Union City

Cyber Security Manager (20109925)

Information Technology
East Bay
Until filled
$10,762.27-$12,834.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587



Under general direction from the Information Technology Chief Technology Officer, the Cyber Security Manager plans, selects, implements, enhances, and ensures security-related compliance with business needs; oversees management of City-wide cyber security activities and programs; and, performs other duties as assigned.



The Cyber Security Manager is a journey-level, professional class that has responsibility over all information technology security functions. This position is distinguished from the Chief Technology Officer in that the latter is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all technology services for the City.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (illustrative only)

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Operating independently to mitigate and manage cyber risk and implement appropriate security measures.
  • Serving as staff lead for all cyber risk and security issues.
  • Establishing policies and procedures related to cyber security and risk mitigation.
  • Providing and tracking cyber security training for City employees.
  • Ensuring City compliance with information security regulatory obligations.
  • Preparing oral and written reports for senior management, the City Manager's Office, and elected officials.
  • Facilitating participation in Cybersecurity awareness activities including, but not limited to, Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
  • Offering expertise and providing leadership-level support for initiatives to improve City-wide cyber security.
  • Managing network firewall rules.
  • Teaming with Senior System Analyst to build hardened server and client operating system (OS).
  • Performing penetration testing on external and internal infrastructure.
  • Monitoring logs/alerts for security events.
  • Building effective partnerships with internal customers and external organizations to support security efforts.
  • Formulating action plans with defined objectives, targets, and responsibilities to support agreed upon goals and strategies.

Ideal Candidate


Education - Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a closely related field.


Experience - Five years of progressively responsible professional level experience managing various information technology, business and telecommunication security systems, two years of which include lead experience. 

Experience implementing security systems in a public sector agency is desired.



Knowledge of:

  • Project management principles and practices
  • Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and ordinances related to cyber security
  • Security development and project management principles
  • NIST cybersecurity frameworks
  • Design and implementation of complex information technology architectures
  • Windows OS platform differences and idiosyncrasies, and ability to evaluate their security readiness
  • Cisco Firewall and network routers
  • Anti-virus and client protection software


Skill in:

  • Preparing oral and written reports
  • Working across multiple organizational levels to accomplish goals
  • Evaluating applications and services using open-source tools, languages, libraries, and current standards-compliant code
  • Time-management
  • Customer service


Ability to:

  • Organize and administer programs and/or projects related to cyber security
  • Conduct organizational, operational, fiscal, and statistical analysis
  • Make presentations
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Develop and implement plans for future security needs
  • Work well independently and with team members
  • Keep abreast of current and new technology trends
  • Work well under pressure
  • Take the initiative
  • Prioritize
  • Problem solve
  • Provide trainings on security and operating procedures
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information by keeping sensitive information strictly confidential and secure at all times


Licenses and Certificates:

Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record at the time of appointment is required as a condition of initial and continued employment only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the employee's ability to get to/from various work locations in a timely manner, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.



The City of Union City is an equal opportunity employer. The City of Union City will comply with its obligations under the law to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.


Travel: Positions in this class may require local and statewide travel as necessary.


Retirement: CalPERS enrollment in either 2%@60 (Classic Employees) or the new 2%@62 (New Employees) formula is dependent on the individual’s eligibility, as per AB 340. The City does not participate in Social Security therefore there are no Social Security tax deductions (except 1.45% Medicare).

Life Insurance: Premium is paid by the City. Life insurance and AD&D is equal to $100,000 each. Long-term and short-term disability insurance premium shared by the City and employee. Additional voluntary supplemental life insurance is available.

Medical/Dental/Vision: The City provides the employee up to $2,000 per month after the employee’s initial monthly contribution of $182 to purchase medical, dental and vision benefits.

Deferred Compensation Plan: The City contributes $100/mo. into a 401(a) tax-deferred plan on behalf of the employee upon minimum employee contribution of 2%. A 457 Deferred Comp Plan and a ROTH IRA are also available on a voluntary basis.

Leave: The City will provide the employee with 70 hours of administrative leave annually (prorated based on hire date). Employees shall accrue 3.08 hours of vacation leave per pay period limited to two times their maximum annual accrual rate plus 160 hours per year. Employees shall accrue 3.69 hours of sick leave per pay period without limit on accumulation.

Holidays: 10 days and 3 floating holidays per year.

Special Instructions


Application and resume should be completed online via the CalOpps website by 5:00 PM PST on May 7, 2021. 

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Application materials will be reviewed and evaluated using, in part, the criteria contained in this brochure.

The selection process may consist of one or more of the following components: a written exam, an oral interview, and medical exam. Only a limited number of persons whose application materials clearly demonstrate that they meet the needs of the City in terms of training, experience, education, and other job related characteristics will be invited to participate in the selection process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.

Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by e-mail. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of one year from the date the list is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from the list.

The City of Union City provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request. Please contact the Human Resources Department if you will need reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the selection process.

The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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