Veteran Transition Program - Cyber Security Apprentice II (Remote From Anywhere In Colorado)

Veteran Transition Program - Cyber Security Apprentice II (Remote From Anywhere In Colorado)

31 Jan 2024
Colorado, Statewide 00000 Statewide USA

Veteran Transition Program - Cyber Security Apprentice II (Remote From Anywhere In Colorado)

Veteran Transition Program - Cyber Security Apprentice II (Remote From Anywhere In Colorado) Print ( Apply  Veteran Transition Program - Cyber Security Apprentice II (Remote From Anywhere In Colorado) Salary$72,000.00 AnnuallyLocation Statewide, COJob TypeFull TimeJob NumberEGB93469DepartmentGovernor's Office of Information TechnologyOpening Date01/31/2024Closing Date2/6/2024 11:59 PM MountainFLSADetermined by PositionPrimary Physical Work Address(Remote from anywhere in CO)




Department InformationServing People. Serving Colorado. The work of employees at the Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) is challenging and diverse because the needs of agencies, customers and Coloradans constantly evolve. But our focus never changes: improve the lives of all Coloradans through innovation and collaboration. We're building one of the nation's leading government IT organizations by reimagining how we support agencies, building first-of-their-kind applications, and creating an inclusive, collaborative culture, together. Join us in the important work of providing equitable access to services. We believe equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. We know it's important to support each other, and that means having a healthy balance of work and personal time, and benefits that allow us all to have fulfilling lives. Watch this two-minute video to learn about how OIT's mission, vision, and values inspire us to provide solutions that power the services Coloradans rely on every day. Description of JobIMPORTANT NOTE: Please review your application to ensure completion. For the most equitable applicant experience, OIT’s hiring team considers only the contents of your application to review your qualifications. Please do not include any attachments (such as a resume or cover letter) with your application as these items are not used by OIT’s hiring team. This is a term-limited position with an anticipated end date of a year from the start date. This is a fully benefited position. This opportunity is only for former or current military members. Are you a current or former member of the military, looking for an opportunity to develop your career in Cybersecurity? As our new Cyber Security Apprentice, you will gain hands-on, real-world experience as part of the security administration team responsible for managing agency and data center firewalls, web filtering, endpoint security systems, VPN/remote access, and more. You will be responsible for the configuration, deployment, and maintenance of our enterprise security infrastructure, as well as completion of security reports and audit responses. You will ensure state compliance with all applicable regulations and contribute to the development of security policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies, and other work critical to the continued success of OIT. Some of your important responsibilities will include:

Collaborate on the implementation and management of various security systems, including firewalls, VPNs, and other network security devices.

Support, monitor, and implement necessary updates to state enterprise endpoint security software and services.

ITS documentation, including department policies and procedures, web content, and ITS alerts.

Identify security weaknesses and vulnerabilities in state applications and systems.

Discover application and system weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

Research new threats and communicate with OIS and Security Operations for prevention and detection.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsA wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While most salary offers are made within the posted range, occasionally an offer is made below or above the posted range based upon this salary analysis. This is a Skills-based Job Announcement. The required minimum qualifications and/oreducation (if substituting for the proven experience, knowledge, and skills), are as follows: Minimum Qualifications:

Current or previous military experience.

A minimum of two years of professional work experience in the IT Security field for Cyber Security Apprentice II.


Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

If the minimum qualifications include a degree requirement, additional appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle many tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment with rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.

Excellent relationship management and liaison skills, strong orientation toward collaboration and communication, and ability to earn trust and respect from a challenging customer base.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate succinctly and to specific audiences including the ability to draft clear and concise employee and customer communication and executive summaries.

Conditions of Employment:OIT candidates and employees must comply with any screening procedures in place at state entity locations where they might be required to perform work.A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process. Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test. This position may require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed. This position may require on-call duties as needed by the position. Supplemental InformationIf this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado. While candidates from out of state will be considered for this role, the candidate selected for the position must relocate and reside in Colorado on the first day of their new position. A reasonable timeframe for relocation will be established on an individual basis, while considering business needs, and determining a start date.Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found here ( . The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at or call (303) 764-7900. This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need. The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

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