Systems Programmer 1/2/3 Flex (PCNs 060519M)

US Government, Health

This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
Please check our 
residency definition to determine if you qualify 

Pay is based on the location of the selected applicant, salaries will be discussed at the time of the interview.

What you will be doing:
Join an experienced team of enthusiastic cybersecurity professionals at the Department of Health (DOH) Department Security Office (DSO) to improve our capability to protect the privacy and security of Alaskan citizens’ confidential information! Identify and mitigate risk through cybersecurity analytics, risk assessment, legal compliance, workforce education, incident response, and more. Engage in investigations and continuous monitoring of our complex environment to improve our defense and identify malicious actors. Make a difference by helping our Department be secure by safeguarding citizen data and ensuring life-saving and enhancing services are resilient to attack and available to provide vital health services to Alaskans. 

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Department’s mission is to Promote and protect the health and well-being of Alaskans as outlined in Article VII, Sections 4 & 5 of the Constitution of the State of Alaska. In support of this mission, the primary core service that the DSO and the rest of the DOH IT team provides is “Secure stewardship & access to information, and to ensure Alaskans’ right to privacy through HIPAA compliance and managing risk.”

The benefits of joining our team:
We are looking for an experienced cyber security professional to join the team. We offer training in a flexible Systems/Programmer 1/2/3 cybersecurity position that grows with you, increasing your salary and responsibility as you grow professionally. Our Department provides critical health services to all of Alaska. Whether it’s supporting our Epidemiologists, Public Health Laboratory, and Public Health Nurses fighting COVID-19, or the staff who serve Elders in the Pioneer Homes, or our Healthcare Services team providing over 2 Billion a year in Medicaid funding for healthcare expenses all over Alaska, you can play a vital role in our team. Join us in meeting today’s cybersecurity challenges head-on, helping our customers to provide agile, effective and resilient services for Alaskans

The working environment you can expect:
This position can be based out of either Downtown Juneau or Midtown Anchorage. Position may be working remotely at times based on current SOA and DOH work environment guidelines.

Who we are looking for:
As a flexible position, we are looking for technically skilled candidates with experience that ranges from incidental information security experience to seasoned information security engineers. Our current need is for a more seasoned candidate, but we’ll be happy to train up a promising candidate. To succeed in this position, a candidate must have experience where the majority of your work was conducted in one or more of these technical areas:

  • Data center operations administration, with fluency in one more area: server OS administration, virtualization, storage, or compute
  • Cloud services administration
  • Network administration
  • Programming, with fluency in one or more programming languages

Other areas of experience that address information security and legal compliance are desirable but not required, such as HIPAA, PCI, CJIS or FISMA compliance, forensic investigations, threat hunting, vulnerability scanning, and physical security assessment. 

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

To view the general description and example of duties for a Systems Programmer 1, Systems Programmer 2, or Systems Programmer 3 please go to the following link: 

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