Information Security Analyst

Cook County Clerk's Office    Chicago, IL
Job Description


Human Resources
69 W. Washington, Suite 500
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 603-5656



Information Security Analyst

Job Code: 6675 Department Budget No.: 11000
Job Title: Information Security Analyst Position I.D. No.: 0013285
Salary Grade: 20 Status: At-Will Non-Exempt
Salary Amount: $75,000-$85,000 Division: Information and Technology

Job Summary
As part of the Office of the Cook County Clerk’s Information Security Team, the Information Security Analyst will be implementing and operating a variety of tools and processes that will help the security team in managing, monitoring and improving areas like Forensic Analysis, Boundary protections, Vulnerability Management, Endpoint protection,

Metrics reporting and many other ad hoc needs. The Analyst will be interacting with security engineers, software developers, application security experts, incident responders, information governance experts, and threat hunters. This position reports to the Elections Information and Infrastructure Security Officer

Essential Job Duties

  • Implementation and operations of Forensic Analysis and boundary protection tools
  • Reporting and improving security posture with effective Vulnerability Management tasks.
  • Evaluating security consequences of proposed technology solutions
  • Coordinating implementation for end point security updates
  • Investigating security incidents
  • Performing periodic audits and reporting security posture.
  • Implementing security procedures and maintaining exception lists
  • Interacting with the County’s main Information Security Office on developing methods and implementing tools and processes
  • Supporting Election Day activities by monitoring security tools, participating in state and/or federal level information sharing tools such as the HSIN online conference room, deploy special tools,
  • Participating in special election related projects including traveling to and from the Elections

Operations Center

  • Participating in election preparation procedures including, but not limited to Pre-LAT, e-pollbook preparation, or other equipment, process or procedural tasks.
  • Facilitating Internet safety training and accountability
  • Traveling to all Clerk’s Office locations as required
  • Attending assigned training to stay current on the changing industry
  • Guiding and making well informed decisions to assist the Clerk’s Office in the procurement of

Election Security products and system

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Cybersecurity or related field
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of full-time experience in deploying and maintaining security tool sets
  • Industry standard Information Security related certification
  • Experience with industry standard risk management framework such as NIST

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Computer Science,

Management Information Systems, or related field

  • Seven (7) or more years of experience in developing and implementing security policies, penetration testing, intrusion detection & prevention, vulnerability management
  • Three (3)-years of experience working in a governmental environment with union employees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of major cloud computing technology administration such as Amazon Web

Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure

  • Experience with Office 365 (O365), including but not limited to Outlook Online, SharePoint, and


  • Strong understanding of Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) detection and protection
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and specifically the ability to communicate effectively with varying levels of CCCO staff, constituents and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently or with very little supervision to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks involving multiple parties.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including but not limited to, evenings and weekends.
  • Must be self-directed and innovative.
  • Must demonstrate keen attention to detail, accuracy and precision.
  • This position requires various types of physical exertion with the use of hands, legs, and fingers, including but not limited to, lifting, pushing, pulling, prolonged standing/walking, climbing stairs, operating election and other related equipment, or moving light to moderate weight.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to work assignments throughout Cook County, the State of

Illinois, United States and possibly internationally. The successful candidate may be required to utilize her or his own adequate means of transportation.

Any offer of employment will be contingent on the applicant passing a drug screening test,

background check and any required pre-employment testing. Cook County residency is required

and must be satisfied with six (6) months of employment.

The duties listed are not set forth for the purpose of limiting the assignment of work. They are not

to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or

those to be performed temporarily outside of an employee’s normal line of work.

Application Period: December 10, 2019 – December 24, 2019

Application For Employment Must Be Made In Person At The

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Cook County Clerk’s Office Of Human Resources
69 West Washington, 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Email Resume To: [email protected] )

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000.00 to $85,000.00 /year

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Parental leave

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction


  • Monday to Friday

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