Job no: 237379-AS
Work type: Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

This position provides risk assessment and compliance program support for the UW-Madison Office of Cybersecurity in the department of Risk Management and Compliance (RMC). Responsibilities include evaluating security risks and compliance strategies; offering direction, guidance and consultation to campus partners; and making recommendations for the improvement in information security of IT systems primarily for University of Wisconsin-Madison. The incumbent coordinates implementing university-wide, proactive and distributed information security management programs to ensure the continuous availability, confidentiality, and integrity of information assets owned and used by the university community consistent with university management's informed risk tolerance.

A successful individual will have information security expertise as well as project management, business analysis, solution implementation skills and the ability to work under broad policy guidance. This individual must exercise sound judgment in working collaboratively and communicate effectively within a challenging environment in a visible role.

This position reports to the Office of Cybersecurity and serves as a campus technical expert and authority on information security risk analysis and compliance matters. As a trusted advisor and partner with campus researchers, Primary Investigators, program managers and system owners, the incumbent works with the entire university community in a consultative manner. The incumbent should understand organizational missions, values and goals, analyze information risks which threaten those objectives, recommend and guide large cross-functional and campus-wide teams towards appropriate security control solutions, and assist in implementing and auditing those solutions to materially reduce operational and compliance-based exposures.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required- Information Technology Security or related discipline preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications
* Minimum of three year of professional experience in information security, with specific experience conducting risk assessments and applying standards and practices e.g. NIST, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, COBIT or ISO.
* Must hold, or be able to obtain within one year, a management-oriented security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM or GSEC).
* Experience executing project management skills in a complex environment, specific to Cybersecurity.
* Experience using vulnerability management tools to analyze discovered vulnerabilities against current configurations to determine the organizational risk.
* Experience presenting risk results to non-technical executive leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience working independently to conduct technical investigations with diverse constituents.
* Experience conducting assessments in a healthcare, higher ed or research organization.
* Understanding of network design, security protocols, systems administration, servers, database software (Oracle and SQL) or endpoint management.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

The candidate selected for this position may work remotely subject to an approved telecommuting agreement, which is reviewed and approved annually. Remote work requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on a University provided computer. Candidate may, on occasion, be required to report to campus due to operational needs for meetings, trainings, or other activities.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 Maximum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.
You will be prompted to upload the following documents:
Cover letter (REQUIRED)
Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Required Qualifications for this position (listed above in the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience section). For each Required Qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.


Jeff Palkowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 15 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 3 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

Similar jobs

Similar jobs