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Senior Security Analyst - BC Assessment

Senior Security Analyst - BC Assessment

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Are you an experienced Security Analyst with excellent analytical and problem solving skills?

Do you thrive in a client-focused environment where relationships and the work that you do has real impact?

Are you motivated to dig in, solve problems, support change and make a difference?

Are you a passionate leader who is able to mentor and coach others to ensure that everyone is growing and learning?

Do you want to join an award-winning culture and thrive in a place where work-life balance is possible?


BC Assessment is currently looking for a permanent Senior Security Analyst to join the ITS team. This critical role will lead and maintain the BCA information security framework to enable employees, business partners and customers access to appropriate information, applications and technology. It provides security expertise for Information Communications Technology (ICT) services at each stage of the systems life-cycle and designs and tests procedures to protect systems and services.


What will I do?

  • Develop, maintain and evaluate corporate security policies, processes, and procedures to support BCA’s security framework.
  • Enforce security policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard and best practices.
  • Keep current with emerging security alerts and issues. Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards to security enhancement/development efforts.
  • Review new legislation/regulations and identifies impacts to information systems security.
  • Ensure systems comply with audit/review requirements, quality plans, and security  standards.
  • Lead the day-to-day systems security services delivery.
  • Prepare project plans for the implementation, upgrade and operation of security services.
  • Respond to job assignments such as work orders, engineering changes and trouble calls.
  • Investigate threats, proposes solutions, and implements recommendations for security counter-measures against error, disaster and misuse.
  • Grant, modify, and revoke access to electronic information and applications based on designed security models for applications and data and a defined approval process. 
  • Monitor and report on security issues and incidents. Coordinates investigation and resolution of security problems and informs senior managers.
  • Conduct confidential security investigations or reviews of internal/external systems access and documents findings.
  • Review and check application, server and network logs and regularly report issues.
  • Work with provincial government agencies to identify, track and report on global security warnings, audits, and incidents.
  • Coordinate physical security of IT infrastructure assets and reports on inventory.
  • Participate in the analysis, testing and scheduling of security patches for client and server operating systems, applications, and active network devices.
  • Identifying, developing and implementing plans, measures, for continuous improvement. 
  • Conduct security audits to ensure security policies and, procedures are adhered to makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Assess the organization’s security measures, such as firewalls, anti-virus software and passwords, to identify any weak points that might make information systems vulnerable to attack.


How can I be successful?

  • You need to be experienced within security analysis and possess knowledge and skill in the following key areas:
  • Systems development life-cycle and communications protocols as they relate to networking.
  • Security appliances (e.g. firewalls, routers) and threat and risk assessment processes.
  • Network infrastructure disciplines including processing, network/technical support, configuration management and change management.

 

You need to be a proactive, detail-oriented, analytical, customer-focused individual that understands data, and the essential role Cybersecurity plays within the organization.  You are able to understand issues, prioritize tasks, coordinate resources and make sound decisions that contribute to the success of the organization. You are highly technical, but have strong interpersonal skills and experience in a leadership role with a small team.  You can do the necessary analysis and can communicate solutions to all levels within the organization.  You also truly hear your stakeholders and understand the business.  You can act effectively in a pressured incident response situation. You can prioritize your tasks and projects to ensure they continue to move forward.

 

This position is excluded from the bargaining unit.  BC Assessment intends to establish an eligibility list for this competition.

 

Location: Victoria, BC - Uptown

Compensation: $86,859.42 – $102,187.58

Competition Close Date: Sunday, August 15th @ 11:59PM

 

What do I need to have?

Education

  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent (IT) experience.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional. Certifications in Security related practices, Incident Response, additional technology certifications a plus.

Experience

  • Five-years of experience in security analysis and planning; and investigating and resolving security problems, issues and technical requirements.
  • Five-years experience working in a client-focused environment.
  • Experience developing security plans, policies and procedures within a documented framework.

 

Note: An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.


How can I apply?

Please complete the full application for this position, including your education, certifications and experience that are relevant to and/or required per the stated qualifications.  If you are an internal employee, please ensure that your employee profile contains your relevant education and experience.

Upload your resume and cover letter; once you submit your application, you will not be able to add documents.

If a questionnaire is present, please complete it fully.  Responses may be used to shortlist candidates against the stated job requirements.  

All BC Assessment employees must live in British Columbia. If you do not currently reside in, or live within commuting distance of the location(s) of the position to which you are applying, please make clear your relocation intentions as part of your cover letter.

Offers of employment are conditional upon a satisfactory Criminal Record Check.  All information provided in your application may be subject to verification.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of qualifications and/or supporting documentation (e.g. copies of certificates, diplomas, degrees, driver’s licence) as a condition of employment.

BC Assessment is committed to the health and safety of our employees and is taking every precaution against COVID–19 while building connection and collaboration in our hybrid workplace. Effective Nov 26, 2021, BC Assessment requires all employees, as a condition of employment, to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination.  


Why BCA?

We value our people, and know that employees are at the heart of our organization. We also value work-life balance, and seek to recruit, reward and retain people who make us an internationally recognized leader in property assessment. We are proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for the ninth year! We offer competitive benefits for our employees:

Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks, hybrid work options and flexible work schedules (with the ability to take 26 long weekends a year!)

Public Service Pension Plan – one of the best in Canada, allowing you to plan for your future!

We are proud to be able to work, live and play within British Columbia.

Health and Wellness - generous extended health and dental benefits through Pacific Blue Cross and an Employee Assistance Program to help support our employees overall well-being.

Career development – we want you to grow and learn with us! We provide ongoing learning, leadership development and career development scholarship program


At BC Assessment, every person and every voice is important.  We are committed to making BC Assessment the best possible place to work and ensuring that our policies and practices are equitable, supportive and pro-active.  Our hiring practices reflect this and we are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the people of British Columbia.  We strive to create an environment where everyone can succeed, free of systemic barriers.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us. 

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Senior Level

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