Occ. Code 1734010
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 1, GRADE 27
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 2, GRADE 31
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES
Critical Infrastructure Analysts conduct vulnerability assessments of public and private critical infrastructure sectors to enhance the overall security of the States most critical assets. Incumbents identify and monitor critical assets; and provide information on the States infrastructure to support State emergency response activities.
Positions are found primarily at the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES).
All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class. Infrastructure sectors assessed by both levels include: Agriculture and Health; Public Health and Health Care; Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems; Energy; Banking and Finance; National Monuments and Icons; Defense Industrial Base; Information Technology; Telecommunications; Chemical; Transportation Systems; Emergency Services; Postal and Shipping; Dams and Waterways; Governmental Facilities; Commercial Facilities; and Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Wastes.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 1: full performance level; under the general direction of a Critical Infrastructure Analyst 2, conducts vulnerability assessments of public and private critical infrastructure sectors throughout the State.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 2: supervisory level; under the direction of higher-level staff, supervises Critical Infrastructure Analysts 1; and develops and implements a work plan to assess one or more infrastructure sectors throughout the State.
Homeland Security Program Analysts perform research, program planning, policy development and analytical duties, and undertake a variety of liaison activities and special assignments to protect New York State from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, and emergencies.
Intelligence Analysts gather, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence regarding incidents, trends or threats relating to terrorism that have implications for New York State; and facilitate information sharing among federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in cooperation with the New York State Intelligence Center Counter Terrorism Center.
Intelligence Analysts (Information Systems) are assigned to the New York State Intelligence Center within the Cyber Analysis Unit at the Division of State Police. Incumbents engage in activities to protect New York States infrastructures and analyze threats and risks to the State, and collaborate with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to identify and review ongoing intrusion activities and threats to New York State.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 1
Reviews the protocols of an industry, learns about the industry from materials and sources provided, and develops a plan for maintaining current knowledge.
Reviews security-related issues, risks, threats and vulnerabilities, and becomes familiar with related industry protocols.
Creates work plans, timelines, and results required; plans on-site visits and reviews all available material prior to the visit.
Makes on-site visits to all pertinent areas, reviewing equipment, written material, and other relevant data; interviews staff who participate in security or production.
Writes reports immediately following the site visit, covering all observations and interviews, and including any written material provided.
Draws conclusions as appropriate from the visit, outlining analysis and citing sources.
Provides updated information to supervisory staff and other interested parties; reports critical findings as soon as possible; makes recommendations based on substantiated knowledge.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 2
May perform duties and responsibilities of a Critical Infrastructure Analyst 1.
Oversees the development of procedures and implements policy for the analysis of each different sector of industry, service, or public initiative.
Makes determinations of the resources required to complete the analysis of and produce reports on security-related issues of industries; oversees the development of a structured work plan for the unit and for the use of consultants and staff from other agencies as technical experts.
Coordinates information exchange with agencies so that status of problem areas and preparedness for attacks is available at all times.
Oversees the preparation of final reports, incorporating site-visit information, documentation from the industry, pertinent analysis, conclusions and supporting information and documentation for the conclusions.
Participates in the statewide assessment of the vulnerability of the States critical infrastructure to terrorist attacks.
Directs and conducts comprehensive research, studies and analyses; develops a central repository of resources specific to targeted sectors, asset analysis methodologies, case studies, risk reduction strategies, and other identified subject areas.
Oversees the maintenance and security of electronic records that contain information on the vulnerability of the States critical infrastructure.
Develops and formulates the Critical Infrastructure Assessment Strategic Plan, setting the mission, goals, scope and objectives of the team.
Provides updated reports on emerging issues to senior staff and third parties.
Attends conferences, trainings and seminars to further develop an understanding of the vulnerability of the States critical infrastructure and methods to protect this infrastructure.
Performs the full range of supervisory duties.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 1
Non-competitive: nine years of professional or technical critical infrastructure analysis experience, three years of which must be in one or more infrastructure sectors*. A bachelors degree in a relevant area** may substitute for four years of general experience; a masters degree in a relevant area** for one additional year of general experience. Experience must include research and analysis of highly technical programs; analysis and development of operational protocols for a large organization, including risk management and vulnerability assessment; analysis of public policy issues; or strategic planning and process improvement.
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST 2
Non-competitive: ten years of professional or technical critical infrastructure analysis experience, two years of which must be as a supervising program manager and an additional three years must be in one or more infrastructure sectors*. A bachelors degree in a relevant area** may substitute for four years of general experience; a masters degree in a relevant area** for one additional year of general experience. Experience must include research and analysis of highly technical programs; analysis and development of operational protocols for a large organization, including risk management and vulnerability assessment; analysis of public policy issues; or strategic planning and process improvement.
*Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Agriculture and Health; Public Health and Health Care; Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems; Energy; Banking and Finance; National Monuments and Icons; Defense Industrial Base; Information Technology; Telecommunications; Chemical; Transportation Systems; Emergency Services; Postal and Shipping; Dams and Waterways; Governmental Facilities; Commercial Facilities; Nuclear Reactors, Materials and Wastes.
**Qualifying education may include the following or closely related fields: Psychology, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Law, Sociology, GIS, Geography, Information Technology (Various), Engineering (Various), Forensics, Biological Sciences, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Military Studies, Mathematics, Telecommunications, Chemistry, Language (Various), Transportation and Logistics, Industrial Technology, Global Studies, or Intelligence Studies
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.