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Date:  May 17, 2023


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Requisition No: 797439 

Agency: Economic Opportunity

Working Title: 797439-DEO-INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST III - 40053055

Position Number: 40053055 

Salary:  $40,739.82 - $57,500 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/14/2023 

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:

This position assists in the operation and maintenance of the Department’s Information Security Program and operational security processes.  This role helps to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce, eliminate, or recover from identified threats and risks to the Department’s data and information resources. This position performs technical and non-technical duties relative to the maintenance of organizational information security.


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 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.


The Division of Information Technology provides its staff with access to resources and trainings provided by the following:

  • Pluralsight
  • CBT Nuggets
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • O’Reilly
  • Gartner
  • Microsoft

These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model them.  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:   

This position will allow for up to100% percent remote working or allow working onsite in one of the Tallahassee offices, if preferred. Florida residents will be given preference.



* 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                 


+For a more complete list of benefits, visit

  • 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.



$40,739.82 - $57,500 Annually                    


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and investigates threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Department-owned information.
  • Monitors and queries Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools and other threat management systems for threats to the enterprise environment and DEO information wherever it may be processed or stored.
  • Maintains appropriate configurations of security tools used for monitoring and threat management.
  • Conducts and/or consults on threat identification and mitigation.
  • Performs key tasks associated with response to, and investigation of, alerts and security incidents.


Additionally, this position may be required to:

  • Work with the Information Security Team, IT teams, business unit staff, and other parties necessary to accomplish the information security goals of the organization.
  • Assist in automating security-related functions and activities, as needed.
  • Participate in multiple operational security functions, including, but not limited to:
    • Anti-malware and Endpoint Security
    • Vulnerability Management
    • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
    • Enterprise Encryption
    • Network security
    • Cloud security
    • Policy development
    • Audit and compliance
  • Participate in technical response operations to Information Security events requiring containment, investigation, remediation, and/or analysis.
  • Assist in the development and administration of awareness training tools, materials, and processes.
  • Document and update internal procedures.
  • Share knowledge and participate in cross-training activities to improve team functionality.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and written, with a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work both 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.
  • Working knowledge in any of the following:
    • Vulnerability management processes and applications; ability to read and prepare reports.
    • Common networking protocols, architectures, and concepts.
    • Principles, practices, and techniques of securing computer systems, end users, and data.
    • Network-based web filtering tools.
    • Directory services, such as Microsoft Active Directory.
    • System Configuration Management Tools, such as Microsoft SCCM.
    • SIEM/log management tools, such as Splunk.
    • IT Service Management tools, such as ServiceNow.
    • Endpoint Security tools, such as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
    • Programming and/or scripting languages, such as C/C++, Java, Python, Perl, JavaScript, Powershell, etc. a plus.



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.  



  • Must be available for on-call and overtime as required.
  • Professional experience in information security, information technology, or computer programming, with an emphasis on operational security, incident response, threat management, and/or scripting and automation.



  • Direct experience in SIEM/Log tools (e.g., Splunk, MS Sentinel), Next-Gen Firewalls (e.g., Palo Alto), Microsoft Security Stack (e.g., Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Identity), Asset Discovery Tools (e.g., Armis, Qualys), and/or Web Application Security.
  • Two plus (2+) years of professional experience in information security or a closely related field.

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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee