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Title:  Information Security Analyst II

Application Deadline Date:  01/27/2021
Req ID:  11501
Department:  Digital Services Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.28


The Agency of Digital Services (ADS) currently has two (2) openings for Information Security Analysts that we are urgently seeking to fill. We are recruiting at multiple levels for all openings and will hire selected candidates at the level that most closely corresponds with their qualifications. Whether you are a seasoned information security professional, or looking to start your career in this field, we welcome your application. Employment with the State comes with excellent health and dental insurance, ample paid time off, pension and deferred compensation plans for retirements, reimbursement for continuing education, and more.

One of these positions will be critical in supporting our CISO and the Agency of Digital Services.  The position is primarily responsible for supporting the Vermont Security Operations Center (VTSOC), maintaining the systems in use, and coordinating with our partners at Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), all as part of the VTSOC duties.  Additional effort will also be applied to cyber risk management.  This position will require knowledge of network and security design within the scope of our established security policies and standards.  Consultation and analysis on inter-Agency projects is also an expectation of the position.

Specific duties of this position will involve:

•    Support and maintain VTSOC systems
•    Coordinate event tracking with NUARI
•    Network and security design
•    Firewall installation and maintenance
•    Security analysis for technology projects
•    Participate on the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CSIRT)


Our other opening supports federal compliance efforts for data security and performing "in house" cybersecurity assistance for the Vermont Department of Labor. The position has responsibility for secure configuration of servers and applications, vulnerability assessment and cybersecurity event investigation.  Further duties include advising the business operation on secure procurement, analyzing vendor proposals and contracts for necessary security requirements, and performing assigned actions relating to cyber risk management. Additional duties relating to tracking and maintaining the security assessments, plans of action and milestones (POA&M), and system security plans (SSP) required for any new system to get an authorization to connect (ATC) to Federal systems.  This position will require knowledge relating to system administration, application management, and network/firewall technologies.

Specific duties of these positions include:

•    Secure system configuration, vulnerability assessment, cyber event response
•    Track and maintain security assessments for Federal compliance
•    Develop and implement system security plans for Federally connected systems
•    Research and analysis for securing existing systems
•    Security analysis for technology projects and procurements
•    Participate on the Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CSIRT)

Who May Apply

This position, Information Security Analyst II (Job Req #11501), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

Level I #: 11481

Level II #: 11501

If you would like more information about this position, please contact david.kaiser@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. Work outside of regular business hours is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, programming, or engineering AND two (2) years or more of experience in the field of information technology.


Six (6) years or more of experience in the field of information technology INCLUDING (2) years where the primary role was in information security.


Four (4) years or more of experience in the field of information technology where the primary role was in information security AND possession of one (1) or more of the following certifications; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) OR Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).

Preferred Qualifications

Certification in:

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Information Security Certification

(ISC) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier