SLA03801 -IT Technical Systems Engineer (Security)

at South Lanarkshire
Location Council, HQ. Almada Street, Hamilton, United Kingdom
Date Posted March 8, 2018
Category Digital
Job Type Full-time
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £30,001 - £40,000
Hours 35


Job Description

Finance & Corporate Resources 

Location: Council Head Quarters, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Duration: Permanent 

This role involves assisting the IT Security Manager in developing and maintaining standards, procedures and guidelines in compliance with PSN and Industry best practice, to promote and ensure the security and uninterrupted operation of the Council’s IT systems. 

Candidates should have a broad understanding of the security field as well as an awareness and understanding of the latest security threats, solid knowledge of information security principles and practices, an understanding of advanced security protocols and standards, experience in configuration and monitoring security systems and responding to threats. 

Knowledge and understanding of UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows operating systems, Oracle and Microsoft databases, network connectivity and routing technologies, vulnerability scanning and management techniques and authentication protocols would be advantageous. 

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work to tight deadlines and have effective problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and oral enabling them to liaise effectively with colleagues, customers and suppliers. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning through the developing of new skills and technical awareness. 

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.
As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made. 

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice. 

As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide. 

Applicant User Guide 

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Closing Date: Sunday 25th March 2018

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.



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