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State of Montana Security Systems Administrator in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana? * Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide. * It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure. * Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in the State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government. What is this career opportunity? This position will focus primarily on the administration of vulnerability management products with a smaller focus on next-generation anti-virus. The position is also responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures). What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * * A Bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science related field; AND * Applicable system security administration experience; OR * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis *Preference will be given to candidates with additional certifications and/or experience: • CompTIA Security or equivalent certifications or experience preferred but not required. • Applicable security and/or system administration certifications a plus. • Experience with administration of, Carbon Black, and/or SentinelOne a plus. Competencies: * /Knowledge of:/ * Cybersecurity and privacy principles; * Specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses; * Local area and wide area networking principles and concepts including bandwidth management; * Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standard; and * Principles and methods for integrating system components. /Ability to:/ * Troubleshoot complex technical security issues; * Apply an organization's goals and objectives to develop and maintain architecture; * Function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment; and * Establish and maintain automated security control assessments. *Does this sound like you? * Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. (Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.) *What can you expect from us in return for your hard work? * Work/life Balance * Health Coverage * Retirement plans * Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays * And more… Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Job: Information Technology/Computer Science* *Title: *Security Systems Administrator Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141444