Information Security Architect – Senior/Specialist

US Government, Office of the Insurance Commissioner


 All staff employed by the OIC must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Staff precluded from vaccinations due to medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs will have opportunity to engage with Human Resources to explore reasonable accommodation. Applicants or candidates being considered for employment shall not share their vaccination status with hiring managers or interview panels. Proof of vaccination will be verified prior to your first day of employment by a member of the Human Resources Department.

This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. The agency reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time after the initial screening date on September 9, 2022.  It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.
 
OIC CAREER OPPORTUNITY
 
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) Information Services Unit is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill an Information Security Architect role. This position is assigned to the Operations Division, located in our Tumwater office.

This position provides senior level information security architecture, design, guidance and administration to the agency. Primary responsibilities revolve around managing the expansive IT security program, architecting/designing solutions that limit agency risk, secure agency data/users and enable innovation to meet changing business objectives.  In addition, it also serves as the sole agency representative for all IT cyber security related committees, workgroups and state-wide projects. This position is responsible for leading our response to active threats, security incidents, potential data loss, exfiltration or breach situations and reporting/coordinating with state and federal authorities.  It is also responsible for our cyber security outreach program to develop and teach end users and management the importance of security mindfulness and preparedness.  
 
If you like working in information security architecture, in cross-agency teams and workgroups to support business objectives that require collaboration between agencies please review the qualifications and become part of our dynamic team.

This recruitment may be used to establish a qualified pool of candidates for vacancies in the next sixty days.

 AGENCY PROFILE AND VALUES
The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) operates under the direction of the state's Insurance Commissioner, a statewide elected official.  Our mission is to provide consumer protection and regulation of the state's insurance industry.
 
With a workforce of approximately 265 employees, we are one of the smaller state agencies in Washington state government and are fortunate to have a stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
 
Because we are a small agency, you will truly get a chance to understand the 'big picture' of what we do and why we do it.  You will also have a chance to get to know your co-workers.
 
We have high employee satisfaction scores and we value diversity in the workplace. We challenge our employees to continuously improve the way we do business and to meet and exceed the needs of our customers.
 
To learn more about this agency, we invite you to visit our website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov/ and listen to our employees talk about why they love working here. 
 
BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR OIC
As an eligible state employee, Washington State offers:
 

  • An outstanding benefits package and retirement plans.
  • Training and development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement.
  • Program for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (if applicable)
  • Free parking at our main office in Tumwater.
  • A stable funding source that does not rely on the state's general fund.
  • The fulfillment of public service.
  • Excellent work-life balance.
  • Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities.
  • Commitment to diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust.
  • Free Thurston County public transportation.
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