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IT Director of Cybersecurity

Date Posted:  Jan 20, 2023
Requisition ID:  418825

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Department of Child Services:

Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.

Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing

  • Respect for all
  • Racial justice
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety
  • A commitment to continuous improvement



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $70,122. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Role Overview:

This role will be the DCS-IT Director of Cybersecurity focused on security audit and compliance. The Director will manage a team that supports both divisions of the agency which includes Child Support (Title IV-D Program) and Child Welfare (Title IV-E Program). DCS is audited by several federal agencies such as the IRS, SSA, and FBI. The role also works with our Indiana Office of Technology to support overall state security policies and procedures.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Direct efforts for inclusion of information security safeguards during developmental stages of new automated and manual information systems. 
  • Provide guidance and direction for the physical protection of information systems assets to other function units. 
  • Provide reports to management regarding effectiveness of information security and makes recommendations for the adoption of new procedures.
  • Determine appropriate policy and standards of information and physical security safeguards for the protection of assets and confidentiality of information, such as access authority to, or to dial into, state and visitor policy at data center.
  • Direct the development, testing and implementation of information security management software programs that will monitor the integrity of sensitive application programs, computer operating systems, telecommunications network and computer hardware.
  • Manage the development, implementation and testing of appropriate security plans and control techniques necessary to protect against errors and omissions, fraudulent access, espionage, sabotage, natural disaster, fire utility failures and related situations in all areas where information technology equipment, communication network and/or personnel are located.
  • Conduct security lectures and training programs.
  • Perform periodic audits to assure security policies and standards are being followed and recommends enhancements where necessary.
  • Manage the development of procedures for detecting, reporting and investigating breaches in security, and along with Indiana State Police, directs the investigation of security breaches.
  • Maintain a continuing review of existing and proposed state and federal legislation and regulatory laws pertaining to information system security and privacy and keeps management informed of changes.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Broad knowledge of state and federal legislation and regulatory laws pertaining to information system security and privacy.
  • Broad knowledge of computer programming/languages and the operating system, mainframe/PC Local Area Network, dial-in access control techniques and on-line teleprocessing program.
  • Ability to develop and maintain information security standards.
  • Ability to understand and apply complex computer logic to work.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of information technologists, including technical support, applications development, end users and management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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