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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.

Information Security Engineer Senior

Information Technology

Job Location:

3003 N. Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012

*Remote work available* 

Posting Details:

Salary: $90,000 annual 

Grade: 28

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Information Security Engineer Senior will work with the Network Team to actively monitor systems for attacks and intrusions. This position will work with systems and software engineers to proactively identify and fix security flaws and vulnerabilities. This includes checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, and troubleshooting. The Information Security Engineer Senior will also analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion, and conduct user activity audits where required.

Bi-Lingual Stipend
DCS offers a Bi-Lingual Stipend to all interested and eligible DCS Employees who successfully complete a language proficiency exam. Qualifying employees will receive a $500 annual stipend paid in equal increments.

If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, come work at DCS!

Job Duties:

- Ensures compliance of ADOA, NIST, ISO, and other standards in the organization
- Participate in the problem investigation connectivity incidents related to security devices, provide recommendations to improve reliability and availability, or reduce recovery time
- Maintains, monitors, and supports the infrastructure environment and/or facilities. Monitors ticketing queue and responds to service requests or incidents
- Performs security system analysis, design, implementation and maintenance
- Develop and document network security topology diagrams
- Troubleshoots advanced issues/problems; file share access, application access
- Leads the administration and maintenance of firewalls, performs intrusion detection analysis
- Provides Level 3 production support. Work with Vendors for Level 4 Support issues as needed.
- Leads forensic efforts
- Participates in External Audits and Assessments

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Information security technologies, industry trends and best practices in the areas of risk assessment, compliance and vulnerability management.
- Specific information protection standards (HIPAA, CGIS, IRS, etc. as appropriate).
- Proficiency with the concepts of ISO27000, NIST 800 and other security standards in the organization.
- Networking technologies, including: IP Addressing, routing, switching, load balancing, DNS, DHCP, NAT rules.
- Complex network operating environments.
- Information security methodologies.
-Strong understanding of cloud technology concepts and trends.
- Requires strong knowledge and experience of various infrastructure solutions.

Skill In:
- Customer Service
- Interpersonal, written and oral communication
- Troubleshooting

Ability to:
-Demonstrated ability to balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks.
-Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams and across organizations.
- Demonstrated ability to synthesize feedback and adjust plans accordingly.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze, diagnose and repair complex infrastructure problems.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and write technical documentation.
- Demonstrated ability to evaluate and test emerging technologies.
- Demonstrated expertise in information system configuration management.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate cloud operations and troubleshooting with cloud service providers.
- Demonstrated ability to apply creative solutions to business problems to ensure business needs are most effectively met.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor’s degree plus 8 years of extensive experience in information security systems engineering (or equivalent experience)
Certified Information Security Systems Professional preferred

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The ability to secure and maintain a Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card; and the ability to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry.

In-state travel is sometimes required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

BA/BS in Computer Science or related experience.


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
Benefits include:
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans

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


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.