Information Technology Specialist 3 (Information Security)
Company Information Technology Services, NYS Office of
Location Albany or NYC
Preferred GIAC Certifications GSEC
Travel 0%
Salary $79325 to $100342
Contact Name
Contact Email postingresponses/at/
Expires 2023-03-30

Job Description

Date Posted: 03/16/23
Applications Due: 04/06/23
Vacancy ID: 126480

Position Information
AgencyInformation Technology Services, Office of

TitleInformation Technology Specialist 3 (Information Security) Ref #30478M

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $79325 to $100342 Annually

Employment TypeFull-Time

Appointment TypePermanent

Jurisdictional ClassNon-competitive Class

Travel Percentage0%


Hours Per Week37.50

From6 AM

To6 PM

Flextime allowed?No

Mandatory overtime?No

Compressed workweek allowed?Yes

Telecommuting allowed?Yes

CountyTo Be Determined

Street AddressHarriman State Office Campus Bldg 5, 4th Fl

Albany or NYC



Zip Code00000

Job Specifics
Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree* with at least 15 credit hours in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology; and two years of information technology experience, including one year of information security or information assurance experience**.

*Substitution: bachelor's degree candidates without at least 15 course credits in cyber security, information assurance, or information technology require an additional year of general information technology experience to qualify. Appropriate information security or information assurance experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis; an associate's degree requires an additional two years of general information technology experience.

**Experience solely in information security or information assurance may substitute for the general information technology experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would possess one or more of the following preferred qualifications:
• Applicable Information Security or Information Technology certificate(s) such as Security+, Network+, GSEC, etc.
• Knowledge or Experience in one or more of the following areas:
- applying and implementing network, system, or application security
- security policy/standard/guideline development, implementation, or interpretation
- conducting risk assessments and evaluating information technology systems for security controls (SSDLC)
- information security incident response
• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to clearly articulate information technology and information security concepts to a varied audience to facilitate wide understanding
• Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills

Duties DescriptionUnder the direction of a Senior Information Security Analyst, Information Technology Specialist 4 (Information Security), SG-25, or higher within the Chief Information Security Office/Integrated Security Services/Security Services Team the position will be a member of a Security Services Team that provides security services to one or more ITS Portfolios and their client agencies. The incumbent may supervise subordinate staff and will act as a lead team member providing in-depth information security consulting and services aligned with business needs of the client agencies to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and systems.

The position requires communicating orally and in writing with various individuals including management, users, vendors, and other IT staff. The incumbent will have to work with ITS teams and upper-level agency management to resolve technically complex and politically sensitive issues under pressure.

The position requires availability during off-shift hours to ensure appropriate response to security incidents or other critical activities that may impact sensitive information, critical systems, NYS agencies, or ITS.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
• Implement information security and compliance programs.

• Assist with management and resolution of security threats to agency information systems.

• Serve as information security expert and evaluates systems and contracts for alignment with agency and State information security policies.

• Monitor and stay aware of information security industry trends, tools, and techniques.

• May supervise staff and resources dedicated to the Security Services Teams.

• Perform additional duties as required.

Additional Comments**This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.**

Background check and fingerprinting are required.

*Please note, this position may be filled in either Albany or NYC.

Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
• Up to five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
• Up to thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF
• Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development

Health Care Benefits
• Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost

Additional Benefits
• New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
• NYS Deferred Compensation
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Up to 50% telecommuting
• And many more.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information
NameKhalan Cassala




StreetOffice of Information Technology Services

Human Resources Services - Swan Street Building, Core 4, Floor 1



Zip Code12242

Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please submit a resume and cover letter indicating that you are applying for the Information Technology Specialist 3 (Information Security) Ref #30478M. Please clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Your Social Security number may be required to confirm your eligibility.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity. Selected candidates who are new or returning to NYS service may be required to pay for fingerprinting fees. New York State is an equal opportunity employer.