$52,600 - $75k Per Year

Job Type



30+ days ago




Information Security Specialist

Arizona State University

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

Are you analytical and methodical? Do you enjoy keeping up with the latest developments in information security? Do you like understanding policies inside and out and thrive working in a dynamic higher education environment? The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has an exciting opportunity for an Information Security Specialist.


Reporting to the Sr. Director of Information and Marketing Technology, the successful candidate will be a crucial member of The College technology team, leading efforts to ensure our units remain secure and comply with university information security policy.


Salary Range

$52,600 - $75,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Work with the Arizona State University (ASU) University Technology Office (UTO) IT Risk Management team to ensure awareness of and compliance with security policy across all units in The College. Participate in workflow pilots and provide feedback for security review processes and initiatives.
  • Review, update and maintain an accurate inventory of The College's assets in ASU's Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
  • Provide end-to-end management of The College's vulnerabilities within ASU's ServiceNow instance.
  • Review vulnerability reports and work with unit personnel, end-point administrators and other technology team members to facilitate timely and thorough remediations.
  • Participate in college and university committees, providing feedback and translating between academic and technical environments.
  • Provide highly effective and professional communications to The College community on a routine and as-needed basis.
  • Lead workshops and training to address questions, concerns and educate end-users about ASU information security best practices.
  • Manage the security review process within The College:
  • Work with vendors to gather necessary technical information.
  • Work with UTO to ensure security reviews proceed in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Guide personnel within The College through the security review process.
  • Interpret and create network diagrams as needed.
  • Serve as the Department Technology Security Reviewer (DTSR), working with the Sr. Director of Information and Marketing Technology to ensure policy compliance and risk awareness (and acceptance, as needed).
  • Collaborate with various teams within The College to expedite security-related tasks required for licensing and purchasing specialized software or hardware.
  • Assist with creating, updating and maintaining a security-specific section of The College technology website.
  • Proactively understand, explain and promote information security best practices across a wide range of technologies.
  • Perform other duties as directed.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field AND two years’ experience in information technology; OR Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, higher education environment.
  • Evidence of interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively with diverse teams possessing varying degrees of technical experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in information security policies and practice.
  • Experience communicating clearly and professionally with all levels of employees and personnel (i.e., administration, faculty, staff, students and vendors) within a diverse environment.
  • Evidence of autonomy and self-direction in day-to-day operations and projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security fundamentals in various operating systems and environments (e.g., servers, laptops, desktops, applications, IoT and mobile devices.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of application security risks (e.g., OWASP Top Ten).
  • Experience using project management and ticketing tools to facilitate organized and efficient workflows.
  • Experience using ServiceNow.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Experience using collaborative communications and productivity tools (e.g., Zoom, Slack, Google Enterprise Apps, project management tools).
  • Evidence of security-related training or certifications.
  • Experience in maintaining focus while effectively prioritizing within an ever-changing environment.


Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.


Department Statement

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest college at ASU, organized in a divisional structure comprised of Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The atmosphere is collegial, priorities are fluid and demands for assistance come from many directions. This position provides an opportunity to exercise initiative, work with very diverse populations and enhance leadership skills.


The College offers the greatest choice and diversity of studies of any school at Arizona State University, the largest public university in the United States. In addition to top academic programs, award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art lab and research facilities, The College offers unique opportunities to explore a vast spectrum of academic disciplines - from science and math to languages and philosophy - that few other colleges and universities can provide. With 12 schools, seven departments, three programs, 90 majors, 131 graduate degrees, and 40 world-class research centers and one-of-a-kind institutes, The College is redefining liberal arts and sciences education for the 21st century.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and 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, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please submit a letter of interest explaining why you would like to work in a university setting, along with a detailed resume that clearly illustrates prior knowledge and experience meeting the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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