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Information System Security Officer Job Description

Job Series:  Information System Security Officer
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Information Technology
Job code: R44350
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 5/11/2004.


Leads the Colorado Judicial Department’s hardware and software security and integrity efforts.
This position is distinguished from other Integrated Information System staff due to the responsibility for information security related tasks.   This position provides direction to all computer technicians statewide in the event of security threats declared by the State Court Administrator and CIO, or the CIO’s designate. Reports directly to the CIO.
Is responsible for the organization and operation of the Judicial Department's Information Security Operations.
Monitors the effectiveness of controls deployed as a result of the agency-wide risk assessment.
Performs system-level assessments where appropriate with the assistance of system owners.
Maintains and monitors anti-virus software on servers and personal computers.
Maintains and monitors intrusion detection software.
Designs daily/weekly reports on the most serious threats that have been posed to the Judicial Branch’s information systems.
Maintains and monitors systems that have been developed which centrally update local personal computers and servers with the most current software security updates.
Works with the system and network administrators to keep network and hardware user IDs current.
Works with the system administrator and Supervisor of Information System Specialists in keeping major application systems secure with passwords, and various security levels within the application.
Works with the network administrator to ensure that all VPN infrastructure is secure and capable of supporting a variety of computing devices.
Participates in the evaluation of the network administrator, system administrator, and supervisor of information system specialist regarding their attention to security matters.
Designs and conducts security audits.
Coordinates security activities with other State agencies and departments.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Responsible for one's own work product and may provide guidance, assistance, or mentorship to less knowledgeable or experienced coworkers. This includes scheduling of work, instructing in work methods, and reviewing work products. May provide input into the hiring and discipline/termination processes. Normally has input into performance evaluation process.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Graduation from a four or two year university, community college or trade school with a focus on computer science and/or three to four years experience as a computer technician.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee frequently is required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and high precarious places. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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