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Chief Information Security Officer

Richmond, VA, USA | Virginia Government

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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Job Description:
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The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking an experienced Chief Information Security Officer to build a comprehensive and sophisticated program to ensure the security of Virginia Medicaid Program’s deployed solutions, critical information and other data assets. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and ensuring an efficient and effective information systems security program that provides for the protection of the Agency’s information assets. This will include managing and directing the agency’s overall IT security policies and procedures, applications and network security issues; supervising staff who will assist and/or carry out relevant information security system functions such as protecting, detecting and correcting controls for IT systems, disseminating relevant security information to staff and partners, administering security-related training, and conducting security investigations. Position will keep senior management apprised of all security related issues which may have a negative impact on the agency and its users.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified applicants must possess a thorough understanding of information security practices, policies, applications and network security issues. The candidate of choice will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in Information Systems review, as well as the ability to develop and implement security policies, procedures and applications. Ability to implement the proper controls for IT and network systems. Skilled in project management and meeting deadlines in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to utilize a personal computer for creating: correspondences, emails, spreadsheets, presentations, entering and extracting data from various databases. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to diverse audiences, various levels of management, and both internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Information Security Management or related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experienced is preferred. Certification as an Information Systems Security Professional, Information Security Manager or Information Systems Auditor is preferred. Strongly preferred that incumbent has experience in Information Security or Information Systems Review.

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