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Assessments Security Analyst (7338U) 25383
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 19, 2021
Title Assessments Security Analyst (7338U) 25383
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Information Technology
    Public Safety

Assessments Security Analyst (7338U) 25383

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Information Security Office (ISO) coordinates the risk management process for UC Berkeley's information systems and directs campus-wide efforts to adequately secure Institutional data. ISO is led by the Chief Information Security Officer and consists of five teams: Policy and Outreach, Security Operations, Development and Engineering, Identity Management, and Security Assessments. This position is part of the Security Assessments team and reports to the Security Assessments Supervisor.

The Office of the CIO and Information Services & Technology (OCIO/IST) believe in and foster a workplace environment where people can bring their diverse skills, perspectives and experiences toward achieving our goals through a process of critical inquiry, discovery, innovation, while simultaneously committing to making positive contributions towards the betterment of our world.

In addition, members of the OCIO/IST community have created and endorse the following values for our organization to augment and amplify the campus principles:

We champion diversity.
We act with integrity.
We deliver.
We innovate.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are more than just suggestions for us. They are the guiding principles underlying how we come together, develop leaders at all levels of the organization, and create an environment that unites us. We affirm the dignity of all individuals, call upon our leaders to address critical issues with integrity and intention, respect our differences as well as our commonalities, and strive to uphold a just community free from discrimination and hate.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/29/2021


Position Overview
The Information Security Analyst evaluates and supports the documentation, validation, and accreditation processes necessary to assure that new and existing information technology (IT) systems, as well as contracted vendors and service providers, meet the University's information assurance (IA) and security requirements. The Information Security Analyst prepares/maintains various security reports and dashboards, participates in technology assessment and audit activities, prepares and reviews system security architecture designs, and actively participates with business and campus units throughout the university community.
This position's primary focus will be designing and executing assessments of critical assets evaluating adherence to external compliance responsibilities and campus Information Security policies. External compliance obligations include, but are not limited to, California Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS), National Institution of Health (NIH), National Institution of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

  • Conducts security assessments (including vendor, application, compliance, and research) to evaluate compliance with information security policy, and regulatory and legal requirements (e.g.,CPHS and NIH) in accordance with the Information Security Office's standards.
  • Analyze assessment results to identify risks to institutional data, and document assessment findings and remediation plans, and present reports to campus stakeholders and external vendors
  • Provides technical advice and consultation to personnel involved with development, deployment, administration, and security of the institution's systems and services
  • Participates on workgroups and project teams in support of ISO's strategic priorities
  • Engages across multiple departments throughout the campus to further the protection of institutional data.
  • Participates in the development of workflow and processes for data protection.
  • Participates in the documentation of assessment and compliance efforts including campus security requirements, guidelines, and processes
  • Works with campus security analysts on emerging threats to the campus, provides input to campus response and mitigation.
  • Applies IT security concepts to provide input, define or revise incident response processes.
  • Triage security incidents and support tickets on a periodic analyst rotation (normal business hours)
  • Act as a subject matter resource in the creation of security awareness and education for the campus on best practices
  • Professional Development and Training

Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of 1-2 years Information Security or compliance work experience
  • The ability to understand, interpret, and assess against security policies, frameworks, and data use agreements.
  • Ability to prepare gap analysis
  • General knowledge of information security topics (e.g., basic cryptographic principles, common network protocols, firewalls, intrusion detection, system hardening, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose concise and accurate assessment reports as well as the ability to articulate key points to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand diverse and complex business environments
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with a variety of personalities
  • Ability to contribute within a team of security professionals, as well as the capability to work independently with only general direction
  • Knowledge of security standards such as ISO 27001 and NIST 800-53

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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