EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
- 24/7 availability to respond to cyber threats or security breaches, or to access sensitive data and information necessary for informed decision-making in response to an emergency involving the treatment or distribution of water or the protection of customer information;
- Maintaining quality service by following industry/IT standards set by federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Cyber Security & Infrastructure Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agencies;
- Safeguarding information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems; protecting system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources; recognizing problems by identifying abnormalities and reporting violations and breaches; upgrading system by implementing and maintaining security controls;
- Determining security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits;
- Keeping users informed by preparing performance reports and communicating system status;
- Maintaining technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing publications;
- Working with executive staff members, decisionmakers, and stakeholders to define operational requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve operational systems issues and providing information relating to the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems;
- Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies for improving and leveraging these operational systems, and
- Supervising and collaborating with members of the IT Department.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge relating to the best practices for operating and managing an information technology systems handling highly sensitive, highly available, and security-protected data and information; thorough knowledge of information technology, system administration, network security, system and network troubleshooting, firewall administration, network protocols, routers, hubs, and switches; thorough knowledge of computer concepts, principles, procedures and technology as applied to computer operations, hardware, network and system development; thorough knowledge relating to planning, prioritizing, and assigning day-to-day computer operational task, working knowledge of modern policies and procedures used in system administration for a federal designated critical infrastructure; knowledge of RPG IV and AS/400 software platforms.
Proven ability to effectively evaluate and prioritize assignments and to effectively manage and optimize the skills of the Authority’s IT staff; ability to quickly process and evaluate information; proven ability to use critical thinking and decision-making skills when confronted with emerging events in a time sensitive and highly stressful environment; ability to analyze procedures with a high degree of accuracy; ability to plan, organize and supervise computer operators, programmers, and systems analysts working for a federal designated critical infrastructure, public utility, or governmental agency; ability to prepare reports.
Sound judgment; dependability; tact; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position; flexible and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies; strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to details.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or closely related fields and six (6) years of experience immediately preceding the date of appointment, in software, systems analysis or application programming, including experience in information security, with at least two years of experience in application programming for federally designated critical infrastructures, public utilities, or secured governmental related information management systems, or
B) At least 10 years of experience, with at least six (6) years immediately preceding the date of appointment, in software, systems analysis, or application programming, including experience in information security, and with at least two years of experience in application programming for federally designated critical infrastructures, public utilities, or secured governmental related information management systems.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:
Eligibility for appointment requires financial and security clearances, based on fingerprint analysis by an authorized agency having access to federal and state criminal and civil records.
An eligible selected applicant will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement prior to the date of appointment.