IT Security Analyst III (Statewide Security Services Program Manager)

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IT Security Analyst III (Statewide Security Services Program Manager)
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Position Title:
Information Technology Security Analyst III
(Statewide Security Services Program Manager)


Military Occupation Specialty Code:
Army-17C, 25B; Navy-IT, 682X; Coast Guard-IT; Marine Corps-0631, 0679, 0681, 8055; Air Force-3D0X3


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Office of the Chief Information Security Office

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Agency Address:
300 W. 15th St, Austin, TX 78701

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Refer Inquiries to:
Human Resources

(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612


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Applicants must provide in depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.
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Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. 
Performs advanced (senior-level) information security analysis functions that include planning, implementing, and monitoring security program elements and services that support government organizations throughout the state of Texas in the protection of information resources.  Will interact frequently with state agency and other governmental agency personnel using a variety of communication mechanisms to convey service delivery information and program implementation details with the purpose of engaging organizations with the statewide security program.  Reporting to the State Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Security Services, works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Serve as the program manager for services offered through the Office of the State Chief Information Security Office; provides program development, implementation, management, and delivery support for Office of the State Chief Information Security Officer enterprise security program
  • Assist in the development and implementation of enterprise security strategies and plans, as well as the formulation and dissemination of standards and guidelines to manage statewide information and information asset related risks, threats, and vulnerabilities
  • Provide security outreach to customers, including developing conferences, webinars, meetings to disseminate information and educate the workforce and customers about cybersecurity matters.
  • Monitor and report on the maturity, effectiveness and customer engagement of security services and provides reports/metrics to management on these activities
  • Procure services and ensure customers receive the products and services included in agency contracts
  • Prepare security advisement for state agency, higher education, and city/county/local organizations. Researches and evaluates new and emerging security services, and can develop the supporting business case for the introduction of offered services
  • Assist in development and creation of statewide information security program services and offerings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in information technology security, computer information systems, computer science, management information systems, or a related field
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis 


  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in developing and implementing security services into a risk-based security program with the ability to demonstrate in depth knowledge of policy development, risk evaluation, and cost benefit analysis to support security program decisions.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience conducting analysis of threat and vulnerabilities, control maturity and gap analysis, and the analysis of cybersecurity incidents and events with the ability to demonstrate the preparation and delivery of both oral and written presentations of related information.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of experience in design, development, and delivery of information security education, training, and awareness programs.
  • One of the following certifications: If not already certified, must obtain within one year of employment a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM).


  • Project management certification and training.
  • Experience with Texas Security regulations including Texas Administrative Code § 202.
  • Experience with Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and National Institute of Standards (NIST) 800 Series Special Publications
  • Experience collaborating with outsourced IT service delivery organizations


  • Knowledge of data communications, networking, computer programming and systems analysis.
  • Knowledge of information security operations and services processes.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of management controls and information security protections as applied to state government
  • Knowledge of Texas State government and related information technology processes
  • Knowledge of security metrics, benchmarking activities and expectations, and security operational monitoring processes
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and initiatives
  • Ability to prepare technical issues papers and research reports, and effectively deliver oral presentations and written reports to IT and non-IT management
  • Ability to advise technical staff from customer agencies
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to travel as necessary to support agency requirements
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards


  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software (Microsoft Office preferred) and data analysis/reporting software.


  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace. 
  • Criminal background check.


  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking.
  • Occasional bending and stooping.
  • Occasional lifting and climbing.

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