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  • 515063
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 12 2023 at 23:55 MST


Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.

To conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department manages fish and wildlife in Arizona and under the authority of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, creates and implements scientific methods and regulations to effectively manage fish and wildlife habitat via conservation, enforcement, hunting, fishing, watercraft and off-highway vehicle recreation, and shooting sports. The Arizona Game and Fish Department dedicates itself to excellence, values its employees and supports a culture of stewardship, teamwork and partnerships.



Job Location:

Address:  5000 W Carefree Highway, Phoenix, Arizona

Posting Details:

Hiring Salary Range: $60,723 - $80,000 

Grade: 25

Closing Date: 02/12/2023

Job Summary:

The Systems Administrator Senior will be responsible for ensuring compliance of NIST & PCI, and other security and network requirements. This position will lead the cybersecurity initiatives, implementation of standard policies and procedures, and application/network infrastructure improvement and report to the IT Operations Manager. Position will travel statewide occasionally.

Job Duties:

Major duties include:

- Conducts daily network traffic analysis, identifies and characterizes cyber or network incidents, generating incident reports and investigating suspicious network activity

- Ensures compliance of NIST & PCI and other security and network requirements

- Design, modifies, and maintains the Agency’s electronic connected network infrastructure. Install, administers and maintains Agency’s network and server systems

- Leads cybersecurity initiatives and implementation of standard policies and procedures

- Implements and participate in change management process; monitors plans and projects

- Uses monitoring tools to evaluate health and status of networks, hardware and software

- Develops and maintains security reporting objectives and represents the Agency as the Information Security Officer

- Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of information security technologies the areas of risk assessment, compliance, and vulnerability management. Proficient knowledge of the concepts of PCI, NIST 800 and/or other security standards. Proficient knowledge of administering and supporting WAN/LAN including monitoring system performance and availability.

The candidate must have skill in determining comprehensive testing procedures and analytical thinking, including design and development of complex storage, server, network and telecommunications systems. The candidate must have strong customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills and will be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Information Security or equivalent experience of at least three years of experience. CISP Certificate preferred.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employment is contingent upon completion of a post-offer medical/physical examination and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions. Position requires possession of and the 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.).

All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification program.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is an equal employment opportunity agency.


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

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Milani Barron at mbarron@azgfd.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.