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State IT Security Specialist
Agency: Department of Information Systems (DIS)
Office: Security
Section: ESS
Date Posted: 01/10/2018
Posting Expires: 02/28/2018
Summary
The State Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist is responsible for determining solutions for network access problems and implementing statewide network security policies and procedures. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Determines problems and implements solutions for reported network access problems. Ensures network (LAN/WAN, telecommunications, and voice) security access and protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. Trains users and promotes security awareness to ensure system security and to improve server and network efficiency. Monitors use of data files and regulates access to safeguard information in computer files. Analyzes network traffic and security system logs statewide to identify security threats and incidents. Encrypts data transmissions and erects firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers. Documents computer security and emergency measures policies, procedures, and tests. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Participates in the on-call schedule for the agency.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of LAN/WAN, telecommunications, voice, computer systems design, computer systems administration. Knowledge of writing computer programs for various purposes. Knowledge of security applications analysis, how a security application should work, and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. Ability to determine causes of security software operating errors and determine solutions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field; plus three years of experience in information technology security analysis and development or a related field. ORCompletion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military or industrial setting; plus three years of experience in information technology security analysis and development or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Qualifications
This position determines problems and implements solutions for reported network access problems as it relates to Security incidents, vulnerabilities, threats, and authorized/non-authorized access. Ensures network (LAN/WAN, telecommunications, and voice) security access and protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. Reviews and analyzes application security and works with the F5 Load Balancers to front end Application Servers. Encrypts data transmissions and erects firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers. This position participates in disaster recovery exercises.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
All candidates must complete and submit the State of Arkansas application form (www.arstatejobs.com) to be considered for employment. If a resume is submitted without an application form, you will not be considered for employment. Note: All applications must be received in this office by 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date.
Job Details
Position No.: 22087573
Class Code: D025C
Grade: IT06
Salary Range: $57,755.30 - $83,745.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Human Resources
Phone: 501-682-9990
Email: dis.human.resources@arkansas.gov
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