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Security Compliance Specialist - Information Technology


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The Department of Information Technology Services consists of five Divisions: Enterprise Applications/Development, Infrastructure/Operations, Fiscal/Administrative, Business Strategic Services and Information Security.  The goal of the Information Security division is to identify and remediate risk to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Gwinnett County systems while minimizing the impact to workforce productivity.

This Security Compliance Specialist will be responsible for assisting the Information Security Team by performing IT and Security related risk assessments, developing and managing compliance strategies, providing guidance on adhering to and improving compliance performance, creating and delivering regular compliance reporting, performing vendor security reviews, and working with Internal Audit to address remediations. Candidate should have a strong understanding of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning and implementation.

The Grade for this position is D61(1).  Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.  

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field and
  • Seven years of progressively responsible, professional level analyst and systems experience in a large-scale Information Technology environment; or
  • an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant experience in governance, risk management and regulatory compliance with internal/external audit
  • Three years of relevant experience conducting assessments for PCI, HIPAA and CJIS, ensuring compliance with each standard
  • An accredited qualification in regulatory and compliance assurance 
  • Experience in evidence collection and responding to regulatory examinations or investigations
  • Audit Certification preferred (PCI ISA, CIA, CISA, CISM, CFE, CCEP, CGAP etc.)
  • Experience reviewing vendor security practices
  • Experience working with other teams to create new processes and procedures to meet security and compliance requirements 
  • Experience performing reviews of user access permissions
  • Knowledge of Project management process, tools, and techniques
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and common cybersecurity frameworks

Due to the nature of this position and access to Public Safety systems and facilities, an extensive background check is required for employment.  The background check includes motor vehicle and criminal histories, and fingerprinting

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