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Director of Security - Chief Information Systems Officer



Pima Community College

Pima Community College Named Top University/College Employer in Arizona

Position Title: Director of Security - Chief Information Systems Officer

Department: District Office

Starting Rate: Band 11 - $130,450 - $153,250

Benefits: Summary

Closed Date: Open until Filled

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Company Overview:

Pima Community College is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the U.S. It serves the Tucson metropolitan area with a community college district consisting of five campuses, four education centers, and several adult education learning centers. PCC offers traditional and online instruction across over 144 programs. Pima is in rapid transition to a high-tech institution serving the needs of our region’s growing aerospace, defense, and healthcare industries. Developing Centers for Excellence in key areas such as Applied Technology, Information Technology and Health Professions, Pima is focused on strengthening partnerships and expanding employer engagement in order to ensure that today’s students are prepared now and for many years to come.

Goal and Objective:

Step into the future with Pima Community College’s Innovative Security Team! At Pima Community College, we’re not just following trends—we’re setting them. Our cutting-edge technology stack is anything but outdated. Aligned with the practices of top Fortune 500/100 companies, we’re on the forefront of security solutions. As a Security Team Leader, you’ll be at the helm of safeguarding our facilities, employees, and visitors. Your leadership will drive robust security programs, oversee physical safety measures, and ensure strategic alignment. Your ability to communicate effectively and think strategically will be pivotal in shaping our secure environment.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Networking and Security Background:
    • Five (5) to Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional level experience related to IT security, with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network, cloud, endpoint, and multiplatform environments. Candidates should have a solid foundation in networking and security. We’re seeking individuals who understand the intricacies of both domains, not just those transitioning into security.
  • Leadership Experience:
    • Ideally, candidates should have held roles at the Director level or higher for three (3) or more years. Experience at the VP level would be even more advantageous.
  • Policy Creation and Program Implementation:
    • Successful candidates will have a track record of creating security policies and successfully launching security programs. They should be adept at translating risk requirements into actionable measures.
  • Regulated Environment Expertise:
    • We prefer candidates with experience in highly regulated industries such as hospitals, banks, or similar environments. Understanding compliance and legal standards is crucial.
  • GRC Tools Familiarity:
    • Knowledge of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tools is a definite plus. Candidates who can navigate these tools effectively will excel in this role.
  • Certifications:
    • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification is highly desirable.
    • CISSM (Certified Information Systems Security Manager) certification is also beneficial.
    • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
    • GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT)
    • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
    • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
    • Certified Ethical Hack (CEH)
    • CompTIA Security+
    • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySa+)
  • Educational Background:
    • A bachelor’s degree is required. Relevant fields include Computer Science, Information Security, Information Technology, or related disciplines. Preferred: Master's degree & eight plus (8+) years of relevant experience
  • Incident Response Awareness:
    • While there’s an architect handling incident response, personal experience in this area is still valuable. Familiarity with incident response processes is a plus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Physical Security and Records Management:
    • Oversee physical security measures, including surveillance cameras, access control systems, and alarm systems.
    • Oversee records management.
  • Security Program Development and Expansion:
    • Lead the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of our security program.
    • Ensure alignment with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build a comprehensive security framework.
  • Leadership and Communication:
    • Serve as a security advisor to business leaders, providing updates to the Board of Directors in a clear and concise manner.
    • Effectively communicate security-related information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate contracts.
  • Policy Enhancement and Compliance:
    • Identify and address gaps in security policies.
    • Interface with compliance groups to understand IT’s role in maintaining compliance.
    • Familiarity with Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tools.
  • Team Management:
    • Lead a team of seven technical experts, including records management and physical security.
    • Provide direction, mentorship, and performance feedback.
    • Foster a collaborative and results-driven team culture.
  • Strategic Vision and Execution:
    • Assess the security environment, identify areas for improvement, and create recommendations.
    • Execute on a pre-existing 3-year roadmap, enhancing security practices.
    • Public speaking experience for board presentations and industry events.
  • Attributes:
    • Strategic thinker who can think outside the box.
    • Bold decision-maker without being abrasive.
    • Budget management skills.
    • Passion for staying current with modern security practices.
    • Excited to work on cutting-edge tools and technologies.
    • Strong collaboration skills.
Why Pima Community College?
  • Modern Stack, Modern Mindset:
    • We’re not stuck in the past. Our technology stack is fresh, relevant, and aligned with what top Fortune 500/100 companies are implementing. Say goodbye to cobwebs and hello to innovation!
  • Technology Modernization:
    • We’re investing in the future. Our commitment to technology modernization means you’ll be at the forefront of cutting-edge solutions. Imagine being part of a team that’s shaping the security landscape for years to come.
  • Zero Trust on the Horizon:
    • In just 12 months, we’re transitioning to a true Zero Trust environment. You’ll be instrumental in this transformation, securing our assets with a holistic approach that leaves no room for compromise.
  • Community-Centric Approach:
    • We’re not just a college; we’re an integral part of the Tucson community. Our commitment extends beyond our walls—we’re invested in the success and safety of our neighbors.
  • Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce:
    • Passionate about mentorship? So are we! As part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to build partnerships with the Computer Information Systems academic division, helping to educate the “employees of tomorrow” and shape their careers.
  • Leadership Support and Driven Teams:
    • Our leadership team provides unwavering support. You’ll have the freedom to innovate, take bold steps, and make a real impact. Plus, our driven team members care about each other’s success—it’s a win-win!

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