Information Security Analyst

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  • Job Number:527165
  • Classification:Information Systems Professional 4A
  • Grade:Grade 81
  • Work type:Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
  • School/Business unit:SW Office of Chief Security Officer
  • Location:Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau
  • Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

As a Security Analyst at the University of Alaska, you’ll have a direct impact on improving security, reducing risk, and ensuring the continuity of business operations at UA’s 20+ locations throughout the state of Alaska. Security Operations is responsible for a number of critical functions, including incident response, firewall management, operation and maintenance of a variety of cybersecurity tools and services, and education and outreach to the UA community on topics like security awareness, data handling, privacy and compliance, etc. You’ll be part of a collaborative team providing excellent service to the University of Alaska system.

On a typical day, you will monitor networks and endpoints to prevent/detect breaches and other security issues. You may install and manage firewalls, configure or monitor applications and services, perform pentests, communicate with other internal stakeholders to assess and improve security, or support audit, assessment, or compliance efforts. Every day you will collaborate with your teammates (other Analysts, Engineers, and Student Analysts) to support enterprise-wide security initiatives.

To thrive in this position, you should enjoy solving problems, be able to track and actively manage your time appropriately in response to changing priorities. You should enjoy working independently or collaborating in a group setting, have strong written and verbal communication skills, enjoy researching cybersecurity topics, awareness, and best practices, and feel comfortable collaborating and presenting in person or online with both your peers and others across university departments. You should have a passion for learning and growing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree OR an equivalent combination of training, education, and documented professional experience.

One or more applicable industry-recognized certifications (vendor-specific or those from bodies such as CompTIA, SANS, etc.) desired at the time of hire, required within the first year of employment.

Travel and on-call are required.

Position Details:

This position can be based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, or University of Alaska Southeast. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and a full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 81, based on education and experience. In addition to the tuition waiver, we offer further development opportunities through conferences and training.

Please include a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. The first application review will begin on 11/20/2023, to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on 11/19/2023.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Terra Preslan, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-450-8261.

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