Contra Costa County is seeking a Chief Information Security Officer. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical foundation and demonstrable experience in information security regarding strategic planning and policy development. This person should have practical business acumen with the ability to balance the technical requirements needed for robust security protocols while at the same time providing a nimble framework which County departments may use to achieve their operational objectives. The CISO will have an executive presence, excellent communication skills (particularly the ability to translate technology issues to various audiences of nonexperts) and build effective teams. The ideal candidate will: be agile in their approach to solving problems and firm in their application of solutions and policies; can influence change without leveraging authority; and clearly report outcomes using organizational metrics and benchmarks.
Additionally, the CISO will be an experienced administrator. Previous experience in government is preferred. Budget development and management skills and the ability to navigate through government procurement processes is extremely valuable. Ideally, the selected candidate will possess one or more professional security management certifications and demonstrate a commitment to continuous learning through training and industry changes.