Overview

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Director, Information Security.

The Director, Information Security is responsible for establishing and managing the enterprise electronic information security vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are secure. The Director leads staff in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining processes and technologies across the enterprise to ensure information and information technology risks are within acceptable levels.

This role is also responsible for developing and executing a cybersecurity strategy, intended to drive situational awareness, collaboration, deliver meaningful services, and create unity and consensus on what efforts are important to more effectively address cyber across a complex corporate and technical environment.

Key Job Functions:

Reporting to the Vice President of Technology, the Director role is directly responsible for managing information security operations, cyber incident management, enterprise cyber risk management and strategic oversight of the Cyber Security Program. As a service provider to several affiliate companies, and working with targeted stakeholders across the business, the Director is responsible to advance the adoption of Information Security and Privacy capabilities and controls across all in-scope organizations, including third party suppliers.

Working with the Emera cyber team, the Director will translate enterprise cyber risk requirements, cyber security policies and standards into technical control requirements and specifications, as well as develop and implement key KRI/KPI metrics for ongoing performance measurement and reporting. The Director is also responsible for the ongoing maturity development of the security infrastructure and associated capabilities, and to provide regular status and reports.

The Director, Information Security is a senior leadership role that requires an individual with a strong technical background, as well as an ability to work with the broader IT organization and business management to align priorities and plans with key business objectives. The Director will act as an empowered representative of the VP Technology during IT planning initiatives to ensure that security measures are incorporated into strategic IT plans and that service expectations are clearly defined. The Director will also be responsible for working with business and IT stakeholders to balance real-world risks with business drivers such as speed, agility, flexibility, and performance. The Director will be responsible for managing highly technical staff as they work to accomplish company and personal development goals.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Education:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of fifteen years of IT experience, with seven years in a leadership capacity in information security

Relevant certifications include:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Experience:

  • Experience working collaboratively with leaders across the business and IT Operations delivering enterprise success.
  • Experience in selecting, developing and performance management of information security team members.
  • Experience working with legal, audit and compliance staff.
  • Experience developing and maintaining policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • Experience with common information security management frameworks, such as International Standards Organization (ISO) 27001, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, and other leading edge security frameworks.
  • Experience performing risk, business impact, controls, technical security testing, vulnerability assessments, and in defining treatment strategies.

At Nova Scotia Power, our employees are our greatest strength. Our Leadership Competencies set standards that advance our business strategy, deliver results for customers, and provide career development for employees. We expect members of our leadership team to implement safety, health and environmental standards. The successful incumbent will also be a visible leader who cultivates innovation and supports change to ensure the business continually evolves. Furthermore, they will build strong, collaborative relationships that achieve results. The Director, Information Security will encourage others to speak about ethical concerns, listen when issues are brought forward, and take action to address any issues. Lastly, they will motivate their team to perform at higher levels and deliver exceptional service to customer as well as set goals for their department and seek opportunities to build strategic partnerships with others.

Reports to: Vice President Technology

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than 5th May, 2021. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We’re committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.

Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews. The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee’s application.

About Nova Scotia Power Inc.

We provide 95 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. Our 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. We use a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Our facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km of transmission and distribution lines throughout Nova Scotia.