IT Security Senior Specialist

US Government, Dept. of Corrections

IT Security Senior Specialist

Full Time | Permanent

Salary Range: $91,776 – $123,468 Annually

This position is telework/hybrid position. Work may be performed from anywhere within the state of Washington. Travel to the Tumwater, WA headquarters office and other areas throughout the state may be required. 


Are you an Information Technology security guru with a desire to land a career in public service? Do you strive to collaborate with others to ensure security compliance and best practices are followed? If so, the IT Security Senior Specialist role with the Washington State Department of Corrections may be a great fit for you! The goal of this role is to lead the agency as a subject matter expert in IT security policy and standards.


As an IT Security Senior Specialist, you will perform technical IT audits at all DOC facilities, internal security audits including access management and be responsible for the 3-year OCIO Attestation Audit. In addition, this position is responsible for reviewing current policies and creating new policies, procedures and guidelines where there is a gap in policy. 


The candidate of choice will protect the agency by educating DOC employees through strong written policies, procedures, and guidelines. This position also assists in providing Tier 2 and 3 level support for IT investigations and the Electronics Records Discovery Unit in locating, acquiring, handling, and analyzing information following the rules of evidence, legal requirements, and public records requirements. 


We are searching for someone who will assume the role of technical expert for IT security written policies, procedures and guidelines, and for the agency wide 365 Enterprise eDiscovery Tools. If you have an interest taking on a lead IT Security role within a large scale agency, while anticipating, analyzing and resolving security issues, we encourage you to apply to become a part of the Department of Corrections IT team! 


A completed application packet will include:

  • A detailed resume
  • A cover letter regarding your interest for this position with our agency
  • Three professional references
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