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IA - OCIO Security Analyst 2
Ref No.: 18-05735
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Start Date / End Date: 08/13/2018 to 08/11/2019
Requisition Description
Engagement Type:


Short Description:
TRAVEL REQUIRED - 25% - This position may travel 1 - 2 days/week and then some weeks may require no travel. IN PERSON ONLY INTERVIEWS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Complete Description:
The SA2 position will be split between OCIO and Secretary of State. A valid drivers license is required as well as a relatively clean driving record for at least the last 5 years. Ability to travel to Iowa's counties including some overnight travel.

Expenses incurred while traveling overnight will be reimbursed accordingly with the state of Iowa guidelines. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

Candidates must have strong written and communication skills, as well as analytical, for they will be traveling to various locations and will interface with new clients and onsite technical staff to setup and deploy security solutions.

The Information Security Division (ISD) within the Office of the CIO and the Secretary of State's Office are looking for an Information Security Analyst to perform information security functions within state agencies and to also assist counties, cities and schools with cybersecurity initiatives.

The candidate will provide a variety of operational cybersecurity functions including the installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance of cybersecurity equipment.

The candidate will have experience implementing cybersecurity solutions and have formal education and training in cybersecurity.

Responsibilities - Office of the CIO
- Deploy, manage and maintain cybersecurity solutions for State of Iowa agencies, counties, cities and schools
- Assist counties with installation of ISD cybersecurity solutions
- Monitor, analyze, and respond to events, alerts and incidents supporting Client IT systems
- Provide phone and email support to State of Iowa agencies and participating partners during cybersecurity
alerts, events and incidents
- Manage, configure and support Security Operations Center (SOC) video screens and systems
- Assist with metrics, reporting, and other SOC communications
- Provide support for incidents up to the preliminary forensics processes

Responsibilities - Secretary of State (SOS)
- Advise and consult with leadership team on best practices, opportunities for improvement, and emergent trends for cybersecurity.
- Assist with internal cybersecurity initiatives.
- Review current cybersecurity training protocols for areas of improvement, and recommend or conduct additional trainings as necessary
- Review and analyze current practices against CIS Controls, PCI compliance, and other cybersecurity best practices
- Inventory SOS assets
- Security Risk Mitigation
- Review vulnerability scans, firewall alerts, and assessment data to collaborate with staff and vendors to mitigate risks
- Assist with patching and remediation of computer systems and applications
- Respond and appropriately address firewall notifications
- Facilitate cybersecurity policy development
- Create an incident response plan
- Implement desktop security
- Review and respond to potential incidents
- Coordinate with other staff to execute the mission of the Secretary as needed

Required / Desired Skills
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Work in Security Operating Center on intrusion detection, vulnerability management, and anti-malware systems Required 2 Years
Demonstrated work experience with Tripwire or a similar product Required 2 Years
Demonstrated work experience with Snort or a similar product Required 2 Years
Background working with Windows servers to patch and provide administrative functions Not Required 2 Years
Working knowledge with Linux/Unix operating systems Required 2 Years
Experience using Microsoft Office, Google Suite. Required 2 Years
SQL, PowerShell, or scripting Highly desired
Familiar with network security concepts including but not limited to configuration of network gear Highly desired