County of Los Angeles- Information Technology Security Analyst

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Salary$7,275.28 - $9,541.92 Monthly $87,303.36 - $114,503.04 Annually

$87,303.36 - $114,503.04 Annually

Location Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County, CA

Job Type

Full time



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The first review of applications will take place on March 23, 2020.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.


Open Competitive Job Opportunity

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Who We Are
The County of Los Angeles is the largest employer in Southern California with over 112,000 employees across 36 departments and an operating budget of $36 billion. The County provides vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

What We Do
With a population of over 10 million residents, we serve the needs of 88 municipalities that lie within our boundaries. We are governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected on a nonpartisan basis to serve four-year, staggered terms as our executive and legislative authorities. The County's real estate portfolio consists of approximately 5,000 buildings, and a Capital Program of approximately $6 billion.

The Opportunity
The Board of Supervisors is seeking an experienced Information Technology Security Analyst to be responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of information systems security standards, best practices, and architectures.

Essential Job Functions

Position Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing and implementing departmental information technology security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Assesses department's network security and control techniques to ensure the integrity and security of the department's information technology infrastructure.
  • Conducts audits of departmental information technology systems.
  • Assists in the investigation of security breaches, development of appropriate security incident notification procedures, creation of a disaster recovery plan/Business Continuity plans.
  • Develops and conducts training programs for staff.


Requirements to Qualify

OPTION 1: Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a closely related field* AND two (2) years of full-time experience, within the last 5 years, assisting with the implementation, management, and monitoring of IT security solutions and programs in one or more of the denoted functional areas.  Click here to see the specialty list indicated on the class specifications for the functional areas.

OPTION 2: Three (3) years full-time experience, within the last 5 years, assisting with the implementation, management, and monitoring of IT security solutions and programs in one or more of the denoted functional areas.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

2-Light. Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

*Closely related fields include Computer Engineering; Computer Information Systems; Computer Science and Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Management Information Systems; and Mathematics with Computer Science.  Any degree that is not specifically listed will be reviewed by an IT subject matter expert(s) to determine whether the degree qualifies.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process
Once we have determined that you meet the requirements, we will evaluate your fitness for this opportunity using three assessments:

Part 1: A multiple choice test weighted at 30% covering Verbal Ability, Achievement, Confidence and Optimism, Independence, Influence, Reliability, and Professional Potential

You must achieve a 70% or higher on Part 1 in order to have Part 2 scored.

Part 2: A multiple choice test weighted at 70%, assessing three Professional Technical Knowledge areas:

  • Microsoft Security Assessing: Networks, Operating Systems, Patch Management, Security Best Practices, Security Controls, Security Incidents, Security Tools, and Servers.
  • Network Security Assessing : Access Control, Cryptography, Infrastructure, Security Policy and Procedures, System Management, Threats, and Tools.
  • Information Technology Security Fundamentals: Application Security, Architecture Security, Common Security Services, Data Security, Infrastructure Security, Network Security, Operating System Security, Threats and Countermeasures.


Transfer of Scores
Applicants that have taken the identical test parts for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their responses for the identical test part automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on part 1, and 70% or higher on each Professional/Technical Knowledge area in Part 2 in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

Test Preparation
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section. Additional practice tests are available at http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html.


The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Fair Chance Initiative
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Application and Filing Information
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site.  

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Important: Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and Minimum requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

Social Security Number:  Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.  Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Computer and internet access at public libraries:  For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

No sharing of User ID and Password:  All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password.  Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Adam Salgado
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2945
Department Contact Email: rsalgado@hr.lacounty.gov
Exam Number: H2602A

County of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, 90010