Job Details

Valley Water
  • Position Number: 5253448
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Senior Cyber Security Analyst

Valley Water

Salary: $139,963.20 - $179,192.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 01782-E

Location: CA, CA

Department: Information Technology

Closing: 5/31/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


NOTE Regarding Salary: A 3% COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) will apply as of 6-24-24

Do you have Six (6) years' experience supporting Cyber Security network environments? Are you ready for you next career opportunity? Consider a career in the water industry!

Provide complex and advanced technical assistance in support of managing and implementing Valley Water's cyber security systems on the Enterprise network and SCADA/ Industrial Control System/ Operational Technology network. Monitor cyber security logs, respond to cyber security incidents, plan design, and implement a variety of complex cyber security systems assists with determining hardware and software systems requirements and specifications; performs a variety of complex technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Serves as the technical lead on the design and implementation of Valley Water's most complex and highly integrated Cyber Security systems involving new, unfamiliar, or emerging technologies; to perform the most complex professional level duties in the development, installation, coding, integration, documentation, testing, and maintenance of Cyber Security controls and systems; and to perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Cyber Security: monitor and maintain security on infrastructure systems including IT security applications and appliances. Example: Microsoft security patching, updating appliance firmware, maintaining Cyber Security definitions, monitoring Anti-Spam solution, monitoring Cyber Security appliances, and recommending modifications to existing Cyber Security hardware, software, and overall security stance. Manages and monitors vulnerability scanning tools and makes recommendations to remediate identified Cyber Security vulnerabilities. Manages Cyber Security audits and makes recommendations to remediate identified threats.
IT infrastructure: ensuring the network perimeter is protected, investigates security breaches and threats and recommends changes to address security issues; manages processes for operating system hardening, and intrusion detection; manages security configurations for server, database, and application systems; conducts electronic discovery searches, manages reporting on security enterprise tools; manages security software server/client updates, supports the Unit Manager in maintaining the Cyber Security program and policies.
IT/OT/ICS operational technology: Monitor network and security appliances for security breaches, updating firmware, maintaining security patches keeping security policies up to date, and maintaining documentation.

Ideal Candidate's Background Includes:
Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria as listed below.

Ideal Experience:

  • Six (6) years of increasingly responsible for cyber security scripting and analysis experience in cyber security.
  • Risk Management experience.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • Experience researching, planning and implementation of cyber security technologies.
  • Experience Monitoring cyber security logs and alerts.
  • Experience responding to cyber security incidents on the SCADA/ Industrial Control System/ Operational Technology network.
  • Experience working in enterprise environments.
Ideal Skills and Abilities:
  • Install, maintain, operate, and troubleshoot complex computer systems hardware and software problems, including Firewalls, IPS, Next Generation Endpoint protection, reverse proxies, SIEM and Anti-Spam solutions.
  • Develop and maintain Cyber Security policies.
  • Breech response and mitigation.
  • Assist in user training on computer systems hardware and software.
  • Use diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot and diagnose network and communication systems hardware and software problems.
  • Interpret and analyze complex user information systems requirements and develop solutions.
  • Provide technical support for the implementation and maintenance of various software applications.
  • Analyze and assess the technological needs of Valley Water departments.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Utilizing Cyber Security Systems in a SCADA/ Industrial Control System/ Operational Technology network without impacting operations.
Ideal Knowledge:
  • Principles and practices of computer science and information systems.
  • Principles and practices of enterprise and cloud Cyber Security
  • Knowledge of securing critical infrastructure for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) / Industrial Control System/ Operational Technology environments.
  • Operational characteristics of computer hardware and software; and/or audio-visual systems.
  • Principles and practices of computer, network systems hardware, and software troubleshooting.
  • Operational characteristics of various computer hardware, software applications, and computer operating systems.
  • Operational characteristics of computer and network operating systems.
  • Operational characteristics of local and wide area networks.
  • Principles, practices, and responsibilities involved in leading the work of assigned staff.
  • Best practices for office procedures, methods, and equipment.
  • Common desktop applications and software as well as specialized software related to the work.
Ideal Training and Education:
  • Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in computer science, information systems or a related field.
  • Directly related experience may be substituted for the college requirement on the basis of one and one-half years of experience for one year of education to a maximum of four years.

Required License or Certificate

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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Infrastructure Services Unit (Position Code 1047)

Valley Water Telework Program: Eligibility for telework will depend on the type of work performed, operational needs, and the ability for the employee to perform the essential functions of their job duties while teleworking. Employment with Valley Water requires employees to live within 150 miles of their primary physical work location located in San Jose, California by their start date.

This position requires the individual to be onsite and is typically not a teleworking position.

Selection Process

(1) The selection process may include one or more of the following: application review, application assessment, performance exercise, written exercise and/or interview.
(2) The Employment Application, Qualifying Information Questions and/or Supplemental Questions will be evaluated based on the ideal candidate criteria listed above. Resumes are highly recommended.

NOTE: Position and start date is subject to availability of funds. Valley Water retains the right to repost this position as deemed necessary.
Consideration may be given to existing applicant pools within the same classification.
Valley Water's Equal Opportunity Non-Discrimination Policy is available for review upon request.

Valley Water will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources in advance of any special needs by calling 408-630-2260.

Please be aware that once submitted all application materials become the property of Valley Water and will not be returned. Human Resources staff are not authorized to make copies of application materials for applicants.

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