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TennCare

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

TennCare

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Job Summary

TENNCARE OVERVIEW

TennCare is Tennessee’s managed care Medicaid program that provides health insurance coverage to certain groups of low-income individuals such as pregnant women, children, caretaker relatives of young children, older adults, and adults with physical disabilities.  TennCare provides coverage for approximately 1.4 million Tennesseans and operates with an annual budget of approximately $12 billion.  It is run by the Division of TennCare with oversight and some funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

WHY WORK AT TENNCARE

TennCare’s mission is to improve the lives of Tennesseans by providing high-quality cost-effective care. To fulfill that purpose, we equip each employee for active participation and empower teams to communicate and work collaboratively to improve organizational processes in order to make a difference in the lives our members. Because of the positive impact TennCare has on the lives of the most vulnerable Tennesseans, TennCare employees report that their work provides them with a sense of meaning, purpose, and accomplishment. TennCare leadership understands that employees are our most valuable resource and ensures professional and leadership development are a priority for the agency. 

JOB AND DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW

The Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO) position leads the development and maturity of the TennCare enterprise-wide cybersecurity architectures and solutions following federal and state regulatory requirements and information security best practices within the healthcare business vertical. In this role, the DCISO will partner across the agency to ensure business units are compliant with IT security requiretments. This role will oversee a team of approximately 15 contractors who work in partnership to ensure Tenncare’s overall CMS and State IT Security compliance.

Job Responsibilities

The Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO) position leads the development and maturity of the TennCare enterprise-wide cybersecurity architectures and solutions following federal and state regulatory requirements and information security best practices within the healthcare business vertical. In this role, the DCISO will partner across the agency to ensure business units are compliant with IT security requiretments. This role will oversee a team of approximately 15 contractors who work in partnership to ensure Tenncare’s overall CMS and State IT Security compliance.

Qualifications

  • Maintain a strong understanding of risk management and governance practices and the use of risk methodologies.
  • Establish and maintain the TennCare information security program, including hands-on execution and day-to-day management with the TennCare security team.
  • Promote the ongoing goal of increasing TennCare’s enterprise’s overall security posture on-premise, vendor-hosted, cloud-hosted, and managed systems.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge about the TennCare business environment and ensures ongoing security controls are maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Organize priorities with the collaboration of enterprise architects, technical leads, business leads, and the TennCare Privacy Officer.
  • Ensure TennCare, partners, and vendors meet or exceed all TennCare security and privacy requirements and contractual obligations related to information security.
  • Coordinate ongoing audit or assessment activities with state departments and federal agencies (Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, Internal Auditors, IRS, CMS, and SSA).
  • Evaluate technical systems with experience generating written reports documenting vulnerabilities and configuration deficiencies, design defects, or other risks to the security of TennCare information systems environments and engagement findings.
  • Complete and present written reports documenting vulnerabilities and configuration deficiencies, design defects, or other risks. The DCISO will present to both technical and executive leadership regarding the security of TennCare information systems environments and engagement findings.
  • Represent TennCare Security at business leadership, steering committee, governance, and IT executive meetings.
  • Provide feedback on team performance in meeting the objectives of the security team.

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Prior experience in Heath Care or government
  • Experience with the NIST 800-53 or MARS-E framework
  • Experience with systems based on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid architecture

How to Apply

  • 3+ years of experience as a technical lead or technical management position.
  • 5+ years of in information technology employment
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology-related discipline, or equivalent experience.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 11, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Government