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The South Carolina Department of Administration's Office of Technology and Information Services is seeking an experienced Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who specializes in cybersecurity and IT risk management. This position is located at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Responsibilities of the Chief Information Security Officer:
You will function as liaison with Division of Information Security (DIS) to assist the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with its implementation of state and agency security policies, processes, technologies, and practices. Partners and works collaboratively with agency executive leadership and IT management to identify information security compliance requirements based on the agency's information assets.
You will advise agency executive leadership and IT management on information security and privacy program requirements, such as business continuity planning, disaster recovery planning, risk management, incident management, and audit compliance. Provides extensive, in-depth knowledge and guidance to the agency in areas that may include: MARS-E, NIST 800-53, SSA, HIPAA, SCDIS-200 and NIST CSF.
You will serve as the Senior Information Security Program advisor to the agency. Leads the development, implementation, and monitoring of the agency information security program through collaboration with agency IT and information security staff.
You will provide leadership in identifying, developing, implementing, and maintaining Information security processes. Established project governance and administrative structure for information-sharing projects involving multiple state agencies.
You will Identify, mitigates, and monitors the risks associated with operating large Information systems that serve as a mechanism to share information with partners in the local, state, and federal communities by implementing a documented process for Information security risk assessment.
You will ensure the risk assessment process clearly identifies and evaluates potential risks and provides appropriate remediation strategies while meeting all state and federal compliance and regulatory requirements.
You will conduct regular information security reviews with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and/or a designee to review technology risk levels and propose mitigation activities where necessary.
You will manage or assists with the oversight of agency information security staff and assists the agency with related hiring, training, staff development, performance management, and annual performance reviews.
This is an essential position in that it supports operation of mission critical functions for the agency.
Other duties as required.
Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and at least six (6) years of experience in information security, Four (4) of which are in a leadership role, including information security planning, scheduling, assignment, and monitoring of staff and resources, or equivalent.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate information security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to foster participation and work cooperatively with agencies, state executives and staff.
Expert understanding of Information Security /Risk Management Frameworks and Program Management in a Healthcare and Medicaid services environment.
The Department of Administration is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview. A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant. Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.
The Department of Administration offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes:
Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and Children
15 days annual (vacation) leave per year
15 days sick leave per year
13 paid holidays
State Retirement Plan and Deferred Compensation Programs
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