Security Analyst

at State of IA - CAI

location Des Moines, Iowa

Updated on Jul 10, 2019

Contract Position
12 month(s)

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Pay Rate $32.91 per hour

Experience 7-12 Years

Eligibility H-1B visa, US citizen


Information Technology Services


Not Specified

Job ID


Working Remotely Allowed



The candidate will have experience working in responding to cyber-security events and incidents.  The environment is fast-paced with aggressive timelines.  This is a 2nd shift position. 

Provide security monitoring and response for Security Operations Center (SOC).
Monitor, analyze, and respond to events, alerts and incidents reporting supporting State of Iowa IT systems 
        and taking appropriate action to protecting IT assets potential incidents and threats.
Document and report changes, trends and implications concerning the design and integration of evolving 
        Cyber-security tools, systems and solutions.
Follow SOC processes and provide support to ISD Security Engineers and OCIO support staff during 
        alerts, events and incidents.
Submit new and update events in SOC ticketing system.
Provide phone and email support to State of Iowa agencies and participating partners during cyber-security 
        alerts, events and incidents.
Provide off-hours and ad-hoc shift support as needed.
Manage, configure and support SOC video screens and systems.
Process and share information with other State of Iowa security teams and partners.
Provide feedback to SOC management and security engineers on existing and new use event cases.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology and tools.
Provide support for 1st tier Security Operation Center (SOC) Analyst in troubleshooting cyber-security 
        events, alerts and incidents reporting to the SOC.
Follow detailed operational processes and procedures to analyze, escalate, and support the remediation of 
        critical information security incidents.
Assist with metrics, reporting, and other SOC communications.
Provide support for incidents up to the preliminary forensics processes.

Skills Required:
Information security experience Required 1 Years
Previous experience in a security operations center (Plus) Required 1 Years
Provide timely detection, identification, and alerts of possible attacks/intrusions,anomalous activities, and mususe Required 1 Years
Validate Intrusion Detection System (IDS) alerts against network traffic using packet analysis tools Required 1 Years
Triage malware Required 1 Years
Working knowledge of both Windows and Linux/Unix operating systems Required 3 Years
Experience using Microsoft Office, Google Suite. (SQL, PowerShell, or scripting experience is a plus.) Required 3 Years

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