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Chief Information Security Officer
Post Date: 09/09/2019
Close Date: 09/30/2019
Information Technology Department
Bismarck, ND

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$70,000 and above

Bismarck, ND

Job Description:
Job ID: 3014067
Deadline: 09/30/2019
Location: Bismarck, ND
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Salary Range: $9,000 - $12,762

Summary of Work

Are you ready to lead the most progressive cyber security organization in government today? The State of North Dakota leads the nation with comprehensive Cyber Security education for every student, in every classroom, Kindergarten through PHD. Additionally, we are the only state in the nation with a strategic cyber security model that covers the Executive branch, Legislative branch, Judicial branch, Higher Education, K-12, cities, and counties. North Dakota sets the bar nationally and is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer that will continue to push that bar higher.

North Dakota faces significant threats due to our position as a leading energy (#2 in the country) and agriculture producer, critical infrastructure including the financial and health sectors and leading role in the UAS industry. Our network supports 250,000 users daily—the equivalent of a Fortune 30 company. In an era of increasingly dangerous online threats, protecting our citizens’ information, our state’s systems and our critical infrastructure is paramount. We are pursuing a “One State, One Security,” strategy based on a foundation of a whole-of-government, singular approach to cybersecurity as we push to create a World Class technology organization.

The successful incumbent will serve as a member of the executive management team for the new IT Shared Service, and report directly to the CIO.

Duties and Tasks

•Work with state and national leaders to drive the state’s information security vision, strategy, tactics, logistics, and delivery.

•Pursue world class practices to deploy the most automated security operations center possible

•Ensure processes are in place for the identification of emerging cybersecurity trends, threats and attack vectors. Ensure relevant maturity assessments and benchmark studies are conducted.

•Responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of security legislation, policies, procedures, and standards to protect data, systems and networks.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, or a closely related field, and eight years of current and progressively responsible professional-level work experience in information technology systems or network security and must include experience in a senior IT/leadership role.

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Application Procedures

•Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. Your work history will not be given credit if North Dakota Information Technology cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications.

•All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm and must include the following documents:


•Cover Letter

•North Dakota Information Technology does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

For more information or if you need an accommodation, please contact: Darla Van Vleet, North Dakota Information Technology: Email: itdjobs@nd.gov phone: (701) 328-1004, fax: (701) 328-3000 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888 or local at (701) 328-3190

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Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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