Information Security Officer

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Office of Information Technology
Office of Business and Finance

The Information Security Officer reports to the Chief Information Officer and plans, directs, and coordinates agency activities in Information Technology, specifically in the field of Information Security. Develops and enforces the organization’s security policies and procedures, the information security portion of the business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and all industry and government compliances issues. Incorporates the design of and develops security procedures to allow the deployment, management, control updating of platform and user specific security policies on a diverse range of internal hardware platforms supporting various software operating systems.


• Oversees or conducts risk management to analyze and identify areas of risk and develop security measures to prevent losses.
• Develops and implements IT system security plans, projects and initiatives.
• Plans, implements, manages and coordinates security measures and controls for information systems to regulate access to computer data and prevent unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.
• Monitors use of data’s files and regulates access to safeguard data in computer files.
• Works with business owners, IT managers, staff, and vendors in order to provide timely and efficient IT coordination of security services to meet agency needs.
• Manages the installation, maintenance, and support of information security products/services.
• Serves as Subject Matter Expert (SME) representing the agency on all issues relating to agency information security.
• Creates reports on status of agency information security programs and projects.
• Communicates to senior executives through oral or written reports and presentations.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, computer science, information assurance or a related field and six years of information technology experience, two of which were in information security or information assurance. Must be certified in Sec+ or CISSP.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, computer science, information security, information assurance or a related IT field.
Technical Competencies:
• Knowledge of specific security technologies and software tools for the protection of IT infrastructure and assets.
• Knowledge of IT project management methods and techniques.
• Knowledge of the federal risk management framework.
• Ability to prioritize workload.
• Ability to develop information security incident response plans and procedures to include procedures for the preservation of electronic evidence to legal standards.
• Ability to apply security architecture to design, using security appliances such as firewalls, host and network intrusion detection, software tools to protect IT infrastructure and assets.
• Ability to develop information security disaster recovery and information security to continuity plans.
• Ability to produce technical writing in the area of information security.
• Ability to communicate effectively.

Interested persons should submit an FVSU employment application, cover letter, resume, official transcripts, three (3) professional reference letters and a background investigation consent form to:
Fort Valley State University
Office of Human Resources
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313

Working Conditions & Physical Effort: 

• Sitting for extended periods of time.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
• Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.
• Telecommuting is available with the proper approval.

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