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Senior Information Security Analyst

Regular Full-Time Exempt
About Us
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

About You / What We Are Looking For 
The Senior Information Security Analyst is a new, specialized senior role for the City of Coquitlam and we are looking for a passionate expert in this field to join our team!
In this exempt role you will act as a special advisor to the Director Information and Communications technology as well as other peers across the mean including both managers and unionized team members. Your focus will be protecting the integrity of our data, information systems, and operational technology platforms, including secure implementation and delivery of technology services across the City’s various departments. In this role you can look forward to:

  • Monitoring firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and other data collected by City systems and City networks.
  • Planning, implementing, administering, maintaining and monitoring IT security controls for digital assets.
  • Participates in the design of the security architecture.
  • Planning, leading and executing risk assessments to determine the security posture of the City’s data and infrastructure from existing systems and those being considered for the future.
  • Respond to cyber security events, incidents, and participates in security investigations.
  • Conduct vulnerability scanning and city-wide penetration tests and assessments.
  • Maintains the cyber security risk register.
  • Develops security test cases.
  • Develops and delivers educational security awareness training for City staff.
  • Participates in the development of security policies, procedures, exercises, response plans, and maintains documentation.
  • Keep abreast of the latest security and technology developments. 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or an equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years IT experience, including 3 years of experience in cybersecurity, or information security.
  • CISSP, CCSP, CISM or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework.
  • Familiarity with Payment Card Industry compliance (PCI DSS).
  • Familiarity with operational technology.
  • Strong knowledge of security threat and risk assessment modelling and event incident management.
  • Strong knowledge in firewalls, email, web, and cloud security.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent project management skills and effectiveness in planning, coordinating, organizing, problem- solving.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with a high degree of discretion and political acumen.
  • Ability to collaborate within the Information and Communications Technology team, and teams in other departments. 
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and presentation skills, with the ability to communicate at technical and non- technical levels to delivery presentations and training sessions on cyber security.

What We Offer: 
This excluded position has an annual salary range of $122,343 - $137,618. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. Additionally, there is an opportunity to participate in an earned day off/flex day program. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, hybrid work options available. The City offers an attractive vacation and extended benefits package, including the ability to contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan.

Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer 
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.
Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on June 17, 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Information Technology
Posted: May 27, 2024, 9:12 am
Expires: June 17, 2024, 11:55 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $122,343.00 to $137,618.00 Year