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Information Security Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Information Security Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180013
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Finance Information Technology department seeks an Information Security Manager that will be responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability (security) of the senior management’s information assets and IT resources. The Security Manager will lead efforts to improve security awareness, architect and implement secure technology solutions, and assist with other operational support/projects as assigned. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated problem solver with a desire to identify issues and formulate solutions that reduce risk and align with organizational strategies.

Key responsibilities of this position include:
• Design, recommend and implement business processes and technologies that enhance the information security of the senior management area.
• Enhance security awareness by providing employee orientation, educational programs and on-going communication to end-users.
• Act as the departmental contact for any issues related to information security including incident response and recovery.
• Ensure the senior management is compliant with relevant policies, security standards and regulatory guidance.
• Serve as a backup to the operational team, assisting with tier two help desk support and projects when workload requires.
• Present security concepts, technologies and plans to departmental constituents including senior leadership.
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of information security threats, vulnerabilities, practices, principles and solutions.
• Uphold the universal competencies of teamwork, maintaining a safe and secure work environment and diversity commitment.

Required Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, computer information systems, information science and security, or related field. Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field is acceptable with demonstrated information security knowledge and experience;
• Demonstrated progressive responsibility of information technology or information security work experience;
• Experience in information technology risk assessment and analysis methodologies;
• Technical proficiency in a Windows operating environment including backup and recovery, active directory and group policy experience;
• A customer service orientation;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in understandable business terms.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in related field;
• Certification(s) in information security and/or information security management;
• Broad technical experience configuring, managing and monitoring information systems and applications, including client systems, network devices, and security-specific systems and applications (e.g. security information and event management software) ;
• Windows server configuration and support experience including virtualization;

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, and other required documents to Apply to posting #AP0180013. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Finance Information Technology
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5
Job Posting Date: 01/19/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/07/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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