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INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (ISO) (Exe Lev) - Houston Health Department at City of Houston

INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (ISO) (Exe Lev) - Houston Health Department

City of Houston Houston, TX Full-Time
PN#27009 INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER - ISO (EXE LEV)

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
Under the general direction of the City of Houston (COH) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), duties, functions and responsibilities of this position include:  
 
  • Develop and implement Houston Health Department (HHD) specific Cybersecurity Master Plan aligned with the COH Cybersecurity Master Plan to address the confidentiality, integrity and availability of HHD systems, data and information
  • Directs an ongoing, proactive risk assessment program for all new and existing HHD systems and remains familiar with HHD’s goals and business processes so effective controls can be put in place for those areas presenting the greatest information security risk
  • Responsible for communicating risks and recommendations to mitigate risks to the COH CIO, CISO and HHD senior leadership team in cost/benefit terms so decisions can be made to ensure the security of information systems and information entrusted to HHD
  • Oversees all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation and maintenance of HHD’s information security policies and procedures by ensuring these policies and procedures encompass the overall security of protected health information (PHI) and electronic protected health information (ePHI) bot at rest and in motion
  • Assists HHD divisions, programs and HHD Privacy Officer with efforts to ensure Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance a
  • Ensures HHD vulnerabilities are managed and mitigated per COH Cyber Division policy
  • Assists with the development of HHD specific, role-based information security awareness training programs, and works with COH Cyber Division, HHD divisions and programs to present to staff as appropriate
  • Works with COH CISO to ensure proper protections, technical and physical controls are in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and available of HHD systems, data and information
  • Assists with the development and implementation of an HHD business continuity/disaster recovery plan to offset the impact caused by intentional and unintentional acts
  • Evaluates security incidents and determines what response, if any, is needed and coordinates with COH CISO and COH Cyber Division on proper responses when sensitive data or information are compromised
  • Assists the COH CISO with HHD insider threat investigations
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending training, conferences, and/or courses as directed by COH CISO, and obtaining certifications relevant to job duties
WORKING CONDITIONS
There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. Significant time spent using computer display, keyboard, and mouse.

**Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.**

EDUCATION
B.A. or B.S. degree in Management and Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Engineering or a closely related field.   

EXPERIENCE
At least 5 years of experience implementing IT Security plans and controls of a department or enterprise IT environment that includes three (3) years managing a technology team. Strong understanding of the department's core business functions and business strategy.
 
Preference will be given to applicants that possess: 
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) 
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP) security certifications
  • At least 5 years of experience developing and implementing cybersecurity plans and controls in a healthcare focused organization. Strong understanding of the department’s core business functions and business strategy
  • Broad working knowledge of health care operations and their related data/software/hardware requirements including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, medical offices, and their information technology needs
  • Comprehensive understanding of the compliance and legal requirements for information confidentiality and integrity especially as it relates to patient information in a healthcare environment (electronic health/medical records (EHR/EMR), HIPAA, HITECH, etc.)
  • Experience evaluating and managing cyber risk and working within industry-standard frameworks (e.g. NIST Cybersecurity Framework, CIS Top 20, NIST 800-XX, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Active Directory, group policy, DNS, encryption, patch management, anti-virus, system configuration management
  • Knowledge and experience with LAN, WAN, VPN, routers, firewalls, servers, IDS/IPS, SIEM and DLP
  • Solid expertise in formal/structured IT security risk assessment methodology, including understanding the implementation challenges and advantages across all levels of hardware platforms and software applications
  • Experience with a wide variety of operating systems: Windows Server, Windows 10, Windows 7, Linux etc
  • Knowledgeable of Cyber Kill Chain and Diamond Model of Intrusion Analysis models
  • Knowledge of SIEM, IDS, anti-virus/anti-malware and firewall technologies
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of networking and TCP/IP
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature and flexible
  • Ability to establish creditability and be decisive but also to recognize and support the organization’s preference and priorities
  • Ability to maintain the highest standard of confidentiality is required with zero tolerance
  • High energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations
  • Ability to speak and present information effectively to groups of varying sizes
  • Proven experience working in a rapidly changing, high intensity environment
  • Avid, proactive learner and ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Superior attention to detail
 
**Preference will also be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED      None
However, the department may administer skills assessment test.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION           No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION 
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 34  

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (ISO) (Exe Lev) - Houston Health Department
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (ISO) (Exe Lev) - Houston Health Department or call
(832) 393-6027
.
 
If you need special services or accommodations, call
(832) 393-6027
. (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call
855-524-5627
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. 
 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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