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Position: Officer - Information Technology Security

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
49 3DA – Department not found Full-time A98191

Position Summary:
Security awareness and monitoring of security procedures and practices. Development of security policies for the computing systems of Utah Valley University. Develop and publish a Business Resumption Plan for UVU computing systems. Determine the efficacy of the campus-wide infrastructure. Maintain awareness of changes in industry to ensure adequate security for new administrative systems.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Monitors Info Technology systems and other paper document processing systems to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Investigates complaints of non-compliance.
  • Performs risk and cost benefit analysis to determine appropriate level of security risks.
  • Investigates foreseeable internal/external information security risks and report on noted irregularities/risks.
  • Enforces the UVU sponsored training to conform to existing policies.
  • Informs campus students and employees of UVU security policies and practices.
  • Prepares and publishes papers and/or articles on good security practice for use by UVU employees and others.
  • Reviews, on a timely basis, the various reports and logs available.
  • Develops standardized, campus-wide info security policies and procedures that effect several departments on campus.
  • Reviews and is aware of security features of new computing systems, ensure they meet requirements of existing policies.
  • Review and propose changes to existing policy as conditions warrant.
  • Counsels with and advises campus administrators on policy issues and campus wide security.
  • Prepares, maintains, and publishes procedures and best practices to back up new policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Conducts and sponsors security lectures and training programs to raise client awareness in regards to the safeguarding of data.
  • Serves on systems, campus-wide and/or outside organization/committee(s) and their training programs to develop policy.
  • Coordinates with CIO to ensure that security policies have been put in place at the administrative level.
  • Checks requirements of various departments at UVU in the event of a major disruption of computing/networking services.
  • Develops and maintains contingency plans to provide timely business resumption if such an event occurs.
  • Provides contingency plans to the appropriate managers.
  • Collaborates with internal auditor(s) in preparing an audit schedule of security issues.
  • Verifies that audits are performed on a regular basis.
  • Enforces campus compliance with information security laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Serves as primary liaison with various officials including, but not limited to, Director of Public Safety, Director of Internal Advantage, and CIO.
  • Serves as liaison with other campus ISO's, outside auditors, and the organizations related to information security issues.
  • Monitors electronic devices to provide intrusion detection and identify possible security breaches.
  • Coordinates and conduct vulnerability assessments.
  • Attends classes and seminars as required to maintain a high level of proficiency in fields of computing security.
  • Collaborates with other information security professionals and organizations like Utah Saints and The SANS Institute.
  • Prepares documentation to augment vendor materials that include local enhancement and implementations.
  • Identifies and reduce security vulnerabilities.
  • Maintains awareness of pertinent laws, rules, and regulations.  

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • N/A

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • Certification as Certified Info Systems Security Professional(CISSP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer(MCSE), Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).


Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Tech Management,or related field and six years of network administration experience or network security; or any combination of education and/or experience totaling ten years. 

  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge of organizational development theory and practices.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of local and national issues and trends in managed care and primary health care.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Knowledge of facilities and asset management methods and procedures.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications.
  • Knowledge of medical billing procedures.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Knowledge of cost control principles and practices.
  • Ability to establish, direct, and enforce administrative and financial control systems, policies, and procedures in a related operating environment.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, standards, policies and procedures within specialty area.

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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