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State of Montana Network Operations Security Technician - NIGHT SHIFT in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana? * Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide. * It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure. * Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in the State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government. What is this career opportunity? The Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) team is seeking an enthusiastic, IT minded individual looking to begin or further advance their career in Network Security within an enterprise level Security Center. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for monitoring the State network, varying systems, and serving as the first line of defense against hacktivist, criminal, and cyber security threats. Beyond the monitoring role, night-shift employees enjoy additional latitude to engage in pro-active security measures such as: * Threat-hunting activities; * Utilizing Splunk functionality to run queries to study network traffic and report on anomalies; and * Engage in Layer 7 Firewall defense measures. Personnel working night shifts in the NOSC are expected to be self-starters and recognize that service in such a critical area of SITSD will be what you make of it. The NOSC Promotes: * A casual and collaborative work environment; * Training opportunities and room for professional growth; and * Opportunities to obtain security certifications. The State of Montana Data Center (SMDC) is a 24x7x365 facility. The successful incumbents will be required to work one of the following night shift – Sunday through Friday from 11pm to 7am or Tuesday through Sunday from 11pm to 7am. What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * * *One *year of IT related schooling; * One year experience in an IT related occupation; * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. *Competencies: * /Ability to:/ * Utilize documentation to resolve IT issues; * Monitor and Mitigate IT issues; * Analyze and interpret data from multiple sources; * Provide excellent customer service; * Effectively communicate to a broad and non-technical audience; * Adapt to shifting business requirements; * Work with minimal supervision, and be a self-starter; * Take ownership of new business process and incorporate it into SITSD’s mission. *Does this sound like you? * Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. (Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.) *What can you expect from us in return for your hard work? * Work/life Balance * Health Coverage * Retirement plans * Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays * And more… Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Job: Information Technology/Computer Science* *Title: *Network Operations Security Technician - NIGHT SHIFT Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21141060