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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
IT PROFESSIONAL III - Information Security
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $54,747.36 to  $81,954.00  PAY GRADE: 39
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Public Safety
Division: Records, Communications and Compliance
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 07.925
Announcement Number: 26532
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/04/2015
Close Date: 05/12/2016
   Phone: **None**
   Email: cchisam@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Information Technology (IT) Professionals analyze, develop, implement, maintain, and modify computer operations, systems, networks, databases, applications, and/or information security. Incumbents may perform duties in one or more IT specialization areas depending on the needs of the agency.
This IT Professional III position will primarily be responsible for assisting criminal justice agencies in Nevada in securing their data operations and documenting their technical compliance with the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy. This will be accomplished through informal assistance and through formal agency audits. CJIS Security Policy and how to administer a technical security audit are the initial processes to learn for the new hire. Typical tasks would be interpreting policy and standards for agencies and coming up with creative ways to implement technology that enhance both the security and the business processes, documenting compliance and communicating audit findings to both technology and management people, following up with agencies concerning security weaknesses or contributing materials to a training or information security program. Candidates having a good working knowledge of data networks, desktop computers, servers, Internet and web protocols, wireless and mobile communications and significant hands-on experience in one or more of these areas is desired. Situational awareness of the current cyber threat environment is also desirable. A strong technical background is preferable in order to make sound security decisions.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, management information systems, or closely related field and three years of progressively responsible professional IT experience relevant to the duties of the position which may include computer operations, systems administration, network administration, database administration, applications analyst and development, and/or information security, one year of which was at the journey level; OR one year of relevant experience as an IT Professional II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Applicants for positions in this series may have a combination of complementary education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that qualify for the class level and specialty being recruited.
    International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC2) - Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP_ is equivalent to three years of experience.
    Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) is equivalent to two years of experience.
    Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) - Security Expert is equivalent to two years of experience.
    Other nationally recognized information security certifications may be substituted for up to one year of experience.
    Nevada Information Security Professional (NISP) or CISSP certification must be obtained within 12 months of appointment and maintained as a condition of continuing employment.
Special Requirements
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
    This position is subject to call-out or call-back.
    Statewide travel is required.
    A valid State of Nevada Driver's License is required at the time of appointment and for continued employment.
    A pre-employment State of Nevada FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
Additional Position Criteria
    Intermediate knowledge of cyber vulnerabilities and threats as they relate to desktop computers, networks, server functions, Internet protocols, and applications.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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