Incident Response Specialist

Job Description
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) is currently seeking an Incident Response Specialist within its Security Architecture and Incident Management Division. This position is responsible for day-to-day activities of the COV security incident response group which collects, analyzes, and classifies security incidents as well as coordinating statewide responses to security threats. This position partners with internal and external security organizations to monitor security threats and recommend mitigating actions or response. Specific responsibilities include the following: collecting all computer security incident information; responding to information technology security incidents within its jurisdiction; assisting agency computer security response teams as requested; ensuring that investigations are routed to the appropriate jurisdiction; initiating and conducting authorized investigations; maintaining the computer forensics lab; creating and disseminating advisories to agencies; improving products and services; reviewing, evaluating, and reporting on Commonwealth threat data and serving as a security response liaison between external directorates and state agencies.
Minimum Qualifications
Experience in the area of IT security incident management; Demonstrated experience in several of the following: computer or network forensics, investigations and incident response activities, associated tools and techniques, LAN/WAN connectivity, and malware analysis; Excellent communication and presentation skills required. Experience creating security incident reports, reviewing procedures and presenting findings in verbal and written reports; Demonstrated project and priority management skills. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment and acquire new skills/knowledge to meet customer needs. High school graduate or equivalent.
Preferred Qualifications
BachelorĂ¢??s degree in Computer Sciences or a related field; Security certification (GIAC, ISC2, ISACA) and forensics or incident response certification (GCIH, GCIA, GCFA); Experience with scripting languages.
Special Requirements
Special Instructions to Applicants
State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 371-7401. Please include your name and the position number of the fax cover sheet. All applicants are subject to a background investigation. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. Cover Letter and Resume are preferred. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Optional Applicant Documents
Cover Letter
Required Applicant Documents
Contact Information
Human Resources Department
101 N. 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219


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