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Network Information Security Analyst - Internal Only

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL, IL

Job Details

Work Week

40 Hours | Flexible hours to meet department needs including some evenings (typically one evening per week) and weekends.

Position Summary

The Network Information Security Analyst role will provide advanced levels of technical networking expertise in support of the College’s network infrastructure and data center resources, as well as performing advanced analytics, device manipulation and control in support of network security operations.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Recommend and implement changes to ensure the stable performance, integrity, and security of the College network infrastructure
  • Recommend and implement network infrastructure modifications required to meet the changing needs of the College
  • Collaborate in the design and support of the virtualized server data center environment and associated storage area network (SAN) environment
  • Collaborate, design, and optimize advanced network technical architectures including but not limited to software, switches, VLAN, LAN, WAN, firewalls, and routers
  • Provide advanced technology support and troubleshooting of all MCC network technologies
  • Provide guidance on technologies that facilitate system integration and data exchange
  • Setup and manage DNS, NIS, NFS, DHCP, and other network infrastructure services
  • Install firewalls and provide daily maintenance of NAT, VPN, PAT, and Protocol filtering
  • Provide timely communication updates of network activity with IT staff and the college community
  • Provide assistance and application training to IT staff concerning the network infrastructure and other related technology applications
  • Develop timely network infrastructure documentation
  • Manage network-oriented projects through coordination with the Technology Support Services and Software Solutions departments
  • As required, manage and administer key networking platforms such as messaging and collaboration systems (i.e. Exchange, SharePoint), virtualization systems (i.e. VMware, Citrix) and other systems as directed by Director of Infrastructure Operations
  • As required, manage, monitor and administer the data center environment including server operating systems, environmental monitoring equipment, physical cabling plant and data storage systems
  • Monitor SIEM (Security and Incident Event Management) and enterprise security appliances related to host and network, intrusion detection and prevention systems
  • Assure workstation and server security. Perform vulnerability assessment, patch validation, and participates in security risk assessment
  • Assist with the containment, eradication and prevention of incidents affecting the network environment
  • Assist with Information Security Manager on information security risk management to the College and make security recommendations to ensure that operations comply with contractual agreements and the law.
  • Maintain an active ongoing testing program to evaluate security of College systems, networks, data, and departmental operating processes. Assist in identifying potential threats and respond to security violations by serving as the College-wide incident handler
  • Participate in the planning and design of College-wide business continuity and disaster recovery strategies where appropriate
  • Remain informed of trends and issues in the information security industry, including current and developing technologies, emerging attack techniques, evolving best practice, and new regulations
  • Assist in setting security standards and security architecture designs along with policies
  • Coordinate security incident response, root cause analysis, and logging security incidents
  • Perform forensic related activities such as image acquisitions and network forensics
  • Ensure the confidentiality of all college and student information
  • Responsible for overseeing the maintenance and monitoring of security applications such as:
    • Antivirus applications
    • Email Security: Spam, phishing, and antivirus
    • Web Application Security
    • IDS/IPS
    • Firewalls
    • SSL Visibility
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Computer Information Systems or related fields; or equivalent combination of college-level coursework, technical certification(s) and/or specialized training required; or equivalent job related experience
  • Five years of network infrastructure technology experience required, emphasizing the following areas:
  • Supporting a medium to large size network environment
  • Network protocols/services (e.g., TCP/IP, 10/40 gigabit Ethernet, DNS, NAT, PAT, VPN, protocol filtering, 802.1X and AppleTalk)
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructures (LAN, WAN, routers, switches, hubs, and premise wiring)
  • Strong understanding of security services (e.g., Active Directory, Kerberos, PKI, Proxy Server, Cisco firewall, IME/IOP, Enterasys NAC, and Security Suite)
  • Experience with SNMP and network monitoring tools (e.g., Open View or Solstice)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrate ability to support end users
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex problems
  • Organization


    As a leading community college and an integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, McHenry County College (MCC) is dedicated to upholding a policy of open admissions, a comprehensive program of educational offerings, and maintenance of an informal and engaging student-oriented learning environment.

    Thrive in a dedicated and innovative team environment. Enjoy a rewarding career with generous benefits. Qualified applicants who are committed to excellence are encouraged to apply.

    At a Glance

    • provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.
    • also offers free adult education.
    • promotes a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career and personal goals close to home at an affordable price.

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