Cybersecurity Specialist

by London Police Service

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 10, 2024
Experience: 3 Years
London Police Service

Job Description

Position: (1) Cybersecurity Specialist
Start Date: To be determined
Status: Permanent, Full Time
Application Deadline: Monday June 24, 2024 @ 11:59PM
Salary: $89,785 (Starting) to $108,573 (at 30 Months)
 

Position Summary:  
The Cybersecurity Specialist is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining security measures to protect London Police Service (LPS) computer systems, networks, and data. They will analyze security logs, conduct risk assessments, and develop and implement strategies to minimize vulnerabilities and mitigate potential cyber threats effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and address vulnerabilities in London Police Service (LPS) systems and networks.
  • Prioritize vulnerabilities based on risk and potential impact.
  • Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration tests.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to implement patches, updates, and configuration changes.
  • Provide recommendations for improving overall IT system security.
  • Develop, enforce, and update IT security policies.
  • Draft comprehensive IT security strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Regularly review and update policies to align with industry standards.
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance with IT security policies.
  • Provide guidance and education to staff on policy adherence and best practices.
  • Monitor and respond to potential IT security incidents.
  • Monitor IT security alerts and logs for abnormal activities.
  • Investigate and analyze IT security incidents to determine the nature and scope of the threat.
  • Develop and execute incident response plans to contain and mitigate IT security breaches.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate response efforts.
  • Foster a security-conscious culture through training and awareness programs.
  • Develop and deliver IT security training sessions for employees.
  • Create and distribute educational materials on IT security best practices.
  • Conduct simulated phishing exercises to assess and improve employee awareness.
  • Collaborate with HR to ensure new hires receive proper IT security onboarding.
  • Other duties as assigned within the core competencies.

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years’ post-secondary education in Information Technology, or equivalent.
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in Information Technology.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and judgement required to make decisions from numerous/broader range of alternatives covered by standards and precedents of a general nature; for producing a wide range of products requiring a high degree of accuracy and close tolerances; and for maintaining highly technical equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills for regular contact with LPS members, contractors, and vendors to give, obtain, and/or exchange, and/or discuss technical information or decisions requiring discussion or explanation to ensure full understanding, with tact, self-control, and persuasiveness.

Benefits/Pension:

Medical, Dental, and Vision, Life Insurance, Pension Plan (OMERS), Employee Family Assistance Plan, and on-site Fitness Facilities.

Hours of Duty:

Day Shift; Monday - Friday

Application Process:

Please refer to the “How to Apply” page on our website for application instructions.  We thank all applicants for their interest in the London Police Service; however, only those selected will be contacted.

London Police Service is committed to creating and fostering a diverse and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens that we serve. It is the LPS policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant, in accordance with federal and provincial regulations and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements.

Applicants requiring accommodation for any stage of the application process, please contact our Human Resources Generalists at hrgeneralist@londonpolice.ca.

The London Police Service is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. We have over 800 members (officers and civilians) and we proudly serve over 400,000 residents in the City of London. Our mission is to ensure the safety and well-being of London’s communities and our goal is to have a membership that is representative of the diverse London community.