Information Security Officer

Austin, TX
Full/Part Time:

FLSA Status

Earliest Start Date

Monthly Salary
Salary commensurate with experience

Hours per Week
40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department
Office of Information Security

Please Note
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Required Application Materials
A resume is required in order to apply.
A letter of interest is required in order to apply.
A list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.
In order to be considered, applicants must have uploaded all required materials in a combined document and must have completed all sections in their on-line application.

Purpose of Position
To direct and evolve the information security program for UT System Administration, which includes high risk information assets managed by UT System Administration on behalf of UT institutions.

Essential Functions
Evolves the IT security program by developing strategies, evaluating technologies, approving and prioritizing security projects, and establishing standards..
Manages relationships with multiple IT departments, major system and data owners, the Privacy Officer, and the Office of General Counsel. Negotiates changes to system architectures, processes, etc to improve their security posture.
Supervises and directs frontline security analysts, contractors, and vendors to perform tasks such as vulnerability scans, penetration tests, and security incident response.
Identifies and responds to security incidents; works closely with UT, local and federal law enforcement agencies as required; files monthly incident reports to state.
In cooperation with the Information Security Communications & Training Coordinator, develops security awareness programs for System Administration staff. , Develops security bulletins, security policies, guidelines and procedures; meets with department heads and IT staff as required to implement and monitor; ensures that policies and controls are adequate to meet regulatory requirements, such as HIPAAEvaluates and grants exceptions to policies and standards.
Advises and reports on security to senior management, state agencies, compliance, and audit as required. Responds to compliance and audit issues, performs risk assessments, writes management response to audits; and oversees implementation of audit findings. Compiles an Annual Security Report about UT System Administration for the Chancellor; compiles the Agency Security Plan required by the Texas Department of Information Resources.
Reviews advisories and bulletins, researches new security threats, and attends technical training and security conferences. Researches and evaluates new technologies.
Monitors the effectiveness of defined controls for mission critical information.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related field and 10 years IT experience at an enterprise level in network administration, server administration, applications development, including four years working with network security applications and appliances and developing, implementing and/or auditing information security programs. A minimum of three years prior management experience is also required.

Preferred Qualifications
Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor and/or, or equivalent certifications preferred.

Familiarity with missions, challenges and opportunities of higher education. Excellent organization, leadership, and communication skills. Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict management skills. Ability to establish credibility and effective working relationships at all levels of UT System. Ability to manage and solve complex problems.

Knowledge of current information security laws, regulations (FERPA, HIPAA), standards, and accepted industry practices. Knowledge of network infrastructures; current information systems technologies; networking and security devices; and risk assessment methodologies.

Working Conditions
Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
Requires occasional evening or weekend hours
15- 20% travel is expected
Additional Information
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Complete all sections on the application, including highest level of education, college degrees (if applicable), references and all questions on the application questionnaire. If you are applying for the first time make sure to complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

EO/AA Statement
The University of Texas System Administration is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Employee Services.


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