CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER - EXEMPT - County of Contra Costa, California - Martinez, CA

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL... Develop an County-wide information technology security strategic plan Establish a vision for the County and individual department business security programs and build support for their implementation and ongoing development Recommend cyber security policy that is tailored to the unique system and data considering context, regulatory compliance and appropriate levels of risk Provide Industry best practices, lending expertise crafting new/updated cyber security policy Incorporate local, state and federal regulations when developing cyber security policy and recommendations (e.g.., HIPPA, CJIS, etc.) Assess multiple data types and various IT systems and architectures, and identify how major systems and applications interconnect Ensure recovery plan is resilient and reliable and staff are trained Ensures that awareness for cyber security is promoted an taught throughout the organization Respond to security breaches internally and externally working with elected officials, county executives and the public regarding risk and mitigation efforts
Characteristics of the ideal CISO will include: Strategic orientation with ability to act tactically Proven skills succeeding in a matrix-management environment Excellent conceptual and critical thinking skills High integrity Ability to interact at all levels of the organization, and sensitivity to departmental/organizational management issues Strong negotiator/facilitator and consensus builder

Minimum Qualifications Education:
The knowledge and abilities required to perform this function are typically attained through possession of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Security, Computer Science, Communications, Information Technology, Business Administration or a closely related field;


Experience: Five (5) years or more of increasingly responsible experience in the information security technology field, which included direct responsibility for managing information technology security of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, and network protocols in a large, information technology organization, including two (2) years in a supervisory responsibilities.

Certification: Professional security management certification, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or other similar credentials may be substituted for the required education.

Substitution: Possession of an approved information systems technology certificate, or completion of an approved information systems training course may substitute for part or all of the required education. A list of approved certificates and/or courses shall be maintained within the Human Resources Department

Desirable – one or more of the below certificates: CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor CISM – Certified Information Security Manager CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker CGETIT – Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control from ISACA.org GIAC – Global Information Assurance Certification Candidates for the Information Security Officer position may be required to successfully pass a background investigation including fingerprint and criminal history evaluation.

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