Chief Information Security Officer (Chief Information Security Officer)

Trabajo No.: 2024-09

  • No. de trabajo TWC: 16261758
  • Fecha de apertura: 10/25/2023
  • Requiere viajar: 5%
  • Salario mensual: $11,250.00-$12,083.34
  • Ubicación de puesto: Austin
  • Paso de grupo: B32
  • Clase: 0239
  • Status: Open

Chief Information Security Officer – Austin, Texas

The Office of the Governor is looking for a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to work in the Administration Division.

Who We Are

The Office of the Governor works to build a healthier, safer, freer, and more prosperous future for all Texans. We are located primarily within the Texas State Capitol Complex in Austin.

What You’ll Earn

The salary is $11,250.00 - $12,083.34 a month ($135,000.00 - $145,000.08 a year).

Benefits include medical insurance, sick leave, and vacation leave. Also, State of Texas employees are eligible for a defined retirement plan. Learn more:

What You’ll Do

This is a job that performs highly advanced or managerial (senior-level) information security work, providing direction and guidance in strategic information technology operations and planning.

  • The CISO, in conjunction with the Information Services (IS) Division Director and Director of Administration, directs the design, planning, deployment and continuous improvement of the information security infrastructure policy and resources for the agency.
  • Works with IS Division staff to implement computer system security plans and identify and resolve vulnerabilities.
  • Develops, revises, and oversees the implementation of mandated information security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Ensures agency information security configurations adhere to established information security and cybersecurity policies and procedures.
  • Reviews security requirements, conducts technical risk assessments, and audits for new and existing applications and systems, including physical security and infrastructure environment security.
  • Prepares and submits the agency’s Information Security Plan to the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) as required.
  • Develops and maintains the information technology disaster recovery, business continuity and incident response plans. Oversees tests of each plan at least annually and prepares reports on the results of the tests with recommendations for improvements, as needed.

How You’ll Qualify                                         

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in information technology security, computer information systems, computer science, management information systems, or a related field; and
  • Eight (8) years of experience in information security operations, information technology, and/or information security analysis management work.

You’re a Great Fit with

  • Five (5) years of state of Texas information security operations and/or information technology experience; and
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification, and/or Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM).

Other Things to Know and When You Should Apply

It’s a great job for an experienced professional who likes to oversee, implement, and monitoring security measures and resolve information security threats to ensure the protection of agency systems and infrastructure. Apply now by submitting a state of Texas application. Applications are reviewed daily.

Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Obtainment of at least one of the following certifications within one year from the date of hire: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certification, and/or Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). Must be able to maintain certification(s).

Telework opportunities are available upon request. Reliable internet is required. Alternate work schedules and telework may be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview process.


Veterans, Reservists, or members of the Guard can compare this position to Military Occupations (MOS) at the Texas State Auditor's Office.

How to Apply

Applications are received only through Work In Texas. The OOG requires all sections of the state application to be completed. Omission of data on the state application is grounds for disqualification of the application. Requests for accommodation should be made to the Human Resources office as early as possible in the application/employment process. 

Apply Online at Work in Texas

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Office of the Governor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Office of the Governor participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Male candidates between 18 and 25 years of age are required to show proof of Selective Service registration (or exemption) prior to an offer of employment being extended. Such proof is not required to be filed with an application but must be provided upon request by the Human Resources office. For additional information pertaining to Selective Service registration, you may visit View a copy of the Agency's Equal Employment Opportunity Utilization Report.

Notice to Applicants Who May Require Reasonable Accommodation in the Interview Process

Applicants with disabilities who may need to discuss special accommodations during the interview process should email the OOG’s Reasonable Accommodation Program Manager or call 512-463-8315 in the Human Resources Department. If reasonably possible, please call at least 48 hours in advance to afford our representative and the hiring division sufficient time to properly review and coordinate your request.

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(512) 463-5873

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