Senior Cyber Security Analyst


What We Do:

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.


How We Do IT:

  • We build on the basics with cutting edge technology
  • We secure Colorado through innovation
  • We empower, engage, and energize our employees
  • We strengthen Colorado’s tech landscape


Why We Want You:

We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.


What You’ll Get From Us:

At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It’s your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you’ll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for flexible work hours and advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology:

Description of Job

The Sr. Cyber Security Analyst will participate in the Joint Cyber Task Force (JCTF) in coordination with the JCTF Infrastructure Protection (IP) Unit. This will include working with JCTF Partners to collect, analyze, and disseminate threat intelligence from multiple sources and search for indicators of compromise on Colorado state owned and managed networks. Assist law enforcement to investigate instances of cybercrime throughout the state of Colorado at the direction of the JCTF. Work collaboratively with OIT security operations staff to recommend solutions to address indicators of compromise and prevent future successful attacks.  Collect, analyze, and prepare threat briefing reports   for multiple audiences on a monthly basis to allow for strategic planning to improve security and reduce risk for the  state of Colorado.

In coordination with the JCTF Information Technology team, the Sr. Cyber Security Analyst will help identify and recommend security technologies that will assist in the quick detection and eradication of cyber threats. It will be expected that the Sr. Cyber Security Analyst will develop and maintain a strong working relationship with investigatory bodies involved in cyber incident response and investigations, including State and local law enforcement, the FBI Cyber Units, and RCFLs  and assist as directed. Being a strong and accomplished communicator both verbally and in written form is a must.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Threat Analysis
  • Internal Forensic Analysis- All major operating systems
  • Forensic Evaluation- Network based forensic evaluation
  • Penetration Testing

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in the Information Security field with an emphasis on forensic examination, penetration testing, and incident response.
  • Experience in developing, documenting and maintaining security procedures.
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts.
  • Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) Federal Security clearance required.
  • Must be eligible to attain (TS/SCI) clearance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in performing computer forensic examinations and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience performing penetration testing and making relevant recommendations to remediate findings. In depth understanding of best practices in cyber incident response processes and procedures.
  • Failure to attain a clearance will result in the candidate being disqualified from working in this role.
  • Comptia Security +, CISSP, GSEC, CEH, or other equivalent certifications from recognized standards bodies.

Supplemental Information

  • Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required.  Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.  Some agency-specific background checks include drug test.
  • Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool.  Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group.  Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.
  • On-call Status: On a rotational basis.
  • Driver’s License: Incumbent must possess a valid, state-issued drivers’ license, as periodic travel to various locations in the Denver Metro Area may be required.
  • Travel-Occasional throughout the state.



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