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Intelligence Analyst - Western Hemisphere

Location: Ottawa, ON
Salary: $65,801 to $71,140 (PM-05)
Closing Date: August 19, 2005  Useful Information
Reference Number: PCO00174PRCR35

Position for a specified period of over twelve (12) months.

The position is located within the following governmental organization: Privy Council Office

Who Can Apply

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Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad who self-identify as belonging to one of these employment equity groups: women, Aboriginal persons, persons in a visible minority group or persons with a disability.

This competition is being held in the context of the Public Service Commission (PSC) Employment Equity Program.
Aboriginal peoples who wish to be considered for this competition must complete an online Declaration form, by clicking here


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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.


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English essential


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Graduation at the MA level from a recognized university with specialization in political science, economics, international relations or history.


Experience in researching a wide range of primary sources of information on developments in Latin America, hereafter characterized as “the assigned area,” and in international relations.

Experience in participating in policy, research, or analytical meetings on issues related to the assigned area.

Experience in preparing, presenting and defending effectively oral and written positions.

Experience in working or travelling in the assigned area.

Work Environment

Assigned area: Latin America, the Caribbean or parts thereof.


Support for senior government decision makers, including the prime minister, ministers and officials of the Privy Council Office (PCO), Foreign Affairs Canada (FAC) and other departments, through policy-neutral assessments of foreign political, economic, strategic and security issues concerning a specific geographic or functional area.

Support for the Canadian intelligence community, through coordination of inter-departmental assessment activities in support of the Intelligence Assessment Committee (IAC) and through coordination with allied intelligence assessment agencies.

Contribution to development of the International Assessment Staff (IAS) strategies and policies for assessment sharing, marketing and client services, and planning and coordination activities.

Additional Requirements / Comments

Working knowledge of Spanish. As indicated in the statement of qualifications, this requirement is a key element. Candidates who do not meet this criterion will be screened out.


Security Clearance - Top Secret Special Access Level III - this factor is not used at the preselection stage. The department is responsible for the security clearance process.

Candidates from outside the federal Public Service may (will) be required to pay for their own travel and relocation expenses.

An eligibility list may be established and used for the staffing of similar vacancies.

A written exam may be administered.

Quote the reference number and clearly indicate your CITIZENSHIP.

Important Messages

Your resume must clearly demonstrate that you meet all the requirements.

Candidates who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Qualifications for this position.

We thank all those who apply.
Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

How to Apply

Public Service Commission of Canada
66 Slater Street, 3rd floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M7

FAX: (613) 996-8048

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