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Reference Number


Closing Date

2017-09-27 APPLY ON-LINE

Job Summary

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking applicants for employment opportunities as psychologists classified at the level 08 (equivalent to PS-3, PS-4) within the Health and Workplace Management Branch. The psychologist is responsible for the interpretation of information relating to human behavior and for the delivery of psychological assessments/consultations/services to the organization's resources at all levels.

Major responsibilities are: 

  • Assess and interpret psychological assessments profiles, conduct interviews and prepare reports. 
  • Provide referrals and/or therapeutic sessions via the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to managers, employees and their family members in urgent / crisis situations and as necessary. 
  • Consult with stakeholders as a subject matter expert when dealing with organizational / employee issues of a psychological / mental health-related nature. 
  • Consult / liaise with managers at all levels regarding organizational concerns and employee problems by analysing complex information and recommending a plan of action and following-up. 
  • Prepare research reports for organizational sectors on topics of interest including development and use of assessment tools, mental health in the workplace, organizational psychology and wellness. 
  • Train Service resources on topics related to psychology / mental health / wellness and design workshops to meet organizational requirements. 
  • Participate actively in the enhancement of the Wellness Program and make recommendations to applicable policies and procedures.


  • Doctorate Degree in psychology; or 
  • Master’s Degree in psychology and two (2) years of post-university experience*.

NOTE: Candidates must be registered as a Psychologist by a provincial regulatory body.

NOTE: Higher level of relevant education could be recognized as experience.


Experience in clinical and/or organizational and/or forensic psychology background which includes good knowledge of such fields as mental health, psychopathology, personality disorders and/or industrial workplace, or organizational psychology.

Candidates must moreover, have experience in two (2) or more of the following fields: 

  • Psychological assessments, including the analysis and interpretation of psychometric tests, psychological interviews, and the preparation of reports; 
  • Organizational development and team building; 
  • Short-term counselling in the workplace; and, 
  • Wellness promotion in the workplace.

Other Requirements

Candidates may be required to travel across Canada occasionally.


Oral presentation and training skills will be considered as assets.


Behavioural Flexibility, Analytical Skills, Team Work, Organizational Skills and Initiative

Who Can Apply

Canadian citizens eligible for a Top Secret security clearance.

Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive a Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important that you adhere to a zero tolerance illegal drug use from the time you submit your application.

Language Requirements

Bilingual imperative (CBC/CBC)

Salary Range

$75,330 to $91,650 per year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Some relocation expenses may be reimbursed by the Service.

We Also Offer

Organized and recreational sports activities, on-site fitness facility, full service cafeteria, and bus route service within proximity.


Ottawa, Ontario

Employment Conditions

Indeterminate (permanent) position with a one (1) year probation.

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 career opportunity.

If you meet these requirements, you may submit your candidacy by clicking Apply Now and quote reference 15-968-08-051 in your cover letter.


CSIS is a separate employer and is not subject to the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). CSIS has its own classification, compensation system and staffing process.

CSIS is committed to Employment Equity and encourages the equitable participation of all Canadians.  If your application is retained and you require any special accommodation during the selection process, please advise us. The personal information provided in your application is protected under the Privacy Act and will be held in Personal Information Bank SIS/P-PU-025.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.