IT Cyber Security Analyst

at City of High Point, NC
Location High Point, NC
Date Posted February 10, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


IT Cybersecurity Analyst

Department:    Information Technology Services                   FLSA Status:   Exempt

Reports To:     IT Server Administration Manager                 Pay Grade:      33

Pay Range:      $56,786.75 ~ $97,362.35 Annually                Job Code:         0870-1


The IT Cybersecurity Analyst conducts regular network monitoring & intrusion detection analysis to identify attempts to attack the City's information systems. The analyst examines network traffic to identify anomalies, and tests information security controls for presence, gaps, and weaknesses. If malicious activity has been detected within the City's information systems, the IT Cybersecurity Analyst undertakes mitigating actions to contain the activity and minimize damage. The analyst also facilitates forensic analysis to determine sources of threats & attacks.


The IT Cybersecurity Analyst designs and implements new safeguards to protect the City's information systems. The analyst collaborates with other IT teams to implement new safeguards, whether in the form of software, hardware, and/or new operating procedures. The IT Cybersecurity Analyst works with stakeholders in all City Departments to communicate the state of its information security, to inform of risks, and to suggest security-improvement initiatives. The IT Cybersecurity Analyst undertakes research initiatives to remain at the forefront of emerging threats & information/technological systems vulnerabilities.


Essential Tasks


  • Monitor and analyze security event data
  • Respond to- and track security incidents
  • Identify City Departments' regulatory- and compliance needs
  • Solve practical problems and in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Effectively communicate with City Department leaders, IT personnel, and tech vendors
  • Identify, track, analyze, and report effectiveness of information security technologies, processes, policies & procedures
  • Perform risk assessments and audits



  • Develop and maintain information security policies and processes
  • Develop citywide information security-awareness programs
  • Work with City Departments’ leadership to develop custom-tailored information security processes for their individual Departments
  • Analyze proposed alterations to the City's network security architecture
  • Digest & communicated regulatory requirements—and application thereof—to City Departments’ leadership & stakeholders
  • Conduct research & attend conferences and technical symposia to gain awareness of latest information security technological developments
  • Proactively remain informed of industry trends and emerging threat landscape



  • Formal Education
    • Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university
    • Major course work in computer/information science, and/or information security
  • Professional Experience
    • 3 years' experience as analytical IT professional or in an information security role
    • Developed and implemented security systems, security programs, protocols, and maintenance of large information systems
    • Performed data-loss prevention-, intrusion detection-, network security monitoring-, and vulnerability management initiatives
    • Conducted risk assessments and audits
  • Privacy certification(s) such as CIPP, CIPM, and/or CIPT
  • Understanding of information security principals & industry best-practices
  • Working knowledge of information security technologies, incl. firewalls, IDS/IPS, SEIM
  • Familiarity with information security regulations, incl. HIPAA/HITECH, CJIS, PCI
  • Familiarity with database architecture and analysis
  • Awareness of current industry trends
  • Strong written- and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate highly-technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Working knowledge of various shell scripting languages
  • All required, relevant industry certifications
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Physical Requirements

Hearing/Speaking - Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word are both necessary to converse with internal and external customers including co-workers, citizens and applicants.

Visual Abilities – The ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:

  • Acuity, Far – Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Must be able to see from a distance when administering and observing employment tests, operating a motor vehicle or addressing an audience.
  • Acuity, Near – Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be able to see work-related business documents close at hand.
  • Depth Perception – Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
  • Field of Vision – The area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point. Must be able to see a wide span of area.
  • Accommodation – Must be able to adjust the eye lens to glance quickly.



Physical Strength – Degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:

  • Light Work
    • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or
    • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and
    • A negligible amount of force to handle or move materials related to the position
  • Type of Physical Demands
    • Reaching - Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
    • Handling - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
    • Fingering - Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.

Mental Activity/Requirements


  • Ability to apply principles of logical thinking combined with knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel and employment laws to work tasks and handle practical situations, comprehend and respond to a variety of situations in a timely fashion and exercise good judgment.

Mathematics Ability

  • Using arithmetic and/or Statistics: Ability to direct and oversee the use of arithmetic and/or statistics in the preparation of a variety of tests and reports.

Language Ability

  • The ability to speak, read and write the English Language are required for this position.


Environmental Conditions

  • No hazards are associated with this job.

Physical Surroundings

  • The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes, however, on occasions the worker does have responsibilities outside the building and will be exposed to the various weather conditions.

Machinery/Tools/Work Aids/Other Equipment

  • Data communication systems including copiers, printers, fax machine, calculator, pens, pencils, computers, Personnel Resolution, ordinances, manuals, scheduling forms, telephone, telephone directory and other work aids related to the job.


This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the
City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.