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Information Security Officer (Administrator III) - Information Technology Services

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 535672
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Working Title

Information Security Officer

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the AVP and Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Services

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Information Technology Services

Appointment Type


Time Base


Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$12,915.00 - $13,500.00 Per Month ($154,980.00 - $162,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the AVP and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and coordinating with the other Directors/Managers in Information Technology Services (ITS), the Director of Information Security and Information Security Officer (ISO) will coordinate and lead the Information Security Team at SF State. The incumbent will act as the SF State’s information security and privacy representative with respect to inquiries from customers, partners, and the public regarding SF State’s information security and privacy strategy; act as liaison to law enforcement agencies while pursuing the sources of network attacks and information thefts; balance security needs with the SF State’s strategic business plan, identify risk factors, and determine solutions to both; develop security and privacy policies and procedures that provide adequate business application protection without interfering with core business requirements; plan and test responses to security breaches, including the discussion of the event with customers, partners, or the public; oversee the selection, testing, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of security products; oversee a staff of employees responsible for security operations.

Position Information

Information Security Operation

  • Manage an information security operational program that contains administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect SF State information assets
  • Document, and provide direction for mitigation of incidents involving SF State information assets
  • Manage, develop and present security awareness training programs
  • Manage incidents involving SF State information assets
  • Facilitate and direct a campus vulnerability management program; manage and oversee the process of gathering, analyzing and assessing the current and future threat landscape, as well as providing a realistic overview of risks and threats in the enterprise environment
  • Provide regular executive level status reports on campus breaches, incidents, compliance, and other information security metrics
  • Work with campus leadership, Enterprise Risk Management, and legal counsel to provide primary lead activities in supporting CO and campus litigation processes, forensic activities, eDiscovery and security audits
  • Plan, manage, and coordinate information security and privacy risk assessments; identify, track, and report issues and concerns to management; develop guidelines to ensure SF State business processes address information security and privacy risks; develop, implement and enforce information security requirements and solutions in collaboration with ITS and Chancellor’s Office Information Security Advisory Council (ISAC); lead in the development/adoption and enforcement of information security policies, procedures and standards; conduct and complete a periodic review of required regulations and reports; manage 3rd party information security risks
  • Serve as primary liaison with various University departments, including but not limited to Department of Public Safety, Audit and Advisory Services, Enrollment Management, Human Resources, Enterprise Risk Management, University Counsel, Dean of Students, and Fiscal Affairs; advise and train on campus-wide security related issues/processes; serve as liaison with other campus ISOs, the Chancellor's Office and outside auditors and organizations related to information security and privacy issues; facilitate campus stakeholder meetings to ensure campus alignment on information security and privacy matters
  • Oversee and/or assist in performing on-going security monitoring of organization information systems
  • Manage and provide technical leadership of information security projects
  • Manage day-to-day information security operations; assist with oversight of change requests and attend change management meetings
  • Perform other duties or special projected as assigned

Information Security Strategy

  • Manage and provide leadership in the administration of the information security and privacy program strategy and governance
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and develop subsequent plans of action to resolve gaps with minimal management intervention
  • Develop and document procedures to comply with applicable laws, regulations, and CSU policies governing information security and privacy protection, as well as serve as the primary point of contact and liaison for the Governance, Risk, and Compliance system
  • Suggest and lead in the development of risk management strategies to identify and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to information assets
  • Lead the development of, and management of the information security plan that contains safeguards designed to protect SF State information assets
  • Refine and develop, as necessary, new campus policies, standards and procedures governing information security and privacy protection that align with and support the SF State plan and strategy

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or similar degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) required;
  • Seven to ten years in progressively responsible IT roles, including enterprise-level support, information security or related field
  • Project management experience with demonstrated success in leading complex IT projects in non-profit/higher education environment preferred
  • Demonstrated excellent collaborative, management, leadership, communication and presentation skills
  • Extensive knowledge related to experience with security incident response planning and resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and communicate effective recommendations for securing information assets to executives, management, and staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of underlying technologies (i.e. databases, operating systems, applications, networks, security and hardware)
  • A working knowledge of information security practices and concepts including: access controls and identity management, risk management, ISO 27001/27002 standards, security information and event management (SIEM), and security operations
  • Extensive experience with policy development, procurement contract negotiation and information security awareness and training
  • Must be detailed and a logical thinker with Strong problem-solving, leadership, team building, and organizational skills
  • Ability to motivate team members
  • Must be self-motivated and maintain positive and effective working relationships

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree is highly desirable
  • Certifications such as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation are desirable
  • Certifications such as Certified Privacy Program Manager (CIPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) are beneficial
  • Experience with cyber security frameworks such as ISO 27000, NIST 800
  • Experience with the following security or privacy compliance programs: PCI-DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, GLBA, and FERPA is desirable
  • May need to work weekend and/or early morning / night hours for special projects or on-call

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Advertised: February 20, 2024 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled


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