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Part-Time Army Reserve Officer- Signals Officer - Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Organization Overview:

21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (Candian Forces Army Reserve)

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Industry Sector: Other / Autre

Organization Description:

Who We Are 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) exists to provide trained Army Electronic Warfare operators and support personnel to the Canadian Forces. We are the only Reserve Electronic Warfare (EW) Squadron within the Canadian Forces that is a part of the Regular Forces Regiment. This allows excellent opportunity for the unit and its members to train, exercise and deploy with both Regular & Reserve Force units throughout the country voluntarily deploy overseas. Deployments occur both in their EW Specialties, and in positions related to their initial trades training. Electronic Warfare involves the intercept, Location, Analysis and Jamming of a potential enemy’s communications on the modern battlefield. To fulfill our mission, we combine the training of Communicator Research Operators, Intelligence Operators, ACISS (Signal) Operators, and Support Trades to complete our tasks. Both Communicator Research Operators and Intelligence Operators then go on to take a series of additional courses directly relating to EW equipment and process. Many of our members have chosen to serve in various UN and NATO peacekeeping mission around the world.

Job Listing #17104

Part-Time Army Reserve Officer- Signals Officer • Part Time / À Temps Partiel

Date Posted: 23 Nov 2022

Application Deadline: 16 Dec 2022

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Other / Autre

Hours Per Week: 4-20

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire $105.00/day

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Signals Officers deliver telecommunications services to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), especially the Army and command units.

A Signals Officer is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all communications systems that are not built into aircraft, boats or ships. They may be employed in policy development, project management, systems engineering and network operation. They work with command support equipment and systems that include:

Purpose-designed, computer-based information systems that assist with battlefield command and control, reconnaissance and surveillance, and target acquisition

  • The full spectrum of radio systems
  • Electronic warfare capabilities
  • Cyber warfare capabilities
  • Cryptographic and communications- security capabilities

21 Electronic Warfare Regiment (21 EW Regt) is the Canadian Forces only Land Electronic Warfare unit. Unique when compared to most capabilities in the Canadian Army, the organization is structured with both the Regular Force and Reserve Force components of the capability together in one ‘Total Force’ unit. The high pace of 21 EW Regt offers excellent opportunities for the Reserve members of the unit to train, exercise and further develop their skills while remaining in the Kingston Community. Many members of the Reserve in the unit started as students and have remained with the unit for an extended period in addition to their civilian employment, or transferred to the Regular Force after completing their education.

The primary role of the Reserves is to augment, sustain and support the Regular Forces at home and abroad. Reservists train and work at a unit close to their home and are not obligated to move or to serve overseas, as is typical with the Regular Force. However, many of our members have chosen to deploy on Operations and Training both at home and abroad, often with the Regular Force portions of the unit or with other CF formations when positions are available.

The Reserve component of 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment has several positions open now. Training and employment with the reserves begins on completion of the application process when an offer is made (we don't make you wait). In addition to full time training from when you are available until the end of the summer, there is part time training of one evening a week, and two weekends a month during the academic year. Students will also be eligible for $2000 per year in tuition assistance. The Army Reserve has a new program which guarantees that all new members will be offered full time employment for their first four years in the reserve. While this is an ideal summer job choice for both students and recent grads, it is also flexible and appropriate for those looking for a strong second career, or a start point for a full time career later in the Canadian Forces or other federal departments. For information on the positions which would represent the best experience for you please contact us to attend an information session. We are always open to your questions by email at or by phone at 613-541-4434 (direct line).

Applications may be started now by going directly to the Canadian Forces Website at the link below, and you are always welcome to attend an information session after completing the online application. It is possible to change the trade and position you have applied for at several stages in the application process if you are unsure of which trade offers the best experience for you. Once you have signed in with or to GC key, select 'I am a New Applicant' or the other appropriate options. If you enter a home address which is not in the Kingston area, please ensure you email us so we know to look for your application. When you reach the portion of your application for your interests, please select 'Reserve Force (part-time)', then 'Primary Reserve' and select the Reserve Unit '21 Electronic Warfare Regiment'. When your online application is completed, please email us at so that we can expedite scheduling the rest of your application process.

Applicants must meet three conditions of basic eligibility. Age – Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 57. There are no restrictions on applicants aged 18-57. Applicants aged 16 and 17 must have parental permission to apply, and applicants aged 16 must be in school. Citizenship – Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada. Permanent residents may require additional application time while background checks are completed. Education –Applicants for any officer positions must have completed, or be presently enrolled in an academic program equivalent to a university degree or higher.

Reserve pay at entry level is based on $116.00 for officers. During full time service, pay is 7 days per week. New members of the unit that are available for 4 full time months during the summer can expect to be offered approximately $18K of employment in their first year with pay rising each year with training and time in rank. Reserves have dental, pension and other benefits which increase with class of service as well as being eligible for other low cost benefits through SISIP.

Additional Requirements: Must be a Canadian citizen or a Permanent resident, must have or be presently enrolled in a university degree equivalent program

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