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Date:  Jul 27, 2022


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Requisition No: 679264 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 679264-DEO-INFO TECH BUSINESS CONSULTANT MGR -SES - 40060006

Position Number: 40060006 

Salary:  $90,000 - $105,000 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2022 


Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.

In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)

Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link :


The Work You Will Do:

The incumbent of this position fulfills the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The CISO works with the Department’s Leadership Team to coordinate strategic direction relative to information security and information assurance. The CISO works closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to establish cybersecurity operations, congruent with business goals and objectives, in effort to appropriately protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all information and data generated, stored, or processed by the Department.  The CISO oversees incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary and maintain authority to direct discontinuation of services that impact Confidentiality, Integrity, and availability.  The CISO ensures contracts, solicitations, new systems, services, and implementations include appropriate security requirements.


The Difference You Will Make:

DEO is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and commitment to serving the citizens of Florida is a vital to the Agency’s vision. As a member of the Division of Information Technology, you will help to support the Agency goals through providing affordable, reliable, effective, and secure technology services.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In addition, the Division of Information Technology supports its team members with additional educational opportunities through resources such as LinkedIn Learning, Pluralsight, Microsoft, O’Reilly, and Gartner GTP access.

In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:

  • Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  • Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  • Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
  • Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  • Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  


Where You Will Work:   

Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow attracting development and new business. Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens and people pour in to see the State perform its business. So regardless of what brought you here, being here will guarantee you an experience vibrant with entertainment, culture and delight. Tallahassee is:

  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



* State Group Insurance coverage options+                                               * Retirement plan options, including employer

   (health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental options)                    contributions (FYI, please click

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year                              * Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)                          * Flexible Spending Accounts          

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)    * Ongoing comprehensive training provided             

* Career Growth                                                                                           * Highly skilled, professional environment                 


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  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.



$90,000 – $105,000 Annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

In accordance with Section 447.203(5), F.S., the incumbent of this position assists the CIO or his/her designee in a confidential capacity by performing duties relative to internal information security and internal information security audits.


In accordance with Section 282.318(4)(a), F.S, the CISO is annually appointed by the agency head as “Information Security Manager” (ISM), for the purposes of administering the agency information security program and coordinating with partners within the State.


“Supervisory employees” are those who spend the majority of their time communicating with, motivating, training, and evaluating employees, and planning and directing employees’ work, and who have the authority to hire, transfer, suspend, lay off, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, or discipline subordinate employees or effectively recommend such action, including all employees serving as supervisors, administrators, and directors.


The CISO is responsible for the following:

  • Development of a strategic information security plan and associated operational information security plan.
  • Development and implementation of agency information security policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines, including the review of IT security assessments, best practices, device configurations, build documents, server audit reports, anti-virus implementations, etc.
  • Development and implementation of the agency information security awareness program.
  • Coordination of the agency information security risk management process, including encryption, log management, intrusion prevention and detection, security training, and overall network security management.
  • Coordination of the agency Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).
  • Coordination of Information Technology planning in support of the agency Continuity of Operations Plan.
  • Taking an active role in the agency information technology monitoring and reporting activities, including assisting with the installation, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of security devices on the department's network, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, proxy appliances, and other security devices.
  • Assisting, as necessary, with information security audits and formal inquiries from the Auditor General, Inspector General, or other governmental entities.
  • Ensuring that periodic internal audits and evaluations of each security program for the data and information technology resources of the department are conducted.
  • Coordinating and supporting the planning, development, implementation, and tracking of information security projects.
  • Assisting System Owners and Information Owners in the creation and maintenance of security documents (e.g. System Security Plans, Continuous Monitoring Plan, Plans of Actions and Milestones).
  • Facilitating the execution of appropriate identity and access management controls.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of securing digital and physical information, computer systems, and end users.
  • Knowledge of security auditing methodologies and corrective action management.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability assessments and reporting for systems, processes, and applications.
  • Knowledge of identity and access management best practices.
  • Knowledge of vulnerability management best practices.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory best practices regarding information security.
  • Knowledge of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Controls.
  • Knowledge of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 Series guidelines.
  • Knowledge of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10.
  • Knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) security processes and requirements.
  • Knowledge of best practice digital forensics techniques and tools.
  • Knowledge of best practice security awareness methods.
  • Knowledge of Business Continuity Planning best practices.
  • Knowledge of best practice network monitoring techniques, including Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM), firewalls, and endpoint protection.
  • Knowledge of Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS).
  • Skilled in information security governance, including risk management best practices, business alignment, framework development, and strategic planning.
  • Skilled in effective communication, both verbal and written, with a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to assess security needs and make recommendations regarding enablement of the business (e.g. mobile security, cloud security, Internet of Things (IoT), and emerging technologies).
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and quickly adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and staff of all levels.
  • Ability to lead and work closely with other leaders.
  • Ability to both teach and learn.



As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.  



  • 5+ years of professional experience in information security, cybersecurity, IT auditing, network engineering, computer systems analysis, and/or IT management, with demonstrated security-related responsibilities.
  • One or more of the following are required:
    • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Information Security, Computer Science, or a closely related field;
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional);
    • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager);
    • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor);
    • GCIH (GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification) Certified Incident Handler); or
    • Similar Information Security Certification.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee