Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree* in a cyber security, information assurance, or information technology related field, OR bachelor's degree with 15 credit hours in cyber security, information assurance, or informational technology AND five years of information technology experience**, including three years of information security or information assurance experience.
* 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 information technology, information security, or information assurance experience.
**Experience solely in information security or information assurance may substitute for the general information technology experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration or major in Information Security, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, or a related field
• Applicable Information Security certificate(s), including but not limited to:
o Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
o Certificate in Information Security Management (e.g., GSLC, GSTRT, GCEIT, CISM, CCISO)
o Certificate in Information Security Risk Management (e.g., CRISC, CAP, GCCC, CCSLP)
• Working knowledge of:
o computer networks, intrusion detection systems, routers, firewalls, operating systems, network vulnerability assessments, web application vulnerability assessments, computer programming and scripting
o government security and privacy mandates/regulatory compliance (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, IRS Pub 1075, CJIS)
o Information Security (CIA triad, Information Classification, Risk Management, Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, Security Architecture & Engineering)
o business intelligence, data analysis, data modeling, data visualization, and data presentation
o Information Security Frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, CIS Controls, ISO 2700 series)
o IT Management Frameworks (ITIL, COBIT)
• 4+ years’ experience in technical writing
• 3+ years’ experience in the following areas:
o leading an information security team
o applying and implementing network and/or system security
o information security incident response
o security policy/standard/guideline development, implementation, or interpretation
o conducting risk assessments and evaluating information technology systems for security controls (SSDLC)
o compliance assessments, audit support/response, and compliance/audit remediation
• 1+ year experience in the following areas:
o developing metrics and key performance indicators
o process development and process improvement
• 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 Under the direction of a Senior Information Security Officer, Manager Information Technology Services 2, SG-29, within the Chief Information Security Office, Integrated Security Services, Security Services Team, the position will lead a Security Services Team that provides security services to one or more ITS Portfolios and their client agencies. The incumbent will lead their team in 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.
The position requires an incumbent to act with a great deal of independence in alignment with agency and upper-level management strategic direction. 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:
• Manage and implement information security and compliance programs:
o Participate in the development, interpretation, review and communication of NYS information security policies, procedures and standards;
o Analyze the impact of proposed policy and legislation as they pertain to information systems and makes recommendations as appropriate;
o Develop, deploy, and maintain procedures in accordance with State and agency information security policies and standards. Monitors compliance and takes appropriate action as needed;
o Manage implementation of the Security Service Team’s information security risk management program;
o Work with counterparts within the organization to ensure compatibility of all initiatives and acquisitions within and among the IT specialties;
o Write progress reports for IT and agency management that describe program status including the technical, fiscal, and staffing issues associated with meeting program goals.
• Manage and resolve security threats to agency information systems:
o Implement and improve information security incident response plans, and reports;
o Coordinate response to potential security incidents;
o Escalate security concerns and report incidents to the applicable entities for review and action.
• Serve as information security expert, and evaluates systems and contracts for alignment with agency and State information security policies:
o Act as information security liaison to agency and portfolio leadership, maintaining close relationships to ensure security services align with business needs;
o Provide information security expertise to information security staff, ITS, and ITS-served agencies on a broad range of information security standards and best practices;
o Act as Information Security Lead on ITS Projects and Initiatives to ensure security by design through implementation of the Secure Systems Development Lifecycle (SSDLC);
o Manage and review portfolio-served agency and multi-agency current and proposed architectures to meet security requirements;
o Manage and participate in the preparation and evaluation of portfolio-served agency, and multi-agency, RFP’s;
o Develop and maintain familiarity with client agency business functions and requirements;
o Develop and maintain expertise in cyber security compliance domains including, but not limited to, FISMA, NIST SP 800-53 and other 800 series guidelines, IRS Pub 1075, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH;
o Develop and maintain expertise in cyber security frameworks including, but not limited to, CIS Top 20 CSC, NCSF, and ISO/IEC 27000 series.
• Manage staff and resources dedicated to the Security Services Teams:
o Confer with higher level managers, subordinates and users to develop long-term work objectives, taking into consideration technical, fiscal and staffing resources;
o Oversee resource allocation within assigned security service team to ensure optimal delivery of services to clients;
o Participate in development of metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the program, facilitate appropriate resource allocation and increases the maturity of the security program;
o Perform all supervisory responsibilities including, but not limited to, assigning work, writing performance and probationary evaluations, conducting interviews, and hiring staff.
• Monitor and stay aware of information security industry trends, tools and techniques:
o Represent the agency at internal and external information security meetings and conferences to maintain awareness, and evaluates the applicability of the latest information security techniques and tools to the agency’s security program;
o Collaborate with peers to develop a multilayered and adaptive approach to counter a dynamic information security threat environment;
o Research relevant laws and regulations in consultation with agency counsel that could affect the security controls and classification of information assets and approves adjustments to meet legal and regulatory requirements.
• In addition:
o Maintain an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency in information security through annual Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits directly related to information security;
o Assist CISO management with overall management of division activities as needed;
o Perform additional duties as required.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
PO Box 2062
Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating that you are applying for the Manager Information Technology Services 1 (Information Security) Ref: #13101. Please clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your Social Security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.