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Cybersecurity Architect Manager – City of Cleveland, OH

City of Cleveland, OH

The City of Cleveland, OH (population 361,607), is the 18th largest city in the United States, birthplace to the Environmental Protection Agency, healthcare capital of the world and home to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum. The city is seeking elite information technology professionals as candidates for its first Cybersecurity Architect Manager (CAM) position.

The CAM reports jointly to the Chief Innovation Technology Officer (CITO) and IT Commissioner. The CAM is responsible for the City’s Cybersecurity initiatives as the city seeks to further enhance online city services, transforming the user experience for both municipal functions and everyday citizen experiences. The CAM serves as an advisor to the CITO on Cybersecurity policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments and identification of potential security incidents and appropriate mitigation actions. The CAM will also drive a roadmap and programs to align the City of Cleveland’s cybersecurity capabilities to national, state, and county initiatives. The CAM works across multiple departments and makes recommendations on measures to increase Cybersecurity awareness, training, and mitigation.

Position Overview:

The CAM manages a team of cybersecurity professionals that plan and design security solutions and capabilities that enable the organization to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Defines and develops security requirements using risk assessments, threat modeling, testing, and analysis of existing systems. Develops security integration plans to protect existing infrastructure and to incorporate future solutions. Designs action plans for policy creation and governance, system hardening, monitoring, incident response, disaster recovery, and emerging cybersecurity threats. Utilizes a variety of security information and event management (SEIM), data loss prevention (DLP), intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and other tools in design. Partners with stakeholders to encourage the adoption of security-compatible software designs and best practices. Keeps abreast of the latest intelligence from law enforcement and other sources of cyber threat information and briefs stakeholders with actionable information.

Duties Include:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the organization’s information security policies, procedures, and standards in accordance with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct risk assessments and vulnerability assessments of the organization’s information systems and networks to identify potential security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Regularly assess the City of Cleveland’s cyber exposure and risk profiles across information systems, networking and communications technology, collaboration and information exchange tools, and overall city-wide information technology and computing environment.
  • Develop and maintain incident response plans and procedures to ensure the organization can respond effectively to security incidents and breaches.
  • Monitor and analyze security logs and alerts to identify potential security incidents and take appropriate action to mitigate them.
  • Conduct security awareness training for employees to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities in safeguarding the organization’s information assets.
  • Stay up to date with the latest security threats and vulnerabilities and ensure the organization’s security controls are up-to-date and effective.
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure that security is integrated into all aspects of the organization’s operation

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information security, computer science, or a related field.
  • Two years minimum years of experience in information security, including experience in risk management, vulnerability management, incident response, and security operations. Five years plus is preferred.
  • Knowledge of industry-standard security frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST, and CIS.
  • Experience with security tools and technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, endpoint protection, and vulnerability scanners.
  • Strong communication and people skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA are preferred.

The hiring range is between $118,000 to $154,000. Residency is not required. This is a full time/40 hours per week direct hire position with the City of Cleveland. The City of Cleveland offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including cost-effective health, dental and vision plans, paid sick and vacation leave, nine paid holidays, as well as participation in one of the largest public pension plans in the State of Ohio, the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

The position is open until filled, however, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Qualified candidates should apply online at once to with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references, Attn: Don Carlsen, GovHR USA, Tel: 847-380-3240.

Mayor Bibb and his Team are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, which includes building an environment that respects the individual, promotes innovation, and offers opportunities for all employees to develop to their full potential. A diverse workforce helps the city realize its full potential. The city benefits from the creativity and innovation that results when people with different experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds work together. The city is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, language, religion, citizenship status, sex, age, marital status, sexual preference or orientation, gender identity/expression, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, membership in a collective bargaining unit, status with regard to public assistance, or political affiliation.

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