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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/07/23

Applications Due03/27/23

Vacancy ID125735

AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 3 (Information Security) Ref # 30475

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address Harriman Campus, Building 5, 4th Fl - Albany OR NYC*

City TBD


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree* with at least 15 credit hours in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology; and two years of information technology experience, including one year of information security or information assurance experience**.

*Substitution: bachelor's degree candidates without at least 15 course credits in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology require an additional year of general information technology experience to qualify. Appropriate information security or information assurance experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis; an associate degree requires an additional two years of general information technology experience.

**Experience solely in information security or information assurance may substitute for the general information technology experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree with a concentration or major in Information Security, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, or a related field.
• Applicable Information Security certificate(s), including but not limited to Certificate in Information Security Fundamentals (e.g., Security+, GSEC, CISF, GISF,CISSP).

Familiarity of:
• Government security and privacy mandates/regulatory compliance (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, IRS Pub 1075, CJIS)
• Information Security (CIA triad, Information Classification, Risk Management, Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, Security Architecture & Engineering)
• Information Security Frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, CIS Controls, ISO 27000 series)
• IT Management Frameworks (ITIL, COBIT)
• Digital Media Campaigns
• 2+ years’ experience in technical writing
• 1+ years’ experience in the following areas:
-Awareness program development
-Project management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly articulate information technology and information security concepts to a varied audience to facilitate wide understanding.
• Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.
• Demonstrated skill in facilitating meetings, listening, and negotiating between multiple stakeholders to drive results.

Duties Description The Chief Information Security Office is dedicated to the protection of the State's cybersecurity infrastructure through the identification and mitigation of vulnerabilities, deterring and responding to cyber events; and promoting cybersecurity awareness within the State. The Office is also responsible for State-wide policies, standards, programs, and services relating to cybersecurity. In the Outreach unit for the Chief Information Security Office, under the guidance and direction of the Outreach Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for cybersecurity awareness outreach and awareness activities.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Assist with promoting cybersecurity awareness programs and activities in NYS, including representing ITS CISO at booth exhibits, giving presentations and assisting in the planning and execution of activities. Develop content rich materials to disseminate in support of cybersecurity.
• Prepare and review cybersecurity communications, such as, awareness bulletins, press releases, social media campaigns, newsletters, and other published content.
• Coordinate and support educational campaigns, including cybersecurity competitions.
• Coordinate participation for New York State in National Awareness and cybersecurity focused events.
• Assist in the content creation and maintenance of CISO cybersecurity web pages.
• Maintain channels of communication to targeted audiences (State and local government, education sectors, and citizens)
• Collaborate and foster partnerships with State and national work groups.
• Assist the team’s effort to support, expand, and create innovative options for the annual New York State Cybersecurity Conference.

Additional Comments Positions require fingerprinting.

*Please note, this position may be filled in either Albany or NYC.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Up to 50% telecommuting
• And many more.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Khalan Cassala

Telephone 518-473-0398

Fax 518-402-4924

Email Address


Street Office of Information Technology Services

Human Resources Services - Swan Street Building, Core 4, Floor 1

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating that you are applying for the Information Technology Specialist 3 (Information Security) Ref #30475. Please clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity. Selected candidates who are new or returning to NYS service may be required to pay for fingerprinting fees. New York State is an equal opportunity employer.

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