IT Security Specialist

Coastal Community Credit Union

June 03, 2014

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Job Category: 
Job Specialization: 
IT Management
Company Overview: 

Are you looking for a career that goes deeper than just a great paycheque? Coastal Community is a progressive organization dedicated to being a leader in the community by providing exceptional member service, an unsurpassed employee experience, and by making a difference in the places we call home.

Coastal Community recognizes its success hinges on the happiness and satisfaction of its employees, and strives to create a workplace where people want to stay and grow their careers. As a recognized employer of choice, we are constantly finding new ways to enhance our workplace culture. With opportunities for education, great wages and benefits, and an environment where you are valued and respected, our employees are excited to come to work and enrich the lives of the people we serve.

If you’re a passionate, energetic person that wants a career where you can grow and have a positive impact on people’s lives, then Coastal Community is the place for you!

Job Summary: 

Requisition Number 14-0184
Post Date 5/30/2014
Title IT Security Specialist
City Nanaimo
Location IT Solutions Department
Closing Date 6/13/2014
Type of Position Full Time
Status Permanent

Coastal Community Credit Union, the largest credit union based on Vancouver Island, delivers a wide range of innovative financial products and services. Serving approximately 80,000 members and clients, our vibrant and fast-growing organization is seeking to fill the position of IT Security Specialist, within our Information Technology Solutions Department.

Reporting to the AVP, IT Solutions, the IT Security Specialist is involved in the implementation of new security solutions and participates in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures. This role is also responsible for conducting vulnerability audits and assessments. The IT Security Specialist is expected to be fully aware of the enterprise’s security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and guidelines and to actively work towards upholding those goals under the direction of the AVP, Information Services. This role oversees the day-to-day operations and controls of the in-place security solutions while leading in the identification, investigation and resolution of security breaches detected by those systems within given authority. The IT Security Specialist will provide expert technical advice and guidance to IT project stakeholders in order to translate business requirements and advise on IT security requirements. They will also be responsible for providing education and communications informing the business of current security practices and the risks the users and the business are exposed to on an ongoing basis.

The successful candidate must have a university degree or diploma in the field of computer science, information security or related certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additionally our preferred candidate will also have:

  • Knowledge of banking and insurance operations, end-user procedures and workflow, security and risk requirements
  • Strong Information Security experience
  • Strong Project Management experience
  • Proven ability to create and maintain effective documentation, including policies, processes and procedures
  • Good understanding of Information Security technologies

The IT Security Specialist will be able to develop collaborative, positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and will be a team player. This individual will also be a self-learner with high motivation to engage in continuous learning and self-development opportunities.

How To Apply: 

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