Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager II, the incumbent is responsible for managing the most complex security projects and is the high-level expert and project manager in the development of recommending, configuring, managing and maintaining the technical aspects of the information security architecture. The incumbent is responsible for providing technical expertise in the implementation of policies and standards of information security, confidentiality, privacy, integrity, auditability and controllability of information in the information technology environment.

The incumbent provides ongoing security analysis of the network and devices connected to the network. The incumbent recommends the appropriate information security architecture and infrastructure to management and customers. Responsibilities also include gathering information and providing in-depth analysis on investigations, vulnerability assessments and the integration and management of security software into the overall statewide Legislative network. The incumbent works independently, as a team member, project manager and technical consultative roles on complex security initiatives, where the consequences of unmitigated security vulnerabilities could have a high to extremely high impact on the business success of the Office of Legislative Counsel and its customers.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

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$8,127.00 – $10,894.00 L
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Sacramento County
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Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The Office of Legislative Counsel (OLC) is a small civil service department whose mission is to provide legal services and information technology support services to the California Legislature. Office of Legislative Counsel employees are excluded from collective bargaining and, therefore, receive enhanced benefits.

Special Requirements

Do not include any confidential information on any documents you submit for a job vacancy, such as your STD. 678, resume, or school transcripts. Confidential information that should be excluded or removed from these documents includes, but is not limited to, your social security number, birthdate, student identification number, driver license number (unless required), examination results, LEAP status, marital status, and age. (Note confidential information on the first page of the application submitted online through your CalCareers account will be redacted automatically upon submission.)

Employment Application (STD. 678):

Applications must be complete and include dates and hours worked; contact names and phone numbers of supervisors; and a description of the duties performed for each position held; reference to a resume (i.e., “See Resume”) in place of a description of the duties performed will not be accepted.

School Transcripts:

When using education to qualify, unofficial transcripts must be submitted. Applicants with foreign transcripts must provide a transcript evaluation that indicates the number of units to which the foreign course work is equivalent. If selected for appointment, official transcripts will be required.

Application Instructions

Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: 4/14/2023Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Office of Legislative Counsel
Attn: Hua Chu
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Office of Legislative Counsel
Hua Chu
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • School Transcripts

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Five (5) years of experience as an information security analyst, information security administrator, or information security engineer. Demonstrated experience in computer forensics, hardware and application security, network design and configuration including remote access and wireless technology security. Knowledge of the security products supported by various operating systems and the interaction between the security products, the operating system and the network. Experience using security diagnostic and penetration tools to facilitate ongoing security monitoring and assessment. Five (5) years of experience using tools such as Splunk, Forescout, Nessus, Qualys, Encase, PKI or other security tools. Knowledge of technical architectures and practices utilized to develop comprehensive security architectures. Knowledge of the metrics associated with analyzing the performance of components of the Information Technology environment. Knowledge of various encryption methods and associated implementation. Knowledge of the Legislative Data Center IT environment and how it relates to security in order to facilitate customers, managers, and technical staff in the development or revision of risk management policies. Professional certification through the Information Security Certification Program of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Institute as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) or through the SANS Institute’s Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Program, or other similar certification, is highly desirable. Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work in an organized and efficient manner while under pressure in order to meet challenging time constraints. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage multiple concurrent assignments and projects.

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