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Information Security Analyst - Risk and Compliance (Operating Systems Analyst, Expert)

San Diego State University
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

Information Security Analyst - Risk and Compliance (Operating Systems Analyst, Expert)

Job No: 521879
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position Summary

The Information Technology Security Office (ITSO), is part of the Information Technology Division (ITD) reporting to the SDSU Chief Information Officer (CIO). ITSO is responsible for coordinating efforts and providing services to protect SDSU information assets. ITSO is committed to engaging the SDSU community to establish an appropriate information security governance structure and establish security controls that enable collaboration and support for the University's strategic plan.

Under general direction, the IT Security Risk and Compliance Analyst is responsible for reviewing and evaluating information security compliance issues and concerns within the California State University system. The IT Security Risk and Compliance Analyst ensures that the University is in compliance with the information security rules and regulations of federal and regulatory agencies, and that University practices meet the standards set by the University in relation to state and compliance issues.

The IT Security Risk and Compliance Analyst ensures that all information security-related regulations are properly documented and implemented and works collaboratively with technical and non-technical members of the University community to assist implementation of compliance requirements.

For more information regarding the Information Technology Division, the Information Technology Division, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

This position is approved for partial telecommuting with onsite work in San Diego. This position is scheduled to work three days on campus and two days from the telecommuting site. However, the schedule may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

To enter this classification, an expert level knowledge and skills in operating systems programs, maintenance, and systems administration features is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree, preferably in information security, computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Operating Systems Analyst include a working knowledge of the assigned computer operating systems, systems analysis, and systems-level programming.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience managing compliance responsibilities in a framework or regulation such HIPAA, PCI-DSS, NIST 800-53 or 800-171.
  • At least one industry certification (e.g. CISM, CRISC, CISSP) highly desired
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications and consultative customer service skills. This includes but is not limited to: the ability to communicate effectively with people at varying levels of technical fluency - including the ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people may understand; the ability to establish collaborative working relationships at all contact levels of the University; and the ability to effectively communicate progress/challenges to appropriate personnel.
  • Knowledge of IT governance and operations.
  • Experience reviewing and monitoring third-party vendor contracts for appropriate data security/privacy considerations preferred.
  • Ability to maintain security documentation and manuals.
  • The ability to organize and manage efficiently
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in a university setting

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $10,000 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,686-$12,947 per month.

SDSU Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.

The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university's secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on January 4, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by January 3, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Taylor Jaress at

Advertised: Dec 12, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Close: Open until filled

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