Information Security Audit Associate – ITS1


Innovation * Opportunity * Work that Matters

Join the 2,000+ professionals who are bringing strategic vision to state government as part of Minnesota’s information technology agency. Work for Minnesota IT Services and be part of a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. Our culture promotes collaboration, demands continuous improvement and encourages innovation in IT delivery. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for Minnesota IT Services.

Job Details

Working Title: Information Security Audit Associate
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 1
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted : 04/25/2023
  • Closing Date : 05/01/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit : Enterprise Security/ Enterprise GRC
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Days of Work : Monday – Wednesday
  • Travel Required : No
  • Salary Range: $22.82 – $34.26 / hourly
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible : Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

The Information Security Audit Associate will provide security analysisand audit coordination. The position will work with the audit leads to support them in documentation and scheduling.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide support to State Agency and County staff by coordinating information security regulatory audits/assessments that determine whether security systems are effective in protecting information assets. Assist in performing reviews of findings and provide recommendations to improve the overall security infrastructure and meet security requirements of various security requirements (State Security Policies and Standards, IRS Publication 1075, HIPAA, CJIS, MARS-E, PCI DSS, etc.)
  • Recommend controls that will mitigate and or reduce risks and vulnerabilities, and improve overall information security posture
  • Conduct training on audit readiness for participants, as needed
  • Track audit findings in eGRC tool – RSA Archer
  • Assist with cross mapping of information security framework requirements
  • Work with business, technical, and Archer teams to ensure that audit/assessment findings and exceptions are documented in Archer
  • Pull regular and meaningful metrics/reports from Archer to show status of audit/assessment findings and risk levels

*Please note: This is a part-time, Monday – Wednesday, 24 hrs. per week position. This positionincludes prorated state fringe benefits.

**This position is currently eligible fortelework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a remote telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies.
  • Candidates residing outside of Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) require additional review prior to telework approval upon becoming a finalist.
  • Candidates located in Minnesota, or a bordering state, do not require additional review.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

This position requires a minimum of one (1) yearof experience in an information technology or information security role that includes:

  • Experience participating in or performing IT audits
  • Experience with eGRC tools (ex: RSA Archer)
  • Knowledge of Information security standards (NIST, ISO 27001/17799), legal and regulatory requirements and controls that have a direct relationship to information security and privacy practices (FISMA, HIPAA, IRS Publication 1075, FBI Criminal Justice Information Security (CJIS), Social Security Administration (SSA) Information Security Requirements for State and Local Governments, GLBA, Payment Card Industry (PCI), FERPA etc.)

*An Associate’s Degree or higher in Information Technology, Information Security and Assurance orrelated field substitutes for the required experience

**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification

It is the policy ofMinnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • SEMA4 Records Check
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intermediate knowledge of computer languages, including at least one object-oriented language
  • Understanding ofsoftware development techniques anddesign and documentation skills
  • Understanding of data management concepts, file organizations, operating system control languages, standards, and debugging methods
  • Ability to coordinate schedules
  • Ability to organize diverse sets of documents
  • Ability to read and interpret detailed technical information
  • Ability to develop and present written and oral information in a clear and concise manner
  • Effective human relations skills
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of systems analysis and design

Application Details

How to Apply

This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicantssimultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of Minnesota IT Services who are currently in an Information Technology Specialist 1 position and who are eligible to bid and apply within the seven (7) day bidding period will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Jenny Hickey at .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jenny Hickey at .

To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: .Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to: .

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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