Information Technology Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 10/03/2016
Closing Date: 10/17/2016
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN.IT Services
Division/Unit: MN.IT @ Central
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $28.84 – $47.58 /hourly; $60,218 – $99,347 /annually
Job Class Option: Information Security
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214–Professional/MAPE

Job Summary

As an Information Security Engineer, you will assume an advanced role across multiple security domains in the implementation of the established Enterprise or Agency Information Security Program to ensure that State information assets are adequately protected against internal/external threats

This position will set policies and standards, provide training and awareness, and drive and assess compliance within the following security domain areas – system access, telecommunications and network security, security management practices, application and system development security, cryptography, security architecture and models, operational security, security related incidents, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, incident management, legal investigations, and computer forensics systems


Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

This position requires a minimum of four (4) years of experience in an information security role that includes:

Experience conducting risk assessments; providing assistance in the identification, prioritization and remediation of information systems vulnerabilities

Experience developing information security policies, standards, and procedures

Experience with coordination and management of external security assessments and audits

A Master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field may substitute for three years of experience, related Bachelor’s degree may substitute for two years, or related Associate’s may substitute for one year.

**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification**

It is the policy of MN.IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
CJIS Background Check
MN.IT will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certifications: CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM or other relevant information security certification
Experience developing specific security solutions for a wide array of information security problems
Knowledge of Information security standards such as NIST, ISO 27001/17799, COBIT, ITIL, data privacy laws, computer crime laws, statewide data protection laws, etc.
Knowledge of regulatory requirements that have a direct relationship to information security practices such as FISMA, HIPAA, CJIS, IRS Special Publication 1075
Experience with performing Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) assessments and/or consulting

Application Details

How to Apply

This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. Contractual obligations will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to:


If you have questions about the position, contact Jenny Hickey at


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

It is the policy of MN.IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Jenny Hickey at


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