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Senior Information Security Specialist

Company: State of Oregon
Location: Salem
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Information Security Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 8) Initial Posting Date: 03/31/2021 Application Deadline: 04/14/2021 Agency: Secretary of State Salary Range: $6,234 - $9,446 Position Type: Employee Position Title: Senior Information Security Specialist (Information Systems Specialist 8) Job Description: LOCATION: Salem, OR SALARY: $6,234 - $9,446/month Non-PERS$6,607 - $10,012/month PERS WHAT YOU WILL DO: The primary purpose of this position is to administer the information security program and serve as the technical security advisor for the Elections Division. This accomplished in part by, but is not limited to:

  • Ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of agency information assets by providing guidance on security incidents, security features and/or risks in a given information systems environment.
  • Work with Federal, State and County Election offices on cybersecurity best practices on Elections and voting systems.
  • Provide system administration for information security hardware and software.
  • Monitor, track compliance and document incident handling responses on existing systems.
  • Conduct Information System Security Engineering activities at the subsystem and system level of design and provides security consultation on proposed designs.
  • Enforce compliance with Configuration Management (CM) and Information Security governance to ensure IT policy, directives and guidance are followed on agency systems and Election systems.
  • Complete Vulnerability scans, Information System Security audits, analysis, risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection/prevention and log monitoring of computing resources.
  • Provide support for system engineering life cycle from the specification through the design or hardware or software, procurement and development integration, test, operations, and maintenance. WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU: We offer full medical, vision, and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and 10 paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans . Secretary of State Employees also enjoy:
    • Nationwide Pet Insurance
    • Participation in Public Service Loan Forgiveness
    • Work/life balance options such as flexible and alternative schedules and telework opportunitiesSee our current job listings and internship opportunities, compensation, and benefits here: Careers with the Secretary of State TO QUALIFY: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed.-- Your application must demonstrate education and experience in the following:--
      • Seven (7) years of information systems experience in security administration or security data--analysis-- OR--
        • An Associate's degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field; AND 5 years of information systems experience in security administration or security data analysisOR
          • A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND three (3) years of information systems experience in security administration or security data--analysisOR
            • Master's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field AND one (1) year of information systems experience in security administration or security data analysis--Work history in security administration or security data--analysis must include:
              • Vulnerability management and network scanning tools--
              • Documenting security objectives, needs, processes, functions, and requirements--
              • Evaluating and implementing security systems and software--
              • Security incident management--
              • Log correlation and event management systems--As the most competitive candidate, your application will demonstrate the following requested skills and experience:
                • Security systems strategic planning--
                • Firewall and network security policies and rules--
                • Experience integrating data and creating dashboards, alerts, and searches in Splunk--
                • Web-based application scanning, remediation, and security best practices--Transcripts are required to be attached to your application if you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications. Transcripts must clearly show 1) your name; 2) the name and address of the institution; and 3) the degree received. For application purposes, photocopies are acceptable; however official or original documents may be requested to validate education. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.-- HOW TO APPLY:
                  • Click apply
                  • Upload your resume
                  • Complete job history and education sections to clearly demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications for the position
                  • Complete application questionnaire
                  • Submit your finalized application
                  • Complete additional inbox questionnaires on confidentiality and veteran status
                  • Check back periodically for additional actions ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
                    • Additional applicant screening will depend on the number of qualified applications received. Screening may include skills testing, the results which may be used as part of the applicant evaluation process.
                    • Candidates whose background most closely matches the qualifications and required/requested skills of this position will be invited to an interview.
                    • Successful candidates must pass a criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
                    • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veteran Resources . You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
                    • The Secretary of State does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
                    • The salary listed is the non-PERS qualifying salary range. If the successful candidate is PERS qualifying, the salary range will reflect the additional 6%. QUESTIONS? For additional information you may contact us at Sarah.Manring@oregon.gov . ABOUT THE AGENCY: The Oregon Secretary of State is one of three constitutional offices created at statehood. As an independent constitutional officer, the Secretary of State answers directly and solely to the people of Oregon.The Secretary's Vision --The Secretary of State's agency will lead with authenticity and accessibility. We are committed to creating a better Oregon by reducing barriers to participation in civic life, democracy, and business ownership, auditing scarce state resources to ensure they make a difference in the lives of Oregonians who need them most, and preserving our state history with honesty-both celebrating the best of our past, while facing the stains of our history with humility and accountability.Our Mission --The Secretary of State is committed to:
                      • Upholding the Constitution and the laws of the state of Oregon.
                      • Leading with equity, inclusion, and an emphasis on historically underserved communities.
                      • Increasing access by reducing barriers to voting and participation in civic life. Promoting the successes of Oregon's secure voting system, vote by mail and automatic voter registration.
                      • Auditing the performance and finances of public revenues and programs to ensure Oregon is using its precious resources to serve those most vulnerable and repairing systemic inequities.--
                      • Building Oregon's economy on the principles of business and economic equity, valuing established companies, providing small business assistance, and fostering an environment where all businesses can grow, prosper, and create family-wage jobs.
                      • Preserving historical and public documents with the involvement of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes and other stakeholder input.
                      • Communicating our work in a way that is accessible and reduces barriers to engagement by all Oregonians.We Value --
                        • We value the people of Oregon: our staff and their families, our communities, and our public officials.
                        • We value the character of Oregon: equity, innovation, sustainability, and inclusion.The Secretary of State employs approximately 200 full-time, part-time, and temporary employees. The Secretary oversees the functions of seven program divisions: Archives, Audits, Corporations, Elections, Business Services, Information Systems, and Human Resources.For more information about the Oregon Office of Secretary of State, please visit: State of Oregon: Oregon Secretary of State - Home The Oregon Secretary of State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to a diverse work place. Oregon state government is a large organization by nearly any standard. With over 40,000 employees working all over the state, in small communities and large, we are proving that government can be innovative. We work as a team, challenging ourselves to be better, faster and more efficient with taxpayer dollars. After all, when every day we are responsible for caring for the needs of a diverse population and thriving business community, we simply must have the best and brightest workforce. If you take responsibility for your actions, are passionate about helping others succeed, and have a reputation for excellence and honesty, why not make Oregon state government your next career move? Joining our team means you open the door to many possibilities. From entry level to executive, outdoor work to policy setting, we have a role for nearly every calling, expertise and background. If you're looking at us from across the country (or beyond!), know that Oregon is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made up of seven diverse regions, Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between.

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