This position reports to the Ministry Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within the Information Systems Branch (ISB) of Attorney General. The ISBs mandate is to provide IM/IT services to the Justice Sector which includes Attorney General and Public Safety and Solicitor General.
The Director plays a critical leadership role in overseeing the Ministry’s Information Security Program and is responsible for monitoring the Ministry’s compliance with government policies and standards requirements for information security and data protection. In addition, the Director is responsible for program staff, research and analysis and strategic actions to support the CTO and MCIO.
The Director is responsible for leading and managing the design and development, and for overseeing the implementation and delivery, of the ministry-wide information security framework and program, as well as for ensuring the Ministry’s compliance with applicable government policies and standards related to information management and information technology (IM/IT). This role provides information security advice on complex, cross-government and multi-stakeholder initiatives, and holds the accountabilities of the Ministry’s Information Security Officer. The Director provides a single point of contact for ministry security issues and related concerns.
Qualifications for this role include:
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
University degree and 3 years progressive experience or an equivalent combination of education, training (Certified Information Security Manager in good standing) and minimum 5 years of progressive experience.
Progressive experience includes:
Experience working with senior government officials, senior level professionals and a wide range of stakeholders.
Experience preparing strategies, action plans and special projects related to sensitive and diverse issues.
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a supervisory role and leading professional staff and project teams.
Experience developing and implementing IM/IT policy and standards, programs and projects related to security for a large, bureaucratic, and/or decentralized organization. This could include public sector entities, multi-provincial or multi-national corporations, etc.
Experience conducting security audits, investigations, and/or other risk management assessments as they relate to software applications and the protection of information systems and data.
Experience managing confidential issues with tact and diplomacy.
Experience negotiating and managing information technology contracts.
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