Fieldwork Opportunities with our friends at CSIS

Any bloggers out there looking for work that involves doing what you already do, that is observing, researching, analyzing and then reporting? I've found a perfect job for you as a surveillant:

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is seeking applications for a career in surveillance in the regional offices of the Service. Candidates must possess a high level of initiative, motivation and discretion, with the ability to work a flexible schedule. Under the direction of a team leader, the Surveillant is responsible for :
  • Conducting discreet physical surveillance.
  • Researching and analysing information pertaining to surveillance.
  • Drafting regular operational reports, detailing exact movements and activities.
Other Requirements
Candidates should be in good physical health and be able to adapt quickly to a variety of settings and situations and manage a high level of stress.
Besides being able to adapt quickly and manage stress, you'll need a driver's licence and a university degree (but it can be any degree at all! even a useless one like journalism.)

Also there are the "Security Requirements":

Candidates must have no criminal record, must not have used illegal drugs in the last twelve (12) months and must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance. This process involves a security interview, polygraph and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications.
Worried about the polygraph? The internet can help you there.

If your finances are in disarray, perhaps you should consult Gail.

And if spending your days eating pizza in a white van isn't for you, CSIS has a whole list of other immediate career opportunities.


Anonymous said...

CSIS seems to have a lot of trouble hiring and retaining staff. When a federal department is forever posting positions, it usually means it's not a "workplace of choice"

The Independent Observer said...

4D, my telescope dates to the 1600s. Do you think that will be a problem for CSIS?

The Chair said...


According to the Auditor General, this is a problem. According to the latest Treasury Board directive, get ready for your assignment.

Anonymous said...

Maybe all those CSIS folks are all leaving for these greener pastures:

I wonder if it was intended as a comedy, or just evolved into one.