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Alternate Company Security Office (ACSO)

Irving Shipbuilding
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Irving Shipbuilding, located at 3099 Barrington Street Halifax NS B3K 5M7, is part of the J.D. Irving Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company's primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defense and the Canadian Coast Guard. The company's commitment to health, safety and care for its employees and the environment is an integral part of its business.


Reporting to the Company Security Officer, this position would have the primary role of fulfilling the duties associated with an Alternate Company Security Officer (ACSO) as part of the Government of Canada Contract Security Program. Working with the the rest of the Security team, the successful candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties:


  • Assist employees with security processes, including collecting information and submitting requests for personnel security clearances 
  • Prepare, receive, and process Request for Visit submissions 
  • Conduct security orientations
  • Data entry, control, manipulation, and other data management functions 
  • Records management
  • Safeguarding of classified information and assets 
  • Liaise with subcontractors on contract security matters
  • Prepare monthly reports


  • 3 – 5 years experience in an administrative role; 
  • Must feel comfortable in doing group presentations; 
  • Working Knowledge with the following Programs is a requirement: 
    • MS Excel 
    • MS Word 
    • MS PowerPoint 
    • MS Outlook 
    • Sharepoint 
    • Adobe Acrobat 
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to converse with all levels of management. 
  • Efficient in prioritizing workloads and multi-tasking to ensure deadlines and milestones are achieved.

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


What We Offer:

  • Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:


Please complete the online application form.  An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required. 


All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters.  If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding


We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 


To learn more about our products and services, click here.




Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.


We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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