Senior Security Engineer - OCSD - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Santa Ana
United States


Job Description

Key Role:

  • Provide Palo Alto network security and firewall services support, incident and problem management for the Orange County Sherriff Department reporting to OCSD management.  

  • This role will work predominantly with Palo Alto firewalls so experience with Palo Alto as well as the Panorama management console is a must.  

  • Respond to operational requests day to day and act as the primary point of escalation for incident resolution.  

  • Working closely with OCSD network engineers and management: review new service and firewall requests, respond quickly to incidents and operational outages, manage the security ticket queue and assist with operational and process improvements to ensure SLR's are met.  

  • Report regular status of service requests and operational incidents to the OCSD management team.

This Role Performs: 

This Role Performs at the direction of the OCSD managers and network engineers.  The job responsibilities could include:

  • Manage and maintain the Sherriff’s Palo Alto firewall environment
  • Review and completion of firewall service requests
  • Respond to requests for firewall policy information and to assist troubleshooting firewall related issues
  • Management of all network equipment supporting the OCSD network for both project and operational requirements
  • Monitor and resolve network security incidents on a 24X7 basis
  • The position maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and security hardware and software, especially Palo Alto Networks



Required Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelors degree and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience. May also accept a HS diploma or equivalent and thirteen (13) years of experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • Strong experience with Palo Alto network security products
  • Palo Alto engineering certification - PCNSE
  • Experience supporting firewall technologies
  • Experience supporting large enterprise networks
  • Strong background with Service and Change Management

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to present very complex technical concepts in understandable language
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security
  • CompTIA Security +
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience creating and presenting project plans and designs


Applicants selected will be subject to extensive background investigation by the Sheriff.