Inland Empire Utilites Agency

Information Security Officer

Hybrid - Chino, CA
Full-Time
Application Deadline: 2/20/24

This position is open until filled. The deadline for the first review of applications is 11:59 PM on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Applicants that submit applications after the first review deadline are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review deadline.

There is one (1) vacancy in the Information Technology Department.

This recruitment is being conducted to fill one (1) vacancy and will establish an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the active status of the eligibility list.

Salary Range: UN 186

FLSA: Exempt

Probationary Period: At-Will

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THE OPPORTUNITY:

Join our mission to safeguard the future! We’re searching for passionate Information Security and Cybersecurity professionals ready to tackle exciting challenges and make a significant impact. If you are driven by the desire to protect modern business and critical SCADA/ICS infrastructure, serve the public, and protect the environment, you’re the right person for our team. This is an exciting opportunity if you enjoy teaching others, designing and implementing creative solutions, and collaborating with a great team of IT professionals and other Agency staff. The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and a proven track record of developing and promoting cybersecurity in the public sector while communicating with senior leadership and the board of directors. Join us in our commitment to a culture of teamwork, innovation, and service. Your journey to making a difference starts here!

This Position is perfect for you if:

  • You are a great mentor who enjoys teaching and coaching others for success.
  • You enjoy interacting with various stakeholders and teammates to complete projects.
  • You have strong analytical skills for conducting audits and assessing risks.
  • You are a lifelong learner who stays up to date with new developments in IT and cybersecurity.
  • You have experience in designing and securing system architectures to ensure that data and technology infrastructures are protected.
  • You are an adaptable and creative thinker.
  • You want to contribute to the community’s well-being and growth!

Here at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, we are a leader in water management and environmental stewardship. We strive to produce high-quality renewable products such as recycled water and top-quality compost to enhance and preserve the quality of life throughout our region. Our values go beyond just protecting the resources and the communities we serve. We are committed to applying ethical, transparent, and environmentally sustainable principles to all aspects of business and organizational conduct. We recognize that our commitment to the community starts with our employees. In order to ensure that our staff are able to continue to perform at a high level and provide unparalleled services throughout our service area, we strive to provide a healthy work-life balance.

THE POSITION:

Under direction, plans, organizes, manages, and participates in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Agency’s information security programs, information technology risk management programs, and information security policies; supervises and reviews the work of professionals and serves as a subject matter expert in information security and technology programs. Monitors agency infrastructure, devices, and information systems for security integrity; provides planning and guidance to information technology staff on vulnerability management and security incident response procedures. Provides technical and awareness training for in areas of assignment to Agency staff; and performs related duties as assigned.  

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Information Security Officer is responsible for development and administration of the Agency information security programs and initiatives. Incumbents provide professional advice and counsel to Agency managers, supervisors, and employees; perform diverse and complex work with significant accountability for outcomes. Within broad guidelines, serves as a decision support resource for analysis at organizational and operational levels. Work is performed with significant independent discretion and access to highly sensitive data and systems. The incumbent is expected to work with department directors, unit managers, and staff to recommend and provide secure, cost-effective, and high-priority solutions, policies and standards to protect and secure the Agency’s digital information and technology infrastructure. Work is broad in scope and requires seasoned judgment and a high degree of initiative and independence.

Employees in this class typically report to the Director of Information technology and manage the work of professional and support staff in the Information Technology Department.

The Information Security Officer is distinguished from the Manager of Information Technology in that an incumbent in the latter class has management responsibilities for the full Information Services Unit or Operational Technology Unit within the Information Technology Department.

Who We Are:

An Employer of Choice in the Inland Empire

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) secures and supplies supplemental water; collects and treats wastewater; produces high quality renewable products such as recycled water, compost and energy; and promotes the sustainable use of groundwater and development of local water supplies. IEUA serves approximately 935,000 residents in a 242-square mile service area in western San Bernardino County, California. As a regional wastewater treatment agency, IEUA provides sewage utility services to seven contracting agencies and provides wholesale imported water to seven retail agencies. IEUA owns and operates four facilities specializing in regional water recycling services. The facilities take in approximately 50 million gallons of wastewater per day for treatment, producing high-quality recycled water. IEUA also manages the recharge of recycled, storm and imported water through the Chino Basin Groundwater Recharge Program and coordinates regional water-use efficiency and education programs. IEUA is committed to meeting the needs of the region by providing essential services in a regionally planned and cost-effective manner while safeguarding public health, promoting economic development and protecting the environment.

Excellent Benefits Package:

Social Security, CalPERS, 457 Deferred Compensation Plans, Competitive Salaries, Certification Incentives, Health, Dental, Vision, & Life Insurance w/Agency-paid monthly contribution of $1,108 – $1,698 per month, Paid time off for holidays, vacation, bereavement and sick leave. Additional information is available on our website at: http://www.ieua.org/about-us/human-resources/benefits/.

 

Job Requirements:

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in management information systems, computer science, or cybersecurity and at least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the cybersecurity and network infrastructure design and support.

LICENSES; CERTIFICATES; SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

A valid California Class C driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the Agency’s vehicle insurance program.

Certification from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, Inc. ((ISC)2) in one of the following is preferred:

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

Certification from the following institutions and organizations are desirable:

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC): 

Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)

Certified Detection Analyst (GCDA)

Critical Controls Certification (GCCC)

Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)

GIAC Response and Industrial Response (GRID)

Critical Infrastructure Protection (GCIP)

Forensic Analyst (GCFA)

Network Forensic Analyst (GNFA)

Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI)

Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA):

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Cisco:

Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching or Security

Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Security

Fortinet:

Network Security Expert (NSE) 4 is desirable.

FILING DEADLINE:

APPLY ONLINE.  This recruitment is Open Until Filled. First Review of Applications scheduled for February 20, 2024. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically. Handwritten applications will not be accepted. A complete job description, online Agency Employment Application, and Supplemental Questionnaire is available online at: www.ieua.org (click on Job Openings).

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Recruiter Information:

Daniel Zerda