Position title: Security Officer
Department: Embassy of Canada in Argentina
Number of Vacancies: 1
Group and level: LE 07
Salary range: Starting salary of 614,475 ARP annually (plus aguinaldo, private medical insurance, and other benefits required by local law)
Location: Embassy of Canada in Argentina, Buenos Aires
Closing date: February 16th, 2018
Summary of Duties:
The Embassy of Canada in Argentina has a requirement for a Mission Security Officer with responsibilities including:
Under the general supervision of the Security Program Manager, with areas of responsibility for Argentina and Paraguay, the incumbent is responsible for providing services to enhance the Embassy’s operational and physical security planning, preparedness and resilience, to provide security analysis and prepare and deliver briefings on security matters, to contribute to maintaining a culture of security in the Embassy and to assist in the response to security incidents affecting its personnel, information and/or assets, and to contribute to the Embassy’s overall emergency management and business continuity planning.
The Security Officer will do this through provision of the following:
· Conducts research, drafts reports and advises Program Manager and other staff on issues affecting the security of Embassy staff, dependants, information, assets and operations in Argentina and Paraguay;
· Develops, implements and delivers operational security measures;
· Develops an extensive network of contacts, liaises with a wide range of local authorities and others who provide security and emergency services, and with counterparts in other organizations;
· Conducts the security briefings and trainings program;
· Contributes to the Embassy overall emergency preparedness, resilience and response to a full range of incidents;
· Maintains and supports physical security systems and infrastructure; and
· Provides corporate support to the Security Program.
Area of selection/Eligibility:
This position is open to individuals who are eligible to work in Argentina, who meet all of the essential requirements stated below, and whose applications are received by the closing date.
· University degree or a combination of relevant education, training and experience is also acceptable.
· Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish.
Experience (within the last 7 years):
· A minimum 4 years' relevant experience working as a security professional.
· Experience writing reports (preferably in English) based on research and analysis of information.
· Experience in building and maintaining a network of professional contacts.
· Experience in developing and implementing operating procedures and corporate standards.
· Experience in collection and analysis of information.
· In-depth knowledge of the security environment both in Argentina and in Paraguay.
· General knowledge of the various government security institutions and law-enforcement agencies in Argentina and Paraguay.
· Knowledge of common mitigation measures, both corporate and residential, used to enhance physical security and personal safety.
· Ability to conduct training for employees (all levels in the organization).
· Ability to conduct vulnerability assessments.
· Ability to work under pressure and with a minimum level of supervision.
· Ability to respond to sensitive/classified contents with urgency and discretion.
· Ability to communicate effectively.
· Discretion and judgement
· Client focus
· Team work
· Analytic thinking
· Stress management
Applicants must provide three references, including their most current supervisor. I the applicant has experience working in police, gendarmerie, military forces or similar, the reference from this employer have to be presented. These will be requested later in the process and DO NOT need to be provided with your application.
Preference may be given to candidates who have the following asset qualifications:
· Specialized education in corporate/public security or risk analysis.
· Fluency in French.
· Working experience in positions of security management.
· Working experience in international organizations /governmental organisms or Embassy.
· Demonstrated experience in the field of Emergency/Crisis Management.
· Knowledge of emergency management concepts, theories and practices.
Candidates must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their covering letter.
· Ability and willingness to work overtime.
· May be required to travel.
· Hours of work: Normal working week 37.5 hours (7.5 hours per day); Mon-Thurs 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Fri 8:30am to 2:00pm – (may be required to work outside of regular hours of operation on occasion).
Conditions of Employment:
· Permission to work in Argentina.
· Reliability Status.
· Pre-employment exams confirming physical and mental ability to perform tasks.
How to apply:
Interested candidates must forward:
1. An up-to-date electronic version of their Resume in English.
2. A properly formatted letter in English detailing how they meet each of the language, education, experience and knowledge points under the Essential Qualifications. If candidates possess asset criteria, they should also explain this in the cover letter.
The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list to staff this position or other positions at the same level, on an indeterminate, term or acting basis at the Embassy of Canada in Argentina
· Pre-screening of the cover letter will be conducted to determine whether the candidate meets the language, education, experience and knowledge for the position. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
· Successful candidates will be invited to an exam. Selected candidates will then be invited to an interview. Reference checks will be sought.
· All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
· Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
· Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.