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HIPAA Security Officer (UPDATED)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title HIPAA Security Officer (UPDATED)
Department UITS-Information Security Office (9521)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: This position has been reopened and the review date has been extended to 12/11/2017. If you previously applied for this position your application is under consideration and it is not necessary to reapply.

The University of Arizona is accepting applications for a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Officer. Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer and collaborating closely with the HIPAA Privacy Officer, this position will be responsible for developing and managing information security policies, procedures, and technical systems for protecting HIPAA regulated data. This position provides hands-on technical expertise and collaborative leadership skills to assist UA Tucson and Phoenix Colleges of Medicine and other campus units working with regulated PHI, ensuring consistency of policies, technical solutions, procedures and incident response for HIPAA related incidents.

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!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Evaluate, recommend, and provide technical leadership for the implementation of security measures to protect HIPAA regulated data.
•Contribute expertise to discussions and planning for overall IT security architecture for the University.
•Provide HIPAA security domain expertise and leadership for distributed campus IT security managers.
•Related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•Requires expert knowledge of HIPAA security requirements.
•Must possess excellent analytical skills and an understanding of a risk-based approach to securing institutional resources.
•Experience with Windows, Linux/UNIX, network systems, databases, and virtual and cloud computing environments.
•Strong technical skills and experience.
•Strong working knowledge of security issues pertinent to health care in a higher education environment.
•Team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills.
•Initiative, optimism, flexibility, integrity and follow through.
•Ability to advocate, influence, and persuade others.

Minimum Qualifications

•Requires Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or substantially equivalent educational and job-related experience.
•Evidence of effective skills in facilitation, creative problem solving and a team-based approach to achieving success in a highly technical environment.
•Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and supervisory skills.

Preferred Qualifications

•Five or more years of information security experience in a health care environment.
•Experience working in higher education.
•Hands-on experience with GRC and CASB software.
•Evidence of continued formal or self-directed education to maintain technical currency.

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 A22157
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Melanie Hornstein

Open Date 10/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 12/11/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
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?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents