ISL 21R – Network Security Analyst

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Author ahnationtalk
Date February 20, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $57,480.47 to $65,417.88 - Annual
Category Information Technology
Client BC Public Service
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ISL 21R – Network Security Analyst – (57969)

Posting Title: ISL 21R – Network Security Analyst
Position Classification: Information Systems R21
Union: GEU
Location: Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $57,480.47 to $65,417.88 per annum
Close Date: 2/24/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch
Ministry Branch / Division: BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Job Summary:

Network Security Analyst
Information Systems R21
Vancouver, Regular Full-Time

STEP into a career with one of BC’s Top Employers since 2009.

The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.

The LDB is a unique government entity that operates with similar independence to a Crown Corporation under the direction of a General Manager and CEO.

LDB’s Information Technology Division (IT) provides reliable, responsive and secure systems and services to support LDB in operational excellence and delivering superior customer service.

The LDB’s Information Technology Division consists of six departments and 23 distinctive units, with 200+ FTEs. IT has adopted a multi-sourcing strategy and leverages a combination of internal and external expertise, including outsourced services, contracted services and shared services, to deliver the IT mandate of supporting current operations and future business needs. Strategic plans, governance of standards and risk management are all developed internally to support Divisional and Corporate goals.

In February 2018, the LDB was assigned to distribute, wholesale and sell non-medicinal cannabis inclusive of a government owned online channel with a mandate to support government’s key priorities of protecting children and youth, ensuring health and safety standards, and keeping the criminal element out of the supply chain. Effective October 17, 2018 the LDB has added wholesaling and retailing of non-medical cannabis –named LDB Cannabis Operations to the existing business of wholesaling and retailing of Liquor.

Reporting to the Manager, IT Security Operations, this position provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects LDB corporate IT network security.  Conducts technical analysis, evaluation and recommendations to support enterprise-wide network security system objectives.  Provides expertise to the planning, implementation, operation and evaluation of network security infrastructure.

The LDB relies on a sophisticated network of IT infrastructure to operate its ordering, inventory, supply chain, retail and wholesale operations.  The security of its IT network is of paramount importance, as it is critical to its ability to operate.    Threats are increasing in frequency, intelligence and severity.

The Network Security Analyst is relied upon, as a leader in network security, to maintain an in-depth understanding of current threats and vulnerabilities, to apply analytical and judgement skills to develop feasible solutions to mitigate or manage security risks; and provide insight and leadership to ensure LDB IT networks remain secure in the face of future threats.  The role has a wide scope of responsibility, across all corporate applications, most of which are mission-critical, (e.g. including financial systems, Web store front, on-line purchasing, wholesale customer on-line ordering, store point of sale networks, internet access, marketing, payroll) involving considerable technical complexity and multiple firewalls.

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Please note that a cover letter is a requirement for this competition.

An eligibility list for temporary or permanent future opportunities may be established. A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact David Ballantyne by phone at 604 252-3438. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

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Education and Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in computer science or a related field, with formal education in IT network security and a minimum of 1 year of recent, related experience*


  • A minimum of 5 years, recent, related experience*

*Recent, related technical experience must include:

  • Using/managing network access control technologies using enterprise level firewalls
  • Network security zoning
  • Network subnetting / supernetting
  • WAN/LAN/Internet service delivery
  • Protocol-level security
  • Web / URL filtering
  • Multi factor authentication

Preference may be given to candidates with in-depth experience with any of the following:

  • Experience working for an employer similar in size and scope to LDB operations
  • Check Point solutions
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Linux administration and scripting
  • Enterprise grade Wi-Fi
  • System Virtualization (VMware, Citrix etc.)
  • Identity Management

Knowledge of:

  • Security industry best practices and architectural principles
  • OSI Model concepts at a working level
  • IPv4 sub netting
  • DNS infrastructure basics
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices
  • Evolving communication technologies
  • Retail, wholesale supply chain

Skills & Abilities

  • Well-developed written and oral communication, presentation/ facilitation and inter-personal skills
  • Excellent analytical and judgement abilities
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and produce results within deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team while maintaining productive working relationships
  • Ability to communicate complex matters in lay terms
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