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Nws Chief Information Officer

July 30 2021
Industries Consulting services
Categories Information Technology, Security, Continuity, Risk
Ottawa, ON

Join Nasittuq for a unique and rewarding experience!

Nasittuq is currently bidding on the contract for the Operation & Maintenance of the North Warning System (NWS). The NWS is a joint Canada and United States early-warning radar system with 47 sites located in Northern Canada; a Control Centre and Support Centre located in North Bay, ON and a Contract Management Office located in Ottawa, ON.

This job posting is being advertised in advance of award of a contract. Employment is contingent upon Nasittuq being awarded the contract.

We are looking for someone who cares about their work, is motivated, works collaboratively and thrives in a fast-paced environment. If you are someone who approaches work with passion and the courage to innovate, then this role is for you.

Nasittuq currently provides exemplary technical services to the Department of National Defence (DND) in support of operations of Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert) in Alert Nunavut. For more information, visit www.nasittuq.com.


The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for Nasittuq’s Information Management System and cybersecurity for the NWS.

  • Responsible for the management of NWS communications security (COMSEC) account.
  • Lead the Risk based Cyber Mission Assurance Processes.
  • Provide advice and/or recommendations to Senior Management on various issues and/or direction related to the information technology field and cyber security.
  • Attend strategy meetings to ensure proposed information technology and security strategies reflect established direction.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a relevant field.
  • Five (5) years experience in information technology and data management.
  • Five (5) years experience in information technology security, cyber security, and risk management for military operation systems.
  • Possess a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), or a Certified Information System Manager (CISM) designation or equivalent experience.
  • Experience leading the completion of a Security Assessment & Accreditation of military operational systems to obtain Authority to Operate.
  • Experience leading a small information systems security team.
  • Adaptability and ability to manage priorities with attention to detail and work cross-culturally.
  • Computer literate in MS applications, strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens, be eligible and maintain Level (II) SECRET security clearance.

Qualified and interested candidates please apply!

Nasittuq is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified groups. Inuit Land Claim Beneficiary applicants are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

We thank you for your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.