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ELECTION SECURITY OFFICER

  • 508617
  • PHOENIX
  • SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)
  • Full-time

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

The mission of the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State is to provide services throughout the state to:
Preserve our history;
Promote engagement; and
Protect the future
The office strives to achieve this mission by being trusted, accessible, innovative, and secure.

ELECTION SECURITY OFFICER

SECRETARY OF STATE (DEPT OF STATE)

Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $75,000 

Grade: 24

Closing Date: Open until a sufficient number of resumes are received. 

Job Summary:

The Election Security Officer is responsible for leading election information security initiatives. Works closely with agency business units, IT teams and the election community to evaluate, implement and monitor information security standards, policy and effectiveness. Develops mitigation plans for incident response. Works closely with outside organizations and vendors to evaluate our agency security posture and effect positive ongoing change to ensure agency and county election systems are as secure as possible.

Job Duties:

Election information security:
Leads the agency in election information security initiatives. Works closely with agency business units, IT teams and the election community to evaluate, implement and monitor election information security standards, policy and effectiveness. Develops mitigation plans for incident response. Works closely with outside organizations and vendors to evaluate our election security posture and effect positive ongoing change to ensure agency and county election systems are as secure as possible.

Election equipment:
Serves as the lead in developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for logic and accuracy testing and equipment certification. Develops, prepares, and conducts logic and accuracy testing in compliance with statute; works with agency team members and counties to perform L&A testing in advance of elections. Works with vendors, external agencies, and county partners to develop, implement, and evaluate best practices for equipment security. Maintains advance knowledge of voting equipment and current standards.

Security community liaison:
Serves as the agency liaison and builds relationships within the election security community to communicate and receive timely information about security best practices and threats to the election community. Maintains a security incident reporting network for election administrators, to include coordinating the Threat Liaison Officer program; educates elections community about reporting network and other security resources. Continues to build on other community security initiatives, including the Table Top Exercise and monthly security meetings.

This position is eligible for remote work. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

- Working knowledge of information security technologies, industry trends, best practices in the areas of risk assessment, compliance and vulnerability management.
- Knowledge of specific information protection standards
- Working knowledge of the security industry best practices, policies and security offerings
- Understanding of Arizona election law and policy
- Ability to promptly respond to customer needs, takes a customer-centric approach to problem solving; manages difficult customer situations
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
- Skill in technical troubleshooting
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to to actively listen
- Ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple projects/tasks
- Ability to evaluate and test software and emerging technologies
- Ability to analyze data
- Ability to understand and anticipate customer needs and priorities

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor's degree preferred
- Information Security experience

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Election experience
- Must be able to obtain Arizona Election Official Certification within 2 years of employment

Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

All employees are subject to Arizona State Retirement System contributions.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Human Resources at humanresources@azsos.gov or 602-541-6170 for assistance.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.