Cyber Security Specialist

Cyber Security Specialist

Requisition ID req704 Department Information Technology Campus SY-Sylvania Campus Employment Type Classified-Full Time Job Close Date Apply Immediately; this job posting will be closed once sufficient qualified applications have been received. Position Summary

Portland Community College is seeking a Cybersecurity Specialist to join our team. In this critical role, you will act as a technical expert in cybersecurity, and the tools and processes required to protect PCC’s cyber assets and user community. You will provide project coordination co-ordination to ensure the highest levels of information security, identifying the necessary methods, solutions, and practices. Working with other PCC teams, this position develops training materials and communicate new concepts in cybersecurity. You will be responsible for implementing and coordinating major segments of PCC’s enterprise security portfolio, taking a lead role in detecting, remediating, protecting and maintaining information security on a district level.

If this sounds like a team you would like to join, and an important role you would like to place at Portland Community College, please review the qualification section below, and apply today!

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/classified-jobs/CyberSecuritySpecialist/

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Successful experience with Cyber analytics techniques including threat hunting and forensics analysis; investigating and remediating cyber incidents; implementing, configuring, operating and trouble-shooting security tools (for example, Vulnerability Management, SIEM, endpoint agents, CASB, etc.) to detect, research, analyze, respond to, and mitigate information security-related vulnerabilities, threats and incidents
  • Demonstrated collaboration and communication skills to partner and align with users at all technical skill levels and roles across the organization
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the cyber security landscape, cyber security product categories and available technologies. Able to relate and apply this knowledge to their work.
  • Experience in compliance with regulatory requirements, security and privacy laws and Frameworks; including, but not limited to, PCI, SOX or GLBA, HIPPA, ISO 27001/2, NIST, or IRS Publication 107
  • Understanding of project lifecycle management, including demonstrated experience coordinating a technical project, working with a project team, and influencing without direct authority


Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline (Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.)
  • Four years of applied work experience in cybersecurity, such as developing and deploying security related tools and infrastructure, monitoring and remediating security threats, and implementing active cyber defense and operational practices


Preferred Qualifications

  • CISSP, CCNA, CISA, and/or GIAC or comparable certification
  • Proven leadership in project management
  • Understanding of connections among technology, the organization and leadership in relation to business processes and problem resolution
  • Experience of compliance with regulatory requirements, laws and frameworks, including, but not limited to PCI, SOX, GLBA, HIPPA, ISO 27001/2, NIST, or IRS Publication 1075
  • Experience in the following:
    • log collection and analysis
    • investigating cyber incidents and remediating
    • operating and trouble-shooting security tools (SIEM, endpoint agents, CASB, etc.,)
    • conducting third-party risk assessments
    • vulnerability and patch management
    • threat intelligence and risk assessment
  • Functional knowledge of at least one scripting language


Position Grade 26 Starting Salary Expectations The first two steps of the range are: $64,695 to $66,633 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity. Position Grade Salary Range $64695 to $103812 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave: (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year
  • 11 Paid holidays


View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements Work environment includes frequent disruptions and changes in priorities. Work is performed in an office environment or using standard information technology equipment combined with specialized cybersecurity products. Working conditions may require various shifts and/or weekends to provide incident response operations, business continuity plans, or disaster recovery operations. There is occasional travel between campuses or to off-site meetings. Position requires routine periods of standing and walking, lifting of equipment (30-50 pounds) and physical agility. Physical skills are required for keyboarding and operating complex network and computing equipment. This position may require occasional work on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA


Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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