Job Vacancy Information Technology.Information Security Officer.1617 Polk County

Job title: Information Technology.Information Security Officer.1617

Company: Polk County

Job description: Job Description:

Information Security Officer

(Information Technology)

Pay Range: $40.51/hr. – $60.86/hr. ($84,260.80 – $126,588.80/annually)

Shift: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (40 Hours/Week)

Location: 330 West Church Street Bartow, FL 33830

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

Must have the physical, developmental, and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below: The job description herein provides for the range of duties to be performed for this position. It is not intended to reflect all duties that are required within this position.


This is a highly skilled technical position that reports to the Director of Information Technology. Responsible for all phases of computerized network security including Policy and Process Governance, auditing for the design, configuration, support, monitoring, troubleshooting, and performing network forensic investigations to determine root cause analysis of network interruptions. Position works closely with the Network Supervisor and Network Staff to coordinate and interface network security related to the BoCC’s Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Internet, data, applications, infrastructure, communications network, disaster recovery, identity / access management and end user devices.


Administrative/Budget – The Security Administrator may represent the BoCC on internal and external matters relating to network security. Responsible to work with the IT Director to plan, execute and monitor annual BoCC and IT network security budget and associated service level agreements (SLA) for operation, and capital equipment security needs for divisions and external offices that utilize the BoCC Network. Responsible to develop, publish and maintain a comprehensive organization wide information security plan, strategy, and policy. Recommends and develops annual/3-year strategic plans, short and long-range IT and user goals relating to network security, and researches technical and administrative concerns for the IT Director.

Project Management/ Work Assignments – The Security Administrator must demonstrate experience in technical project management and the ability to lead projects to completion. The position must interface with all sections of IT (Network, Project Management Office (PMO), Applications, Web, Oracle, Records, and GIS) for security equipment, software, licensing, and security project needs as required. Position will assist or lead in the investigation of security breaches and advise management accordingly. Duties include skills to plan, develop, maintain, and implement long-term and short-term goals including risk mitigation and utilize annual budgets to maximize the county’s investments in security technology. Position is expected to report on cyber security controls, evaluate our security program effectiveness, and coordinate with and lead vendors or network staff in large scale cross functional efforts responding to users with creative, effective, and professional solutions to meet daily network security needs and requirements for new or existing security technologies and solutions. Position attends, plans, schedules, assists, and/or conducts security training sessions as required.

Technical Skills – Responsible to comprehend and communicate technical security network requirements to staff, users, and management to resolve security related issues and make recommendations for county wide security awareness. Responsible for providing and ensuring comprehensive system security on all platforms. The preferred applicant will have or demonstrate experience that includes but is not limited to network vulnerability assessment and remediation, network penetration testing using state of the art penetration tools and methods, server/workstation hardening/security, strong understanding of Windows, Microsoft Active Directory, Patch Management using tools such as WSUS, Operating Systems zOS, proxy servers, external DNS, VPN/Tunneling, Firewalls, Antivirus, and development of SOPs and implementation of county wide IT security awareness best practices and training. Must be able to understand and effectively evaluate security software, hardware, monitoring, and system tuning.

Technical Skills (cont’d) – Provides technical assistance to internal staff and users and ensures system integrity and availability. Preference will be given to those with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and / or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) – Local Agency Security Officer (LASO): Identifies uses of CJIS Systems Agencies (CSA) approved hardware, software, and firmware. Identifies and documents how equipment is connected to state system(s). Ensures that personnel security screening procedures are followed. Ensures that approved and appropriate security measures are in place as expected. Supports policy compliance and ensures the appropriate personnel is promptly informed of security incidents.

Written Oral Communications – Confers in writing or verbally to relate to all levels of BoCC management and Staff to convey security information. Prepares Status Reports, security development plans, and identifies and/or understands customer needs to develop user guides for security systems technology.


  • Respond for all after hour’s network emergencies and escalate to the appropriate management, as required.
  • Coordinates the work of assigned vendors. Monitors, and reports on all vendor tasks for security


  • Keeps abreast of all new technology used through the BoCC and relays new technology information to other county administration and personnel as required.
  • Reviews security related projects and work requests to ensure Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are

met or exceeded.

  • Participates in associated trainings as required.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Must be self-motivated and demonstrate knowledge of strong analytical, problem solving conceptual skills, computerized network security, personal computers, telecommunications, service desks, project control, business and administrative principles/practices/ methods/ techniques/applications; operations of software, systems, and equipment utilized with the Polk County BoCC; the principles of security documentation and vendor security productivity tools; effectively understand LAN, WAN management issues and administrative techniques necessary to secure County networks; maintain state of the art knowledge of data communications, network systems, devices, and software; articulate ideas and security related terms to both a technical audience and non-technical customer base.

Ability to work under minimal supervision; Flexible and be able to handle stressful situations in a professional manner; Ability to research, investigate, experiment, detect, inspect, verify, recognize, and recommend security solutions; recognize incorrect information, review system logs and take remedial actions independently; plan, assign, train, coordinate the work of others; use good judgment in network security situations/matters and make independent decisions; effectively work as part of a team and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, users, officials and other divisions; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; sit for long periods of time; bend, stoop, and stand; concentrate on detail and sequential work tasks; ambulate independently and drive; speak in a manner that can be understood; Ability to see, talk, and perform data entry keying efforts, perform tasks that require eye and hand coordination, plan, write and prepare procedural documentation, practical manuals and communication reports documents; must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.


Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in Business, Information Systems, Computer Science or related field. Have a minimum of ten (10) years increasing IT technical experience with emphasis on Network Security, large scale data network and communications support.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license within 30 days of employment within this classification.

A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


Must provide and utilize personal transportation in daily travel to remote sites to perform service calls as required.

Must have a home telephone (or cell phone) within thirty (30) days of employment in this classification as employee is subject to call-out.

This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

Expected salary:

Location: Bartow, FL

Job date: Sun, 26 Jun 2022 05:11:14 GMT

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