Oversees the information security posture of the City of Independence and provides expert guidance to staff required to maintain the essential confidentiality, integrity, and availability for all City computer systems, networks, and software. Duties include insuring the security compliance to regulatory bodies, performing the evaluation, implementation, administration, and monitoring of all security hardware and software, handle the investigations of security incidents, recommending security policies and procedures to management, providing expert assistance to technical staff, provides end user security awareness training, stays current with all information security threats, trends, and technology, assists with budget planning, handles yearly support and software renewals, and provides City management with information necessary to make security related decisions. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer related studies, must have a minimum of five years of experience with network engineering, design, and support, and at least two years’ experience with network security administration; or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Requires valid driver’s license. CompTia Security+ certification preferred. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Expert working knowledge of TCP/IP and the 7 layers of the OSI model; Expert knowledge of and experience implementing industry information security best practices including defense-in-depth and zero-trust; Deep understanding and interpretation of industry regulatory cyber security requirements: PCI, NERC, HIPAA, CJIS and AWIA. Knowledge of processes for performing penetration tests, security assessments, and collection of digital evidence. Exceptional technical skills in administrating: routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and other security and network infrastructure devices. Must have strong skills troubleshooting very complex, time sensitive problems in high stress situations using good judgment, tact, and discretion. Ability to use tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines, to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up assignments with a minimum of direction, to apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate complicated policies, procedures and protocols, to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing, and to perform in a calm, logical and effective manner under high pressure, time-sensitive, critically demanding situations that may arise (such as during outages).
Physical Demands: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Typical Working Conditions: Incumbent’s working conditions are typically moderately quiet in a standard office environment. May occasionally be required to work irregular hours, evenings and weekends as needed to ensure 24-hour operating efficiencies.
Federal Background Check; Drug Testing; In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position. Remote work available upon approval.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr
Position open until filled.
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