Employment Opportunity

Information Security Specialist

City and County of Denver, Technology Services, Denver, Colorado

Salary: Hiring Range $83,918 - $115,000 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

As part of an Information Security Team, you will execute day-to-day activities including the review of monitoring alerts, tracking remediation, and suggesting security solutions, while maintaining excellent customer relationships. As the Information Security Specialist, you will also work on projects that include software development, purchased applications, hosted and cloud-based solutions, data network architectures, and mobile device management.

You will be expected to play a pivotal role in supporting the governance, risk, and compliance functions to help promote improvements in overall process maturity. You will also help execute risk assessments, information security metrics, and senior management reporting.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Enforce information assurance and security policies and procedures utilized throughout the City
  • Ensure compliance with any applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations
  • Conduct or assist security audits and provide recommendations to mitigate risks
  • Assess potential risks and vulnerabilities to data infrastructure and systems
  • Develop project artifacts, inclusive of requirements definition, design, architecture (logical/physical), testing, and transition to sustain documentation
  • Participate in researching current and/or proposed federal, state and local laws and regulations, industry trends and best practices in the fields of information assurance and security to determine their applicability to the City's information technology operations
  • Contribute to the identification and development of policies and procedures to maintain consistency citywide in any information assurance practices and to incorporate changes needed for compliance with federal, state or local regulations
  • Assist with analysis and evaluation of all aspects of enterprise information assurance (e.g. information security architecture, disaster plans, etc.) then provide technical knowledge and advice regarding the development and implementation of procedures for maintaining the City's information systems network technology
  • Provide consultation and advice to information technology professional, technical and/or administrative staff throughout the City on security issues
  • Function as a key contributor to Security Incident Management and Investigation activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.


About You
  • For this Information Security Specialist position, you should be knowledgeable in standards and frameworks, such as, Payment Card Industry, Criminal Justice Information Services, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Colorado State elections regulations, Federal Information Systems Computer Audit Manual, International Standards Organization, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Our Ideal Candidate has:
  • 4+ years of experience in performing security risk assessments and application, system and network security
  • Experience in network and/or firewall engineering, administration, design and implementation including experience in applying methodologies and principles for all levels of security
  • An understanding of the following tools: SIEM, IDS / IPS, host based Anti-Virus, or similar products.
  • Experience in network monitoring tools to monitor attacks/threats and doing the initial triage of findings
  • Experience with computer security, incident response, or computer forensics
  • Experience with technologies, tools and process controls to minimize risk and data exposure
  • Scripting experience in Perl, python, bash, and/ PowerShell
  • Experience in large enterprise or carrier data centers and/or networks
  • Implement and maintain endpoint protection technologies (antivirus, host intrusion, prevention, host firewall)
  • Experience implementing and maintaining log management solution
  • Experience implementing and maintaining vulnerability and patch management solution
  • Experience implementing and maintaining multifactor authentication solution
  • Experience designing and maintaining incident response playbook items
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply unless you meet the following required minimum qualifications:
  • Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Mathematics or a related field.
  • Experience Requirement: Three years of administering information security systems to include any or all of the following: information security architecture, information security procedures and controls, physical security, attack & penetration testing, application testing, information assurance program gap analysis and incident response.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirement. Additional appropriate experience may be substituted for the minimum education requirement.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: February 13, 2018

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