Job Information Cyber Analyst/Researcher (MIS/IT 7) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology
Category Computer/IT
Posted 23-09-2022
Job Status
Start Publishing 23-09-2022
Stop Publishing 01-10-2022
Applications are invited for the following vacant post in the Cyber Incident Response Team Division, Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology: Cyber Analyst/Researcher (MIS/IT 7), salary range $2,622,489 $3,117,316 per annum and any allowance(s) attached to the post.
Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Head, Cyber Incident Response Team, the Cyber Analyst/Researcher will conduct cyber research and develop technical mechanisms for internal use and training, as well as perform monitoring tasks geared towards the development of tools to manage cyber threats.
The incumbent will also participate in the effective planning, development and implementation of policies related to the protection of the Government of Jamaica’s (GoJ) Information Technology
(IT) infrastructure as well as other national critical IT Infrastructures. The Cyber Analyst/Researcher is also expected to provide technical response and investigation capabilities in support of the CIRT.
Key Responsibilities
  • Plans, executes, assesses and monitors all tasks assigned;
  • Produces periodic or ad-hoc reports of high quality for every incident, security threat and vulnerability;
  • Implements Cyber Security strategy and policies;
  • Provides technical advice in support of the GoJ Cyber Security policy, strategy, guidelines, standards and best practices;
  • Assists with the development of Standard Operating Procedures for handling future types of cyber incidents by GoJ Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) such as guidelines and protocols for the conduct of GoJ’s staff;
  • Assists with the development of guidelines for the regulation of national IT Security Industry, contributes to the development of Information Security related policy, strategy, guidelines, standards and best practices within the Public Sector;
  • Performs proactive engagement in order to identify potential threats to the environment and its customers;
  • Keeps abreast of evolving cyber threats and utilising his/her skills and knowledge to identify new and more sophisticated approaches to detecting threats;
  • Assists with ensuring compliance with GoJ Cyber Security guidelines, standards and requirements;
  • Contributes to the preparation of the Budget and Operational Plan for the CIRT.
  • Provides technical expertise to support the effective functioning of the CIRT;
  • Assists with the identification of the sources of external incidents and proposes controls to minimize risk;
  • Investigates computer security incidents using appropriate analysis tools;
  • Researches and collects information and documentation required for and/or related to all cyber security activities;
  • Conducts Risk Assessment and security analysis on the reported incidents;
  • Responds and provides support to the MDAs;
  • Assists in developing training modules and technical documentation;
  • Conducts Knowledge Sharing Sessions among other technical personnel on lessons learnt or new findings;
  • Monitors all in-place security solutions for the CIRT for efficient and optimal operations;
  • Reviews logs and reports of all devices and endpoints, whether they are under direct control (security tools) or not (workstations, servers, network devices, etc.); interprets the implications of that activity and formulates plans for appropriate and timely resolution;
  • Assists in the design and execution of vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits;
  • Provides on-call support for end users for all in-place security solutions;
  • Performs proactive assessment (e.g. threat hunting), as well as, confidential investigation and digital forensics capability. 
  • Human Resource:
  • Attends Department/Ministry Staff Meetings, as required;
  • Performs any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Customer and quality focus
  • Teamwork and co-operation
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Compliance
  • Integrity
  • Change management
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Use of technology (relevant computer applications such as Microsoft Office suite
  • Managing external relationships
  • Strategic vision
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making
  • Analytical thinking
  • Goal/result oriented
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Methodical
  • Impact and influence
  • Sound knowledge of computer hardware
  • Knowledge of systems development
  • Knowledge of at least two (2) operating systems (UNIX and Windows)
  • Excellent knowledge of at least three (3) programming languages (Python, BashShell, PHP, C++, Java, etc.)
  • Knowledge of internet applications
  • Knowledge of security risks, threats and vulnerabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Assessments
  • Excellent knowledge of cryptographic technologies
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and conviction of purpose in unfavourable or unpopular situations
  • Sound knowledge of the general operations of the machinery of Government
  • Ability to manage limited resources in order to achieve challenging output targets
  • Good Records Management skills
  • Project management skills
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Information Communication Technology/Telecommunications/Engineering–Electronics or any relevant area from a recognized tertiary institution;
  • Five (5) years working experience in Information Technology, Project Development and Cyber Security;
  • Professional certification/training in any related field such as Computer Forensics, CISM, CISA, CISSP/GCIA /GCFA/CEH/CHFI or any related field and experience in Research and Development would be an asset.
Special Conditions Associated with the Job
  • Regularly required to travel within the country regarding cyber security matters;
  • Maybe be required to work beyond regular working hours. 
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Friday, 30th September, 2022 to:
Director, Human Resource Management and Development Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology PCJ Building
36 Trafalgar Road,
Kingston 10
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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