Department of Education seeks CISO

The Department of Education is looking for a chief information security officer. The job pays between $119,554 and $179,700 per year and is open for applications until June 4.

From the posting:

This position is in the Office of the Chief Information Officer which serves as a principal advisor to the Secretary and Senior Officials on matters related to Departmental information technology.  The Office governs and manages the network infrastructure and operations of the Department.

The Director of Information Assurance Services will be the representative of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be designated as the Department of Education’s Chief Information Security Officer per the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

The Director is responsible for implementing all of the Department of Education FISMA requirements including developing and maintaining an agency-wide Information Assurance program; developing and maintaining information assurance security policies, procedures, and control techniques to address all applicable requirements for the information assurance program; training and overseeing personnel with significant responsibilities for information assurance with respect to such responsibilities; and assisting senior agency officials concerning their FISMA responsibilities.

The Director will establish the organization structure and management systems required for threat identification, risk management, crisis management, employee accountability, and security of Education information and IT systems.  The Director must effectively communicate risk, opportunity, and cost to the CIO in a fashion that easily leads to decisions.

Provides leadership for the Department-wide IT security certification and accreditation program, including periodic risk assessments of all major applications and general support systems per OMB Circular A-130 and applicable guidance as promulgated by the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST).

Administers the Department-wide employee security education training, and awareness program dealing with information assurance. Represents the Department and the CIO at meetings and briefings with security representatives from business and interest groups and other Federal agencies.

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