IS Chief Information Security Officer (Unclassified)

US Government, 45H01-Info Svcs/SecurityAdmin

Ramsey County is seeking a Chief Information Security Officer who will have responsibility for overseeing the county’s Cybersecurity Program. This position reports directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and uses industry best practices to oversee the implementation of all security policies as directed by the CIO, and enforces the county’s enterprise cybersecurity through policy, architecture, technical and functional administration, and training. The Chief Information Security Officer will also lead in selecting, configuring, communicating, and implementing cybersecurity solutions and security controls to identify and reduce IT risk.  This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive security manager looking to expand their role to the executive leadership level.

To manage the development and implementation of a county-wide information security program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected; to identify, evaluate, and report on information security risks in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements; to work with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the county; to work proactively with departments to implement practices that meet defined policies and standards for information security; and to perform related duties as assigned. This role will also contribute to achieving the overall county information technology (IT) vision as a part of the IS Senior Leadership team.  This position reports to the Chief Information Officer, and in their absence, the CISO may represent the county in all matters related to Information Services functions, including the day-to-day operations of the department.

Flexible Workplace
This position is identified under the designation of ‘flex work eligible’, meaning that the employee can formally opt to be in-office full-time or work a flex schedule in which at least two-days per week are performed in office and other days can be performed in a remote-first environment. Regardless of selection, the position carries expectations regarding on-site responsibilities and will require schedule flexibility beyond the minimum expectations set forth in the county’s flexible workplace policy. To view Ramsey County’s Flexible Workplace policy, go to: Flexible Workplace policy.

Covid 19
All job offers are conditioned on the candidate being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized for emergency use or FDA-approved.  You will be required to show proof of vaccination on or before your first day of employment and complete a form certifying that you are vaccinated.  Religious and medical exemptions or reasonable accommodations will be considered upon request as required by applicable law.

This position will remain open for application until filled.  Applicants should respond promptly as initial screening of resumes and letters of interest will occur tentatively during the week of Monday, March 20th, 2023.  

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list or search for a job description.

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