Job Posting: Chief Information Security Officer

California Civil Rights Department

Chief Information Security Officer

$7,893.00 - $10,576.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/24/2023

Job Description and Duties

Are you looking for a fast-paced and challenging chief information security officer (CISO) position in a department responsible for protecting the civil rights of all Californians? If so, the Civil Rights Department (CRD) is a great place to work, because at CRD our core values are Accountability, Commitment to Justice, Customer Service, Excellence, Fairness, Integrity, and Teamwork.  At CRD we use cutting edge technology operating in an agile framework to deliver the very best services to the people of California.

Under general direction of the Information Technology  Manager I (ITM I) and with coordination with the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Information Technology Specialist II (ITS II) functions as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Civil Rights Department (CRD). The incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining all departmental information security policies and plans and ensuring that they align with all Federal and State security regulations. Serves as a member of the CRD Infrastructure and Operations team to ensure that security policy is appropriately implemented in all Information Technology systems and assets.

    This position is eligible for remote-work within California, based on departmental guidelines and operational need. Occasional in-office presence may be required at one of the 6 California offices located in Elk Grove, Oakland, Fresno, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, or Riverside.  

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    You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

    Working Conditions

    The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.


    • Requires ability to effectively handle stress, and work in a noisy and fast paced environment
    • Requires daily use of a personal computer and related software applications at a workstation
    • Requires ability to complete tasks that require repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties
    • Requires prolonged sitting and/or standing in a workstation for 6.5 to 7 hours per day
    • Requires dependability and excellent attendance record
    • Willingness to work irregular hours

      Minimum Requirements

      You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

      Position Details

      Job Code #:
      Position #(s):
      Working Title:
      Chief Information Security Officer
      $7,893.00 - $10,576.00
      # of Positions:
      Work Location:
      United States
      Job Type:
      Permanent, Full Time
      Work Shift:
      8:00 am to 5:00 pm
      Work Week:
      Monday to Friday

      Department Information

      The Civil Rights Department (CRD or Department) is the civil rights enforcement agency for the State of California.  CRD’s mission is to protect all people in California from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, human trafficking, and hate violence.


      The CRD is the largest state civil rights enforcement agency in the country. It enforces the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, Ralph Civil Rights Act, and the California Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Department has jurisdiction over both private and public entities operating within the State of California, including corporate entities, private sector companies that contract with the State of California, and all State departments and local governments. 

      The CRD receives, investigates conciliates, and initiates individual and systemic discrimination complaints in its five offices throughout California. CRD litigates individual, class, group and systemic cases in all California jurisdictions, including state and federal courts. It leads education and outreach efforts to stakeholders and the public, and has an active regulatory and legislative program.

      As operationally allowed, telework is available for employees who can perform their essential functions remotely. The selected candidate will be assigned and may be required to travel to a CRD designated home office for business purposes.

      Candidates who reside outside of the State of California may be admitted to the job interview. However, upon job offer, candidates must provide proof of residence in California prior to their appointment becoming effective, or the offer may be rescinded.

      This position may be filled in one of our office locations listed below:

      • Bakersfield
      • Elk Grove
      • Fresno
      • Los Angeles
      • Oakland
      • Riverside


      Department Website:

      Application Instructions

      Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

      Final Filing Date: 3/24/2023

      Who May Apply

      Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

      Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
      Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

      How To Apply

      Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

      Address for Mailing Application Packages

      You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

      California Civil Rights Department
      Attn: Debbie Berman
      2218 Kausen Drive
      Suite 100
      Elk Grove, CA 95758

      Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

      You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

      California Civil Rights Department
      Debbie Berman
      2218 Kausen Drive
      Suite 100
      Elk Grove, CA 95758
      08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

      Required Application Package Documents

      The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

      • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
      • Degree and/or School Transcripts
      Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

      Desirable Qualifications

      In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

      • Experience in leading and managing concurrent complex infrastructure projects.
      • Experience in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
      • Experience in managing and negotiating multiple and/or changing priorities in a heavy workload situation.
      • Demonstrated experience in leadership, diplomacy and courtesy.
      • Experience in establishing and maintaining the confidence and cooperation of others contacted during the course of work.
      • Experience analyzing data, drawing sound conclusions and presenting ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Experience in the maintenance and management of information security solutions.
      • Experience creating information security policies and procedures.
      • Experience in the management of Microsoft Server environments, including Active Directory, Azure, SCCM, Intune and Office/Microsoft 365.
      • Knowledgeable in Scripting Languages such as PowerShell or Python.
      • Experience in managing and configuring security solutions such as Nessus Professional software and PEN testing applications.
      • Experience with SIEM solutions such as Splunk ES, Microsoft Sentinel, etc.
      • Experience in managing and supporting Endpoint Protection platforms, such as Defender.


        For information regarding available employee benefits, please visit the California State Civil Service Employee Benefits Summary page on the California Department of Human Resources’ website at:

        Contact Information

        The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

        Department Website:
        Human Resources Contact:
        Cristina Granado
        (916) 957-0340

        Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

        EEO Contact:
        (213) 723-6024
        California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

        Equal Opportunity Employer

        The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

        It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

        Application Methods:
        Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
        By Mail