Type: Contract
Duration: Until 9/30/2024
Location: Jackson, MS (Remote to start, but candidate will be required to be onsite around Q2 2023, with ample time
given to relocate)

Project Details:

The preferred candidate will work with the MDE Security and Privacy Officer to help establish,
monitor, and report security and privacy compliance as established by MDE policy and

Job Description:

This position will require a qualified Security Analyst to assist in the following tasks:
 Ensure that student data contained in the State Department of Education
student data system is handled in full compliance with FERPA, and other state
and federal data privacy and security laws
 Work with local district IT staff with district security incidents such as
ransomware and DDOS attacks
 Establish, maintain, and operate a department-wide Security and Privacy
Incident Response Program to ensure that incidents are properly reported,
investigated, and mitigated, as appropriate
 Provide training, guidance, technical assistance, and outreach to build a culture
of privacy protection, data security, and data practice transparency to students,
parents, and the public among all state and local governmental education
entities that collect, maintain, use, or share student data
 Work with the Infrastructure team, Applications team, Database team and
other sub-units of OTSS to recommend and implement new security measures,
strengthening the overall security posture of the agency
 Possess exceptional communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
 Monitor and manage an ongoing staff security training program and provide
security/privacy guidance to LEAs
 Address any security and privacy audit findings
 Prepare and exercise agency breach response and disaster recovery plans; and
 Coordinate security/privacy efforts with the agency’s Data Governance Officer.
 Leverage all available tools to develop and publish vulnerability reports
 Identify, analyze, and interpret threat actors and malicious activity in client

Required Degree:

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Skills/Experience (minimum 5 years):

Experience preparing administrative summary reports on privacy and security
Experience with developing response and mitigation plans for privacy violation incidents, ransomware
attacks and other security/privacy incidents
Experience leading a data security and privacy training program
Experience writing security and privacy policies and procedures

Preference given to candidates with the below skills/experience:

Experience in education data systems and environments is a plus
ISC2/Comptia certifications in the areas of Cyber Security/Data Privacy or closely related work

At TCC, we know that having a strong company culture is paramount in sustaining the success and stability of the company, especially within the information technology industry. That’s why we place our focus on the people who make our success possible: our employees, partners and clients. We strive to create an environment that preserves and fosters growth while still promoting the DNA of our company.

Our core values:
• Building strong, reliable relationships with our employees, our partners and our clients
• Upholding integrity, honesty and respect
• Supporting our local community
• Encouraging continued education and development

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

To apply for this position please visit our website https://www.e-tcc.com/open-positions

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