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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
IT PROFESSIONAL 3 - Office of Cyber Defense Coordination
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $60,092.64 to  $90,180.72  PAY GRADE: 40
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Public Safety
Division: Office of Cyber Defense
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 07.925
Announcement Number: 33254
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/10/2018
Close Date: 05/22/2018
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@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 position is located in the Department of Public Safety's Office of Cyber Defense Coordination. Our mission is to serve as the primary focal point for cyber security strategy, policy, planning, and coordination for the State of Nevada. Under limited supervision, this position will be responsible for coordinating with other agencies and departments across the State of Nevada concerning technical issues, cyber intelligence, and cyber incidents/attacks; providing input to cyber security initiatives at the functional, project, or program level; under general direction, design, establish and execute office cyber security initiatives and programs; and provide technical explanations, interpretations, and recommendations to the Office Administrator. A successful candidate in this position will have experience with the following skill sets: well-versed in multiple security technologies such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, malware analysis, and DLP among others; familiarity with common reconnaissance, exploitation, and post exploitation frameworks; deep understanding of cyber security concepts and ability to devise and execute appropriate solutions; experience with security industry standards, methodologies and regulations impacting the security space; analytical with strong problem-solving skills and exercises good, balanced decision making; flexibility to work independently, in teams, and across the organizational hierarchy; strong oral and written communication skills; handle yourself and lead others in crisis situations; ethical character with the ability to keep information confidential; comfortable working with law enforcement and other government agencies; passionate about cyber security; a desire to protect and help people; positive attitude; and enjoys constantly learning. Business travel may be required up to 25%. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance while employed in this position.

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.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required.
    25% Travel requirement
Additional Position Experience
    Experience coordinating cyber threat information with multiple agencies and serving as a resource for cyber security information and best practices.
    Experience working with or as a member of a cyber-incident response team.
    Experience developing or assisting in the development of continuity of operations plans, procedures, and strategies.
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
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Northern Nevada
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Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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