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Security Operations Specialist

Job Description

Job ID: 1207218
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.

IS Security Services serves as an independent, objective catalyst for implementing effective and efficient controls to protect BJC HealthCare (BJC) information resources through collaboration with customers. We provide value to our customers and the organization by: Ensuring compliance with internal policies and external regulations; evaluating information system and application controls; educating BJC employees and other strategic partners on information systems security practices and concepts; acting as a resource on security controls for new and existing information systems and applications; recovering mission critical applications and data vital to the organization and strategic partners; investigating practices not in compliance with established BJC Information Services security policies and standards.


Role Purpose

The Security Specialist serves as the top technical resource for the 24 x 7 Security Operations Center, and is the responsible person in absence of Operations Manager or Group Manager. This position will also assist in scheduling the SOC. The Security Specialist must have an expert level of security monitoring skills and expert level of understanding of network/host vulnerabilities and exploits, hacker methodology, host/network device hardening techniques, and security incident prevention/mitigation techniques.


  • Provide technical support to the SOC Security and Sr. Security Analysts.
  • SME for 2 or more SOC tools and train other team members on those tools.
  • Analyze log files and other data output; monitor Service Now Incidents for patterns and escalate to Problems when necessary.
  • Provide tuning recommendations for security tools based on traffic patterns; compile security metrics and review /analyze.
  • Stay up-to-date on current security trends and technology. Create and maintain Knowledge Base articles, including incident handling and investigation procedures.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer