Cybersecurity Specialist

General summary

This is a professional security and compliance position accountable for performing a wide range of complex security procedures and processes necessary to ensure the safety of information systems and assets, and protect systems and data from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Ensures that users understand and adhere to the necessary procedures and processes to maintain security. Conducts the most complex audits for regulatory and standards compliance. Provides input into the development of security policies. Prepares disaster recovery plans. Designs and delivers high-level security compliance training. Conducts complex IT data and security forensic investigations Provides advice to management on balance between business needs and data security. Provides complex technical support in relevant field of discipline. Serves as a project lead and/or provides technical direction to lower-level team members. Mentors less experienced staff.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of state’s networking environment. Skill in recognizing security intrusions and taking appropriate actions. Skill in analyzing and correlating data, and noticing patterns and discrepancies.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years of IT experience with emphasis in security and compliance (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade