Senior Information Security Specialist

Senior Information Security Specialist

  • 528186
  • Anchorage, Alaska, United States
  • Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
  • Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • On Campus
  • Staff Full-time
  • Grade 82
  • UAA VCAS Information Technology Svc

As an Information Security Specialist 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 cloud, 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. Within the first year, applicant must become certified in a DoD 8570 approved certification to comply with requirements for supporting government funded research at the University of Alaska (https://public.cyber.mil/wid/dod8140/dod-approved-8570-baseline-certifications/). Must be able to pass an FBI CJI background check and maintain CJIS clearance.

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, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and 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 82, based on education and experience.

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

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.

 

*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: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


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 John Zetterman, Infrastructure Services Director, at jmzetterman@alaska.edu or (907) 786-1256.

 

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

Access to the reports is available at:

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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