Cybersecurity Operations Manager
Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
This position leads the development of enterprise-wide
cybersecurity architectures and solutions as well as researches,
develops and recommends cybersecurity architectural policies and
practices for cybersecurity initiatives from the definition phase
through implementation. This position formulates the future state
of security policies, practices, and requirements for HHSC. It
requires critical thinking and analysis of best practices and
solutions for the cybersecurity of the agency. Therefore, exposure
to, and thorough knowledge of, emerging cybersecurity threats,
vulnerabilities, and risks are fundamental to the role.
Additionally, this position ensures adequate security solutions are
in place throughout all HHSC IT systems and platforms to mitigate
risks sufficiently while also meeting business objectives and
This position is responsible for architecting, engineering,
implementing, integrating and operationalizing advanced security
technologies for cybersecurity initiatives that support the HHS
enterprise. This position enhances, and matures cybersecurity
architecture and processes in line with business needs. This is
accomplished by leveraging industry standards and best practices
for the purposes of assessing the current ?as-is? architecture and
proposing the desired ?to-be? architecture based on solid risk
assessment and evaluation of available technology and controls.
Additionally, this position must ensure that HHSC's cybersecurity
architecture and processes comply with all statutory and regulatory
requirements for information access, security, and privacy. This is
a lead position of the cybersecurity department whose
responsibilities also include monitoring intrusion prevention
systems and acting as an Incident Responder should an event occur.
Vulnerability management practices and procedures are used to
assess new cyber threats and mitigate risk. The cyber threat
landscape is monitored for potential issues with HHSC systems and
infrastructure. This position shapes an effective technical IT
cybersecurity risk program both near and long term.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
1. Leads the Cybersecurity department to develop/improve the
overall cybersecurity architecture and plans. (25%)
2. Assesses security threats and vulnerabilities using structured
methodologies such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. (20%)
3. Refines security monitoring points to defend the cybersecurity
4. Responds to cybersecurity incidents which can strike with little
forewarning and unfold in ways that no one can predict. (20%)
5. Engages across IT and the business to ensure an understanding of
the importance of information security to protect HHSC's data and
technology assets. (10%)
6. Other duties as assigned. (Note: For DSHS positions this
includes but is not limited to actively participating and/or
serving in a supporting role to meet the agency?s obligations for
disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations
(COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate
shift pattern assignment and/or location.) (5%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
? Ability to help establish department goals, objectives, and
? Ability to estimate the financial impact of cybersecurity
? Wide breadth of knowledge across security products, tools, and
? Ability to create solutions using a pragmatic, risk-based
? Ability to understand legal and regulatory requirements, business
drivers, and priorities, and integrate these requirements into
overall security design.
? Ability to quickly absorb new concepts and technologies and apply
that knowledge to current efforts and plans.
? Thorough knowledge of existing standards, frameworks, models, and
methods for developing and implementing security architectures.
? Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving,
and prioritization skills.
? In-depth understanding of capabilities deployed in security
? Ability to lead the development and maintenance of tools,
procedure, and documentation.
? Understanding of methodologies, architectures, and practices
employed to design and implement information sharing environments
for supporting agency and inter-agency sharing of cyber security
? Ability to provide thought leadership to technical and managerial
personnel including agency executives.
? Thorough knowledge of existing strategies, policies, laws, and
regulations related to cybersecurity.
? Thorough knowledge of the security and privacy aspects of cloud
? Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP and networking concepts.
? Ability to prepare and maintain security operating procedures and
? Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills.
? Understanding of malware, emerging threats, attacks, and
? Skilled in project management and project delivery.
? Strong oral and written communication skills including the
ability to independently author a wide range of technical
? Strong service mentality skills including the resolution of
stakeholder escalations and incident management.
? Thorough knowledge of interrelationships between critical
infrastructure protection and cyber security.
? Thorough knowledge in technical proficiency surrounding CSOC
tools and their use by the cybersecurity staff.
? Ability to analyze work related problems, draw evidence-based
conclusions, and devise innovative solutions.
? Ability to analyze large data sets and unstructured data for the
purpose of identifying trends and anomalies indicative of malicious
activity, as well as demonstrated capability to learn and develop
? Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
? Ability to develop detailed process and procedure
? Ability to present complex solutions and methods to both
technical and non-technical stakeholders.
? Ability to collaborate well with others to solve problems.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
The preferred level of Professional status includes at least one,
but preferably more: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CCNP (R&S,
Security and/or wifi), CCIE (R&S, Security and/or wifi), AWS
Solutions Architect, VMWare certification (design or
implementation), GLEG, GSEC, GCFW, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCIM, G7799,
GSNA, SNIA/SCSN-E, and/or MCSE-Security or similar certifications.
A clear criminal background check is required for this position.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Minimum of 5-plus years of combined experience in information
technology, security risk and compliance management, assessment,
research and/or consulting. Must have experience working
extensively with technologies such as IDS/IPS, SIEM, HIDS/HIPS, AV,
and vulnerability scanning. Graduation from an accredited four-year
college or university with major coursework in information
technology security, computer information systems, computer
science, management information systems, or a related field is
strongly preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for
Req ID 484741
Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the
initial selection criteria and registration or licensure
requirements for this position. All active duty military,
reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if
qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas
State Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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