Chief Information Security Officer

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Position Title::

Chief Information Security Officer

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Full-time or Part-time::

Full Time



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EHRA (Non-Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experienc

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experienc

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The mission of Information Technology and Telecommunication Services is to explore, implement, maintain and support the uses of technology to effectively and efficiently achieve the University’s academic and administrative objectives as stated in University’s strategic plan.

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to interact and coordinate with the university, campus and department administrators; technology directors and staff; university and external technology specialists; and individual members of the University and internet communities to establish, grow, and maintain effective information security programs at Fayetteville State University.

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Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the development, growth and maintenance of a comprehensive and flexible set of Information Security policies, standards and procedures aligned with ISO27002 that are relevant and easily adopted by FSU. Works closely with the ITS staff and campus constituents to integrate security awareness, education, training and best practices into all aspects of information technology services at FSU.
Assist in the development and implementation of both IT Audit preparation and response plans including any special tasks or projects requested by management or relevant governance group.

Provide oversight and coordinate risk management assessments for security, and IT services, and software compliance. Monitors university related IT operations to identify potential risk and risk mitigation. Monitors trends and offers suggestions for IT related projects to enhance the overall security posture of FSU. Offers recommendations and carries out actions to ensure ongoing process improvement.

Provides oversight, performance management, and development for information technology security personnel in the division of information technology.

Serves as the IT Security Representative to the UNC General Administration IT Security Council. Collaborates with peers and colleagues across the UNC system to coordinate and grow security related initiatives on all campuses. The IT Security Officer examines the IT environment for system and information security exposures and provides high level and practical expertise/consulting.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

Master’s degree plus 2-4 years of experience, or a bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of experience. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 1 year of supervisory experience.

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information and Computer Technology, Information Security, or related area from an appropriately accredited institution, and four or more years of experience with cyber security activities such as SIEM monitoring and reporting, vulnerability management, incident response, monitoring and analysis of security related activities within an IPS/IDS solution, system administration, or related duties.

Preferred Qualifications::

  • Master’s Degree
  • CISSP, PMP, ITIL Foundation or other security certification/accreditation strongly preferred; certification in multiple disciplines desired
  • Experience in a higher education setting desired

Open Until Filled::


Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.


Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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