Chief Security Officer

Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Chief Security OfficerAdministrator IX
Agency Name:
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Official Title:
Administrator IX
Functional Title:
Chief Security Officer
Occupational Group:
Not Used
Position Type:
Non-Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Salary Range:
$52,700.44 to $138,948.07 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
Number Of Vacancies:
Facility Location:
100 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02171
Application Deadline:
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This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.Duties:
- Work with executive level Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) Information Technology (IT) staff, agency staff, and Secretariat staff to set priorities and strategic direction for Secretariat and state agency information security programs.
- Lead security policy development, communication, and deployment across the Secretariat.
- Create, implement, and monitor effective enterprise information security programs and procedures that reduce risks to external and internal threats and vulnerabilities.
- Establish performance standards, measures, and reports for Secretariat management and state agency security.
- Act as Secretariat HIPAA security officer.
- Enforce Secretariat security standards of information technology systems and application development.
- Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations and requirements.
- Coordinate risk assessment analyses and incident response processes and develop remediation strategies.
- Create awareness campaign promoting the importance of information security.
- Integrate security needs with evolving business needs for the Secretariat and state agencies.
- Present Executive Office of Health and Human Services requirements to other Commonwealth agencies and enterprise security committees.
- Work with IT staff, state agency security officers, and privacy officers to design and administer authentication and access control mechanisms.
- Conduct periodic security audits of electronic, administrative, and physical security measures within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services Secretariat.
- Work with key stakeholders on business continuity planning and disaster recovery.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) six years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial capacity.
Preferred Qualifications:
- In-depth knowledge of state and federal security rules and regulations that apply to Information Security.
- In-depth knowledge of information technology architecture and applications.
- Familiarity with web-based applications, information technology systems, and devices.
- Experience designing, documenting, and implementing authentication and access control processes.
- Experience creating, documenting, implementing, and enforcing information security programs.
- Experience conducting security audits, risk analysis, and remediation planning.
- Experience designing, documenting, and implementing incident response, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations plans.
- Ability to mange in a large complex matrix environment.
- Demonstrated experience developing information security policies.
- Ability to advise executive and Secretariat staff.
- Experience managing Information Technology (IT) Security Officers and security operations staff.
- Strong communications skills and the ability to forcefully communicate IT security goals and priorities to management and workforce.
- Experience working in a covered entity environment utilizing HIPAA and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act (PSQIA) Standards.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Expertise in IT Security, demonstrated through a combination of certifications (CISSP, CISM, CISA) and hands-on experience in Information Security and/or technical support requiring knowledge of IT Security.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is comprised of agencies that provide various services to the citizens of Massachusetts. Recent reorganization within the Secretariat has led to several consolidation efforts for shared information technology (IT)services. The Chief Security Officer (CSO) will lead Secretariat initiatives to safeguard protected electronic information. The CSO will report to the EOHHS Secretariat Chief Information Officer and serve to identify and resolve information technology security needs and priorities at both the agency and Secretariat level.
A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
and click on "Information for Job Applicants."
How To Apply:
Please mail two (2) copies of cover letter and resume to:
Sarah Miller
Children, Youth and Families
Employment and Staffing Unit
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Cover letter and resume may also be sent via facsimile to Fax . Please Note: If materials are faxed, only one copy of application materials should be forwarded.
Please reference the Posting ID J44486 on all correspondence. Resume and cover letter must reference the Posting ID number. Materials submitted must be post marked by the posting deadline date in order to be considered.
Please submit a separate resume and cover letter if applying for multiple positions.
Customer Service Line , option # 2.
Agency Web Address:
The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population.If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this formis voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Actionand Disability data is kept in a confidential file.Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)
to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)
Officer/ADA Coordinator:
Mr. Quoc M. Tran
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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