IT Security Analyst, #S03893

Rockville, MD
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title:

IT Security Analyst

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Office of Information Technology, Rockville

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( salary typically falls within the first half of the range)

This job posting will be open until filled.

Montgomery College, Office of Information Technology, located in Rockville, MD, has need for a full-time, IT Security Analyst, S03893 in the Office of Information Technology Department. The normal work schedule is 8:30-5:00. On call duties will be required.

Job Summary:

Ensure Montgomery College's information systems and network are secure. This includes protecting the college against hackers and cyber-attacks, as well as monitoring network traffic and server logs for activity that seems unusual. Additionally, the analyst is responsible for finding vulnerabilities in the computer networks and creating recommendations for how to minimize these vulnerabilities. The network security analyst investigates security breaches, develops strategies for any security issues that arise, and utilizes the help of firewalls, IDS, IPS and antivirus software to maintain security.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting network and system monitoring using a variety of tools, including,
    • Physical and virtual/host based firewalls.
    • IPS/IDS
    • Load balancers and VPN.
  • Administering and configuring
    • Physical and virtual/host based firewalls.
    • IPS/IDS
    • Load balancers and VPN.
    • Wireless NAC.
  • Configuring multi-factor authentication services for applications such as VPN.
  • Evaluating proposed/new/existing IT systems to determine if they meet current security standards, introduce vulnerabilities, and what measures must be taken to mitigate the exposure.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university with course work in IT security and computer science or a related field and/or any combination of education, training and experience.
  • Three years working experience in various aspects of Information Technology as an analyst/programmer or similar professional level, including systems administration, networking and/or application development and information security.
  • Three years working experience in cybersecurity as an analyst or engineer.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and related network protocols.
  • Experience with incident response, log management, analysis, and monitoring; VPNs, virtualization, firewalls, and IDS/IPS systems is expected
  • Knowledge of commonly-accepted information security principles and practices, as well as vulnerabilities, hacks, disaster recovery planning, etc.
  • Working understanding of database systems, application system development and installation/implementation processes
  • Experience in developing and implementing procedure and policy documents.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with the following security tools: F5 BIG-IP, Checkpoint, Trend Micro, Impulse SafeConnect
  • Experience performing technical analysis involving threat event data and evaluating malicious activity.
  • Professional certification in information security - CISSP, CISA, SANS GSEC, or relevant certifications

Application Process :
  • This job posting will be open until filled .
  • To apply, please visit .
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
  • For consideration, you must:
    1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
    2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and
    3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire :

  • Successful completion of a background check
  • Participation in a retirement plan
  • Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Job Information & Systems Technology
Primary Location US-MD-Off-Campus
Organization Office of Information Technology
Schedule Full-time
Job Posting Sep 6, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Unposting Date Sep 27, 2016, 11:59:00 PM


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