IT Security Officer

IT Security Officer

The IT Security Officer is responsible for providing IT security advice and guidance for systems and projects according to established security principles and best practices. The following describe some of the functions: Plan, research and conduct security assessments. Evaluate and assess security requirements for a system or service. Recommend security controls and safeguards to bring the system in line with established security standards. Analyze solution specifications and designs to identify threats, asset sensitivity, vulnerabilities, mitigations and level of residual risk.


Assess risks to existing IT systems and provide recommendations to ensure the accepted level of risk is maintained. Collaborate with stakeholders to improve the organization’s security posture. Conduct research to identify controls, options and solutions to enhance IT security and communicate findings. Maintain knowledge of trends and developments in IT security, tools and best practices.

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  • Undergraduate degree in a related field* and two (2) years of experience
  • Technologist diploma or a college diploma in a related field* and two (2) years of experience¬†

*Related field of study include but are not limited to:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer / Electrical / Software / Network Engineering or Security

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.

If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.\

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


Related experience is a period where the duties included two (2) or more of the following:

Working in a security operation center (SOC) on functions like security incident response, auditing using SIEM tools;
Working in IT support or development (security, desktop, servers, network or software);
Working with command line tools like Powershell, Bash, Python or CMD;
Delivering training to end users on IT or IT Security;
Working with IT Security policies and standards
Adaptability / flexibility
Analytical skills



Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $73,970 – $89,970
Status Indeterminate (permanent)Reference Number 21- 968-07-067
Job Category Entry Level. Apply Here
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens


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