Director of Oklahoma CyberCommand

Recruitment #200309-UNCB-22


A resume and cover letter must be submitted with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a trusted, credible partner that empowers employees to provide valued business expertise allowing customers to focus on their missions across state government. OMES provides financial, property, purchasing, human resources and information technology services to all state agencies, and assists the Governor’s Office on budgetary policy matters.

Our mission is supporting our partners through unified business services.  The OMES mission requires a highly-qualified workforce committed to making government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving that mission takes team-oriented, solutions-driven professionals who understand the importance of partnering to achieve success.

OMES is seeking a full time Director of Oklahoma CyberCommand. This is an unclassified position in state government.  OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

This position is a key, client-focused role responsible providing oversight, direction, and management of our Oklahoma CyberCommand program. The Director of Oklahoma CyberCommand should be passionate about customer service, incident response and forensics as well as eager to make a difference in the cybersecurity industry. This position will be charged to develop, maintain and govern incident response plans and procedures, ensure all policies and standards are aligned to state business requirements, information technology strategy, law enforcement/regulatory requirements and leading industry standard frameworks.

Oklahoma CyberCommand unifies the direction of cyberspace operations, strengthens Oklahoma's cyberspace capabilities and integrates and bolsters Oklahoma’s cyber expertise. The Director of Oklahoma CyberCommand is assigned responsibilities for management and direction of team of highly-skilled and top-performing cybersecurity professionals. Areas of responsibility include incident response, deception, forensic investigation, intelligence collection/analysis and threat hunting.

Position Responsibilities
• Plan, organize, direct, and monitor all operations and activities of assigned information security services team.
• Develop, evaluate, and manage agency-assigned security analysts and select engineers including compliance with the state Performance Management Process (PMP).
• Develop and maintain incident response plans and playbooks.
• Plan and execute cybersecurity operations for special events.
• Coordinate response capabilities/operations with external partners.
• Collaborate/Support law enforcement forensic investigations.
• Develops and publishes, on a quarterly basis, the state-wide security roadmap that includes statewide security initiatives, and the service-by-service consolidation of security for the state.
• Ensures the stability and integrity with a continual focus on capability maturity of state security services that include SIEM, deception technologies, forensic investigations, intelligence collection/analysis and threat hunting.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position works in a comfortable office setting with a computer for a large percentage of the workday. The noise level in the work environment is usually mild. Occasional travel may be required. Due to the nature of incident response and investigative work, this position will be expected to be responsive outside normal office hours and will require some nights/weekends.


Requirements include five years of experience in an information technology field, including two years in a supervisory, team lead, or project manager capacity, PLUS an additional two years of professional supervisory or administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting 12 semester hours in computer science or management information systems course work for each year of the required non-supervisory, leadership or management experience.


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Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.