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Black Hills Energy Corporate IT Security Analyst in Frederick, Colorado

Corporate IT Security Analyst

Location: Frederick, CO, United States

Job ID: 33346

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Salary: $25.31 to $37.96 hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

Black Hills Energy is seeking a talented Corporate IT Security Analyst with experience in troubleshooting, installation, service and preventive maintenance on commercial physical security products, including access control and CCTV systems. This individual will be a key contributor on a combined Cyber/Physical Security team and will oversee the installation and ongoing support of physical security systems in our Colorado facilities.

SALARY RANGE: $25.31 - $37.96 per hour (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager of Corporate and IT Security

LOCATION: Frederick, Colorado

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  • Assist in the development, testing, and implementation of security plans, products, and control techniques.

  • Implement and test physical security controls including access card readers, video cameras and DVRs.

  • Work within various security management software products to configure and manage access to systems and facilities.

  • Work with assigned cyber security controls such as firewalls, intrusion detection software, vulnerability management and various endpoint protection products, etc.

  • Track their individual project activities and report status to appropriate management.

  • Assist with the development of communications and actively promote related campaigns for information security awareness among all staff.

  • Receive work assignments, clarify work details and expectations as necessary, and complete work in a complete, accurate and timely manner.

  • Maintain an awareness of existing and proposed security standard setting groups, State and Federal legislation and regulations pertaining to information security.

  • Help ensure Company meets all applicable regulations, including NERC-CIP, SOX, etc.

  • Participate in system audits, user audits and network audits.

  • Participate in rotating on-call with the rest of the Security Team.


  • Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Assurance or related field or a combination of education and experience required.


  • Basic understanding of network architecture, firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, web filtering, audit and log management, physical security control systems, real-time systems and common operating systems.

  • Basic knowledge of physical security architecture.

  • Basic knowledge of current regulatory environment, including NERC-CIP and SOX desired.

  • Knowledge and/or experience with network systems, vulnerability assessment and management products, Windows operating systems, UNIX/Linux operating systems, networks (routing, switching, design, etc.), scripting/programming (shell, Perl, C, etc.) preferred.

  • Strong individual organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical people.

  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion.

  • Able to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple projects simultaneously, assist with coordinating a variety of work functions and adapt to critical timelines.

  • Ability to troubleshoot system and maintenance problems.


The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: reach, push/pull, ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Must be willing to travel up to 10% (e.g. 2 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job, and the employee must have the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.

About our Company:We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package:annual incentive program (based on percentage of eligible earnings), 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 25.31 to 37.96