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Senior Information Security Engineer
Ref No.: 14-01587
Location: Denver, Colorado
Denver, CO
6 months

General Statement Of Duties:
Assists the Senior Systems Engineer in duties relating to the Colorado Judicial Department's x86 servers running Microsoft Windows and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems, various server applications, and various other systems in support of the Department's information technology infrastructure. Assists the Information Security Officer (ISO) with the implementation of security policies, procedures and standards. Work involves installation, configuration, administration, documentation, and maintenance of relevant systems.
Distinguishing Factors:
This position is distinguished from other information technology positions by the responsibility of providing technical leadership of security initiatives. Position is within the Information Technology Services (ITS) division with a focus on information security. Employees in this position report to the Senior Systems Engineer.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Assists in the implementation of hardware and software installations, configurations, and decommissions. Areas of responsibility include x86 servers and related software, tape backup infrastructure, and various cloud services.
Assists in operational duties relating to a Microsoft Active Directory domain infrastructure including administration of users and groups, DNS, PKI certificates, and NTFS security.
Responsible for full knowledge of the Colorado Judicial Department's security goals as established by its stated policies, procedures and standards and actively works towards upholding those goals.
Assists in performing, monitoring, and maintaining relevant systems and associated hardware/software and provides support and troubleshooting for those systems when required.
Responsible for maintaining and monitoring the secure configuration and operations of all in-place devices to include security tools, workstations, mobile devices, servers and network devices.
Responsible for administration of Qradar including correlation of events between McAfee, Barracuda, and BlueCoat.
Responsible for administration and troubleshooting of McAfee EPO, Encryption, AntiVirus, HIPS, Barracuda, Bluecoat, Symantec, and any other security related systems the Department currently utilizes or may utilize in the future.
Assists in preventing data loss by configuring and maintaining backups and replication for important systems. Assists in preventing configuration loss by creating and maintaining documentation when requested.
Executes encryption standards as it relates to hardware and software. Implements and maintains group policy and audit settings. Documents security systems configurations, settings, policies and procedures.
Works with the technical support team to manage physical security of hardware and software inventory using SCCM and/or ITSM solution.
Adheres to established change control procedures and assists the development team by promoting changes through the approved application testing and deployment process.
Executes systems security incident response process as needed.
Provides Tier 1, 2 and 3 support for relevant systems, including but not limited to: AD user accounts, mailboxes, NTFS permissions, BlueCoat, Barracuda, McAfee, and Qradar.
Develops and maintains good working relationships with all Department employees and vendors.
Acts as a resource to internal ITS staff, judicial districts, other state agencies, and/or other organizational units as directed.
Travel throughout the state of Colorado is required at times, not to exceed 10% of the time.
Attends meetings as required.
Performs other duties as related to information computer systems.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
Responsible for one's own work product and may provide guidance, assistance, or mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers, volunteers, or interns. This may include scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products. May provide input into hiring, performance evaluation, and discipline/termination processes.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and four years of related work experience required. Additional relevant experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. SIEM knowledge is preferred.
The preferred candidate will have the following experience and or certifications:
GIAC GSEC Security Essentials
GIAC GCWN Certified Windows Security Admin
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust and focus, and the ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places and the risk of electrical shock. Frequently handles emergency or crisis situations and may be subject to varying and unpredictable situations and work hours. The employee is subject to frequent interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries, and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.