IT Senior Associate, Level 1-3 (IT Security)

Brooklyn, NY
Feb 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I.T. Senior Associates perform highly complex professional work in technology-related disciplines. While areas of specialization vary, typically I.T. Senior Associates perform a range of work in development/programming, communications, technical support, or similar functions depending on the needs of the Information Technology area to which they report. Work tasks include diagnosing, evaluating, overseeing and resolving highly complex projects. They have wide latitude for independent initiative and judgment and may serve in lead roles on complex programs or projects, and/or serve as a direct supervisor of a unit or group.

I.T. Senior Associates should demonstrate mastery of one or more technology-related disciplines, decision-making ability in situations related to those disciplines, and be able to serve as a resource in these areas. They may contribute to decisions on I.T. policies and technical standards.

This job is in CUNY's Classified Civil Service. The full specification is available on our web site at


IT Senior Associate




Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York (Medgar Evers) believes that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals, and that education is the right of all. A dynamic and vibrant institution, its mission is to provide higher education for the underserved populations of Central Brooklyn through high-quality, professional and career-oriented undergraduate degree programs.

A four-year liberal arts college, Medgar Evers is a beacon of educational opportunity, culture, and success to the New York City community and beyond. The College is dedicated to making a positive impact on the surrounding community and pioneering initiatives that will create success for even the youngest learners in Central Brooklyn.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, the IT Security Analyst will be responsible for providing the direction and technical expertise needed to design, implement and maintain Medgar Evers College information technology security environment. This role includes responsibility for developing and implementing appropriate IT security policies and procedures, configuring and managing security software, and participating in daily security operations. The IT Security Analyst will also conduct vendor, project and technical/ad hoc security reviews. The ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the business regarding security issues while ensuring that the College information assets are properly protected is essential.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review maintenance and IT infrastructure processes to ensure efficient and adequate security provisions.
  • Perform security reviews for Departments, projects, and technical/ad hoc process implementations.
  • Perform Information Security incident tracking/ reporting and escalate critical security incidents to university information security officer.
  • Assess and review current technology infrastructure to identify key risk areas, and ensure adequate levels of controls are in place to address those risks.
  • Provide directions and strategies for virus detection and removal.
  • Implement suitable vulnerability and threat management in order to safeguard the information assets.
  • Perform vulnerability scanning on college network to ensure appropriate protection has been put in place for those systems.
  • Develop techniques, procedures and utilities for improving the conduct security risk assessments.
  • Coordinates the development, implementation,and administration of high level security policies, practices, standards and programs.
  • Coordinates the development and execution of effective security awareness programs.
  • Coordinates and implements solutions for effective security of data on desktop and laptop systems {e.g.,lost laptops, decommissioned desktops,etc.)
  • Coordinates the assessment of computer systems security risks:investigates and develops contingency plans by undertaking risk analysis, IT security investigations, surveys and threat assessments.
  • Participate in data collection, analysis, and management for client assessments and client requests.
  • Maintain the policy exception process.
  • Participates as a member of team providing pertinent security information and input to strategic and tactical planning; initiatives and projects planning.


  1. High School Diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent
  2. An equivalent of ten years of experience post-high school that can be met by one of the following: ten years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology related position; an Associate's degree plus eight years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position; or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution plus six years of full-time work experience in a computer or technology-related position
  3. Demonstrated English Language proficiency
  4. A Motor Vehicle Driver's license, valid in New York State, may be required for some, but not all positions.

This title has three levels. In addition to the minimum qualifications above, To qualify for Levels 2 and 3, additional qualifications, such as education, experience, or certification relevant to the area of specialization are required.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to handle multiple priorities.
  • Five years of the 10 years required experience should be in an information technology security role,with strong technical skills in security technologies and software such as, firewalls (e.g.,Palo Alto,Cisco), malware detection and protection (e.g.FireEye),Riverbed SteelCentral for network,forensic tools for malware analysis,event log management and alerting systems,etc.
  • Experience with security administration across multiple operating systems and especially

Windows, Exchange, Cisco and SQL environments.

  • Experience managing and leading Security projects, including defining requirements,developing project plans,and delivering results.
  • Experience with conceptual security design considerations in Internet firewalls, LAN, WAN, file

Server, PC, Linux, TCP/IP and VPN environments.

  • CISSP, CISM,CCNP-5,CEH and/or CISA certification is preferred


Level 1: $84,345

Level 2: $92,014

Level 3: $101,217


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


To apply, go to to access the employment page. Click the "search job postings" link, followed by the "Information Technology/Technical" link. Click the job ID #16143 to review the posting and apply. Please upload your letter of interest and current resume.


Open until filled, with resume review to begin on February 28, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Information Technology/Technical


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Medgar Evers College

Job Title: IT Senior Associate, Level 1-3 (IT Security)

Job ID: 16143

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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