Cyber Operations Branch Chief-California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

 Section Chief


Are you looking for an exciting and fast-paced career? Join the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and be part of an organization that serves as a leader in emergency management and homeland security through dedicated service to all. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you are interested in a challenging opportunity in a high-energy, team-oriented environment, you are encouraged to apply.

Within the Cal-CSIC the Cyber Operations Branch (COB) provides the following services to the Cal-CSIC: Incident Response, Compromise Assessment, Incident Response Planning and Training, and Digital Forensics. The Cyber Operations Branch Chief leads, manages, coordinates, communicates, integrates and is accountable for the overall success of the Cyber Operations Branch, ensuring alignment with critical Cal-CSIC priorities.

Applicants may be selected via resume/ application review.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.


Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.


Additional Documents


Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:

Current Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Certification or equivalent.


  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • Knowledge of application vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g., buffer overflow, mobile code, cross-site scripting, Procedural Language/Structured Query Language [PL/SQL] and injections, race conditions, covert channel, replay, return-oriented attacks, malicious code).
  • Knowledge of what constitutes a network attack and a network attack’s relationship to both threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of industry technologies’ potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of capabilities, applications, and potential vulnerabilities of network equipment including hubs, routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware.
  • Knowledge of emerging security issues, risks, and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of Application Security Risks (e.g. Open Web Application Security Project Top 10 list)
  • Knowledge of cyber competitions as a way of developing skills by providing hands-on experience in simulated, real-world situations.

Review Duty Statement for additional Skills and Abilities.

This position requires the incumbent to:

  • Communicate effectively in dealing with the public and/or other employees;
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and skill related to specific tasks, methodologies, materials, tools, and equipment;
  • Complete assignments in a timely and efficient manner; and adhere to departmental policies and procedures regarding attendance, leave, and conduct.


Position Details
Job Code #: JC-216248
Position #(s): 163-375-1406-002
Working Title: Cyber Operations Branch Chief