VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS   RICHMOND, VA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on May 31, 2024
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Title: Information Security Officer

Hiring Range: Up to $120,000

Job Location: Richmond, Virginia

Closing Date: June 14, 2024

This position leads the Department of Elections (ELECT) Information Security Program to ensure ELECT Systems remain confidential, integrity is maintained, and 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 creating and maintaining security policies, artifacts, tracking vulnerability remediation and updating system security plans to meet changing business, security, and technology requirements. Responsible for implementing and monitoring security controls for ELECT’s information technology systems.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the agency's Information Security Program based on the Commonwealth's security standard.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Commonwealth security standards including but not limited to Commonwealth of Virginia SEC530.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of security principles, policies, procedures, risk management and internal controls in a technology environment.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between the agency, VITA, and outside technical experts as required.
  • Ability to translate and understand federal, state and agency laws, regulations, standards and policies and their effects on information security.
  • Knowledge of security in government and experience with the NIST standards for security.
  • Ability to assess and document risk to agency IT systems and data.
  • Ability to create and manage the disaster recovery preparedness program.
  • Ability to provide technical direction, training and assistance to technology staff related to security features and requirements for development and the infrastructure
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and recommend security solutions for business and technical requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of Internet, intranet, networking security requirements and security vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a team environment and individually while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Experience developing and maintaining a security program compliant with the standards of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Experience developing and maintaining Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessments, system Security Plans, and Disaster Recovery Plans.
  • Experience developing and maintaining agency policies related to security and technology.
  • Experience managing a Security Awareness Training Program.
  • Experience identifying technical security vulnerabilities and risk and ability to solve technical and security problems.
  • Considerable experience in information technology, information security, and the development process.
  • Experience with firewall technologies, authentication, and authorization methods, and deploying, securing, and managing certificate authorities.


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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