11 days old

Security Operations Analyst

Spokane, Washington 99202
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
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Avista is an energy leader in the Pacific Northwest. For almost 130 years, we have been dedicated to delivering reliable energy service and the choices that matter most to our customers. Our purpose is to improve life’s quality with energy. 

At Avista, we care about our customers - both externally as well as those who work for us, which could include you!  Avista has a rewarding and challenging opportunity for a Security Operations Analyst at our headquarters in Spokane, WA.  

The team looks forward to welcoming a person that is passionate about security. The successful candidate will be a person who thrives in a fast-paced environment that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive wages and generous benefits
  • Supportive team environment with opportunities for advancement
  • Industry stability and innovative company culture
  • Beautiful geography with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area

About the position:

Security Operations Analysts are responsible for monitoring and responding to security events. Events may include security alarms, intrusions, suspicious activity or other breaches of controls including theft and vandalism. You will work closely with other members in a 24/7/365 on call rotation model to detect and respond to security events.

Duties & Responsibilities:

In this position you will work in a combined cyber and physical security operations center environment.

  • Monitor security systems that aid in security event prevention & detection
  • Evaluate & triage security events and invoke appropriate response plans to events 
  • Participate in the threat and vulnerability management process


An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience working with and administering cyber security systems (SIEM, IDS/IDS, Firewalls, Proxies, Antivirus, HIPS)
  • BA/BS in Information Systems, Computer Science or MIS related field
    3+ years cyber security experience and related experience in two of the following disciplines:
    • incident response
    • network management
    • application development
    • system administration
    • information analysis
    • technical architecture


  • At least one security-specific certification:
    • CISSP
    • OSCP
    • GSEC
    • GCIH
    • other SANS certifications

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Some experience with physical security systems (Cameras, access management systems)
  • Familiarity with SOX, PCI, NERC CIP 

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug test.


To Apply: Please complete an online application and attach your resume. We look forward to your application!


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