Utah State University

Information Security Analyst

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/22/2021 4:32 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Business & Finance
Information Technology
Advertised Salary
Commensurate based on experience plus excellent benefits


This position is a security-focused member of USU Information Technology's uniquely combined team of systems and security professionals. This Secure Systems Engineering team is responsible for architecting and securing USU's most important and relevant technology services.


Does the following describe you?

  • Excited to work on a team to protect and improve organizational security by identifying, documenting, preventing, and mitigating threats through both technical and educational efforts?
  • Experienced and personable? Like to work in a diverse environment, communicate with clarity, and think creatively and strategically?
  • Enjoy working with persons and groups across USU and the Utah System of Higher Education as a security advocate and enabler to promote a culture of security?
  • Ready to join an amazing team, create great relationships, define a vision for security, make change, get stuff done, live in Cache Valley, and have fun?


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage on-premise and cloud tenant security (Microsoft 365, Google, Box, etc.)
  • Manage Multi-factor Authentication systems
  • Monitor and respond to system, network, and application log events
  • Participate in regular vulnerability assessments
  • Provide security related advice, feedback, and training
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Participate in incident response teams
  • Stay abreast of security landscape
  • Audit and assess internal and 3rd party systems and applications
  • Design, implement and maintain security systems
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful candidate must pass a background check
  • US Citizenship Required
  • Bachelor's degree in related major or 4 years work experience in a relevant field; candidate will be hired at a Systems Administrator I to a Systems Administrator Senior (SR) depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Ability to communicate both written and verbally with others
  • Proven proficiency working with limited supervision
  • Understanding of networking and OSI model
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Competence with Linux, MacOS, and Windows operating systems
  • Understanding of web application technologies and web application security testing
  • Respect for privacy and confidentiality
  • Familiar with incident response process
  • Scripting experience
  • Adhere to the IT Core Competencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Regulatory compliance experience and understanding
  • Industry certifications
  • Experience with SIEM, NIDS, NIPS, ELK, etc.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate based on experience plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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