearly demonstrate in a cover letter and resume, each screening factor (education, experience and assets) as a heading, and provide a description illustrating how they meet the qualifications

Candidates must by providing concrete examples.  Failure to provide the above level of details may result in your application not receiving further consideration.

CSE is a separate organization and is not subject to the Public Service Employment ACT (PSEA).  The organization has its own values-based staffing regime and as such, has the flexibility to determine qualifications for positions and how these positions will be assessed in a selection process.

CSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups.  CSEC offers an assessment process which will accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities.  If you may need such accommodation, please advise us.

You must provide proof of education credentials

A written test will be used as a screening tool.

An interview and references will follow for candidates who are successful on the screening test.

The market allowance does not form part of an employee's salary.  This allowance is negotiated through the collective bargaining process and is currently under review.

All tests and interviews will take place in Ottawa.

Please note that CSE will not provide financial assistance to candidates who wish to travel to Ottawa to participate in the selection process.

The entire selection process – tests, interviews, security investigation – may take more than one year.

Overtime and standby duty and travel may be required.


We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.