Cyber Security Engineer

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Job Description

Role: Cyber Security Officer 

Location : Long Beach, CA (Hybrid role, contractor must be able to work onsite in Long Beach, but it does NOT state how many days/week -- candidates just need to know this isn't decided yet


Skills/ Must Haves: 

* 7+ years of professional experience

* experience with technology management, cyber security applications and infrastructure, and business process improvement

* professional experience working in a similar size environment (approximately 3,200 employees currently) -- look at enterprise level


Nice to Have Skills:

* certifications HIGHLY preferred - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security

* Bachelor's degree

Job Description:

The Cyber Security Officer (CSO) will be responsible for the planning, organization and direction of the Cyber Risk Division. The CSO will report directly to the Director of Technology & Innovation. Its primary role will be to safeguard the client’s technology and data from security breaches. As the Client’s technology systems develop and change, it is critical that the Client stay ahead of growing security issues to ensure its systems are secure and its constituents’ data and financial information remains safe. Also vital is the need to ensure that public safety systems are highly secure but accessible at all times.

Under the direction of the Director, the CSO will operate independently to stay focused on overseeing all aspects of cyber risk and security. A key element of the CSO's role is working with executive management to determine acceptable levels of risk for the Client. This position will be the point of contact for all cyber risk and security issues and will develop, recommend and implement Cyber policies and procedures in coordination with the TID bureaus. The CSO will proactively work with departments and ecosystem partners to implement practices that meet agreed-on policies and standards for information security. This position will proactively establish all necessary security controls in a well thought out, orderly manner to ensure all existing and future configurations are appropriately secure.

This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills that promote effective and cooperative work relationships at all levels of the organization and across Departments. A resourceful and adaptable operational style along with a team oriented, collaborative leadership style will be essential for establishing positive relationships that infuse energy and enthusiasm in the promotion of innovative solutions and major operational changes.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, creative and forward thinker, dedicated to quality service, high ethics and governance. Credibility and relationship building are essential to this role as the Cyber Security Officer is expected to provide guidance, influence, and partner with the department and entire client organization, in providing practical solutions and approaches to technology risk management/security. The ideal candidate should have previous experience with municipalities and government security requirements.


Develops an information security vision and strategy that is aligned to organizational priorities and enables and facilitates the Client’s goals and objectives and ensures stakeholder alignment.

Creates and manages a unified and flexible, risk-based control framework to integrate and normalize the wide variety and ever-changing requirements resulting from global laws, standards and regulations

Oversees portfolio of cyber risk and security processes and applications and originates and implements new processes and applications to ensure efficient and effective cyber security for the Client’s systems.

Analyzes information, situations, problems, policies and procedures to define problems accurately, and identify and implement potential solutions systematically.

Develops cyber risk technology training programs for Client’s employees.

Prepares oral and written reports for senior management, the Client’s Manager’s office.

Delivers exceptional customer support and innovative technology services.


The position requires a minimum of five (5) years of recent increasingly responsible experience in technology management, cyber security applications and infrastructure, and business process improvement fields in a technology environment s.  A Bachelor’s degree is required in Computer Science, Information Technology, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field.  A Master’s degree is desirable.  

Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis for a total of nine (9) years’ experience (four years to substitute for the degree plus the 5 years recent experience as explained above). 

Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) or equivalent information security certification is desirable.