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Information Security Officer

California State University, Sacramento
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 2, 2023

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Information Security Officer

Job No: 525249
Work Type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Information Security Officer (ISO)

Classification Title: Administrator II

Posting Details

Priority Application Date: Wednesday, March 15th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

Position Summary

The Information Security Officer (ISO) reports to the CISO & Sr. Director of Enterprise Systems. The position actively participates in planning, projects, prioritization, and continuous improvement of IRT operations and customer service.

The ISO will lead and manage the campus-wide information security and privacy program including awareness, training, intrusion prevention, incident response, risk assessment, and compliance. This position leads and manages a high performing team of information security professionals and student workers.

The ISO serves as a campus-wide advocate and liaison for compliance, intrusion prevention, incident response, and information security awareness. The incumbent will collaborate with campus stakeholders to mature the information security program and other programs and services in their purview.

The ISO will stay informed about current and emerging risks and trends through participation in professional organizations such as REN-ISAC and networking with CSU ISO's and other peers.

This position collaborates with campus constituents to develop campus security policies and standards to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets. System-wide information security policies are documented in the CSU Information Technology Security Policy and Standards.

The ISO will take a balanced approach to managing risk and enabling our faculty, staff, and students to perform mission critical activities. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for metrics/reporting needs in their purview, including periodic risk reports and audits.
This position requires the highest level of confidentiality and integrity; successfully completing a background investigation will be required for this position of trust.

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)

Hiring Range: $10,500 per month - $12,500 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 per month - $14,713 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-Will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm; other hours as required

Telecommuting Options

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information

Who is IRT?
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State.

For more information, please visit:
Required Qualifications Education:
  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  1. Demonstrated experience effectively performing enterprise information security program activities, including risk assessments and security controls assessments, security awareness, training, intrusion prevention, incident response, and compliance.
  2. Demonstrated experience serving in an IT leadership role such as director including experience with supervision, delegation, and performance management.
  3. Demonstrated experience with leading change/effective change management.
  4. Demonstrated experience with evaluation and continuous improvement of services and processes.
  5. Demonstrated experience successfully managing complex projects, prioritizing based on strategic goals, planning information security improvements, and meeting deadlines. Familiarity with agile project management concepts desired.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  1. Demonstrated excellence in writing, speaking, and presentation skills.
  2. Demonstrated excellence in establishing cross-functional relationships and building consensus.
  3. Demonstrated ability to own, manage, and solve complex problems in a creative and timely manner.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of laws and standards relevant to higher education and the ISO position such as HIPAA, PCI, and FERPA.
  5. Excellent technical skills including network, system, log management, firewalls/IDP
Conditions of Employment:
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master's degree in a relevant field or discipline.
  2. At least two years of experience managing information security program.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of higher education organizational structures and mission; experience with shared governance.
  4. Demonstrated experience with security tools such as vulnerability management, log management, and network and asset management tools.
  5. Working knowledge of stateful firewall, VPN, intrusion detection/prevention, forensics, event correlation, inline anti-virus / anti-malware / trojan applications, and deep patch inspection.
  6. Working knowledge of various networking protocols including: TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, Wi-Fi, VOIP, IPSec, SNMP, SSL and SSH to minimize campus risk exposure.
  7. Familiarity with California State Information Security policies
  8. Demonstrated experience providing excellent service to diverse faculty, staff, and students, cultivating partnerships, and maintaining collegial relationships throughout the organization
  9. CISSP or other information security certifications
Documents Needed to Apply*
*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to disqualification.


Cover Letter

Diversity Statement - You will be prompted to respond to the following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your application:

Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Please provide a statement that outlines your work to achieve more equitable outcomes and close historic and predictable equity gaps in higher education. Please include personal and/or professional examples highlighting your support and achievement of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to" href="">student success," href="">diversity, equity and inclusion," href="">community engagement," href="">philanthropy, and" href="">campus safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

CSU Telecommuting Program

Sacramento State is participating in the CSU Telecommuting Program. The opt-in program is available for positions within the Management Personnel Plan (MPP), Academic Professionals of California (APC) union, or California State University Employees Union (CSUEU). All CSU employees, regardless of telecommuting status, must still comply with the CSU's Out of State Employment Policy.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Eligibility Verification
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: March 01, 2023 (9:35 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

To apply, visit


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