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 Information Technology Specialist 3 - Albany, New York, United States

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Posted by: Office of the State Comptroller of New York 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1nbZNolTDQUaRubwQ0BB4DISOCIRi9 / Latpro-3850092 
Date posted: Dec-21-2021
State, Zip: New York, 12206


STATUS:                            Contingent/Permanent                                               


NEGOTIATING UNIT:      PS&T – Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)         


LOCATION:                         Division of CIO

                                          Bureau of Information Security Office

                                          Information Security Office

                                          110 State Street, 10th Floor                

                                          Albany, New York 12236                  




  • Acquire information technology equipment in a forensically sound manner following the agency’s digital forensic standard operating procedures.
  • Provide digital forensic investigative support by examining and analyzing electronic information.
  • Produce any discovered electronic information and/or any findings to the entity requesting digital forensic services.
  • Perform validation testing on any new digital forensic technical procedures, equipment, or software tools.
  • Research new digital forensic and incident response tools, techniques, and methodologies.
  • Support the agency’s e-discovery process by identifying and collecting electronic information stored in workstations.
  • Perform security event monitoring and network traffic analysis using Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software and/or other detective technologies.
  • Assist with evaluating and analyzing reported emails to the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
  • Assist incident responders with investigating and resolving computer security incidents.

Perform phishing simulations across the agency, including creating, conducting, and tracking the simulation, then reporting the results to appropriate parties. 

  • Provide security assistance to CIO units in evaluating security controls and providing secure solutions.
  • Research security related items for agency projects, as needed.
  • Manage the evidence locker for the storage of case evidence.
  • Manage the digital forensic and incident response equipment, including maintenance, troubleshooting technical issues, and preparing the equipment for use.
  • Assist with maintaining the Forensic Recovery of Evidence Devices (FREDs), ensuring all software is up-to-date and at current approved versions.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Working knowledge of:
    • Digital forensics, incident response, malware forensics, evidence handling, and digital forensic tools.
    • Computer networks, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and SIEMs.
    • Windows operating system digital forensic artifacts.
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Digital forensics.
    • Incident response.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate information technology and information security concepts.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.


Non-Competitive Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree* in Information Security, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Information Assurance, or Information Technology related field, OR bachelor's degree with 15 credit hours in Cyber Security, Information Assurance, or Informational Technology AND two years of information security related technology experience**.

*Appropriate information security or information assurance experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis; an associate’s degree requires an additional two years of information technology, information security, or information assurance experience.


**Experience solely in information security or information assurance may substitute for the general information technology experience.


TO APPLY:      

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the attached template,%2000703%20-%20MQ%20Template.doc to  no later than January 21, 2022.  Reference Item #00703 – EMZ- Monster in the subject line of the email and on the cover letter.


Contact:                Office of Human Resources

                              110 State Street, 12th Floor

                              Albany, NY 12236

                              Attn: Erin M. Zielinski


PLEASE NOTE:   All candidates MUST complete this template in full to demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates will be selected for interview based SOLELY on the contents provided by them on this template.


IMPORTANT:  It is imperative that you provide specific examples to demonstrate your experience for each of the required qualifications listed in this template. Please ensure that you have fully described how you meet the qualifications by providing a FULLY DETAILED description of your experience. Any ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in the applicant’s favor.



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