Information Security Officer
MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems
& Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled
and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Information Security Officer
Priority Application Date: Wednesday, March 15th @
11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until
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.
Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
$10,500 per month - $12,500 per
month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills,
CSU Classification Salary Range:
$4,583 per month
- $14,713 per month
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: Regular (At-Will)
: 12 months
: Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm;
other hours as required
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
Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful
candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of
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: www.csus.edu/irt
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent
- 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.
- Demonstrated experience serving in an IT leadership role such
as director including experience with supervision, delegation, and
- Demonstrated experience with leading change/effective change
- Demonstrated experience with evaluation and continuous
improvement of services and processes.
- 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:
- Demonstrated excellence in writing, speaking, and presentation
- Demonstrated excellence in establishing cross-functional
relationships and building consensus.
- Demonstrated ability to own, manage, and solve complex problems
in a creative and timely manner.
- Demonstrated knowledge of laws and standards relevant to higher
education and the ISO position such as HIPAA, PCI, and FERPA.
- Excellent technical skills including network, system, log
Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check
Documents Needed to Apply*
- Master's degree in a relevant field or discipline.
- At least two years of experience managing information security
- Demonstrated understanding of higher education organizational
structures and mission; experience with shared governance.
- Demonstrated experience with security tools such as
vulnerability management, log management, and network and asset
- Working knowledge of stateful firewall, VPN, intrusion
detection/prevention, forensics, event correlation, inline
anti-virus / anti-malware / trojan applications, and deep patch
- Working knowledge of various networking protocols including:
TCP/IP, UDP, SMTP, Wi-Fi, VOIP, IPSec, SNMP, SSL and SSH to
minimize campus risk exposure.
- Familiarity with California State Information Security
- Demonstrated experience providing excellent service to diverse
faculty, staff, and students, cultivating partnerships, and
maintaining collegial relationships throughout the
- CISSP or other information security certifications
*Failure to upload the required documentation may lead to
Diversity Statement - You will be prompted to respond to the
following Diversity Statement prompt as part of your
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
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
equity and inclusion, https://www.csus.edu/experience/anchor-university/
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
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please
visit the Why Sac State
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.
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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
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
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 https://www.csus.edu/clery
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.
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
Note to Applicants:
Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an
interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.
March 01, 2023 (9:35 AM)
Open Until Filled
To apply, visit https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/525249/information-security-officer