VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS   RICHMOND, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 10, 2024
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Title: Director of Security

Hiring Range: Up to $160,000

Job Location: Richmond, Virginia

Closing Date: July 31, 2024

This position oversees the Department of Elections (ELECT) Security Program to ensure systems remain confidential, integrity is maintained, and systems remain available for all users. Ensures ELECT systems meet federal, Commonwealth of Virginia and agency security standards. The position will work with ELECT development teams, network service providers and security staff of the Commonwealth of Virginia to ensure security requirements are included in SDLC activities. Responsible for ensuring security policies and controls are created, implemented, monitored, and updated, vulnerabilities are tracked and remediation and system security plans are updated to meet changing business, security and technological requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Leadership and management skills – capable of empowering and leading a team of Information Security Professionals to meet business and technology security goals, providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff, and building a positive working environment
  • Strong customer focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external customers
  • Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands and of adapting to a fast-moving technology landscape
  • Experience forming business partnerships that help drive the information security strategy forward
  • Ability to communicate to senior executives and elected officials both orally and in written correspondence.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies and security tools used to perform information security functions
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic information technology (IT) advice to executive stakeholders and be able to provide leadership and guidance in the delivery of multiple complex projects.
  • Experience in strategic/long term thinking
  • Knowledge in the following:
    • Information Security Programs
    • Computers, applications, and electronics
    • Security Frameworks and threat environments
    • Cybersecurity and privacy principles
  • Other skills and abilities include:
    • Critical thinking
    • Active listening
    • Judgment and decision making
    • Complex problem solving
    • Oral and written comprehension
    • Work effectively as a member of a team and exercise good interpersonal skills
  • Administration and management

The Virginia Department of Elections is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Applicants who need accommodations for an interview should request this in advance by emailing Americorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service Alumni are encouraged to apply."

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer


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