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Virtual Information Security Officer, Associate

University System of Georgia
USO-Information Tech Services

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title: Virtual Information Security Officer, Associate
Location: USO-Information Tech Services
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 269840
About Us

The University System of Georgia (USG) is comprised of 26 higher education institutions as well as the University System Office (USO). Within the USO, our administrative operations are primarily housed in the Trinity Washington Building located in downtown Atlanta. Our Information Technology Services (ITS) division is located in Athens. The University System of Georgia Shared Services Center (SSC) is located in Sandersville. The Georgia Public Library System is located in Atlanta. The Georgia Archives is located in Morrow. The State of Georgia Records Center is located in Austell.

Job Summary

A Virtual Information Security Officer (VISO), Associate is an entry level position responsible for managed services that assist, guide and support one or more USG institution cybersecurity programs, and require an investment of time onsite and institution visits. The objective of this position is to identify and reduce enterprise cybersecurity risk by continuously maturing the institution cybersecurity program and aligning it to USG policies, procedures and standards. Typically supervised by a lead VISO, the associate shall advocate for and assist the lead by representing the institution within the USG Cybersecurity program.

The VISO, Associate also assists with routine monitoring of systems, products or services for anomalous activity, unauthorized intrusion, identification and the day-to-day management of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats. An associate implements and utilizes tools is support of managed services such as awareness training, operations and incident response, vulnerability management and forensics, governance and review, and/or infrastructure support.


1. Assists with day-to-day cybersecurity operations; assists in the implementation of regular security-related business processes; assists in the maintenance of IT security systems and tools.
2. Assists in maintaining a secure electronic data system for the University System of Georgia.
3. Assists in preparing a variety of regular and special reports in support of the enterprise managed services.
4. Assists with systems management duties concerning the managed services provided.
5. Provides data and support for a variety of IT operations.
6. Participation in System-wide cybersecurity activities, to include assisting with planning and executing annual cybersecurity meetings.
7. Other duties, as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
An associate or associate in applied science degree in computer science, programming, engineering or a related field.

Other Required Qualifications
Acquire and maintain a CompTIA Security+, or equivalent professional certification as detailed in the training and development plan.

Required Experience
Over one year of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to work independently, as required.

1.Familiarity with the University System of Georgia policies and procedures.
2.Familiarity with IT systems cybersecurity principles and practices.
3.Familiarity with installation, maintenance and repair of computer hardware and software.
4.Familiarity with a wide variety of software systems.

Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents having competing priorities.

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University System Office is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University System Office to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50).

For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the University System Office Human Resources at 404.962.3242. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 25% - 49% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

The work is typically performed in an office and requires long periods of time sitting while using a variety of computer-based tools.

The employee in this role occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, typically less than 50 pounds.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust


Join the esteemed ranks of the University System of Georgia (USG) faculty and staff, where your expertise and passion contribute to one of the largest and most dynamic higher education systems in the United States. As a member of the USG community, you will be among more than 340,000 students enrolled across 26 public institutions, from comprehensive research universities to access-oriented colleges, nurturing the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

Each year, the USG proudly confers more than 70,000 degrees across a multitude of disciplines, reflecting our unwavering commitment to academic diversity and lifelong learning. This monumental accomplishment is achieved through the dedication of our world-class faculty and highly skilled staff, whose collaborative efforts foster an environment of excellence and discovery.

The USG's economic footprint totaled more than $17 billion this past fiscal year.  This not only bolsters the state's economy but also positions Georgia as a nexus of culture, research, and innovation. Our faculty and staff are at the forefront of this impact, driving forward initiatives that resonate on both a local and global scale.

Join us at the University System of Georgia, where your expertise will shape the future of education and research.  To learn more about the career opportunities at any of our USG institutions, or at the System Office, please click below: 

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