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Posted: 
2024-06-15
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
College/CEGEP
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
Job industry: 
Education
Job Location: 
Vancouver
THE ORGANIZATION: VANCOUVER SCHOOL BOARD (SCHOOL DISTRICT 39) With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded landsof the xmkym(Musqueam), Swxw7mesh xwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and slilwta (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canadas most diverse school systems and equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. Throughout the District, more than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students needs, applying evidence-informed practices, and building relationships. The VSBs culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics with students overall well-being and sense of belonging being equally important. As an organization, we strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we work to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. For more information about our school district, visit https://www.vsb.bc.ca/ . THE OPPORTUNITY: AI & CYBERSECURITY SPECIALIST In the role of Cybersecurity & AI Specialist within the Learning and Information Technology Division, you will be responsible for protecting the integrity and availability of Districts cybersecurity and artificial intelligence initiatives. As the Cybersecurity & AI Specialist, you will also be tasked to implement tools, establish and configure business rules, processes, and procedures pertaining to Cybersecurity, as well as the monitoring and managing of security incidents to minimize the risk to the District from data being damaged or compromised or from the inappropriate use of the Districts computing devices. Collaborating closely with District and LIT leaders, business and education departments, you will be instrumental in integrating AI into District services and overseeing cybersecurity to safeguard the Districts data. This role is vital in ensuring seamless integration, optimal performance, and promoting digital literacy in compliance with privacy and security standards.The scope of the initiative is District wide and encompasses protection of networks, systems, equipment and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.Specific Responsibilities:Manage complex projects in collaboration with educational and technical staff to integrate AI and Cybersecurity Develop AI systems with built-in privacy controls and security measures Plans, leads and executes risk assessments to determine the security posture of the districts data and infrastructure from existing district systems and those being considered for purchase or implementation. Makes recommendations based on best practices and in context of the risk to the Districts and its operational environment. Plan, implement, maintain and monitor IT security controls for all digital assets and processes (network, endpoint, server, application, etc), including but not limited to:---Vulnerability assessment, validation and remediation---Firewalls, routing and switching equipment---Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems---Anti-malware protection and management---Security incident management and response---Data Loss Prevention---Endpoint security (laptops, workstations, mobile devices)---Network Security (Wired & Wireless)---Application Security---Multi-factor authentication---User and system administrationImplement machine learning models to automate processes and enhance predictive analytics. Establish security plans, incident response, security awareness in collaboration with Leadership TeamParticipates in the development and maintenance of Internal Security Policy and Cyber Security PoliciesSupport the Systems Team by acting as a resource checking patching for completeness and timeliness.Assist in trouble shooting security related network issues with the network support teamIdentifies and investigates computer security incidents and inappropriate use of district computing devices.Establish standards and procedures, and write documentationRemains current with developments in Cybersecurity and recommends new approaches and application of new technology which will assist the District to meet business objectivesAddress privacy concerns and ensure compliance in technology security solutions.Delivers presentations and educational security awareness framework for District staff; business and technical; including multi-channel approaches. Other duties/responsibilities as assignedKey Contacts and Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Manager, Cybersecurity, Networks & IT Services. This role works with LIT and Project team members, specialists and/or contract resources. Collaborates with external vendors, supporting the secure implementation and delivery of cybersecurity services. QUALIFICATIONSUniversity or College Degree/Diploma in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, or other related fieldA security certification is highly desirable ( CISSP, CCSP, GIAC, CISM)Experience with AI or machine learning5+ years experience of leading technology teams and implementing technology changeAdvanced Knowledge of Office 365 technologies, and Microsoft data solutionsExperience in supporting a Cybersecurity, or information security operational programExperience in system and network incident response practices and proceduresExperience with security tools, vulnerability assessments, incident responseExperience managing large scale complex projectsExperienced in presenting to different audiences in person or onlineExcellent research and analytical skillsDemonstrated ability to work in a technical team of individuals to find ways to ensure secure delivery of technology services.Demonstrated operational and project management skills: planning, coordination, organization, and problem-solving skills; results-focused, team-orientedAbility to prepare reports on risk assessment results, product recommendations and computer forensic analysisAbility to handle confidential and/or sensitive information with a high degree of discretion and impartiallyAbility to deal with changing and competing deadlinesAbility to deal effectively with staff at all levels of the organizationExcellent oral, written and presentation/facilitation skills, with the ability to communicate at technical and non-technical levels while working with projects and teams within the district. COMPENSATION The salary for this position is $92,727 - $109,090 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including, Municipal Pension Plan, Vancouver Employee Savings Plan, Extended Health, Dental, Group Life, Long Term Disability, Vacation, Gratuity, and potential Compensatory time. This position is 100% in-person/in-office at the VSB Education Centre (1580 West Broadway) TO APPLY To be considered for this position, please apply via makeafuture.ca and include a cover letter and resume along with your application to this competition. The closing date for this competition isTuesday, July 2nd at 8:30am. Create a profile on Make a Future Click "Apply Now" underManagementpositions Upload all supporting documents.Your application must include a cover letter, resume and your last 3 direct supervisors/managers as references. Answer the job posting questions Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation email. This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.The VSB has been given approval from the Human Rights Tribunal for a Special Program under s. 42(3) of the Human Rights Code. Under this special program, the VSB seeks to preferentially hire Aboriginal persons to a variety of teaching positions. Therefore, each applicant may wish to provide, on a voluntary basis, information whether they self-identify as an Aboriginal person.