Information Security Specialist #25003

State Of Montana Helena , MT 59624

Posted 5 months ago

Montana offers a variety of opportunities to help you make a difference in your community and further your career. The Montana Department of Transportation offers competitive benefits, work-life balance, flexible schedules, career ladder and growth opportunities, and family friendly policies.

Information Security Specialist

The Information Services Division (ISD) provides a full range of services for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).

This position is responsible for the information security program for MDT.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain the IT Security Program for the Montana Department of Transportation consistent with the State of Montana Information Security Policy, which is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 series and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Publications 199 and 200; lead the implementation of an MDT Information Security Risk Management Program; create and maintain MDT information security documents (policies, procedures, standards, baselines, and guidelines); create, manage, maintain and promote an MDT user security awareness and education program; and participate in the development and maintenance of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

In your role, you will work as part of an IT Information Security Team in an agile environment with a focus on educating the agency on security best practices, controls monitoring, policy and process development, and security compliance support. You will be working with a team of professionals with strong information security knowledge and experience to coordinate, communicate, and implement information security practices.

A strong understanding of and experience in organization-wide information security program management is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent client and business interaction skills as well as outstanding written and verbal communication skills with expertise in relating to technical and non-technical staff.

To be considered for this position, applicants must attach a resume and cover letter to their online application.

Education: The required knowledge and skills are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related field.

This position requires a minimum of 3 years of information technology experience, with at least two focused on information security.

Certifications, licensure, or other credentials include: Advanced security certification such as CISSP, CISM, or ISC2 SSCP is preferred.

Alternative Qualifications:
Other combinations of education and related experience may be considered.

Other Important Information:

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to sign a release form, which authorizes the department to conduct a background check.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.

Women and minorities are under-represented in this category and are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. For a full copy of the job description, please contact Brooke Nelson at

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