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Information Security Analyst II

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

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Research & Discovery Tech

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

University Information Technology Services (UITS), within the University of Arizona, is seeking an Information Security Analyst II. The Information Security Analyst II will work with UA researchers to assess project information security requirements and other compliance controls, recommend, and implement appropriate controls for the protection of controlled and regulated data. The position will work closely with department/college technology staff, the University Export Control Program, the UA Information Security Office, and the UA HIPAA Privacy Program to ensure a collaborative and common approach to security information issues across the institution. Responsibilities include the generation, review and update of documentation for the process and procedures for secure IT environments for UA research projects. The incumbent may contribute to the University of Arizona’s technology architecture planning process to ensure information security is a core principle for all services.

The position will report within the Research Technologies department of UITS. Research Technologies is responsible for supporting the research mission of the University through the use of technologies and other services such High Performance Computing (HPC), data visualization, statistical and HPC consulting, and controlled and regulated data services.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct risk assessments, coordinate vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to identify security risks, and report on findings to system owners and management.
  • Using output from risk assessments and requirements analysis, assist system, application, and data owners/managers with selecting IT security controls and documenting system IT security plans.
  • Review existing IT security plans with system, application, and data owners/managers to ensure that controls are properly implemented, and to actively identify any gaps that may result in non-compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Support the development, documentation and management of security control plans that include IT security measures to attain and maintain compliance with various regulatory requirements, including but not limited to CMMC, OFAC, NARA, NIST, FIPS, HIPAA, etc
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with research faculty and technology staff.
  • Work directly with faculty, staff, and students to provide expert guidance on federal regulations, UA policy and procedures, and IT security protocols implemented to achieve compliance.
  • Respond to relevant service requests received from end-users conducting activities subject to IT security requirements.
  • Conduct physical audits and inventories of IT assets used in controlled and regulated research activities, analyzing variances of IT assets with federal standards.
  • Support the implementation, monitoring and audit of security controls in the University environment.
  • Provide technical expertise to faculty and departmental technology staff to ensure compliance with appropriate controls, including hands-on technical assistance when needed.
  • Use automated and manual testing, examination, scanning, interviewing, and discovery techniques to identify, validate, and assess IT security vulnerabilities.
  • Provide reports / presentations on the status of IT security controls and industry trends to management, technical staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in institution-wide efforts to ensure compliant technical solutions are in place and readily accessible for researchers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer or information systems or a related area AND three years of information technology experience which may include systems administration, network administration, application design/development, middleware, identity and access management or other specific technical expertise.
  • OR, five years of progressive information technology experience which may include systems administration, network administration, application design/development, middleware, identity and access management or other specific technical expertise.
  • OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • IT security, information technology, information assurance or related experience, with preferred service in a Federal Government, DoD Industrial Security environment, or Health Care Organization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of securing IT systems, networks, and data, with deep expertise in at least one of the following areas: secure development practices, system administration, network security, securing cloud resources, end-point management and protection, or access management systems.
  • Familiarity with complex government (federal and/or state) security regulations.
  • Ability to translate complex government security regulations into security controls both technical and administrative in nature.
  • Proven strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with a multi-functional, cross-department team.
  • Ability to practice discretion around sensitive issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Security specific certification such as CISA, CISM, various GIAC (such as GCED, GPPA), COMP TIA.

•Experience with cybersecurity policies based on NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, or ISO 27001.

•Knowledge and experience with complex government regulations.

•Experience in a Higher Education environment.

•Experience leading technical initiatives in a collaborative environment.

•Experience problem-solving in secure IT environments.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Information Technology

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$62,038 $87,281

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Information Security

Job Function:

Information Technology

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Grishma Chitrakar

HR Generalist

[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please upload an additional document with a list of at least three professional references (one should be at least prior supervisor)

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.


As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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