Information Security Student Worker – SWPP Sr.

Minnesota IT Services is seeking Student Workers to join our Enterprise Security team. We will be hiring two (2) temporary full-time positions for the summer of 2017.

The Student Worker positions provide the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field of information security. The positions will support Minnesota IT Services security, performing a variety of tasks that support security in the areas of governance, monitoring, secure development, engineering, incident response and forensics, and/or vulnerability and threat management.


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


Student Worker Eligibility –

To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior you must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate educational program or plan to enroll within three months. Students may be “off” for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as a student worker, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. If you are enrolled at a credit-granting institution you must carry at least six semester/nine quarter credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, you must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load will be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college program as a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Academic programs can include Computer Science or Information Security


  • Educational or practical experience with information security operations or design

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

It is the policy of the Minnesota 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 (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
Education Verification

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

Preferred Qualifications: Programming experience

Technical writing experience

Experience defining and implementing security tools and processes

Experience supporting an internet service provider or its customers

Written and verbal communication skills sufficient to respond to a wide range of technical questions from business clients and related staff

Application Details

How to Apply Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

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: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us . 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: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us .

Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Jenny Hickey at jenny.hickey@state.mn.us .


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

It is the policy of MN.IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. 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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Jenny Hickey at jenny.hickey@state.mn.us .

Company: State of Minnesota

Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017

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