Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Under general supervision, supports the management, implementation, review, and improvement of network, hardware, application, and data security practices.
Actively analyzes the agency threat surface and makes recommendations to harden agency systems. Analyzes agency processes and implements and/or makes recommendations to enhance security. Reviews information received concerning potential security incidents from end users, supervisory personnel, other federal, state, county and local agencies and governmental entities involved in the exchange of data with the State Board of Elections (SBE), external entities such as the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), law enforcement agencies, and public information sources.
Participates in cybersecurity-focused organizations. Monitors on-line information security related websites, blogs, articles, reports as well as other security intelligence sources to keep up-to-date on the latest threats and trends. Implements and documents compliance with the "CIS Controls" published by the Center for Internet Security.
Coordinates with Cybersecurity Information Sharing Program Manager and other Cybersecurity Program stakeholders to mature the State's Cyber Navigator program. Assists with training programs for SBE staff and recommends cybersecurity best practices.
Implements, supports and monitors the agency's information security applications, including email security, web security, client security software, firewalls, intrusion prevention applications, data loss prevention, etc. Monitors system dashboards and logs for threat indicators. Analyzes data and performs necessary incident response procedures. Conducts network, system and application vulnerability assessments.
Continues education by attending training sessions, seminars, and conferences to increase familiarity with and maintain current knowledge of security products, vendors, techniques, and procedures.
Consults with SBE staff on election-related security issues. Represents the agency at the state and national level for election-related security matters.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the field of information technology security. A combination of education, certifications and experience may be substituted for degree. Working knowledge of Cisco, Microsoft and VMWare hardware and software applications. Possesses the ability to write and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences. Familiarity with government-approved cybersecurity frameworks. The following certifications are highly desirable:
CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional
SSCP: Systems Security Certified Practitioner
CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker
CISM: Certified Information Security Manager
GSEC: SANS GIAC Security Essentials
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62702
Human Resource Manager
How to Apply
The SBE is a non-code agency and DOES NOT accept CMS-100 applications.
Click: Download a State Board of Elections Employment Application (Download PDF reader).
Please complete the application and mail it to:
Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 South MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704
Applications must be received in our office by 4:00 on Thursday, November 21. Applications received after that time will not be considered.