Information Technology Specialist II: Information Security Engineer

Pasadena, CA.

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Information Technology Specialist II: Information Security Engineer

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA)

Information Security Office

Pasadena, California

Annual Salary: $158,156- $207,444 DOE/DOQ


*75% Remote, 25% On-Site Position*

Must live within a 4-hour drive from Pasadena.


The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is seeking an Information Technology Specialist II — Information Security Engineer (Engineer) to oversee critical security programs and operations within the organization. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the security posture of critical government systems and services. This security expert will work to uphold the confidentiality, integrity, and secure accessibility of LACERA’s systems and information assets. The Engineer will register incidents of risk, set up automations, and ensure that the organization adheres to all relevant data privacy acts. The ideal candidate is a collaborative team member, capable of spearheading projects with an eye toward the future. They will anticipate risk and forecast security trends and serve as an advisor and subject matter expert to other departments and the Board in matters of security risk and compliance.


Experience in programming and setting up automations is essential for this role. The successful candidate will have prior experience with various cybersecurity programs, understand programming languages, be comfortable with hosted mainframe technologies, understand cloud security measures, and uphold the concept of Zero Trust. The ideal Engineer will demonstrate sound judgement when making decisions and analyzing imminent and potential security risks. Help carry out LACERA’s mission to protect, produce, and provide the promised benefits to its members – apply today!


View the full recruitment brochure here:



The Information Technology Specialist II — Information Security Engineer (Engineer) will report to the Information Security Officer and work within Executive Office, actively collaborating with a team of 5 to manage LACERA’s cybersecurity programs and projects. Prior experience in the private/public sector or any organization with a strong element of compliance is preferred. As a team member and collaborator, the Engineer will be a thorough and organized technical expert while also possessing excellent interpersonal skills, capable of building excellent relationships with other staff, executive leadership, and the Board. They will be highly communicative, with the ability to explain complex technological concepts in a simplified and engaging way.


THE IDEAL CANDIDATE may also have some or all of the below:



  • Degree(s): A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major study in information technology, computer science, cyber security administration, or a related field.



  • Information Technology Certifications: CompTIA, ITIL
  • Information Security Certifications: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, CISM, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Cloud Certifications: AWS, Azure, GCP



  • Information Security Programs and Systems: SIEM and SOC (current/future LACERA programs), ISO/IEC 27001, SOAR, XDR Antivirus, CASB
  • Programming Languages: PowerShell, Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, Rust, experience in secure coding practices SAST/DAST
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft, Linux, Lynx, z/VM
  • Consolidated Solutions: SASE, SD-WAN, CASB


Employment Standards - Minimum Qualifications

    Two (2) years of experience, within the last three (3) years, at the level of Information Technology Specialist I, LACERA*, or Data Systems Supervisor II, LACERA*, performing highly specialized and complex cybersecurity design and analysis. Such experience must include providing leadership for complex implementation in a high-availability environment, including planning, designing, analysis, and overall project management of network related issues.
    *Experience at the level of Information Technology Specialist I, LACERA includes acting as a consultant, technical expert, systems architect, or project manager in a specialized area of applications development, database administration, operating systems, cybersecurity, information system analysis, or network systems for a centralized IT organization.  This is principal level technical expert.
    *Experience at the level of Data Systems Supervisor II, LACERA, includes supervising through subordinate supervisors a large staff engaged in the analysis, design, and implementation of manual and electronic information and work processing systems, or coordinates the systems program of a centralized IT organization.
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.



An annual salary of $158,156- $207,444 DOE/DOQ, plus a generous benefits package.


Candidates will have the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule, with a requirement to be onsite 25% of the time.





Online Application: LACERA offers a simple and convenient online application (application process should only take 15 minutes). For consideration, please apply online by March 12th at and attach your cover letter (desired) and resume.


Only the highest qualified applicants will be invited to continue to the Appraisal (Oral) Interview weighted 100%. The interview will assess the applicant's knowledge, experience, and general ability to perform the essential functions of the position.


SAVE THE DATES: Those candidates which are determined eligible for hire under the Los Angeles County’s Civil Service Rules may be invited to the selection process.   Round one interviews will be held virtually and take place on April 29th. Finalists will move forward to round two in-person interviews that take place on May 6th. Candidates invited to interview will need to be available for both days.


Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:


Tags: Antivirus AWS Azure C CASB CEH CISM CISSP Cloud Compliance CompTIA Computer Science DAST GCP ITIL Java JavaScript Linux Mainframe PowerShell Privacy Python Rust SASE SAST SIEM SOAR SOC XDR Zero Trust

Region: North America
Country: United States
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