Senior Network Administrator - WE WANT YOU!
Federal Public Service
Ottawa (Ontario)
2 months ago

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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Please provide a copy of your most recent resume as well as a detailed Cover Letter indicating and explaining how you meet the essential experience as well as any applicable asset experience.

These two documents will be the main source of information used by the assessment board to determine whether you meet the essential and asset experience factors.

It is your responsibility to substantiate in your cover letter with appropriate examples of HOW, WHEN and WHERE the qualifications were met.

Your resume should corroborate the information. Failure to provide the above information in the required format may result in your application being rejected from the process.

In addition, please answer the screening questions in the application with a simple Yes or No. Your explanation to any questions for which you answered Yes are to be detailed in your Cover Letter.

Your cover letter and resume may be used to evaluate your ability to communicate effectively in writing. In addition, any correspondence and interaction that takes place, with regards to this process, may be used to evaluate other merit criteria.

Interviews will be conducted and reference checks will be sought.

Work environment

Looking for new opportunities? Perhaps you wish to challenge yourself and work for a department that is committed to finding ways to continuously improve its workplace and build a confident, high-performing workforce?

Then look no further!

DND is a department like no other. DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are together the largest federal government department, and the only department where military members work alongside civilians.

If you want to contribute to protecting Canada and Canadians, then APPLY NOW!

The Department of National Defence (DND) was ranked one of the top employers in Canada, and with good reason. DND employs over 20,000 civilians employees in over 40 locations across Canada and abroad, making it one of the largest federal government department in Canada.

As public servants and members of the Defence Team, civilians work side-by-side with Canadian Armed Force (CAF) personnel for the defence of Canada and Canada’s contribution to international security and stability efforts.

In addition, most of our buildings in the NCR provide you with FULL (FREE) ACCESS TO A FULLY -EQUIPPED GYM.

Current opportunities are mainly in the NCR Area.

Intent of the process

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and seeking to use your skills and talents working with leading- edge technologies?

We are searching for inspired and eager individuals who wish to pursue a career in a highly diverse, dynamic and ambitious team environment!

We expect to have a lot of interest in this opportunity, so for volume management purposes, a top-down approach, random selection and / or invoking assets may be used at various phases in the process to determine the number of candidates who will be considered.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies.

As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenure, various linguistic and security profiles, within DND in the NCR, and across Canada.

Positions to be filled : Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 8,000 words (maximum)

Contact information for 3 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Successful completion of two years of an acceptable post-secondary educational program in computer science, information technology, information management or another specialty relevant to the position to be staffed.


1.Indeterminate period incumbents of positions in the CS group on May 10, 1999, who do not possess the education prescribed above are deemed to meet the minimum education standards based on their education, training and / or experience.

2.It is a recognized educational institution (e.g., community college, CÉGEP or university) that determines if the courses taken by a candidate correspond to two years of a post-

secondary program at the institution

3 At the manager’s discretion, an acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience may serve as an alternative to the minimum post-

secondary education stated above. Whenever the minimum education is met via this alternative, it is met for the specific position only and must be re-

assessed for other positions for which this alternative has been specified by the manager

An acceptable combination of education, training and / or experience is defined as a minimum of a High School diploma plus a minimum of 5 years of IM / IT experience.


Experience working as a Network Administrator installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting one or more of the following, in a windows server network environment :

  • Software
  • Experience designing, implementing, managing or troubleshooting internetworking devices.

    If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


    Experience using encryption devices, such as TACLANE, KIV-7.

    Experience working in a high security environment.

    Experience in working within an enterprise network environment.

    Experience in creating and maintaining technical documentation.

    Experience in working in a Network Operations Center (NOC).

    Experience in providing incident handling (conducting analysis, investigations, protection, detection and reaction).

    Experience in creating, writing and debugging scripts.

    Experience in analyzing network traffic and protocols.

    Experience in providing network security support and working in a military IT / IS environment.

    Experience in working within a Government of Canada network environment.

    The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

    Various language requirements


    English Essential, French Essential

    Bilingual Imperative BBB / BBB, CBC / CBC, CCC / CCC

    Non-Imperative Appointments may be considered as required for BBB / BBB, CBC / CBC, CCC / CCC.


  • Ability to analyse problems and develop recommendations and action plans;
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally.


    Client Service Orientation


    Effective Interpersonal Skill

    The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

    Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women


    Depending on the position being staffed ONE OR MORE of the following may be required :

    1) Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required.

    2) Willingness and ability to travel, as required.

    3) Candidates must be willing and able to work at various sites.

    4) Candidates must possess a valid driver license during the duration of employment.

    5) Willingness and ability to be on call and provide standby support, as required.

    6)Willingness and ability to work as part of a 24 / 7 staggered shift schedule, which will include working on weekend as required.

    7) Hours of Operation : 07 : 00 - 19 : 00 Monday-Friday.


    Security clearance :

    Reliability / Security : RELIABILITY SECRET - TOP SECRET

    Candidates must meet and maintain the above condition of employment throughout their employment.

    Other information

    The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.

    We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the targeted groups when you apply.

    Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

    ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Résumés received by email will NOT be accepted. To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

    We will contact candidates by e-mail. Please ensure that your e-mail address is valid and accepts messages from unknown users.

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    Should we contact you and you fail to reply within the designated time frames, your application will not be considered further.

    You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

    Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application.

    You must be prepared to provide proof of citizenship. (Does not apply to internal employees).

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