Privacy Specialist

State of Oklahoma

Job Posting Title
Privacy Specialist


Supervisory Organization
ISD Security

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)
April 28, 2023
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type


Job Description

As a Privacy Specialist with OMES you will enjoy:
Generous leave including 15 days of vacation, 15 days of sick leave and 11 paid holidays annually.
A comprehensive Benefit Package with a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents
Job Details Full-time 40-hour work weeks.
Support the Information Services Division.
Salary up to $75,000 based on education and experience.
Responsibilities Provide guidance and support to OMES technical and non-technical staff and agency partners to advise on privacy best practices and ensure projects and initiatives comply with privacy requirements of applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, and policies.
Draft and review standards and internal security and operational policies and procedures for privacy compliance.
Research, track, and analyze privacy-related legal and regulatory changes.
Draft privacy impact assessments.
Maintain knowledge of agency-specific privacy requirements associated with the collection, storage, processing and sharing of vast amounts of sensitive personal information.
Create and maintain privacy compliance documentation for projects and initiatives.
Understand privacy compliance and cybersecurity risks in complex IT service arrangements and outsourced platforms, including critical privacy and security considerations that accompany the design and implementation of new services. Effectively communicate the status, value, and importance of information obtained to supervisor and stakeholders.
Work in coordination with the Data Services team to develop information assurance strategies, systems, and models to drive business and policy value from available data stores.
May serve as initial point of contact for privacy-related complaints regarding OMES processes or systems may maintain complaint/resolution documentation.
Responsible for privacy outreach education/awareness efforts and maintaining working relationships with outside state agency privacy staff.
May identify breach notification requirements and/or draft initial breach notifications in consultation with applicable stakeholders.
May cross-train with other members of the Privacy & Compliance team and/or perform other duties as assigned.
Physical Demands and Work Environment This position works in a comfortable office setting with a computer for a large percentage of the work day. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild. Occasional travel may be required.
Minimum Qualifications Knowledge of federal and state data privacy legislation, including HIPAA privacy and security requirements, as well as what controls are needed to secure compliance; and
Three (3) years of experience in a privacy, information technology, cyber security, technology related risk assessment, information assurance field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 12 semester hours in computer science, MIS, or cyber security course work for each year of the required experience.
Preference will be given to candidates who possess Working knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security requirements.
Knowledge of common frameworks and standards such as NIST 800-53, MARS-E, and PCI DSS.
Prior experience in IT auditing, risk management and assessment, or relevant legal background.

About OMES

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services provides excellent service, expert guidance and continuous improvement in support of our partners’ goals. We are a highly qualified workforce committed to serve those who serve Oklahomans and make government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on ‘Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma’.

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