IT Specialist II- Information Security Specialist

Orlando, Florida
Orlando, FL
Feb 06, 2019
Apr 07, 2019
Government, Security
IT, Security


The IT Specialist II Information Security Specialist is responsible for actively monitoring security threats and risks involving the agency Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. Working under the direction of the IT Security Manager with oversight and mentoring from the Security Administrator, the Information Security Specialist will be responsible for timely review of security incidents generated by security devices and logs, assessment of the situation, and remediation. The Information Security Specialist will be required to develop security configurations and perform the installation of software and hardware appliances.



  • At least 18 years of age.
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a current permanent resident card.
  • Accredited high school or GED diploma.
  • Clean criminal history; any arrest history will be individually evaluated.
  • No illegal drug usage within the past two years, all other usage will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Three (3) years of recent progressively responsible networking or computer experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess understanding of hacker techniques, vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures.
  • Ability to configure and maintain server operating systems and relational databases.
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot problems and gather information leading to resolutions.
  • Must possess above average written and oral communication skills when dealing with employees and external customers/clients.
  • Must have a valid Florida driver's license. Must attend and successfully complete the agency sponsored Law Enforcement Vehicle Operations (LEVO) Training, if assignment includes driving an agency vehicle. Use of an agency vehicle would require appropriate driving history and passing agency biennial driver's physical exam.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, citizens, and the general public.
  • Candidate must hold or acquire within a year of employment one of the following certifications: CEH, CISSP, CCNA, GSEC, SCCP, OSCP, CFCE, Security+
  • Ability to perform maintenance and operate information security systems and tools.
  • Must be able to assist in the development, review and maintenance of security standards, procedures and documentation based on best practices.
  • Must be able to provide security support for application and infrastructure-related projects.
  • Must be able to configure, adjust and report user access and permissions.
  • Must be able to conduct vulnerability scans, risk analysis, identification and evaluation of mitigation strategies.
  • Must be able to prepare reports documenting security incidents.
  • Must be able to research and report latest information technology security trends and tools.
  • Applicants with body ornamentation (tattoos) shall not have any visible body ornamentation on the head, face, and neck area, which includes the visible skin while wearing a collared uniform shirt with an unbuttoned top button. Employees shall not have any visible body ornamentation located on the hands which is defined as the area from wrist to fingertips; however, a tattoo simulating a wedding ring on the ring finger of the left hand will not be considered excessive as described herein. Applicants are encouraged to read the agency body ornamentation policy before applying.

  • Associate or Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.


  • Phone interview, if selected.
  • Participate in basic skills test, if successful passing of phone interview
  • Panel Interview, if successful completion of basic skills tests
  • Must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required sit and work on the computer for long periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or use hands to handle or feel. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and may have to assist someone lifting up to 50 pounds.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee will be working with computer related equipment and may occasionally be exposed to the risk of electrical shock.
  • Depending on assignment, may be required to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends. The employee is required to support the agency's emergency operations during a critical incident and may be recalled. The employee may also be assigned to a technical team in order to support the agency during a critical incident.

All full-time employees of the Orange County Sheriff's Office receive an excellent benefits and compensation package.

  • Sheriff contributes majority of cost for medical coverage
  • Life insurance and long term disability insurance is provided by Sheriff; employees may elect to purchase additional coverage
  • Retirement benefits are provided by the Florida Retirement System
  • Uniforms, weapons, and other equipment furnished
  • Education incentive and reimbursement programs
  • 12 vacation days per year/accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • Sick time accrues at 3.69 hours bi-weekly
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Gym facilities in many agency buildings


You must be at least 18 years of age to work in a non-law enforcement capacity. If applying for a non-law enforcement position, are you at least 18 years of age?

  • Yes
  • No


Are you a United States citizen or do you possess a valid permanent resident alien card?

  • I am a United States citizen
  • I am not a United States citizen, but I do possess a valid permanent resident alien card
  • I am neither a United States citizen nor do I possess a valid permanent resident alien card


If you possess a permanent resident alien card, please provide the issue date, expiration date and the category code.


Do you have any tattoos or body ornamentation on the hands, head, neck, or face?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the description(s) and location(s) of ALL tattoos / body ornamentation(s)?


Do you possess a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED)?

  • Yes
  • No


How many college credits do you have?


Are you able to read, write and fluently speak English?

  • Yes
  • No


Are there any languages other than English that you can read, write, or speak fluently?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the other languages you can read, write, or speak fluently. Enter each language on a separate line and beside each enter whether you read, write, or speak the language fluently.


If you have a driver's license, what is your driver's license # and the state of issuance? Enter N/A if you have no driver's license.


Have you had a driver's license for at least one (1) year as of this application date?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you received MORE THAN two (2) moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not drive and/or have a driver's license


Please provide details of your moving traffic violations/citations in the past three (3) years from the date of this application?


Have you ever had your driver's license suspended or revoked?

  • Yes
  • No, or I do not have a driver's license


Please provide details of your driver's license suspension(s) / revocations(s), date(s), state(s) issued and explanation(s).


Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

  • Yes
  • No


Have you ever been arrested or charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor crime? Pursuant to F.S.S. 943.059, arrests that have been sealed or expunged must be disclosed.

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the felony and/or misdemeanor arrest(s) or charge information and date(s). If applicable, please note whether the arrest was sealed or expunged.


Have you ever been convicted of any misdemeanor crime involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide all misdemeanor conviction charge(s) involving false statements, perjury, or domestic violence and date(s).


Have you ever been a suspect or a defendant in any criminal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide an explanation of all your criminal investigation(s) and associated dates.


Have you ever been involved in any criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide an explanation of all your criminal activity and associated dates.


Do you have regular or continuous associations or dealings with anyone under criminal investigation or indictment, or who is involved in criminal behavior?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide an explanation of your associations with the individual(s) under criminal investigation or indictment and the criminal activity that is involved.


Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a gang or any association that engages in criminal activity?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the gang and/or association name, location(s) and the dates of involvement.


Have you been or known anyone who has been associated with any organization, past or present that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question? (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide an explanation of these associations or dealings you have with these individuals that would place the integrity of the Sheriff's Office in question;. (e.g. KKK, Nazi organization, organized crime, etc.)


Have you ever used, possessed, or cultivated an illegal controlled substance?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide an explanation of your drug use, and/or possession, and/or cultivation of an illegal controlled substance along with associated dates of last use/involvement.


Within the last two (2) years from the date of this application, have you used any illegal drug(s) or illegal controlled substance(s)? (e.g. - marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, etc.)

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the type(s) of illegal drug(s) used within the last 2 years, location(s), and the dates last used.


Have you ever been involved in the sale/purchase of illegal drugs either directly or indirectly?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide details of your illegal drug sale(s)/purchase involvement, location(s) and date(s).


Have you ever served in the armed forces (Military), and if so, what type of discharge did you receive?

  • I did not serve in the military
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Honorable Discharge under General Conditions
  • Dishonorable Discharge
  • Other
  • I am still an Active Reserve


What military branch(es), including any state National Guard, did you serve or are you currently serving in?


Please provide the dates of service to include Active and/or Reserve service.


Were you ever formally disciplined while in the military to include any Article 15's?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable


Please provide type of military discipline(s), reasons for the discipline, and dates.


Are you currently employed by a law enforcement or corrections agency and if so, are you currently under internal investigation?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable


If you have prior law enforcement or corrections experience, have you ever been under internal investigation?

  • No, I have never been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
  • Yes, I have been under internal investigation at a prior law enforcement or corrections agency
  • Not Applicable


Please provide the employer's name where you were under internal investigation, to include each incident, date(s), and outcome.


Have you ever been disciplined by any past or current employer?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the employer's name where you were disciplined, type of discipline(s) and date(s).


Have you ever been terminated or asked to resign from a job?

  • Yes
  • No


Please provide the employer name(s) where your were terminated or asked to resign, reason for departure(s), and date(s) of termination(s)/resignation(s).


Have you applied with any other law enforcement agencies?

  • Yes
  • No


What agency, city/state and date(s) of application?

Required Question

Similar jobs

Similar jobs