IT Statewide Project Officer (SPA, 50580850) - State of Louisiana

Applicants must apply through the links to be considered: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/2808850/it-statewide-project-officer-spa-50580850

The Division of Administration/Office of Technology Services has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of TS-316. (Req. #128473)

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.  

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers.  Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing.  New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:
Mary DesOrmeaux
HR Specialist
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
email: mary.desormeaux2@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in administrative services, construction management, data management, engineering, facilities management, information technology, program management, project management, or statistical analysis.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Option 1 -
Experience or training in building construction, construction management, facilities management, fleet management, inventory control management, property control, or warehousing administration will substitute for the required baccalaureate degree on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Option 2 -
Two years of experience or training in accounting, auditing, budgeting, business analysis, contracts/grants management, data management, electronic technician work, engineering, human resources, information technology, procurement, program management, project management, quality assurance, or statistical analysis will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 90 semester hours may be combined with experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 or more semester hours credit will substitute for one year and six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year and six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 90 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least six months of experience or training in Option 2 qualifying fields to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Option 3 -
An associate degree in computer science will substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE: Applicants cannot combine the above options to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis--computer science, electrical engineering, information systems and decision sciences, computer engineering, telecommunications, or computer information systems will substitute for one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in the above fields, business administration, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Specialized degrees will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) will substitute for all required experience.

Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) will substitute for two years of the required experience.

Certification by Scrum Alliance as an Advanced ScrumMaster (A-CSM) or by Scrum.org as a Professional ScrumMaster II (PSM II) will substitute for one year of the required experience.

Certification by Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM) or by Scrum.org as a Professional ScrumMaster III (PSM III) will substitute for two years of the required experience.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To provide planning and/or technical services assistance and consultation to agency and departmental management for the efficient and economical current and future use of information technology on a statewide basis.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Broad direction from an unclassified Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Director, or higher level Information Technology personnel.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Division of Administration.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from Information Technology Statewide Project Leader by absence of responsibility for program management.

Differs from other related jobs by statewide scope of responsibility.

Examples of Work

The Office of Technology Services aims to be a responsible partner in delivering innovative, effective, and reliable solutions that support and enhance the IT functions within Executive Branch Departments. The Office of Technology Services will work to increase the return on the State's investment in technology by promoting smart decision-making, solving problems intelligently, increasing the rate of project success, and fostering a skilled and professional staff.

This position is within the Office of Technology Services (OTS), Strategy and Planning area and serves as an information security subject matter expert by providing guidance, recommendations, and consulting with various key stakeholders within state agencies and operational OTS service areas on matters related to information security. This position receives direction and priority from the Chief Information Security Officer while working alongside additional members of the State's Information Security Team assisting in designing, developing, documenting, communicating, and implementing enterprise information security strategies and solutions to balance security recommendations with business need. This position is additionally responsible for monitoring, validating, and improving internal and external control mechanisms, while enabling and coordinating with State and Federal agencies to work effectively and productively. This position is primarily dedicated to identifying and reducing risk to an acceptable level while striving to align with operation goals and objectives to ensure the recommendations provided support and enable the operational needs of the State.

As an assigned member of the Information Security Team, this position will perform each duty with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality while supporting assigned agencies and OTS service areas with excellent customer service and unwavering professionalism.


50% Regulatory and Audit Compliance
• Assist with and or Perform reviews required by the IRS Office of Safeguards to ensure the Publication 1075 security controls are implemented in an effective verifiable manner.
• Represent OTS as the IT Security Officer/ Liaison with the IRS Office of Safeguards.
• Assist in the development, recommendation, and implementation of system controls and methodologies to ensure the most effective implementation of security for all FTI system related resources including hardware, software, network and human resources.
• Maintain readiness, provide support, and coordinate remediation efforts for all audits related to assigned regulatory area.
• Recommend solutions, provide guidance, coordinate resources, produce documentation, communicate and execute action plans to address all audit findings in a timely and agreed upon manner.
• Produce consistent reports and updates to ensure management is provided with clear and current status of regulatory, compliance, and audit findings.

35% Information Security Risk Management
• Serve as the Information Security Team's Junior Information Security Officer for Federal Tax Information (FTI).
• Assist with and or conduct information security risk management services by providing security analysis, evaluation, mitigation, and solution recommendations for projects and initiatives.
• Assist with providing guidance and direction for information security activities including, but not limited to; enterprise or agency application access controls, end point configuration, network monitoring, vulnerability management, system event monitoring, and user training.
• Assist in the planning, design, implementation, documentation, and validation of security solutions created to safeguard critical and confidential resources, networks, computer systems, and data elements.
• Assist with and or conduct periodic reviews and assessments to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the State's information and services are maintained.

10% Continuous Education and Awareness
• Attend classes, seminars, webinars, and professional conferences to maintain or improve Information Security knowledge and skills, while also staying abreast of industry best practices for risk management techniques and methods.
• Research, review, and evaluate related technologies, processes, and approaches to identify opportunities to enhance existing information security services.

5% Additional Responsibilities
• Performs all other tasks, special projects, analysis, studies, and plans as directed by OTS Leadership.
• Obtain and maintain a Secret level federal clearance.

IT Statewide Project Officer (SPA, 50580850) - State of Louisiana

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