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IT Information Security Engineer I - ITSD

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/02/12
Posting End Date: 2024/02/25
Category: IT And Computers
Sub Category: Security
Work Type: Full Time
Remote: Flexible Hybrid
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 33.37
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

We are currently seeking a talented IT Information Security Engineer I to join our innovative team. This position analyzes threat information from multiple sources, disciplines, and agencies across the intelligence community. The Information Security Engineer I synthesizes and places intelligence information in context, draws insights about the possible implications, identifies and executes counter measures, and performs related work.

This position requires residency in Idaho. If relocating to Idaho, the Department of Health & Welfare does not reimburse the cost of relocating. The department does not sponsor anyone with a work visa. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • excellent medical, dental and vision insurance- (full-time/30+ hours per week) employee only coverage for PPO $65/month for medical and vision & $11.80/month for dental
  • generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • paid parental leave
  • multiple savings plans, optional 401K, and optional 457
  • basic life insurance for employee and family (employee covered at one times annual salary; spouse covered at $10,000; child covered at $5,000)
  • wellness programs 
  • ongoing training opportunities 
  • an opportunity for student loan forgiveness
  • and more!


  • Develops, analyzes, maintains, and monitors information using enterprise information security tools.
  • Analyzes business processes, defines, and documents security requirements.
  • Participates in operational information security incident and crisis resolution management.
  • Responds to information security requests and problems, explaining agency policies and procedures.
  • Protects private and confidential information from disclosure, enforces data governance, implements and enables information security plan, performs forensics and investigations, follows regulatory compliance, and participates in security awareness campaigns.
  • Performs information security risk assessments of proposed hardware and software purchases and finds any known security risks or known exploits prior to purchase.


You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Some knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection, etc.). Typically requires successful completion of academic coursework covering network security practices OR at least six months of work experience (within the last three years) participating as a team member performing network security or in a technical support/Help desk position with an emphasis on IT security issues.
  • Some knowledge of cyber-attack stages (e.g., reconnaissance, scanning, enumeration, gaining access, escalation of privileges, maintaining access, network exploitation, covering tracks, etc.). Typically requires successful completion of related college coursework OR six months of experience performing at least four of the above functions in a work environment.
  • Some knowledge of host and network-based security technologies and how those products fit in the network security posture. Typically requires at least six months of experience (within the last three years) where you have obtained knowledge and demonstrated experience working with network-based security technologies in a production atmosphere OR completion of related college coursework. 
  • Some knowledge of evolving/emerging communication technologies and risks associated with them. Typically requires at least six months of experience with responsibility for IT system security oversight OR successful completion (within the last three years) of at least one, 3-credit college course covering IT security topics. 
  • Some knowledge of IT industry best-practices. Typically requires at least six months of work experience, successful completion of college or vocational-technical courses, in-service training, or vendor-sponsored training equivalent to 80 hours of instruction that dealt with computer trends, capabilities and terminology.

Below is preferred experience. It is not required for the position but applicants with this experience may receive consideration over other applicants.

  1. Experience with general network troubleshooting. Typically gained by at least one year of related experience.
  2. Experience with certificate processes.  Typically gained by at least one year of related experience.
  3. Experience with firewalls, IAM, and application firewalls. Typically gained by at least one year of related experience.

Learn About a Career with DHW

***PLEASE NOTE: application assistance is not available after the business hours listed below, on the weekends, or on holidays and you must apply before 4:59 pm on the closing date. When applying, use CHROME as your browser to avoid complications.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email is the quickest way to get an answer to your questions.

(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected] 
(208) 334-0681


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.