Information Security Specialist

NYC Department of Environmental Protection   New York, NY   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on July 27, 2022
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Information Security Specialist

Salary: $130,000 – 180,000


The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP's water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the city.


DEP's Business Information Technology (BIT) is responsible for providing quality business, technical and IT system support to our users. This commitment is realized through collaboration, strong relationships, and a unified vision with our partners at DEP to provide quality technological solutions to our business needs. Providing these services allows us to ensure that DEP continues its tradition of delivering excellent service to the residents of New York City.


BIT seeks to hire an Information Security Specialist.  The selected candidate will be responsible for establishing and administering information security policies, practices, governance, reporting, training awareness, vulnerability, risk assessment, remediation, business continuity and work closely with teams across the organization to implement a consistent security strategy.  Candidate will serve as subject matter expert on IT Security, identity, and access infrastructure; design security solutions; oversees multiple projects, supervises employees.

The candidate will also be responsible for but not limited to the tasks outlined below:
Serve as team lead in directing the agency’s data, network, and cybersecurity infrastructure.  Plan, define, maintain governance and policies, standards, configuration, operating procedures and guidelines regarding security, identity, and access.  Identifies probable system exposure, compromise, problems or design flaws and issues to upper management to limit serious performance impact; work closely with business managers and the Agency Chief Contracting Officer (ACCO) in evaluating and procuring proposed IT projects for alignment with DEP’s goals and key business strategies and adherence to established industry standards. 



A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to projects and policies required by the position


Preferred Skills: 

Strong understanding of security related technologies including encryption, IPsec, Public Key; In depth knowledge working with Internet Protocol (IP) networking, networking protocols and Infrastructure (PKI); very Strong Problem-Solving techniques; writing Information Security Policies; experience with Secure Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems; virtual Private Network (VPN)s, firewalls, proxy services; domain Name System (DNS), electronic mail and access-lists; internet, web, application, and network security techniques; knowledge with leading firewall, network scanning and intrusion detection products and authentication; strong Written, and Oral communication skills.


To view the complete job description, qualifications, preferred skills and how to apply:  

Non-city Employees: Log on to  and Search for Job ID # 528925. 

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DEP is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the diversity of our organization and
workforce. Your voluntary response to the NYCAPS on-line application section for referral information will assist us tremendously in our ability to track the success of our outreach and recruitment efforts. Please be sure to indicate your source of referral to this job.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.