Information Security Analyst I

Texas State University
San Marcos

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Information Security Analyst

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Information Security Analyst I


San Marcos


Information Security Office

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

To be considered for the Information Security Analyst I position, candidates must possess all of the following:
• Baccalaureate degree in a technical field or equivalent relevant work experience.
• Prior fulltime experience in a technical or related role.
• Familiarity with information security and risk management frameworks (e.g., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27000 Series).
• General understanding of the structure and protocols in the TCP/IP suite and other networking technologies.
• Knowledge of computer networks, server and desktop operating systems.
• Ability to forge and sustain effective and productive working relationships between diverse members of project teams and work groups.
• Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
• Heightened concern for confidentiality and attention to detail.
• Effectiveness in dealing with multiple concurrent assignments and sudden changes in priorities.
• Strong oral and written communication skills, especially the ability to effectively impart complex or technical subjects to diverse audiences.
• Willingness and availability to work occasional weekend/evening assignments and overtime in both scheduled and unscheduled activities.
• Extensive knowledge of security risks, controls, and risk mitigation options applicable to computer networks, server and desktop operating systems, communication protocols, and software applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following additional attributes:
• Demonstrated ability to devise innovative security solutions and strategies to address unique requirements and situations.
• Two or more years of experience implementing, using, or governing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
• Prior experience working with highly regulated information systems (e.g., HIPAA, PCI, NIST SP 800-171, NIST SP 800-53).
• Prior experience using contemporary tools and technologies for vulnerability scanning, remote system administration, network monitoring and protection, security notification, and/or risk assessment.
• Experience performing computer and network forensic analysis.
• Prior full-time experience as an information security professional in a Higher Education or similarly open and decentralized environment.
• Experience using structured, established project management methodologies.
• Multiple, complementary information security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CEH, CISA, CASP).
• Membership in selective and restricted professional security communities, such as REN-ISAC.

Job Description:

Responsible for providing risk analysis and assessment, vulnerability and penetration testing, security incident response and forensics, security and awareness training, and security consulting to users of information resources.

Job Duties:

Texas State University seeks an Information Security Analyst (ISA I) to join its growing information security program. The ISA I will work with the governance and risk compliance team within the Information Security Office. The team proactively identifies, promotes, and implements information security best practices in Texas State’s sizeable academic environment. The ISA I will leverage contemporary information security and data governance methodologies and frameworks to mitigate risk to the institution and its information systems.

The ISA I will be expected to perform security tasks that include:
• Create and implement system security plans to protect university information across multiple complex systems which may have diverse custodianship and geographic hosting locations including traditional locally hosted datacenters, IaaS, SaaS, and PaaS environments.
• Develop policies, procedures, and governance strategies to protect information assets from unauthorized or accidental modification, destruction, or disclosure.
• Evaluate software and technology products and develop risk mitigation plans for adherence to information security best practices and institutional standards.
• Collaborate with researchers, technical support staff and other university affiliates in identifying and implementing appropriate security safeguards.
• Conduct or coordinate risk assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests on university systems, document findings, and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
• Serve on incident response teams to gather and preserve evidence, document causes and impacts, coordinate recovery, and enact post-incident security enhancements.
• Pro-actively participate in security and technology groups and associations, both internal and external to the University.
• Use elevated access privileges in an ethical and professional manner with appropriate regard for privacy and confidentiality.
• Identify, collect, analyze, interpret, and assist in the reporting of security metrics.

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Legal and Required Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation. Texas State is the 4th largest university in Texas with 38,000 students and almost 200 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. The 492-acre main campus is in San Marcos, a growing community of 50,000 people midway between the vibrant and culturally-rich cities of Austin and San Antonio. The campus includes the headwaters of the crystal-clear San Marcos River on the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at


Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.


Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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