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Information Technology Security Coordinator

Company: Escambia County
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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Home to more than 300,000 residents in northwest Florida, Escambia County is the westernmost and one of the oldest counties in the state. The mission of Escambia County government is to provide efficient, responsive services that enhance our quality of life, meet common needs and promote a safe and healthy community. With nearly 1,800 employees, we pride ourselves on being the perfect climate for everything - building a business, raising a family and enjoying recreational pursuits. Picture perfect white sand beaches and clear, emerald Gulf waters draw millions of vacationers to Escambia each year, especially to Pensacola Beach, named the #4 Top U.S. Beach in 2020 by TripAdvisor.

Under the direction of the Network/Infrastructure Manager, the Information Technology Security Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security program for the Departments and Divisions of the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners. The scope of this activity is County-wide and includes information in electronic, print, and other formats. This position assures that information created, acquired, received by or maintained by the BCC and the information technology infrastructure is protected from external or internal threats and that the BCC complies with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security, and privacy. This position will also develop and maintain comprehensive systems and network and application documentation.

The Information Technology Security Coordinator ensures the secure operation of the in-house computer systems, servers, and network connections. This includes checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, and troubleshooting. This person will also analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion and conduct user activity audits where required.

Examples of Duties:

Acts as the IT Director's designee by representing the BCC on Information Security matters and serving as the responsible BCC contact person for external agencies and audits including the CJIS triennial Technical Audit

Leads the development of BCC information security and other policies, standards, procedures, and processes by working with the IT divisions and data custodians in the development of such documents and ensuring that BCC policies support compliance with external requirements

Leads the development and delivery of an education and training program on information security for employees and other authorized users and coordinates with Human Resources to document security training in the employee's permanent file

Develops and implements an ongoing risk assessment program targeting information security by recommending methods for vulnerability detection and remediation, overseeing vulnerability testing, maintaining an inventory of all sources of PHI and PII, identifying and documenting risks associated with these sources, the likelihood and impact of each risk, and identifying methods of mitigating or eliminating each risk

Serves as the BCC security contact with respect to all State and Federal information security policies and regulations including, but not limited to, HIPAA, PCI, CJIS, Patriot Act, etc., by preparing and submitting any required reports to external agencies

Ensures compliance by performing audits and inspections of internal BCC operations and business associates, its agents, or sub-contractors

Develops and implements an Incident Reporting and Response System to address any BCC-related security incidents by defining what incidents require responses and what level of response is needed based on the finding of the Risk Assessment by responding to alleged policy violations or complaints from external parties, serving as the official BCC contact point for information security including relationships with law enforcement entities, and ensuring appropriate communications are issued per statutory and regulatory requirements, including promptly notifying the CSA ISO of CJIS related security incidents

Provides security oversight by documenting the technical aspects of the BCC network showing how all CJIS related equipment is connected to the County network and to the State CJIS systems and/or networks and staying abreast of the latest security legislation, regulations, advisories, alerts, and vulnerabilities pertaining to the BCC

Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Training and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Security, Business Administration, or a related field and a minimum of three years of related experience supporting Information Technology infrastructure or Information Security technology; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to the above.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence

Must complete the online CJIS training available on CJNet and maintain an active certification status of Level 4 Security Awareness Training

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of HIPAA and CJIS security requirements

Experience with application, network, and physical security architectures

Strong knowledge of TCPIP, DHCP, DNS, Active Directory, firewall, wireless, VPN, RADIUS, PKI, virus check expertise etc.

Strong knowledge of encryption techniques such as HSM, PGP, HTTPS

Strong knowledge of Windows & Unix Operating Systems

Strong knowledge of SIEM Technology, Next-Generation Firewalls, Next-Generation Endpoint Protection, NetFlow Monitoring, Database Encryption. Experience with NIST framework with best practices

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics (KSAOs):

Knowledge of:

supervisory principles

project management principles

Skilled in:

recognizing and proactively addressing potential problems

communicating technical information to a non-technical audience

communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Ability to:

monitor and evaluate staff

delegate and prioritize work

perform basic budgeting, accounting, and financial transactions

work independently and as part of a team

conceive and present creative solutions

communicate technical information to a non-technical audience

handle multiple tasks simultaneously

work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies

read, analyze, and interpret general computer periodicals, technical manuals, and government publications and regulations

work under pressure and meet deadlines

be flexible with working schedules, including shift and out of hours working

maintain confidentiality

effectively present information and respond to questions relating to information security functions

Supplemental Information: County-wide Employee Responsibilities:

All Escambia County BCC employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Escambia County BCC's Employee Code of Ethics, gift, and conflict of interest policies.

All Escambia County BCC employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Emergency Management Responsibilities:

During emergency conditions, the incumbent of this position will automatically be considered an emergency service worker. This employee is subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and is expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require sitting, standing, talking, hearing, seeing, finger and hand dexterity as well as repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. This is sedentary work which involves sitting for long periods of time and occasional standing and walking.

Benefits/Compensation Package:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision plans
  • Prescription coverage
  • Employee health clinic
  • Employee fitness centers
  • Employer-sponsored retirement plan or an investment plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account(s)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Annual/Sick Leave or Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Group Life Insurance

Keywords: Escambia County, Pensacola , Information Technology Security Coordinator, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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