Lead Security Analyst

BC AssessmentVictoria, BC22 days ago

BC Assessment

  • Are you an experienced Security Analyst with a solid toolkit of technical and analytical skills? 
  • Are you driven by Cybersecurity and does the thought of protecting an organization excite you? 
  • Are you motivated to dig in, solve problems, support change and make a difference?
  • Are you passionate about mentoring and coaching others to ensure that everyone is growing and learning?
  • Do you thrive in a client-focused environment where relationships and the work that you do has real impact?

BC Assessment is currently looking for a Lead Security Analyst to join our Information Technology Services Cybersecurity team.  This leadership role requires an in-depth knowledge of IT and Security frameworks, Incident Response, endpoint protection, SIEM, vulnerability management and Security Awareness. The successful candidate is passionate about process improvements, documentation and innovation and acts as a leader in our operational Cybersecurity team to support BC Assessment’s core operations.  It involves leading day-to-day Security operations, fielding and allocating client requests, and includes coaching and mentoring.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing alerts and threat intelligence from our endpoint protection tool, SIEM and other intrusion detection systems to determine if further actions are required. 
  • Detection, monitoring, analysis, and resolution of security incidents. 
  • Supporting BCA’s security awareness program to empower employees to “make cyber safe decisions”.
  • Staying current of security events and techniques to keep our BCA services protected & enhanced.
  • Ensuring Endpoint Protection is deployed and correct policies are applied to all BCA devices. 
  • Providing technical guidance to staff regarding security related matters, escalating clearly and concisely to stakeholders providing accurate information and feedback.
  • Identifying issues and opportunities to integrate Security concepts into enterprise and business solutions with IT operations & project teams.
  • Operating and coordinating multiple security related software platforms; documenting new processes and conducting testing, reviews and release management.
  • Developing quality assurance procedures and conducting quality control on digital products and deliverables to ensure technical standards are met.
  • Working with external stakeholders (i.e. Provincial government, etc); coordinating and sharing security related data and expertise to help raise cyber security knowledge and protection.
  • Coaching, mentoring and training staff; setting priorities and assigning work to ensure optimal functioning of the team.

To be successful in this role:

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 situations. You can prioritize your tasks and projects to ensure they continue to move forward.

Relationship-building skills, communication skills and organizational ability are key to being successful in this role.  You must be able to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people, build teams, and support cross-functional teams within the organization.  This role requires strong verbal and written communication skills (both technical and non), as well as facilitation skills to disseminate and gather information to and from relevant stakeholders. 

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


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


  • Minimum 4 years of experience working full-time in Cybersecurity team. Additional experience working in IT roles an advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge of operating systems (Microsoft, Linux).
  • Recent experience with;
  • Endpoint protection (FireEye HX, Helix)
  • SIEM (Splunk Enterprise) log management
  • Vulnerability Management (Nessus)
  • Firewalls and content filtering (Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Cisco Umbrella)
  • Security Awareness Program
  • Incident Response methodolgy
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods.
  • Knowledge of NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Knowledge of ITIL.
  • Demonstrates comprehension of best security practices.
  • Professional experience in IT system administration role, supporting multiple platforms and applications.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Attention to detail and ability to deliver timely and accurate work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Leading teams, supporting education plans and delivering training

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

Application Instructions:

  • 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.
  • 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 license) as a condition of employment.

Why BCA?

As a Provincial Crown Corporation, our mission is to create uniform assessments and trusted property information that supports strong and vibrant communities in BC. Our people are the key to our success - they drive our business, bring our values to life and truly help build communities. We value BC and also, truly value our people.

We offer:

  • Work-life balance – 35-hour work weeks and flexible work schedules
  • Health and Wellness - generous extended health and dental benefits, plus other wellness focused programs and benefits
  • Retirement benefits – including public service pension plan
  • Career development – ongoing learning, leadership development and career development scholarship program
  • An award-winning culture!

Visit our benefits page to learn more and know that if you join the BC Assessment team, your skills and experience will be valued and will make a difference in the communities that we work and live. 

BC Assessment is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values inclusion and diversity. All of our offices are accessible and reasonable accommodations will be made to persons with disabilities.

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