Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Firewall Subject Matter Expert

IT Subject Matter Expert (35 Hour)

Recruitment #190520-7607EU-001

Introduction

Do you have the skills needed to configure and implement complex IT tasks in a collaborative team environment?

Are you an expert in providing enterprise firewall management to a large user community?

The State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more.

We are seeking a highly motivated full-time Firewall Subject Matter Expert to work for the Bureau of Enterprise Systems and Technology (BEST)/IT Security Division.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • providing security architecture, enterprise firewall and border security operations, design, and agency firewalls to all Executive branch agencies;
  • supporting multiple datacenters with the enterprise firewall providing border security to DAS BEST hosted application, websites, email, file transfer and enterprise services, with agency specific firewalls dedicated to Emergency Management, Criminal Justice Information Systems, and State Police;
  • supports federal and state regulatory compliance for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal Taxpayer Information (FTI), Social Security Administration (SSA), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS), etc.;
  • support critical services for State Police, Health and Human Services, Emergency Management Homeland Security, etc.

Location: 55 Farmington Avenue, Hartford

All applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.

Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position. State employees currently holding the above title or those who have previously attained permanent status in this class may apply for a lateral transfer.

Questions about these required documents or any other phase of this recruitment should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Elena Vazquez, elena.vazquez@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency supporting a highly complex Information Technology (IT) environment this class is accountable for functioning as a Subject Matter Expert in one of the following functional IT areas: networking, security, systems development, systems programming or database administration. This class also provides technical leadership and consultation in the areas of architecture, application design, systems programming, system integration, and/or database management OR the analysis, development and operational support of highly complex technologies affecting multiple infrastructure areas.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In addition to the duties outlined below this position provides expert network and system troubleshooting and design for all Executive Branch agencies and the enterprise. Works closely with various Information Technology Staff, vendors, management, and customer agency personnel daily along with various auditors for both Federal & State regulatory compliance. Develops designs and maintains business continuity and disaster recovery plans. Monitors the infrastructure environment for malicious activity and performs related duties as required.

Acts as a full project manager; participates in the development of architectural designs; recommends policies, procedures, and associated technical implementation standards; researches, designs, analyzes, develops and enhances new and highly complex infrastructure projects in support of agency information systems; participates in the design and configures infrastructure systems that optimize information access capabilities and ensure the security and integrity of these systems; provides consulting in a technology area, such as IT Security, Network Architecture (including LAN/WAN design), Platform Architecture (including mainframe and desktop hardware and software selection), Middleware Architecture (including messaging and Physical Data Architecture); acts as a consultant to management and individual employees regarding area of expertise including technical leadership and consultation in the areas of architecture and application design, systems programming, system integration, and/or database management or the analysis and development of highly complex technologies affecting multiple infrastructure areas; serves as Subject Matter Expert on various IT project teams; researches and analyzes technology trends and assists in the development of infrastructure technology strategy and standards; troubleshoots existing infrastructure systems to identify errors or deficiencies; recommends and implements software, hardware and configuration changes to improve system performance; participates in defining architecture and technology standards to optimize system performance and integrity; participates in long-term infrastructure technology strategy development and planning; recommends new tools, technologies, and platforms to be implemented; assists in the development of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan; provides technical leadership; provides assistance with escalated Tier III support issues; works on multiple projects including complex integration efforts and transitioning applications to new technologies; defines and develops the project scope of multiple complex projects; makes recommendations towards buy versus build decisions surrounding applications; designs component architectures, making use of multiple tiers to provide insulation to changes from application interfaces and databases; participates in the evaluation and selection process for application packages to meet solutions; recommends testing tools, middleware, and database management systems; document changes to architecture and conversion plans; develops and maintains system and application architecture diagrams; assists in organization wide data modeling and database design; participates in the definition of data architecture standards, policies and procedures for the organization structure, attributes and nomenclature of data elements; assists in the design and construction of data architectures, operational data stores, and data marts; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of current methods of information systems analysis, design and development; considerable knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of information technology; considerable knowledge of applications systems development principles, techniques and development; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of computer programming and languages; considerable knowledge of principles and theories of business planning functions; considerable knowledge of project management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of systems analysis and design; considerable knowledge of computer operating systems and databases; considerable knowledge of business re-engineering process; considerable knowledge of principles of data modeling and related tools; considerable knowledge of distributed systems architecture, network, middleware and object oriented analysis; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable analytical and problem solving skills; considerable ability to develop and implement system security and disaster recovery plans; considerable ability to identify, analyze and resolve highly complex business and technical problems; considerable ability to conduct highly complex detailed analysis and design of major computer systems and networks; considerable ability to develop reports, manuals and documentation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Nine (9) years of experience in infrastructure systems support, programming, database administration, systems/software development, networking or technical support.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been performing advanced technical level duties or as a working supervisor in one of the following areas:
1. Designing, configuring and implementing complex networks.
2. Configuring, installing and upgrading host based applications packages and host and/or operating system software.
3. System software/application development.
NOTE: For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Information Technology Analyst 3.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in management information systems, computer science or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in management information systems, computer science or electrical engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

We'd love to hear from you if possess:

  • 5 years + with CheckPoint Firewall management;
  • Experience with monitoring security events and conducting incident response operations per documented procedures and standard best practices;
  • 5 years + in network security design and architecture;
  • Experience with federal regulatory compliance standards;
  • 7 years+ experience¬†troubleshooting Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.