Skip to Main Content

Information Security Officer or Senior Information Security Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Information Security Officer or Senior Information Security Analyst
Department Information Technology
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Administrative Faculty
Comp Grade C
Tenure Track Non Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently searching for an Information Security Officer or Senior Analyst, Information Security.
Under the general supervision of the Chief Information Security Officer, this position works on fulfilling the day to day operational requirements of the Information Security unit of OIT. This includes being the primary coordinator for responding to cyber security incidents, managing the systems responsible for tracking and managing incidents, as well as handling related forensic investigations and follow up procedures. In addition there are duties associated with our ongoing vulnerability assessment and mitigation strategies. This position works closely with other units in OIT to assist in monitoring systems for security events and provides guidance in improving the overall security posture of the University. This position also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer for the University Medical School, clinical operations and other University covered entities.

The Information Security Officer (ISO) level of this position, has expanded the duties of the Sr. Analyst, Information Security to include more oversight of the University’s information security environment along with helping to establish and implementing security-related policies. They would assist in managing the Computer Security Incident Response Team, oversee e-discovery functions, help to ensure regulatory compliance in all relevant areas, and work with other high level managers or directors on campus. The ISO level would also serve as the backup to the Chief Information Security Officer to provide continuity of operations during periods where the CISO is unavailable.

The Sr. Information Security Analyst will have advanced knowledge of enterprise security architecture and the ability to not only run these enterprise systems but also design and implement them for Information Security and other units in IT. The Sr. Analyst would supervise students or other Security Analysts and would help them develop appropriate Information security skills. In addition to incident based forensic investigation the Sr. Analyst would also work with the CISO and General Counsel to assist in litigation holds, data discovery, or other administrative enquires. This position level would also assist campus entities in cyber risk assessments and remediation procedures.

The level at which a candidate is hired will depend on the experience of the selected individual.

Salary: DOE. TIAA/CREF and other retirement options; 24 days of vacation annually; generous sick leave policy; tuition benefits for self and family; no state income tax or FICA.

For more information regarding benefits visit:

Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

Sr. Analyst, Information Security required qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and four years of related professional experience or a Master’s degree and two years of related professional experience.
Related Experience: Experience in cyber security incident management, malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, computer and network forensics. Software design or development. Performing risk assessment and implementing mitigation strategies. Supervision of an incident response team or group. Reporting and presentation of cyber security risks and mitigation strategies.

Information Security Officer required qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and five years of related professional experience or Master’s Degree and three years of related professional experience.
Related Experience: In addition to items noted above, the candidate should have experience in the creating of institution wide risk assessments that take into account business needs and other driving forces. They should also have experience in working with non-technical groups and mapping business process needs into appropriate risk categories and developing mitigation strategies.

Preferred Qualifications

CISSP certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or
CISA certification (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
Knowledge of:
HIPAA and related regulations
• Proper management of patient data
• Firewall access control theory and best practice
TCP/IP Network Protocols
• Identity Management systems such as Active Directory
• Penetration tools such as Nessus or Core Impact
• Intrusion Detection Systems
• Log aggregation and analysis systems

Contact Information for this Position

Kim Bonnenfant

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 08/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Search Number 72782
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you initially learn about this recruitment/job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education.
    • Other online resource. Specify URL below.
    • Newspaper or Professional/Trade Journal. Specify title below.
    • Association or Listserv. Specify below.
    • Personal Contact. Specify person and affiliation below.
    • LinkedIn
    • Craig's List
    • CareerBuilder
  2. If applicable, give more details on specific resource(s) indicated above.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please briefly describe your experience with enterprise level risk or vulnerability assessments that focus on information security.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please briefly describe your experience managing information security within a regulated environment such as FERPA, HIPPA, PCI, or GLB.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents