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Ontario Clean Water Agency
Information Technology
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
6A003 - InformationTechnology06
$74,136.00 - $109,246.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) believes in Our Communities, Our Environment and Our People. As a trusted partner to municipalities, First Nations communities, businesses, governments and institutions across Ontario, we provide our clients with total solutions in water and wastewater. We are dedicated to working closely with our clients to help them build healthy sustainable communities and organizations and provide safe and reliable drinking water to thousands of Ontarians each day.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will;
• Recommend, design and lead implementation of cyber security protocols that align with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Government of Ontario IT Standards (GO-ITS).
• Lead cyber security architecture, network engineering, server protocols to safeguard data center hosted solutions
• Lead province-wide network topology and associated software, hardware and upgrades to conform with latest cyber security protocols to safeguard province-wide network.
• Recommend and implement advanced analytic tools to determine emerging threat patterns and vulnerabilities
• Conduct research to assess the OCWA/client business direction, priorities, service demands, business impact and IT environment to assess and determine cyber security and infrastructure technology requirements to meet the client business needs.
• Provide project oversight for all phases of infrastructure technology projects to support OCWA client and enterprise priorities, initiatives, application needs and technical developments, ensuring proper cyber security processes are implemented.
• Recommend and develop data center hosting, cloud and mobile application standards that are secure and confirm with NIST and GO-ITS standards.
• Develops cyber security awareness training for all staff.
• Lead and conduct forensic analysis of cyber threats and recommend corrective action.
• Act as cyber threat incident manager to identify, resolve and recover from security breaches and report back to senior leadership.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Skills

• Cyber security certified or in progress to acquire certifications.
• Technical knowledge of industry best practices and standards in infrastructure security, secure application development principles, IT security methodologies, vulnerability assessment methodologies, security design and infrastructure architecture.
• Knowledge of security operations concepts, and incident remediation to lead the identification of key risk areas and to ensure adequate levels of control are in place to address risks.
• Knowledge of malware forensic and incident response methodologies best practices to triage, plan and lead complex incident response activities, maintain chain of custody reporting, and full documentation of issues from identification through remediation.
• Knowledge of network security, cloud security, intrusion detection and analysis, cyber defense, vulnerability and threat assessments network devices (e.g. firewalls, routers, switches, etc.) messaging systems, operating systems, common attack tools security protocols, applications and authentication tools; cryptography and encryption methods.
• Change management skills including release, version and security patch management.
• Project management skills, including planning, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, measuring, monitoring and controlling, to manage multiple, concurrent, complex large-scale infrastructure technology projects.
• Research, analytical, evaluation and problem-solving skills to conduct cyber threat incidents analysis and provide resolutions and improvements

Interpersonal, Communication and Analytical Skills

• Consultation and advisory skills to work with internal stakeholders and client managers to identify infrastructure technology needs and to provide guidance on infrastructure technology and data management policies, standards, practices and options, and to develop and sustain effective business relationships.
• Persuasion, networking, and negotiating skills to assist IT project managers in appreciating the long term benefits of including cyber security considerations such as vulnerability testing in projects, and to assist client managers with diverse interests, technical and non-technical backgrounds to accept best infrastructure technology options.
• Leadership skills to provide direction, leadership, and mentorship to technical and non-technical personnel within the cyber security operation environment.
• Oral communication and written skills to clarify needs; explain technical concepts and terminology, and present information, prepare reports, briefings, and recommended options for diverse audience.
• Customer service skills to consult with OCWA management/staff and clients to determine architectural needs, promote innovative cyber security solutions, provide ongoing technical expertise and advice.

What's in it for you?

• Flexible learning and development opportunities.
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization with the largest provider of water and wastewater services in Ontario.
• Work with the partner of choice for more communities than any other water and wastewater service organization in Ontario for over 25 years.
• Work with an organization committed to innovation and advanced technology.
• A defined benefit pension plan; Comprehensive Health Plan; Life and Disability Insurance.
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits including for adoptive parents.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2085, Hurontario St, Mississauga, Central Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Information Technology
Posted on:
Friday, June 25, 2021
  • T-AQ-166238/21

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