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Senior Security Analyst

  • 514655
  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Homeland Security was established in 2006 by the Arizona State Legislature to support the mission of providing strategic direction and access to federal homeland security grant program resources that will further enable the stakeholders' collective goals to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks and other critical hazards that affect the safety, well-being and economic security of Arizona.

Senior Security Analyst

Job Location:

1700 West Washington, Suite 210

Phoenix, Arizona 85007  

Posting Details:

Annual Salary Range: $55,000 - $80,000

Grade: 24

This position will remain open until filled  

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Homeland Security has an immediate opening for a Senior Security Analyst.

This position plays an essential role in protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of State of Arizona information and systems.

This position ensures that the appropriate security monitoring and analysis controls, standards and procedures are properly configured and utilized, to protect confidential information used by the State from known and unknown internal or external threats.

These threats include, but are not limited to, identity theft, data loss, data damage, unauthorized access and cyber-attacks.

This position defends the State against attacks which disrupt, destroy, or threaten the delivery of essential services for the State.

Job Duties:

• Proactively identifies threats to the enterprise, initiates the distribution of enterprise wide alerts

• Monitors software patches, security fixes, and tests and validates modified systems

• Performs in-depth system and network forensics to identify and eradicate threats

• Generates incident reports, investigates suspicious network and system activity

• Conducts daily traffic analysis, identifies and characterizes anomalous activity

• Processes, documents, and coordinates resolution of incidents with work team

• Ensures compliance with State standards

• Other duties as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• General working knowledge of information security technologies and best practices in the areas of risk assessment, compliance and vulnerability management in a large enterprise environment

• In-depth knowledge of enterprise class Security Operations Centers

Skill in:

• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

• Collaboratively in teams and across organizations skills

• Work balance, prioritizing and multiple tasking skills

• Develop and write technical documentation skills

• Perform general security/audit functions skills

• Troubleshooting and investigation skills

• Strong customer service skills

Ability to:

• Responds promptly to customer needs; takes a customer-centric approach to problem solving; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments

• Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; Use active listening skills; Remain calm/professional during conflict/disagreements; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things

• Prioritizes and plans work activities; sets goals and objectives; uses time efficiently; communicates activities and results as appropriate

Selective Preference(s):

• Experience working within an Information Security Operations Center

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Proof of U.S. Citizenship Required


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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)

• Note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

• If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ariel Gonzalez at agonzalez@az.gov for assistance


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.