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State Government

State Insurance Fund

Drawer A Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0044




(208) 332-8170

Non-Classified Opening

Information Security Architect

Non-Classified Classification

State Insurance Fund

Open for Recruitment: December 2, 2016 - Open until further notice
Announcement # NONCLS070287
Salary Range: Depends On Experience -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

At SIF, you will provide expert guidance to the organization by overseeing both the securing of information assets as well as ensuring the appropriate IT risk management controls and processes are in place in four key areas – information security, security architecture, information technology controls oversight and management, and business continuance.  If you have a strong background in information technology with a clear understanding of the challenges of cyber security, and you thrive in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment, please read on

You'll be responsible for:
  • Providing oversight relative to the adherence to information security policies, standards, and procedures as well as reviewing and strengthening existing policies and developing additional policies that encourage secure working and data protection. 
  • Advising management on cyber security matters; promoting corporate cyber security awareness activities; and implementing security awareness concepts including tailoring communications to the business. 
  • Coordinating business continuity and disaster recovery plans and leading testing of plans and other scenario-based exercises. 
  • Developing and delivering employee training focused around educating employees on security risks and demonstrating solid security practices.
  • Reviewing systems in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommending improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implementing changes, and documenting upgrades. 
  • Managing relationships with third-party vendors for protection services and security-related products. Participating in vulnerability testing activities, reporting on results, and following up on remediation until resolved. 
  • Leading the implementation of security configuration and operations standards for security systems and business software applications including policy assessment and compliance tools, network security appliances, and host-based security systems. 
  • Maintaining an awareness of existing and proposed security-standard-setting groups, and keeping current on regulatory changes that may affect information security policies, standards, and procedures, and recommending appropriate changes. 
  • Providing company-wide guidance for cyber security activities across all IT-related processes. 
  • Providing leadership and guidance including coaching, motivating, and leading team members to achieve their optimum performance levels and career development through daily interactions and regular performance evaluations.

Your background should include:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fifteen years of experience in the IT field.
  • Minimum of seven years of demonstrated experience in an information security consultancy or in a senior-level position in information security for a private organization including experience setting up the ISSO role within at least one organization. 
  • Professional Information Security certification such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) strongly preferred. 
  • Experience implementing, managing, and enforcing information security directives. 
  • Detailed knowledge of cyber security standards and risk management practices and a thorough understanding of applicable local and federal regulations. 
  • Knowledge of SDLC and application security best practices required. 
  • Experience managing and leading information security projects including defining requirements, developing project plans, and delivering results. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and flexible in adapting and responding to changing situations. 
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and presentation skills. 
  • High level of confidentiality, flexibility, and professionalism.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please obtain an application packet from our website’s Employment Page @ idahosif.org .

Completed application materials may be submitted via one of the following methods:

Mail to: 
Idaho State Insurance Fund
Attn: Human Resources
Drawer A Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0044

Deliver to: 
Idaho State Insurance Fund
Attn: Human Resources 
1215 West State Street
Boise, Idaho


Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.