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Recruitment #19-004491-0014




MDH. Office of Enterprise Technology, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to manage the Enterprise CISO for $14B State Agency with 9,000 desktops, 700 servers, 80 remote sites, multiple data centers, and +200 systems. Leverage MD THINK, MHBE, DoIT and CRISP to lead the effort to modernize systems security for over 200 applications and multiple data centers.

This position will directs the development, implementation, maintenance, adoption, practice and enforcement of Information Technology policies for the protection of in devices, applications and data (Analog & Digital) within the Department. Serves as the resident expert on technology practices, services and solutions that are available and recommended for Department infrastructure and applications. Coordinates the responses to deviations from policy and breaches of security. Promotes readiness for disaster recovery and business continuity in the event of system failures. Conducts other IT duties as assigned by management.

The IT Assistant Director will possess excellent presentation skills, writing skills and verbal skills to effectively communicate with OET's Infrastructure, IT Services, CTO. Applications, and senior level business unit management to ensure audit requests, state security assessments and overall security readiness of applications, network, DR and COOP are in alignment with MDH business requirements and state security guidelines.

Debrief and Prepare MDH Secretary for monthly Governors IT Security Council meetings and Office of Security Management support.


Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in cybersecurity or related degree program and 6 years of enterprise cybersecurity experience, including 1 year experience with network security Audits and IT infrastructure security monitoring and at least 1 year of experience with HIPAA compliance including BAAs and data privacy.

Additional related cybersecurity experience may be substituted for the required education a the rate of 30 credit hours for one year of experience. 



Preferred candidates should possess:

  • Experience creating and maintaining security SOPs;
  • Strong analytical and customer service skills;
  • Experience resolving a wide range of cybersecurity incidents and advising business units of appropriate cybersecurity best practices;
  • Cybersecurity certification(s);
  • Excellent communications skills including writing, presentations and verbal;
  • Verbal skills to include communications with technical, business, vendors, and executives; and,
  • Coop and DR planning skills.  


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.




Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.