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Information Security Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • Salary: $61,538-$70,000/yr.

Website centraloregoncc Central Oregon Community College

Job Summary

The Information Security Specialist is responsible for assisting the Information Security Manager with the day-to-day operations of providing college-wide Information Security services. This position also supports other ITS teams in evaluating, configuring, and administering information security tools and applying best practices. The position is part of the ITS Information Security Team within the Central Oregon Community College ITS department. As such, this position will also participate in the research, development, and direct support of projects that enhance COCC’s information security posture.
The position is not a typical information technology job. A professional background in information technology is not required to be successful. Indeed, skills and experience in data analysis, systems improvement, business administration, or education are suitable if you are a self-starter, capable of grasping complex concepts, explaining them to end users, and committed to ongoing learning and relationship-building to achieve goals.
Additional Employee Benefits:
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans·
  • Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25 years of age
  • Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals
  • 10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
  • Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost
  • A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health resources
  • PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility
  • 20% Discount at COCC Bookstore
  • Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our community
  • COCC is a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program
Terms of Employment:
  • This is a 12-month exempt position at pay level 25 in the Administrative salary schedule.
  • In an effort to be as transparent as possible, please note that the starting wage/salary ranges listed in our position postings are based on a thorough analysis of COCC’s pay equity, current budget, and specific employee group contracts. Thus, these ranges are fixed as noted in the posting and non-negotiable. The wage/salary schedules on the College website are used for internal purposes, and should not be interpreted as a means of negotiating starting pay during the recruitment process.
  • Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
  • Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
  • COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
  • The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
  • Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions

InfoSec Operations Activities
    1. Monitor InfoSec systems for risks, irregularities and potential threats, and coordinate with teams for mitigation.
    2. Assist with establishing benchmarks, best practices, and provide recommendations to harden technology infrastructure.
    3. Maintain InfoSec webpages with current information, including threats/campaigns.
InfoSec Coordination and Training Activitie
  1. Create, deliver, and maintain information security education programs and training for COCC stakeholders.
  2. Meet with Departments regularly to review their operations and discuss data hygiene, standards, and best practices.
  3. Respond to critical problems with systems, security alerts and notifications, consulting with ITS teams, as appropriate.
Marginal Job Functions
  1. Participate in College committees and task forces.
  2. Participate in appropriate professional development opportunities and organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
The position requires good customer service and communication skills. A strong “can do” aptitude and the ability to triage and manage tasks to completion is highly preferred. Patience with a diversity of user skill levels and determination to resolve issues in a timely manner are essential qualities.
  1. Ability to learn and apply data security best practices and methodologies.
  2. Ability to gather and assess information from both internal and external stakeholders regarding potential security issues.
  3. Ability to work with end users and technical staff to support and enhance information security processes.
  4. Ability to research, recommend, and utilize tools to maintain and improve the college’s information security systems, and diagnose and prevent security risks.
  5. Strong interpersonal, customer service, and communication skills (both orally and in writing), and ability to work with a wide variety of people.
  6. Ability to quickly gain solid technical and functional knowledge of a broad set of software applications.
  7. Ability to identify process problems, analyze results and create solutions using appropriate resources.
  8. Ability to design and deliver effective technical training, documentation, and presentations.
  9. Ability to be a self-starter, work collaboratively and independently, be highly motivated and possess good judgment in identifying issues, stakeholders and priorities.
  10. Ability to research, analyze, and interpret technical documentation and resources.
  11. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements

Working hours are typically 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may include early and late hours with possible weekend work and coverage for emergencies during off hours. Work is performed in an office setting, mostly sitting with frequent computer use. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. This position may be eligible for periodic remote work, but the primary duties are performed on premise.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in education, business, information technology, computer science, or related field and/or equivalent field experience.
  2. Three (3) years of similar/relevant work experience in any combination of the following:
  • Supporting end users with technology and/or business-process related services or systems.
  • Policy/procedure, training, and documentation development related to workflows and processes.
  • Data analysis, assessment, reporting, and documentation.
  • Supporting and/or monitoring infrastructure systems (ex. Servers, databases, networks)
The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.
All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Information security experience or certification (e.g., Security+)
  • Relational database experience
  • Higher education experience

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