The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70 percent of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.
Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effective, collaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.
The Information Technology Services Office (ITSO) is currently looking to fill an Chief Information Security Officer (WMS Band 2) position. This position will be located in our Headquarters Building in Lacey, WA.
The Chief Information Security Officer position reports to Ecology's Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Information Technology Services Office (ITSO). Ecology's Information Technology is federated, with approximately 95 IT Professionals working in the central IT Team (ITSO) and another approximately 60 IT Professionals working directly within the Environmental Programs.
We are looking for applicants to provide leadership and direction, consult and advise, problem solve, and manage the Security Program. The ideal candidates will possess excellent people skills, with the ability to professionally and effectively communicate with a diverse audience ranging from IT Professionals to Agency Executive Leadership. Being comfortable working in a fast paced environment, have the ability to remain calm while quickly assessing an urgent situation, and the ability to make critical decisions.
As an agency, our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment for current and future generations. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, effective resource management, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. Maybe you've seen some of our recent stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or our blog.
To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at: www.ecology.wa.gov.
This recruitment will remain open until filled. The initial screening will be December 26, 2018. In order to be considered for the initial screening, please submit an application on or before December 24, 2018. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.
A Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology program or closely related field; AND five (5) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: security consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management, IT supervisor or team lead. (Experience may be attained concurrently).
An Associate's degree or higher in an Information Technology program or a closely related field; AND Six (6) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: security consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management, IT supervisor or team lead. (Experience may be attained concurrently.)
Additional years of experience can substitute, year for year, for education.
Six (6) years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience in one or more of the following IT disciplines: security consultation, systems development, systems analysis, database management, technical support troubleshooting, project management, server management, IT supervisor or team lead, security operations, security and risk management, network security, identity and access management. (Experience may be attained concurrently.)
Three (3) or more years (full-time equivalent) experience as an IT supervisor or team lead capacity. The experience should include hiring, training, scheduling work or tasks, evaluating, motivating, coaching, and disciplining employees.
Five or more years of experience with one or more of the following security strategic services focus areas; security reviews, security analysis, security assessments, intrusion detection, security architecture, security research, IS security forensics IT project.
Five or more years of experience with one or more of the following IS security focus areas; mainframe security, database security, network security, desktop security, patch, management, anti-Virus/anti-Spam and user provisioning/access control systems.
Strategic planning experience.
Knowledge and experience in Industry Security Frameworks and Methodologies. Knowledge and experience across breadth of IT technologies (desktop, middleware, server, cloud, data and information, development, etc.
Experience developing, recommending, and maintaining technology policies, standards, best practices for an organization, including facilitation of diverse stakeholder groups.
Knowledge/experience in open industry standards bodies, processes.
Knowledge of environmental and permitting business areas.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification.
Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in writing technical user documentation and presenting to diverse audience.
Why work for Ecology?
Joining Ecology means becoming a part of a team committed to protecting and restoring Washington State's environment.
A career in public service allows you to help solve some of the most challenging problems facing our state, while keeping the health and financial security of you and your family a priority. We combine one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation with a strong commitment to work/life balance.
Ecology employees may be eligible for the following:
Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader), Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth
Student debt and how working for Ecology can help
Employees may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program, which forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more details.
*See the Benefits tab in this announcement for more information