Bachelor’s degree* with at least 15 credit hours in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration or major in Information Security, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, or a related field.
  • Certificate in Information Security Fundamentals (e.g., Security+, GSEC, CISF, GISF)
  • 1+ years’ experience in technical writing
  • Possess a 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/regulators 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 Information Security Frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, CIS Controls, ISO 27000 series)

  • 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.

Duties Description
Under the direction of a Lead Information Security Analyst, ITS 3 [SG 23], 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 provide 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 communicating orally and in writing with various individuals including management, users, vendors, and other IT staff. 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:

  • Implements information security and compliance programs:

o Participates in the development, interpretation, review, and communication of NYS information security policies, procedures, and standards.
o Supports the implementation of information security procedures and protocols and participates in security risk reviews and remediation activity including producing written reports.
o Develops and maintains expertise in cyber security compliance domains and frameworks.

  • Supports the management and resolution of security threats to agency information systems:

o Assists with implementing information security incident response plans, and reports.
o Assists with response to potential security incidents.
o Escalates security concerns and report incidents to the applicable entities for review and action.

  • Serves as information security expert, and evaluates systems and contracts for alignment with agency and State information security policies:

o Acts as information security liaison to agency and portfolio staff, maintaining close relationships to ensure security services align with business needs.
o Provides information security expertise to information security staff, ITS, and ITS-served agencies on a broad range of information security standards and best practices.
o Acts as Information Security Lead on ITS Projects and Initiatives to ensure security by design through implementation of the Secure Systems Development Lifecycle (SSDLC).

  • Monitors and stays aware of information security industry trends, tools, and techniques.
  • Performs additional duties as required.

Additional Comments
Salary: To be determined, commensurate with experience.

Background check and fingerprinting are required.

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

New York State is an equal opportunity employer.