- The recruitment period for this posting has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied, there is no need to reapply**
Who We Are
The Office of Information Technology (OIT), provides high-quality, consolidated IT services to the Executive branches across the State of Alaska. One of our core sections is the State Security Office (SSO). The SSO strives to prevent security incidents, assist with the recovery from adverse events, and improve compliance with State and Federal laws as well as State policies, standards, regulations, and procedures. We strive to reduce risks to the information assets of the State of Alaska and its citizens.
Where You will Work
This recruitment is statewide and currently teleworking is available. We maintain a friendly and flexible work culture that believes in work/life balance. Work on the Security Operations Team is exciting and presents team members with new challenges on a daily basis as well as a variety of training and professional advancement opportunities.
What Will You Do
Under the direction and oversight of the SSO Security Operations Manager, this position will act as a high-level information security technical expert on the Security Operations team and will be expected to be a lead administrator and technical expert of enterprise-level security tools and systems which may include Endpoint Detection and Response, Email Security, Recursive DNS Security, Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response, Network Intrusion Prevention, Forward Proxy Web Security Solutions, Firewalls, Network Access Control, and Security Information and Event Management systems.
This position will be expected to administer and maintain a wide variety of enterprise-level cybersecurity systems as well as apply security controls, enforce security policies, collect and analyze data, proactively detect and respond to threats as well as take week-long shifts as part of the 24x7 on-call Security team.
Who We Are Looking For
The SSO requires staff with highly specialized and advanced networking, systems administration, and cybersecurity analysis skills in order to support the State of Alaska Security Mission.
An ideal skillset would include:
Prior information/cybersecurity experience is preferred and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, proactive, and able to work remotely without the regular need for direct supervision or instruction.
The ability to analyze and evaluate data to determine threats and how those threats translate into risks to the organization is wanted.
A deep understanding of cybersecurity best practices and and knowledge of common cybersecurity frameworks is highly desired.
At least 7 years of advanced/high-level systems administration experience, some which involves cybersecurity
Requires ability to take week-long shifts as part of the 24x7 on-call Security team. This includes answering phone calls/emails after hours and responding to security alerts or incidents.
One year of experience performing routine software projects that include planning, coding, debugging, testing, and installing operating systems software for a mainframe computer or enterprise server. This is met by experience as a Systems Programmer I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.
Two years of advanced professional experience in which a majority of responsibility involved either: programming, configuring, and scripting operating system commands and troubleshooting the interface of operating systems and software applications; or, network design, implementation, support, and administration that includes significant programming in the operating system language of a server or data processing system. This includes, but is not limited to, work such as an Analyst/Programmer IV or Microcomputer/Network Specialist II with the State of Alaska, or the equivalent elsewhere, if the experience programming in an operating system language is sufficiently documented as a primary responsibility.
Individual positions at each level in this class series may require expertise in programming in a particular language and/or operating system. Recruitment and selection will be on the basis of these requirements.
For some positions in these job classes a background investigation including fingerprinting is required.
Additional Required Information
A cover letter is required for this position. A cover letter is required as part of the application process for this position. Please attach a brief (one to two page) cover letter addressing the "Who We Are Looking For" section of the job posting, detailing what strengths you will bring to the position. Your cover letter will be reviewed and used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview state of the recruitment and selection process.
Please attach the required documents to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, submit your application online and email them to the contact provided in the job posting.
Applicants invited for an interview will be required to provide the following at the time of interview:
List of three professional references, two of which must be current or former supervisor.
This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our residency definition to determine if you qualify.
If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education and Training section of the Applicant Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Degrees Obtained field. Copies of transcripts will be required at the time of interview.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission (including account creation) or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or 907-465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to email@example.com.
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For specific information in reference to the position, please contact the hiring manager listed in the Contact Information section below.
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
Due to the nature of the work of the Office of Information Technology and access to APSIN at the workplace, the individual who is selected for this position will be required to pass a background investigation and may be re-fingerprinted. Full disclosure of ALL past criminal convictions (both misdemeanor and felony including suspended impositions of sentence) at the time of application is required. Convictions may lead to disqualification due to the requirements necessary to access these systems.
Employment with the Office of Information Technology is contingent upon successfully completing and maintaining an APSIN background check and security clearance conducted by the Department of Public Safety. Fingerprinting is required.
Systems Programmer III - Security Operations Manager
Careers with the State of Alaska offer MANY benefitsThe following information describes typical benefits available to employees of the State of Alaska. Actual benefits received may differ by bargaining unit or branch of government, position type, or be prorated for other than full time work.For a quick breakdown of the insurance, health, and retirement benefits available for State Employees you can view an orientation video from Division of Retirement and Benefits. (Please note this video is specifically designed for new State Employees.)Insurance Benefits Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental The following employee groups are under AlaskaCare Benefits administered by the State: See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/programs/index.html for additional information. AVTEC Confidential Correctional Officers Marine Engineers Mt. Edgecumbe Teachers Supervisory Unlicensed Vessel Personnel/Inland Boatman's Union Exempt employees (not covered by collective bargaining) The following employee groups are covered by Union health trusts. Contact the appropriate Union for additional information. General Government Labor, Trades and Crafts Public Safety Employees Association Masters, Mates & Pilots Employer paid Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available (amount depends on Bargaining Unit)Optional Insurance Benefits Group-based insurance premiums for Term life (employee, spouse or qualified same sex partner, and dependents) Long-term and short-term disability Accidental Death and Dismemberment Long-term care (self and eligible family members) Supplemental Survivor Benefits Employee-funded flexible spending accounts for tax savings on eligible health care or dependent care expensesRetirement Benefits Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Matching employer contribution into a defined contribution program (new employees) Employer contribution into a defined benefit or defined contribution program (current employees) Contributions to the Alaska Supplemental Annuity Plan in lieu of contributions to Social Security Option to enroll in the Alaska Deferred Compensation Program Note: The Defined Contribution Plan, Supplemental Annuity Plan and Deferred Compensation Program offer a variety of investment optionsSee http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/retirement/index.html for additional information Paid Leave & Other Benefits Personal leave with an accrual rate increase based on time served Eleven paid holidays a year Gym discounts at participating fitness providers in multiple locations throughout the state.See http://doa.alaska.gov/drb/ghlb/employee/health/gymListing.html for additional information