This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Information Technology Division (ITD), Information Security Branch. The purpose of the position is to serve as the agency's Chief Information Security Officer.Learn more about this agency
Exercises responsibility for information technology (IT) security programs and activities involving strategic goals, workforce planning, policies and standards development, budgeting, information architecture planning and modeling and cybersecurity. Functions of the position include assessing policy needs and developing policies governing IT security functions; providing policy guidance to IT management, staff and customers; and coordinating the review of IT security functions.
Oversees the operations of the Information Security Branch (ISB) and provides direct supervision to the members of the ISB. Plans, directs, manages, supervises and evaluates all ISB programs, activities and staff.
Organizes the day-to-day work in the branch. Sets priorities and determines resource requirements. Determines short- and-long term goals and oversees the development of strategies to achieve them. Coordinates with other AOC components as needed to accomplish goals. Monitors progress and evaluates outcomes. Develops, implements and maintains administrative systems to support ISB operations, such as obligation and purchase requisition tracking.
Plans, directs and conducts a wide variety of IT security program special studies and assignments for the CIO. Supervises the preparation of reports and recommendations. Prepares implementation plans and supervises the implementation of major recommendations accepted. Makes periodic reports to the CIO on the current state of the ISB program operations, including prioritized recommendations for needed improvements.
Performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the organizational unit’s budget and workload. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards. Resolves complaints and grievances.
Provides leadership to ensure support for equal employment opportunity (EEO) goals and requirements. Practices non-discriminatory and non-retaliatory employment actions and prevents unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, age or disability. Provides for employee skills enrichment through job related coaching, mentoring and training. The incumbent will foster a culture of learning, sharing, cooperation and teamwork that improves efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to interact with AOC staff, senior staff, officials from other agencies and the general public. Demonstrates skill in developing and delivering oral and written presentations as well as making recommendations on management issues in concise and convincing language.
Responsible for utilizing a thorough knowledge of and compliance with applicable AOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.
Oversees the development and implementation of AOC-wide IT security policies, guidelines and procedures. Develops and oversees implementation and coordination of security protocols to ensure continuous monitoring, continuity of operations, protect against unauthorized access, incident response and restore IT systems and services in the event of security incidents.
Establishes metrics to measure and evaluate system security. Provides AOC-wide guidance and instructions to users to inform them of system security protocols and to warn of actions that will compromise security. Conducts audits of system operations to monitor actions that are prohibited by policies, guidelines and protocols. Takes action to respond to negative findings by notifying users directly as needed and by advising the users’ chain of command.
Regularly tests the functionality of and administers information systems contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures. Develops, maintains and issues documentation for IT security protocols including policy statements and user guides.
Follow all relevant safety rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. Must utilize knowledge of and must comply with all OSHA safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner. Receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all safety practices and equipment are fully utilized. Must ensure the use of any required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Occasional travel - This position may require limited travel.
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