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State of Massachusetts Director of Information Security and Infrastructure in Boston, Massachusetts

About the Organization: The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) is comprised of 6 agencies, in addition to the MA Environmental Police Organization, that seek to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring and promoting a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. About the Role: As the Commonwealth of Massachusetts advances its mission to enhance information technology (IT) efficiencies and effectiveness, we are looking for a Director of Information Security and Infrastructure to assess, design, deploy, monitor, and continuously improve upon the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) security posture. Under the direction of EOEEA’s Secretariat Chief Information Officer (SCIO), the Director of Infrastructure and Security will plan, organize, and direct the day–to–day on premises Infrastructure and security operations of the Secretariat, managing, maintaining, and overseeing on premises infrastructure and security systems. This position will work closely with EEA IT’s Application Development team to coordinate efforts for on premises and cloud infrastructure needs Responsibilities: * Supervise, direct and evaluate the work of assigned staff * When security incidents come about, responsible for instructing EEA staff and coordinating efforts with TSS’ security team * Oversee and manage EEA's on premises infrastructure and security systems, procedures, and operations * Oversee the delivery of infrastructure upgrades, security projects, and infrastructure enhancements * Guide and supervise staff assigned to work on infrastructure and security operations and provide technical assistance * Communicate with personnel from a variety departments and agencies, including HR, legal, and finance on security matters and how infrastructure changes may impact them * Develop training programs for the efficient use of information systems and to enhance the security of EEA’s systems and services * Manage the development of security guidelines, policies, and processes * Participate in the timely delivery of security and infrastructure projects, providing technical expertise and oversight * Recommend specifications to be used in bids, contracts and agreements for the infrastructure and security systems and software * In conjunction with the SCIO, plan, execute and lead security control audits across the complete EEA agency landscape * Using EOTSS information security standards as a baseline, develop the EOEEA security policy standards and guidelines * Participate in the change management process with the Commonwealth Technology and Security Department (EOTSS) * Working with the Director – EEA Applications, analyze business continuity and recovery risks for critical applications and services; presenting recommendations with an achievable roadmap * Analyze and prioritize vulnerability report response plan with EEA application development and infrastructure/network teams * Contribute to annual security budget planning * Assist in recruiting, developing, and retaining top project team talent * Review and provide guidance from a security standpoint on new EEA IT projects and program scopes of work, including agency procurements and SOWs Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in information technology, technology audit, computer science, criminal justice, or related field of study * 6 years of experience working within a highly complex, technology centric organization * 3 years of experience working in a hands-on security architect or auditing role * Proven working experience with Azure Directory Services * Thorough experience of IT core infrastructure * Understanding of security auditing functions, including risk analysis and controls * Exceptional strategic thinking, creative problem solving, and analytical skills * Ability to translate NIST standards to practical implementations within EOEEA * Knowledge with some experience in security control with monitoring in application, database, telecom, and virtual network/computing environments * Certification preferred in ITIL and any of the technology security professional series * Applies sound decision-making skills with excellent professional judgement * Experience in the industry of energy or environmental affairs is a plus MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least one (1) year must have been in a project management, supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience. Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Environmental and Energy* *Organization: Exec Office Of Energy and Environmental Affairs *Title: *Director of Information Security and Infrastructure Location: Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street Requisition ID: 21000A7K