Information Security Analyst

Oregon Lottery - Salem, OR2.5

The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran programs and outdoor schools. The Lottery is looking for an Information Security Analyst who will provide technical expertise to support Lottery's Information Security program.

The Information Security Team supports the Lottery's IT security controls and Information Security program. As partners to the enterprise, we support the control and access of data to ensure the safekeeping and protection of computer data from illegal, intentional or unauthorized disclosure, modification or destruction. As an Information Security Analyst, you will support many information security functions associated with information protection and classification, vulnerability assessment, event monitoring, incident response, security and availability metrics, awareness training, risk analysis, compliance management, audit support, appropriate use monitoring, computer forensics, eDiscovery, business continuity and disaster recovery planning. You may also serve as an important resource for Lottery projects and help support other Information Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery or Risk Management program functions with the guidance or direction from the IT Team Lead – Information Security, IT Governance Manager or CIO.

You Will

Help perform security vulnerability assessments and scans associated with important Lottery and vendor systems, networks, and applications.
Identify obvious threats as well as false-positives and perform necessary incident response and root cause analysis.
Perform ongoing monitoring and use of information technology assets by Lottery employees which may also represent a security risk.
Collaborate with IT Business Analysts to identify and classify systems and information.
Monitor system events to detect evidence of compromise.
Collaborate with the incident response team to mange security incidents.
Conduct employee security awareness training.
Perform information security risk analysis on systems and services.
Help assure that people are following compliance guidelines.
Use forensic techniques for incident management and computer investigations.
Help Lottery employees understand the Acceptable Use Policy.
Produce memos, documents, email, and other information relevant to public information requests and eDiscovery.
Collaborate with Lottery Business Analysts to determine and document business continuity and disaster recover strategies.
Help develop and document procedures and improve processes.
Review and evaluate software fixes and patches to improve system security.
Minimum Work Experience
Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of experience securing and analyzing data or a solid foundation in systems and networks; OR
Associates Degree and three (3) years of experience securing and analyzing data or a solid foundation in systems and networks.
Desired Traits
Information Security Analysts are curious and tenacious. A natural sense of curiosity requires that a person enjoys finding problems and solving puzzles. Many professions don’t allow people to go off and find problems; in the information security industry, that is your full-time job. An Information Security Analyst is persistant and determined.Tracking down the cause of Information Security problems can be at times frustrating but also very rewarding.

Love to collaborate with others
Enjoy working independently
Look forward to solving problems
Continuous learner
Well rounded skill set
Think like your adversary
Desired Experience
Preference will be given for a current CISSP or equivalent certification.
Systems or network administration

As an employee, you will enjoy:
Work/life balance

Vacation Leave: 10 hours per month, with increased accruals every 5 years
Sick Leave: 8 hours per month
Personal Business Leave: 24 hours per year
11 Holidays per year
Telework and flexible schedules for eligible positions

Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and prescription benefits with low monthly premiums
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, accidental death, long-term care, and pre-tax flexible spending accounts
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) - retirement program includes defined benefit (pension) and defined contribution (retirement savings)
Oregon Savings Growth Plan 457(b) deferred compensation plan that provides additional savings for retirement; post tax, pre-tax options available
Free parking


The results of this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

The Oregon Lottery® reserves the right to change, withdraw, close, or re-post job announcements as business needs dictate.

ORS 461.150 (5) states, "No person shall be employed by the state lottery who has been convicted of a felony or any gambling related offense." A background investigation is required prior to job offer which includes fingerprinting, criminal history, credit history (based on the position), tax records, driving record, affiliation with the gaming industry, and checking employment references and character references.

Lottery Ethics Policy prohibits employees from holding any legal or economic interest in the gaming industry. If you currently hold interest in the gaming industry this does not disqualify you from consideration in a position with the Lottery. If you are the successful applicant, you would need to dispose of the holdings prior to employment. (This does not apply to an investment in a mutual fund or a blind trust, or a time or demand deposit in a financial institution, shares in a credit union, the cash surrender value of life insurance, or American Indian tribal dividends.)

  • Salary level will be based on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. All employees and members of their immediate family, regardless of where they live, are prohibited-by-law from playing Oregon Lottery® games.
Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for this position, may call 503-540-1315 or email

Per ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 relating to Veterans Preference for public employment, to receive Veterans Preference, include a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans' disability preference letter (unless information is included in the DD214/DD215) with your application material.