K-327 - Security Analyst

K-327 - Security Analyst

30 Mar
Government of Alberta

30 Mar

Government of Alberta


Job Information

Job Requisition ID: 8860

Ministry: Service Alberta

Location: Edmonton

Full or Part-Time: Full Time

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: 4 positions available; 2 year temporary

Scope: Open only to students enrolled in the programs below:

MacEwan University Computer Science

MacEwan University Investigative Studies

NAIT Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology

Closing Date: April 12, 2021

Classification: Opted Out & Excluded Systems Analyst Level 1

About Us

Every Service Albertan strives to enable the success of our Ministry partners and Albertans through providing exceptional client focused services that meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We are looking for collaborative, agile, solutions focused individuals with strong communication skills and a strong service orientation. If that describes you, please read on!


Are you looking to experience and gain valuable work experience in cybersecurity to better prepare yourself for the work force? A number of new opportunities exist for security analysts to join a team of highly skilled Information Technology (IT) security professionals within the Government of Alberta’s Cybersecurity Services team

We are looking for cyber-security professionals to fulfill security analyst roles at the entry level. Overall, Information Security Officers are tasked with the protection of the Government of Alberta’s (GoA) information assets from a confidentiality, integrity and availability perspective. They are responsible to identify, assess, monitor, detect, investigate, research, and respond to threats and incidents impacting the security of information assets.

The position supports the GoA’s Information Security Management Directives (ISMD) and contributes to the safe operation of the GoA computing environment. Incumbents may also be responsible for participating in the development and implementation of security controls, including cyber security technology, processes, policy instruments, or awareness materials.

This presents an excellent opportunity for those who enjoy planning and resolving challenges in large projects and possess strong communication, problem solving and project management skills. You will contribute to the continuity of the operation of the Government of Alberta’s computing environment by assisting in Cybersecurity Services’ activities like learning how to coordinating Disaster Recovery (DR) exercises, investigating cyber threats, assisting in penetration testing, reviewing impact analysis, monitoring and managing risk assessments and security incidents, performing digital forensic investigations, triaging incident responses and assisting in the development and implementation of security controls, including cyber security technology, processes, policy instruments, and awareness or training materials.

To be successful in this position, you must have some experience in the information security field and have a thirst for knowledge and enthusiasm to learn new and exciting skills. You will be working as part of a team and learning in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.


University graduation in computer science or a related discipline; or equivalent as described below.

Equivalency: A related two-year diploma in computer technology or a related discipline from a recognized postsecondary institution and two years related experience; or a related one-year certificate from a recognized postsecondary institution and three years related experience. Assets include ICS 100/ ICS 200/ ICS 300 and/or ITIL, PMP, ABCP, CBCP, CISSP, CCSP, CEH, CISM, PMI-PBA, CAPM certifications.

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process.

The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

Drive for Results - A thorough investigative and curious mind is require for this position ensuring that the candidate does not give up on a project or an investigation until the end goal is achieved.

Build Collaborative Environments - The Cybersecurity Services unit is one team interacting with many different strategic and operations stakeholders to deliver a successful cyber security program. While individual knowledge and expertise is well respected and appreciated, the security of GoA information and information management technology assets depends on how well all stakeholders act together as one unit.

Systems Thinking - The candidate is expected to have an open mind that can connect systems or situations that may seem disconnected at first glance, but are related and may impact one another.

Creative Problem Solving - Candidates should have a strong ability to think “outside the box” and come up with creative and innovative solutions or methods to achieve the organization’s goals.


$2,161.37 - $3,241.54 bi-weekly ($56,411.76 - $84,604.19 annually)


Temporary Position of 2 Years.

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.

Final candidates for this position will be asked to undergo a security screening.

Location: This position works out of the Terrace Building, located at 9515 – 107 Street.

What we offer:

Comprehensive benefits plan

Pension plan:

Leadership and mentorship programs

Professional learning and development

Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

How To Apply

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system,

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant.

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at

Tips for applicants:

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, please contact Liliane Karara at [email protected]

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check

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