Information Security Analyst
Northeastern Regional Information Center – 900 Watervliet Shaker Road
The work involves responsibility for assessing, testing, reporting and recommending appropriate remediation measures within the information security and systems architecture of the Capital Region BOCES/Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) Data & Network Operations Center including end user networks and devices. The incumbent will ensure information security access management, processes and industry standards are followed and maintained. The incumbent may assist BOCES Network Services personnel with identifying and troubleshooting issues relating to information security. Employees in this classification are tasked with assisting administration with internal investigations. Work is performed under the general supervision of a BOCES Supervisor. Does related work as required.
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in information security, information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology or a closely related field, and two (2) years of work experience in information technology, which included, or was closely related to, two of the eight domains of information security; OR,
- Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in information security, information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology or a closely related field, and four (4) years of work experience in information technology, two (2) years of which included, or was closely related to, two of the eight domains of information security.
PROMOTIONAL: Twenty-four (24) months of permanent competitive class status as an Information Security Technician.
- The following are the eight domains of information security: 1. Security and Risk Management; 2. Asset Security; 3. Security Engineering; 4. Communication and Network Security; 5. Identity and Access Management; 6. Security Assessment and Testing; 7. Security Operations; and 8. Software Development Security.
- Certifications in the domains of information security, such as SSCP, CCSP, CAP, CSSLP, CCFP, or HCISPP, may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.
1. Reviews daily security appliances and system logs.
2. Monitors system vulnerability, analyzes findings and identifies areas requiring remediation.
3. Performs or coordinates security scanning or testing.
4. Assists with activities for providing back-up, recovery and business continuity.
5. Updates configuration and certification acceptance of data signatures.
6. Advises and assists with system performance and data related tuning.
7. Supports forensic and audit reviews to ensure compliance with established standards.
8. Prepares reports as needed.
9. Communicates results of daily internal system log analysis and review to appropriate staff.
10. Supports internal investigations by monitoring, retrieving data and reports relating to employees charged with misconduct.
11. Good knowledge of networking and operating systems.
12. Good knowledge of current literature, sources of information and technological developments in the field of information security and systems architecture.
13. Working knowledge of security events incident management (SEIM) platforms.
14. Working knowledge of security login platforms.
15. Ability to analyze systems requirements of a variety of applications.
16. Ability to prepare written and oral reports.
17. Ability to accurately convey both written and verbal directions.
18. Ability to form and maintain effective working relationships.
19. Ability to work well with customers and service agencies.
20. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
As soon as possible
October 13, 2023 (or until position is filled)
$58,677 – $72,218 prorated to amount of service rendered
The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.
Further Information Contact:
Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany NY 12205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
September 15, 2023