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Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Department Univ Info Tech Svcs Admin (9501)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona is accepting applications for a Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), this position will direct enterprise-wide information security projects and provide technical expertise for security related regulatory and audit compliance activities. The position will also contribute to policy and standards development including documentation and communication to campus partners. Working closely with the CISO, the incumbent will contribute substantially to the University of Arizona’s technology architecture planning process, ensuring security is a core principle for all technology services.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide information security domain expertise to University departments and units.
  • Lead efforts to ensure technical solutions are in place to address compliance needs.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships across the University.
  • Represent the Information Security Office on campus committees as needed.
  • Assist CISO to create reports and/or dashboards for communication of security program status to executive leadership.
  • Vendor management for ISO security product portfolio.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of information technology security as it relates to all aspects of the protection of Campus information assets and institutional data.
  • Working knowledge of privacy and security laws (state and federal), industry standards, information security policy frameworks, as well as extensive knowledge about a wide range of privacy/security laws, regulations and standards relevant to higher education.
  • Management expertise in determining and recommending actions and affecting change across the Campus, providing a clear understanding and the information necessary for departments and individuals to carry out their responsibilities for information security risk management.
  • Ability to balance information security needs with the organization’s strategic plans, values, and other risks to formulate effective solutions.
  • Proven strong communication and interpersonal skills at all levels of an institution and with vendor partners.
  • The ability to influence or gain acceptance from others in sensitive situations, without damaging relationships.
  • Solid understanding of NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • A team player, able to practice discretion around sensitive issues.
  • A strong understanding of the importance of continuous learning, training, and growing in the rapidly evolving information security field.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related area AND five years of information technology experience which may include systems administration, network systems administration, applications design/development; minimum of two years information security specific experience; OR, seven years of progressive information technology experience which may include systems administration, network systems administration, applications design/development; minimum of two years information security specific experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Security specific certification such as CISSP, various GIAC (such as GCED, GPPA), or CISM.
  • In-depth experience addressing the technical controls of at least one of the following: PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GLBA, FERPA, NIST 800-171.
  • Experience leading complex security-related projects.
  • Experience in a Higher Education environment.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Computer, Engineering and Technical
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay TBD
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21664
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Sarah Swanson
sarahs@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 04/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/04/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Writing Sample: Please provide an example of a report, training documentation, technical documentation, or other communication that you feel is a good representation of your communication skills.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or a related area AND five years of information technology experience which may include systems administration, network systems administration, applications design/development; minimum of two years information security specific experience; OR, seven years of progressive information technology experience which may include systems administration, network systems administration, applications design/development; minimum of two years information security specific experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents