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INFORMATION SERVICES SPECIALIST I - OPTION S (Security Operations Center Alert Specialist I) (UMP)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jan 10, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5170

Job Requisition ID:  10896

Agency:  Department of Innovation and Technology  
Closing Date/Time:  01/25/2022 
Salary:  $4,558-6,699/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification # DoIT 32640

Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision, as a Security Operations Center (SOC) Alert Specialist I for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DolT), monitors multiple security technologies and other information sources to identify and detect potential information security incidents. Adheres to detailed operational processes and procedures to appropriately recognize, prioritize, communicate, escalate and document information security, events and incidents. Resolves limited security incidents per pre-defined policies, standards and procedures. Assists with security incident response activities and remediation of information security incidents. Travels to attend meetings, training sessions and conferences.

(Job Responsibilities continued)

  • Serves as a Security Operations Center (SOC) Alert Specialist I; monitors security monitoring and alert systems; conducts limited analysis of system outputs, notifications and alerts to determine the validity and information security impact of the data based on training, policies and procedures. Reviews other sources of information as directed to classify and prioritize the alerts based on predetenmined criteria. Utilizes security monitoring technologies including. but not limited to, Security Information and Event Monitoring (SI EM) systems, anti-virus and other end-point monitoring systems, data loss prevention technologies, secure configuration monnoring systems, electronic mail and information system logs and log management systems.
  • Performs limited assignments utilizing established policies, standards and procedures to detenmine which security alerts and notifications should be identified as information security incidents. Collects additional infonmation from security systems. end-users and other sources to document and communicate the existence of a security incident in a timely manner.
  • Serves as an initial recipient of information security and cyber-security vulnerability and threat information received from information systems and sources including, but not limited to, information system vulnerability monitoring tools, the Multi-State lnfonmation Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the Illinois Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC), software and hardware vendors, internal and security personnel.
  • Continues education by attending training sessions, seminars and conferences to increase familiarity with and maintain current on security products, vendors, techniques and procedures.
  • Assists senior security personnel during incident response activities of more serious and/or complex security incidents.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above,

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of two years of college, with course work in computer science, management information systems, IT auditing, Cybersecurity or a related field; or satisfactory completion of an agency sponsored training program. Requires good oral and written communication skills to present technical
information to non-technical decision makers with clarity and precision. Requires a valid driver's license and the abilily to travel. Requires the ability to utilize agency supplied materials/equipment (e,g., cell phone, portable computing device, etc.).


Specialized Skills: Requires working knowledge of information security frameworks, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework. Requires working knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, network security methodologies, emerging security issues, risks, vulnerabilities and information security industry best practices. Requires working knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and the relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities. Requires SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Certification.

 

This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.


Requires the ability to successfully complete a fingerprint-based background check as defined in the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, Internal Revenue Service Publication 1075 and background check done by the Illinois State Police.

Work Hours:  7:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday -Thursday  
Work Location: 120 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5170  
Agency Contact:
 DoIT.BidForms@illinois.gov 

Job Function:  Technology  

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

Please submit application via email to: DoIT.BidForms@illinois.gov 

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

The Department of Innovation & Technology (DolT) is the state's IT agency delivering an enterprise approach to statewide technology, innovation and telecommunication services, as well as policy and standards development, lifecycle investment planning, and cybersecurity services. With over 1,500 employees, DolT delivers IT services and innovative solutions to customer agencies to improve services provided to Illinois residents, DolT offers employees the opportunity to advance their careers, develop new skills and reach their potential, both personally and professionally. DoIT is committed to promoting and preserving a workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome and value employees with different backgrounds, life experiences and talents. It is the collective sum of our individual differences that provides a broad perspective, leading to greater innovation and achievement. In recruiting for our team, we recognize the unique contributions of each applicant regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation