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Senior Security Specialist

Job Description 

Company Overview:

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and Geointelligence pioneer with a story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we’re leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

The Position:

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 judgement 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.

Responsible for continuous improvement; anticipates stakeholder needs; demonstrates vision in advancing tools, technology, processes; well integrated in the Government security and controlled goods community to stay abreast of best practices.

Demonstrate a capability to provide sound guidance and advice to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements while also enabling the business to meet its objectives. Requires an ability to find creative solutions to problems.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 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 attendance of various internal and external reviews;
  • Participate in the preparation of bids, proposals 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;
  • Advise of Project Physical Security Requirements so that they are taken into account within MDA’s facilities in order to meet the appropriate security guidelines set out by the Industrial Security Directorate (ISD);
  • 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;
    • RFV’s- Each incoming and outgoing Visit must be tracked officially identifying each visitors 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; and
  • Liaise with 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; and
  • Flexibility of hours as on-call after hours may be required.
  • Other related duties as required.

Job Qualifications and Experience:

  • 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 a multiple departments towards a mutual goal
  • Manage multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously
  • Possess good judgement 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)

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

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