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IT Security Compliance Analyst

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Information Technology

Department: Information Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $64,000 - $80,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2019-2020
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
November 17, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1. A resume/CV and;
2. A cover letter indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

Any application missing the above documents/information may be considered incomplete.

In order to ensure consideration, please submit your application materials prior to or on the listed review date.

If you would like to view the complete position description including the duties please send an email to and reference the job title and job number in the subject line.

Department Summary
Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide-ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Applications & Middleware, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides administration and support for the software, hardware, and services needed to support the campus IT environment. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center. IS works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

The university is also proud of the newly announced Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the university.

Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon’s main campus. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Security Services and Information Assurance, the IT Security Compliance Analyst will be part of the Information Security Office (ISO) team. This position is responsible for assisting with compliance with university policies, relevant laws and regulations, and protection of systems including:
1) data and information systems (“information systems”);
2) operational technology (OT) such as industrial automated control systems; and
3) other university Internet of Things (IoT) devices connected to the campus network including cameras and surveillance systems.
All systems support the mission of the university and protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of technologies owned or entrusted to the University of Oregon. This position also requires superior people and "soft" skills, like empathy, tact, flexibility, and collaboration.

The incumbent in the position will evaluate, assess, and provide recommendations on appropriate security controls, products and technologies related to the design and deployment of secure systems, and monitor compliance with university policies, appropriate laws and regulations, relating to information systems, OT and IoT protection. The primary focus for this position are university OT and IoT systems and their interface with the traditional IT network systems and data, and law enforcement systems used by the university. The incumbent will evaluate, assess, and perform risk assessments on existing systems and controls, assess active vulnerabilities and threats and provide actionable or informational security advisories to the university community. The IT security Compliance Analyst will provide guidance and assistance in information security incident handling and response, in cooperation with university partners, and will assist with identifying, investigating, documenting, mitigating, and remediating incidents that involve university information systems, OT, IoT, and law enforcement systems. Specifically, the incumbent will apply specialized knowledge as it relates to maintaining secure infrastructure for our OT and IoT systems that support the provisioning of electricity, steam and chilled water to campus and the systems that support the law enforcement function as provided by the University of Oregon Police Department.

The IT Security Compliance Analyst will work with members of the ISO team to investigate, perform forensics, compile relevant technical/background information, and perform post-mortem analysis of security incidents. The IT Security Compliance Analyst will assist with education and outreach by providing advice to departments on current best practices related to security, developing security documentation, and participating in workshops on security-related topics. Additionally, the IT Security Compliance Analyst will maintain expertise and remain current on the evolving risks and mitigations for the OT and IoT systems and law enforcement systems employed at the University.

The IT Security Compliance Analyst is required to apply critical thinking and risk analysis methodologies when considering the relative risks and rewards of potential actions. Choosing the most appropriate course of action when evaluating the impact of vulnerabilities, threats and possible solutions; and considering both micro and macro impacts of their decision. The IT Security Compliance Analyst will stay abreast of evolving campus needs, technology capabilities, and threat intelligence from a variety of sources to optimize systems and data protection measures. This position will work with campus stakeholders to ensure security needs and controls are aligned to support organizational goals and objectives. This position will also provide off-hours, on-call support on a rotation basis in coordination with other groups within Information Services and other stakeholders.

The position will consult daily with members of the ISO team, the Finance and Administration Shared Services (FASS) IT Team as well as the various teams that comprise Information Services during evaluation, assessment and recommendations regarding risk assessments, incident response and while providing digital forensics services. As part of the education and outreach dimensions of the position, regular communication with management and staff of the university and, more closely, Campus Planning and Facilities Management and University of Oregon Police Department will be required. Occasional interaction with external agencies may be expected.

Though this position does not directly supervise, the IT Security Compliance Analyst possesses authority to formulate and carry out management decisions, represent management’s interest, and take discretionary actions as appropriate.

Essential Personnel
This position may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated equivalent skills and experience.
• Three years of experience working in an IT position with significant information or industrial automated control system security responsibilities. Experience may include responsibilities as a security professional or as an IT administrator (e.g., network, systems, application, or cloud administrator) with significant experience implementing or supporting security controls.
An advanced degree (Masters) may be substituted for one year of experience.
• Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following Security domains: Data Security, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Analysis, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Applications Security, Vulnerability Management or Penetration Testing, Cloud Security, OT or IoT system security.

Position subject to a criminal background check and CJIS Level 4 certification.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
• Ability to adapt within a rapidly changing technical environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to audiences with a wide range of technical skills.
• Ability to work independently as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, Information Security or relevant field.
• Demonstrated familiarity working with a Security and Information Event Management product.
• Demonstrated familiarity with information security event triage.
• Demonstrated familiarity of enterprise information security forensic tools.
• Experience performing vulnerability scans in a professional environment.
• At least two years of experience in an academic campus IT environment.
• Experience performing malware analysis.
• Familiarity with Network Access Control (NAC) systems.
• Proficiency in any of several programming languages (e.g. Python, Perl, Ruby, Java, C, shell-scripting).
• Operational Experience with Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems (e.g. FireEye, SNORT, BRO).
• Operational experience with Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing tools (e.g. Nessus, NMAP, Qualys, Nexpose, Metasploit).
• Working knowledge of laws, regulations and standards affecting information technology security in a higher education environment, including, but not limited to, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, HEOA, FERPA, and DMCA.
• Certification in or progress toward at least one designation in information security, risk, compliance or related discipline (e.g. CISSP, SSCP, CSA+, CASP, GESC, GCIA, CEH).
• Operational experience designing and implementing security controls for industrial control systems that comply with current standards (ANSI/ISA 62443) and guidelines (NIST SP 800-82).
• Operational experience designing and implementing security controls for law enforcement agencies that comply with FBI CJIS policies.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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