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Information Security Analyst

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Instructions for Optional Writing Sample: You may provide a 4 to 7 page paper on a security topic of your choice.

Position Details

Position Information

Title Information Security Analyst
Department UITS-Information Security Office (9521)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona is accepting applications for an entry level Information Security Analyst. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, this position will help monitor the information security threat landscape for the University of Arizona. Duties will include evaluating, configuring, and automating security systems and processes to improve the information security posture of the University of Arizona.

This position will also provide information security research and knowledge in incident management, risk management, and regulatory compliance for the Information Security Office.

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

•Configuring, automating, and monitoring information security tools and processes, incident management, assisting with security risk assessments, understanding information security framework concepts, and providing pertinent security metrics to help the ISO better understand the University of Arizona’s information security posture.
•Provide technical knowledge for the implementation of security measures to protect information systems, networks, and data.
•Contribute security knowledge to discussions and planning for overall security architecture for the University, ensuring security is a foundational concept.
•Provide security domain knowledge to help distributed campus IT security managers.
•Information security related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•Knowledge concerning information policies based on the NIST framework.

Minimum Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, or substantially equivalent educational and job related experience in the information security field.
•Evidence of effective skills in creative problem solving and a team-based approach to achieving success in a highly technical environment.
•Excellent analytical, time management, and interpersonal and organizational skill

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in a security related field
•Previous work within the information security field with knowledge and experience in one of the following areas: Threat monitoring, log management, incident management, risk management, compliance (HIPAA, FERPA, PCI DSS, CUI related), or security awareness.
•Continued formal or self-directed education to maintain technical skills.
•Experience working in higher education.
•Hands-on experience with security information and event management tools.
•Hands-on experience with governance, risk and compliance applications.

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 DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22287
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Melanie Hornstein
Human Resources Representative

Open Date 12/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 01/10/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Instructions for Optional Writing Sample:

You may provide a 4 to 7 page paper on a security topic of your choice.

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

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • Referred by UA Employee
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Documents Needed to Apply

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