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Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes: Cyber Operator

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted March 1, 2021.

Opportunity Are you tech-savvy and enjoy new challenges?

Do you want to defend your country by protecting its networks and sensitive information from hackers?

Cyber Operators monitor the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Department of National Defence communication networks to detect and respond to unauthorized network access attempts, and provide cyber support to meet the operational requirements of the Navy, Army, Air Force, and joint enablers.

They also liaise and work collaboratively with other government departments and agencies, as well as with Canada’s allies to safeguard highly sensitive information and assets.

Cyber Operators serve in the sea, land or air environment, and on deployed operations around the world.

They can also be employed in exchange positions as part of the personnel exchange program with United States armed forces or other allied nations.

Overview As a Cyber Operator, you’d work with extremely sensitive information in a high-security environment, within restricted-access facilities.

You will be expected to work shift work throughout your career; however, there are frequent opportunities for employment in positions that work regular business hours.

Your primary responsibilities would include: Collect, process and analyze network data Identify network vulnerabilities Manage a computer network environment Conduct defensive and active cyber operations Apply security and communications knowledge in the field of information technology Use and maintain classified and unclassified records and publications To be eligible to apply to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), you must: be a Canadian citizen be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent), except: For the Paid Education programs—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) For the Primary Reserves—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education) Basic Military Office Qualification The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

This training provides the core skills and knowledge common to all military occupations.

Another objective for the course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the CAFphysical fitness standard.

As a result, the training is physically demanding but achievable.

Basic Occupational Qualification Training After your BMQ you will be sent to a CAF approved college program on computer network security where you will learn: Software development Network Situational Awareness How to respond to and report on cyber events How to conduct analyses After successful completion of the college program, or if you already have a diploma from an approved institution, you will attend the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE) in Kingston, Ontario, for approximately 16 weeks.

Using a combination of theory, demonstrations, practical work and simulation exercises, the CFSCE course will cover: Cyber Operations Data capture and statistical analysis Communications and data security Operation of auxiliary equipment Specialty Training Cyber Operators may be offered the opportunity to develop specialized skills through formal courses and on-the-job training, including: Network vulnerability evaluations and assessments Digital forensics Threat intelligence analysis Active cyber tasks Malware identification and analysis Cyber event mitigation Cyber Operators who demonstrate the required ability, dedication and potential may be selected for career progression opportunities, advanced training, and promotion.

Join the CAF This position is also available on a part-time basis.

To learn more about becoming a Cyber Operator, talk to a recruiter at a centre nearest you or call 1-800-856-8488.

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