Are you looking for:
- Excellent benefits?
- Career growth opportunities?
- An opportunity to make a difference in your community?
- A culture of respect, commitment and trust?
- An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated professionals
responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of
the State of Washington
- Work/Life balance opportunities such as:
- Infants at Work
- Telework, and
- Alternate Work Schedules
- Qualification for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
For information on this program click on Public Service Loan
Why should you apply with our agency?
Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of
this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees
who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To
name just a few, we have:
- 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls
for assistance and emergency response;
- Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect
commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public
- Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and
- Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in
prosecuting criminal cases;
- IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and
sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and
statewide emergency communications
- Records staff that process criminal information to ensure
crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up
working with vulnerable people
- Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service
and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs
smoothly and efficiently
Apply today and join us in providing "Service with
This is what you will do:
The Network Security Architect/Engineer position provides
technology leadership for IT security in network infrastructure and
transport systems, which enables the agency to effectively engage
in its public safety activities. The position sets direction
and defines the network security technology infrastructure.
- The position is responsible for analyzing and implementing the
network security infrastructure in compliance with the WA State
Office of the Chief Information Officer (State OCIO), WA State
Office of Cyber Security (OCS), United States Department of
Justice's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and the
Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
- The position reviews agency SOPs and policies to ensure
compliance with the State OCIO, OCS, CJIS, and CALEA security
- This position is responsible for the direction, engineering,
and implementation of maintenance and enhancement of information
system security programs, policies, procedures and tools of the WSP
statewide data WAN & LANs, Microwave transport WAN, Radio Frequency
conventional/trunked WAN, and voice recording core.
- The position develops and implements the IT Security actions
that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the
IT infrastructure of the Washington State Patrol.
- This position also oversees the monitoring of internal and
external network transport connections for security policy breaches
and overall performance.
- When security incidents arise, it is the responsibility of this
position to identify, isolate, remediate, and document damage,
cause, and take action to design and implement changes to equipment
security settings, policies and formulate future actions of the
agency in protecting WSP and other agencies data transport
- This position is also an active position in the WSP COOP and
Disaster Recovery teams.
This position will supervise one IT Security - Journey level
This position is issued a cellular phone and email device and is
expected to monitor it Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., and periodically when off duty and respond to notices and/or
calls within two hours. Occasional off-shift or weekend work
may be necessary.
You may be required to travel as part of your work to access
various work settings including data centers and remote
communications sites. Travel includes typical rural and urban
environments and may require 4 wheel drive utilization. You
may travel on unimproved roads and this travel may result in
- Bachelor of Science or higher in Computer Science or
- Two years' experience as a supervisor, manager, or project
manager in an IT related field
- Familiarity with commonly accepted IT industry standards and
The act of submitting application materials electronically
is considered affirmation that the information is complete and
truthful. The agency will verify this information and any
untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of
If you have questions regarding this announcement, please
contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307
HOW TO APPLY:
Please complete the on-line application process at
www.careers.wa.gov. Please include a resume and letter of
interest explaining how you meet the qualifications for this
position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear,
detailed information about your education and job-related
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to
claim Veterans Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214,
or other verification of military service, that shows the type of
military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version
of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data
such as social security numbers.
Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points
must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you
do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these
preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will
not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must
be received by the closing date of the announcement.
For additional information on Veterans Preference and
guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click
We thank you and are grateful for your service.
The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the
option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate
evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's
advantage to submit application materials as soon as
The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a
preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications,
clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed
the required qualifications and possess the most competitive
background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training
may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more
POLYGRAPH & BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION:
Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check
including criminal record history will be conducted.
Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude
employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's
suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and
will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or
results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines
relating, but not limited to, personal and employment
characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage,
During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to
sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview
process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation,
the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a
Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or
omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause
for rejection of potential employment.
Education verification is part of the selection process.
If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant
specified education must be verified. If High School diploma
or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has
been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the
High School diploma or equivalent. Please do not send these
transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected
as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource
Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate
Upon hire, must possess a Washington State driver's license and
maintain such licensure during employment with the WSP. The
applicant must possess a current, non-probationary, and
non-restricted valid driver's license. History of
restrictions on license or driving record due to vehicle operation
or control will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the
application or assessment process, or those needing this
announcement in an alternative format, may call (360)
704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may
call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or
The Washington State Patrol actively supports Diversity, Equity,
Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity