Job Posting: Information Security Officer

CA State Lottery

Information Security Officer

$10,734.00 - $13,048.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: 3/1/2024

Job Description and Duties

Under administrative direction of the California State Lottery Chief Enterprise Risk Office, the Information Technology Manager II (ITM II) serves as the Lottery Information Security Officer and manages teams responsible for Lottery information security; project management; and evaluation of enterprise business and technology policy, program, process, procedure, and documentation practices.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Provide information security expertise and managerial leadership to the Information Security and Privacy Office.
• Ensure departmental compliance with all information security laws, rules, and standards. Provide managerial leadership and strategic direction for the departments monitoring of internal controls.
• Through subordinate management, guide development of project schedule, objective setting, and project design; ensure project risks are identified and managed effectively; monitor project delivery; and facilitate clear communication across multiple teams and stakeholders.
• Work with department executives to communicate evaluation strategies and define tactical execution of evaluation plans at the division level.
• Define enterprise priority of process evaluation strategies based on risk, complexity, business, and technology dependencies.
• Design and implement process performance measure reporting.
• Present reports plan and progress to the California State Lottery Commission.
• Manage efforts in defining and implementing an on-going risk assessment program, which will define, identify, and classify critical enterprise risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.
• Manage the creation of improvement recommendations, testing of new processes and the release into production.
• Track departmental changes and ensure desk manuals and other pertinent documentation is being refreshed.

This position is headquartered in Sacramento and is eligible for either a remote-based or office-based telework schedule. Employees must be able to report to their assigned headquarters office as needed. Travel expense to and from the assigned headquarters are the responsibility of the employee. Eligibility for telework requires employee residence in California per California Government Code Section 14200 which states: “telecommuting means the partial or total substitution of computers or telecommunication technologies, or both, for the commute to work by employees residing in California.

This position requires a current IT Manager II exam. If you need to take the exam or if your score has expired, click here to gain list eligibility.

When choosing a state organization to work for, there are a lot of options. Why choose the California State Lottery? People are drawn to the Lottery because we:
• Are an energetic, creative, and talented team.
• Value diversity and inclusion in the workplace
• Empower team members to bring their knowledge, expertise, and innovation.
• Recognize individual and team contributions.
• Support the importance of work-life balance.
• Invest in the professional development of our team members.
• Are dedicated to preserving our environment by lowering our carbon footprint.

May consider a Training & Development assignment.

All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to clearly demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position on your State Application (STD Form 678). The application should also clearly demonstrate the candidate’s ability to meet the Desirable Qualifications identified in this job advertisement. The Classification Specification is located on this Job Announcement Posting under "Minimum Requirements."

It is highly recommended that you apply online using your Cal Careers account. It is not necessary to return the contact letter if you applied electronically. Please ensure to monitor your email and/or Cal Careers account for communication associated with your application submission.

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

Working Conditions

  • Schedule: Typically, Monday through Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm but may occasionally require evening and/or weekend work.
  • Travel: Travel (including statewide overnight travel) may be occasionally required. 
  • Other: Work is generally performed within an office environment, utilizing personal computers, laptops, tablets, telephones and/or cell phones.  May also work from a remote location.

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Information Security Officer
$10,734.00 - $13,048.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time

Department Information

The California Lottery is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise headquartered in Sacramento. It is one of the few state organizations that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the state’s general fund. Our mission is to provide supplemental funding for California’s public schools and colleges. We are passionate about creating a better tomorrow - one child at a time. The mix of talented people within our workplace reflects the rich diversity inherent within the State of California. We celebrate the contributions of each individual and strive to create a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and welcoming. We believe in California For All. 


In fiscal year 2021-22, the California Lottery generated sales of more than $8.8 billion with over $2 billion earned for California public schools. Lottery products are sold at more than 23,000 retail locations throughout the state, from independent neighborhood shops to convenience stores, liquor stores to supermarkets, and more. Retail product offerings include an average of 52 fun and entertaining Scratchers games and several draw games, including jackpot games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, and SuperLotto Plus and daily games such as Fantasy 5 and Hot Spot.

The Lottery is less than 30 minutes from all that Downtown Sacramento has to offer. Amenities include an onsite restaurant, close to the light rail station, electric car charging stations, and free parking!! Apply today to join a dynamic organization that is not only passionate about its mission, but also its people!!

Department Website:

Special Requirements

  • The California State Lottery Act provides that no person may be hired as an employee of the Commission if that person has beenconvicted of a felony or any gambling related offense.
  • If you are basing your eligibility on education, (, provideyour transcripts and/or diploma. Applicants with foreign transcripts must provide a transcript evaluation that indicates the number ofunits to which the foreign course work is equivalent. Transcripts and evaluations may be unofficial; official transcripts will berequired upon appointment. Please redact birthdates and social security numbers.
  • The position(s) require(s) a Background Investigation be cleared prior to being hired.

    Application Instructions

    Completed applications and all required documents must be received or postmarked by the Final Filing Date in order to be considered. Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

    Final Filing Date: 3/1/2024

    Who May Apply

    Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

    Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
    Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

    How To Apply

    Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

    Address for Mailing Application Packages

    You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

    CA State Lottery
    Attn: Human Resources JC 412786
    700 N. 10th Street, MS#6-5
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

    You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

    CA State Lottery
    Human Resources JC 412786
    700 N. 10th Street, MS#6-5
    Sacramento, CA 95811
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Required Application Package Documents

    The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

    • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
    • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
    • Statement of Qualifications - Please see instructions below.
    Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

    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:
    • Extensive knowledge of Information Security concepts, standards, laws and best practices
    • Extensive experience in business and technology policies, governance principles and guidelines to support decision making
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both verbal and written
    • Knowledge of project management
    • The ability to work and manage the work of others effectively in an environment with changing priorities
    • Demonstrated experience implementing enterprise change management practices and concepts
    • Knowledge of performance monitoring tools and techniques and demonstrated experience managing the performance of others
    • In depth knowledge of managing risk evaluations and applying controls at the enterprise level
    • Demonstrated strong technical skills in managing business program and process evaluation efforts
    • Experience managing documentation repository

    Contact Information

    The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the application process. The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position.

    Department Website:
    Human Resources Contact:
    Human Resources JC-412786
    (916) 822-8158
    Hiring Unit Contact:
    Dottie Wallace
    (916) 822-8166

    Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

    EEO Contact:
    Equal Employment Opportunity Office
    (916) 822-8458
    California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

    Position Location

    700 N. 10th Street
    Sacramento, CA

    Statement of Qualifications

    The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a required document that must be submitted with your application package. The SOQ must address each of the questions below, must not exceed 2 pages, and must be in Arial, size 12 font.

    1.Describe your experience implementing and/or managing information security compliance for an organization.

    2. Please provide specific examples of your experience performing or managing risk assessments and evaluating processes for an organization. Describe challenges you encountered and provide specific examples of experience gained implementing related change management.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

    It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

    Application Methods:
    Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
    By Mail