Chief Information Security Officer - State of Washington - Olympia, WA

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The Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL) was created to help ensure all children in Washington reach their full potential. DEL develops, implements and coordinates system oversight to early learning policy and programs that create safe, healthy,nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. We are dedicated to working with partners to build a world-class early learning system in which children and families have access to the programs, supports and resources they need. Learn more about DEL at www.del.wa.gov.

Some of What You'll Do:
The Department of Early Learning is currently seeking to fill a Information Technology Systems Specialist 6 (Chief Information Security Officer). This position serves as the agency's highest technical expert in the area of information security policies, procedures, training, network and system infrastructure. The Chief Information Security Officer is responsible for ensuring that the agency's network and systems are in compliance with the industry best practices and all applicable Washington State and federal security standards, laws, and regulatory requirements.

The Chief Information Security Officer provides strategic and tactical influence and input to Chief Information Officer (CIO) and agency management for decisions relating to IT security. The incumbent of this position possesses advanced technical knowledge of and experience in enterprise network engineering, design, and architecture. The incumbent also possesses the written and verbal communication skills necessary to articulate the security controls and best practices that must be implemented to ensure preservation of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the agency IT assets and information.

Here's What We're Looking For:
Five (5) years of experience managing and enterprise information security program.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Professional security certification issued by a non-vender specific industry recognized organization such as ISC2, ISACA, or the SANS insitiue.
Ability to develop strategic, tactical and unit plans that support overall organization goals and objectives.
Advanced knowledge of security concepts and technologies.
Ability to exhibit independent judgment with minimum supervision.
Ability to document multiple level I designs, technical policy, technical procedures, requirements and present work products to various audiences.
Ability to write, maintain and contribute to information technology security policies.
Ability to work with cross-functional teams.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, agile environment. Demonstrated technical expertise with 4 or more of the following security technologies:
Vulnerability management
Intrusion Detection and Prevention
Security Information and Event Management
Next-Generation Firewalls
Web Application Firewalls
Data Loss Prevention
Remote Access
Multi-Factor Authentication
Web Proxy

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, networking, information systems or related field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S.. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education. OR
A professional security certification(e.g.. a CICCP, Security +, CCSK, CEH) issued by a non-vendor specific industry recognized organization such as ISC2, ISACA, or the SANS institute.
A minimum of five (5) years of continues, dedicated, professional information security work experience in which information security was your primary responsibility.
Expert-level experience with network security appliances including firewalls, routers, SIEM, IDS, IPS ect.
Expert-level knowledge of information and network security assessment and monitoring applications such as nMap, Wireshark, FireEye, Checkmarx, Imperva, Metasploit, Qualys, Tripwire IP360,or similar.
Supplemental Information

This position is covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) which contains a "union security" provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues or pay the union a representation or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position you must apply online via www.careers.wa.gov . In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:
Provide copy of a complete resume.
Provide copy of a letter detailing how you meet the qualifications
Complete the attached Supplemental Questionnaire

If you have already applied for this position it is not necessary for you to reapply. Interviews will begin one week after the position has closed.
Carefully review your application for accuracy, spelling and grammar before submitting.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.
The initial screening of applications will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the "work experience" and "education" sections of your application in www.careers.wa.gov.
A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.
All information may be verified and documentation may be required. For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Dianne Dorsey at (360) 725-4922 or dianne.dorsey@del.wa.gov .

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email support@neogov.com .

The Washington State Department of Early Learning is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at 360.725.4922. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1.
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