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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/19/23

Applications Due06/08/23

Vacancy ID131230

AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 4 (Information Security) Ref # 18591M

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Harriman State Office Campus Bldg 5, 4th Fl Albany

OR NYC or other locations statewide*

City TBD


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications bachelor’s degree* with at least 15 credit hours in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology; and three years of information technology experience, including two years 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's 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:
• Applicable Information Security certificate(s) such as CISSP, CISM, etc.
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
•Applying and implementing network, system, or application
•Security policy/standard/guideline development,
implementation, or interpretation
•Conducting risk assessments and evaluating information
technology systems for security controls (SSDLC)I
•Information security incident response
•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
•Demonstrated skill in facilitating meetings, listening, and
negotiating between multiple stakeholders to drive results.

Duties Description Under the direction of an Information Security Officer, within the Chief Information Security Office/Integrated Security Services/Security Services Team the position will be a member of a Security Services Team that provides security services to one or more ITS Portfolios and their client agencies. The incumbent will supervise subordinate staff and act as a senior team member providing in-depth information security consulting and services aligned with business needs of the client agencies to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and systems.

Although the position operates under the general direction of an Information Security Officer, the incumbent must be able to operate with a great deal of independence. The incumbent’s work must conform to policy and technical standards set by the Chief Information Security Office and ITS management. The position requires communicating orally and in writing with various individuals including management, users, vendors, and other IT staff. The incumbent must be able to communicate clearly with subordinate staff regarding work priorities and performance. The incumbent will have to work with ITS teams and upper-level agency management to resolve technically complex and politically sensitive issues under pressure.

The position requires availability during off-shift hours to ensure appropriate response to security incidents or other critical activities that may impact sensitive information, critical systems, NYS agencies, or ITS.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Serves as information security expert and evaluates systems and contracts for alignment with agency and State information security policies.

• Manages and resolves security threats to agency information systems.

• Manages and implements information security and compliance programs.

• Supervises staff and resources dedicated to the Security Services Teams.

• Monitors and stays aware of information security industry trends, tools, and techniques.

• Performs additional duties as required.

Additional Comments Background check and fingerprinting are required.

This position may be filled in New York City.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several low and competitive health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance at no additional cost
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• Minimum of 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities
• Up to 50% Telecommuting

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)

New York State is an equal opportunity employer.

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 or New York City

State NY

Zip Code 12242


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating you are applying for Information Technology Specialist 4
(Information Security) and include Ref# 18591M and Vacancy ID. Please clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your Social Security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

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