SUMMARY: AC Transit is looking for a talented leader to oversee our Cyber Security team
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AC Transit, the third largest bus agency in California, is looking for a dynamic and execution focused New Cyber Security Manager who will report directly to the Chief Information Officer. Under general direction, maintains primary responsibility for all functions, activities, and staff for a distinct or multiple organizational units within the Department of Innovation and Technology; plans, directs, organizes, and manages operations of the assigned unit(s); contributes to the development and oversees implementation of policies, goals objectives, and short and long-range strategic plans; leads and coordinates complex, technical projects and teams within the department, and develops and administers the budget for the area(s) to which assigned. This is an unrepresented at-will classification.
Manages employees of assigned unit(s); selects, trains, develops, mentors and guides staff in achieving goals and objectives; coaches and develops employees; provides constructive feedback on performance and behaviors; reviews and evaluates work; counsels and handles personnel actions as needed.
Participates in the development and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, work standards, policies procedures, short and long-range strategic plans for the assigned unit(s).
Develops, administers, and controls the budget for the assigned unit(s); directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments.
Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
Confers with, and serves as a resource to, District departments on the planning, development, and implementation of technology programs and projects which enhance their service delivery and optimize staff efficiencies; responds to difficult and sensitive District department inquiries; assists with resolutions and formulating alternative recommendations; ensures the provision of optimal customer service to departments.
Participates in administering information technology related contracts; works with other divisions and/or departments to negotiate or renew cost-effective contracts; monitors and evaluates contractor performance to ensure compliance with District standards; initiates corrective action as appropriate.
Manages and participates in projects performing comprehensive systems analysis to design and develop new systems and enhancements in assigned technology area; consults, confers, and coordinates activities with users, staff from various departments, outside agencies, and vendors to resolve program, system, operational, and procedural problems; analyzes problems and recommends course of action.
Manages and participates in the administration and maintenance of District-wide and departmental business applications and platforms, including business process redesign and system capacity planning.
Serves as a liaison for the assigned unit(s) to other District departments, divisions, and outside agencies; attends meetings as necessary; provides staff support to committees, and task forces as necessary; negotiates and resolves significant and potentially controversial issues.
Provides highly complex staff assistance to an assigned Director or Executive; develops and reviews staff reports related to assigned activities and services; may present information to the Board of Directors and various commissions and committees.
Stays abreast of changing laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to information services and technology best practices and regulatory compliance requirements; communicates business implications, and impact to all key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, executive management, other District staff, and various public and private entities.
Performs related duties as required.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a closely related field.
Experience: Six (6) years of recent and verifiable, professional level experience in information technology management, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Desirable Qualifications: The following are not required, but highly desirable:
Certified Information Security Manager(CISM) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Hands-on security expertise and familiarity with current technical advances
Security concepts and best practices related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies
ISO 27001/27002, ITIL and COBIT, NIST frameworks
PCI, HIPAA, NIST, GLBA and SOX compliance assessments
Firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
Secure coding practices, ethical hacking and threat modeling
TCP/IP, computer networking, routing and switching
Network security architecture development and definition
Knowledge of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodologies
Knowledge of: Administrative principles and practices, including the development of goals and objectives, program and work organization and evaluation and supervision of staff; advanced information technology management theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs; industry best practices for information technology management and control; principles and practices for developing and implementing technology policies, procedures, protocols, standards, short and long-range strategic goals; principles and practices of budget preparation, administration and monitoring; techniques, tools, and principles of project management; methods of effective research, analysis, report writing and presentation; techniques for making effective public presentations; principles and practices contract management and vendor administration; methods of statistical and data analysis; current software for statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation at the advanced level.
Ability to: Analyze complex data and problems, identify alternative solutions, and the potential consequences of proposed actions; provide for the hiring, professional development, supervision, work review and evaluation of staff; develop and oversee implementation of goals, objectives, complex budgets, policies, procedures and work standards; design, coordinate, and manage complex projects, systems, and/or operations develop and implement recommendations in support of department and project goals; interpret, apply, and explain District and Board policies and procedures, and relevant state and federal regulations and laws regarding information technology; represent the District at meetings with external agencies and the public; prepare and present technical reports; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; identify and apply principles of problem solving, research and analytical judgment; exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines; work effectively under pressure and meet critical deadlines; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work using principles of excellent customer service.
Physical Requirements: Must maintain the physical condition necessary to: (1) perform tasks in an office setting operating a personal computer, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment; and (2) possess physical mobility in order to travel to external sites and attend external meetings and events.
THIS POSITION IS AN UNREPRESENTED AT-WILL POSITION
The Selection Process: The Human Resources department must receive a completed online application by the filling date. If this recruitment is "Continuous," it may be closed at any time without notice. Applications will be screened for job-related qualifications, and those candidates who best meeting the qualifications listed on this Job Announcement will be invited to participate in an examination process that may include written, oral and/or performance segments. Current District employees must have satisfactory attendance and performance records. Finalists will be placed on an Eligibility List. When filling vacancies, the Human Resources Department will refer the top candidates to the hiring department for final screening and recommendation. Per Board Policy, selected candidates may require background checks performed on their criminal and/or financial records.
Benefits: All employees hired on or after January 1, 2016, may be in the District's Tier II pension plan covered by the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). As such, he/she may be required to contribute 6% or more of annual income towards the cost of his/hers District pension.
ADA Compliant and Drug-Free Workplace: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment/examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you have a need for an accommodation, please call Human Resources at (510) 891-4783.
The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has established the goal of a 100 percent drug and alcohol-free workplace. Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and those in safety sensitive positions will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing through their period of employment, including random drug and alcohol testing.