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IT Threat Specialist

Job Description

Job ID: 1213278
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

Cybersecurity Threat Specialist identifies, disrupts, and remediates the threat of both internal and external bad actors within BJC’s environment. The Cybersecurity Threat Specialist uses data analysis, threat intelligence, and cutting-edge security technologies and works closely with the Security Operations Center.


  • Participate in threat hunting operations; detects and mitigates threats utilizing cybersecurity measures, including: Intrusion Prevention and Detection, Access Control and Authorization, Policy Enforcement Security, Protocol Analysis, Firewall Management, Incident Response, Encryption, Web filtering, Advanced Threat Protection, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, Web Application Assessment, Wireless Assessment, Social Engineering, Physical Assessment, Open Source Intelligence, Threat Modeling, Patch Management.
  • Research, analyze, interpret, evaluate, and integrate complex data from multiple intelligence sources to perform threat analysis, and provide creative solutions that align with strategic clinical and business workflows. Drive the tuning of detection infrastructure with technology teams to identify emerging threats. Support the Security Operations Center and other internal teams by applying analytic and technical skills to investigate intrusions, identify malicious activity and potential insider threats.
  • Write and implements complex analytics queries, threat visualization dashboards, and large data volume management.
  • Provide actionable intelligence for enterprise risk reduction and remediation by partnering with key stakeholders in identifying risk remediation approached to current and emerging threats.
  • Document best practices to enhance analyst playbooks, response procedures, and courses of action. Remain informed of emerging issues, industry trends and/or relevant changes to the IT security landscape.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Associate's Degree


  • 5-10 years


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 10+ years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years
  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • CEH
  • Cert Forensic Computer Examin
  • Computer Hack Forensic Invest
  • Offensive Security Cert Prof

  • 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