Washington State Cyber Security Architect in Tumwater, Washington


Information Technology Specialist 6 (ITS6) - Cyber Security Architect Cyber Security Unit - Information Technology Administrative Operations Division Headquarters – Tumwater, WA

*This posting is open continuous until filled. The first review date is on October 14, 2016. To be considered for the initial review we encourage you to submit your application and all required materials prior to this date. *

The Department of Corrections (DOC) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for an ITS6 – Cyber Security Architect in the Cyber Security Unit within the Administrative Operations Division. This is a full-time, permanent position located at DOC Headquarters in Tumwater, Washington.

If you are interested in applying and would like to be considered, please apply directly at careers.wa.gov and attach the following documents:

  • Current Resume, (chronological, with relevant experience listed).
  • Please list your certificate numbers on your resume.
  • Minimum of three (3) professional references, (including name, phone number and email address).
  • Letter of Interest, (no more than two (2) pages), indicating how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this position. We are looking for evidence in your application materials that you have the experience, skills, and abilities indicated in this job posting. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements of this position may be invited to interview. Carefully review your application before submitting. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the application materials submitted.

Agency Profile:

Whether the work is inside a prison, in community corrections, or in an administrative office, the Washington State DOC professional staff experience a high degree of personal satisfaction knowing they are creating environments in which all offenders can learn to make choices that contribute to a safer society.

The DOC, as a partner in the criminal justice system, enhances public safety, administers criminal sanctions and programs in accordance with the law, and provides leadership for the future of corrections in Washington State. The DOC consists of the Office of the Secretary, the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Prisons Division, Offender Change Division, Community Corrections Division, Administrative Operations Division, Health Services Division, Correctional Industries Division, Reentry Division and the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board. The DOC employs over 8,300 staff and has a biennial budget of approximately $1.9 billion.

DOC Offers:

  • Comprehensive compensation packages;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Flexible Schedules; and
  • The fulfillment of public service. Duties

As a member of the Cyber Security Unit (CSU) you will support the Department's mission by ensuring the network is safe and secure from any cyber-attacks by analyzing existing and newly proposed architecture identify weaknesses and recommending changes to better secure the network.

You will lead other IT staff and instruct work related to Cyber Security. You will serve as a subject matter expert in designing the security architecture and security controls for the Department's applications, information systems, and network infrastructure. Some of what you'll do:

  • Collaborate with system developers and users to select appropriate design solutions ensuring the compatibility and sustainability of system components.
  • Analyze user needs and determines security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues.
  • Assess and design key management functions (as related to IA).
  • Identify the protection needs (i.e., security controls) for the information system(s) and network(s) and document appropriately.
  • Effectively design security protection in Industrial Controls Systems environments (building automations, camera and door control systems).
  • Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan.
  • Define and document how the implementation of a new system or new interfaces between systems impacts the security posture of the current environment.
  • Evaluate current or emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, security, compatibility, or usability.
  • Perform security reviews, identify gaps in security architecture, and develop a security risk management plan.
  • Conduct an expert-level risk analysis compliant with NIST, ISC², or other recognized industry standards on the Department's information systems. Qualifications


  • Four (4) years of continuous experience within the Information Technology field.
  • Two (2) years of cumulative experience in network or security design review on information systems in an organization with at least 1,000 employees.
  • An Associate degree in computer science, information assurance or related field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • One year of professional IT experience in a cyber-security awareness role, in addition to the aforementioned qualifications, may satisfy this educational requirement. Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge level on computer networking fundamentals.

  • Intermediate knowledge level of how system components are installed, integrated, and optimized.
  • Intermediate knowledge level of industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods.
  • Expert knowledge level of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of Defense-in-Depth). Desired:

  • At least one of the following professional Level-2 certification as defined by the Department of Defense 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program such as Security+, GSEC, SCNP, SSCP, CISSP, CASP, CCNA-Security, CISM, or GSLC.

  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science, information assurance or related field from an accredited college or university whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or foreign equivalent.
  • At least one of the following computing environment certifications, Certified Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC), Global Information Assurance Certifications – Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA) or, Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), or EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA).
  • IT Security expertise in ICS/PCD environments
  • Relevant architectural experience and knowledge at the global enterprise level.
  • Understanding of 'Next Gen' ICS solutions.
  • Experience architecting and implementing SIEM, AV, Web Content Filtering, DLP, IDS/IPS, and Vulnerability Management solutions.
  • Experience (or familiarity) with SANs ICS and NIST 800-82 R2 concerning industrial control systems.
  • Experience in network security audits and compliance monitoring for wireless devices, modems, encryption systems, IT cyber security policies, programs, standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of encryption algorithms (e.g., IPSEC, AES, GRE, IKE, MD5, SHA, 3DES)
  • Knowledge of IT security principles and methods, such as firewalls, demilitarized zones, and encryption.
  • Knowledge of how traffic flows across the network (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP), Open System Interconnection Model (OSI), Information Technology Infrastructure Library, v3 (ITIL))
  • Skill in applying and incorporating IT technologies into proposed solutions. Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'

For additional information about the agency, please visit www.doc.wa.gov.


All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.

  • Employees work with offenders in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire. When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • If this position is included in a Union Shop, employees will be required to become members within thirty (30) days of employment. We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies:
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions. DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email lmgomezesposito@doc1.wa.gov call us at (360) 725-8404. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10130

Department: Dept. of Corrections

Closing: Continuous

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $5,804.00 - $7,611.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA