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Security Analyst

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For full consideration, please complete the online application for position 01151z and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information to include email address and phone number. Previous applicants still under consideration.

Position Information

Position Information

Department Information Technology Services (ITS)
Alternate Department Description

IT Security

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Information Technology Specialist 2
Working Title Security Analyst
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 01151z
Recruit Number Staff - 8497
Working Hours Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 5
Salary $75,000-$92,000; commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Security Analyst

The George Mason University, Information Technology Services, Information Technology Security Office (ITSO)-located on the Fairfax, Va.-campus, is seeking a Security Analyst to assist in supporting ITSO applications and business processes.

The successful candidate will assist in the support of threat analysis and incident response. The incumbent will also support applications and business processes associated with threat analysis and response. These applications and processes include vulnerability scanning, security information event management (SIEM) system, Threat detection and response, IT governance risk and control management and assessment, IPS/IDS systems, and other applications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience with technical computing support environments;
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiuser enterprise systems;
  • Good working knowledge of Ethernet and TCP/IP networking, and associated IP and application protocols; and
  • Good working knowledge of common operating systems for workstations and servers including Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple OS.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more of the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, GIAC, MCSE, or RHCE;
  • Good working knowledge of industry standard security controls, Center for Internet Security 20 controls, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27002 Standard, and PCI DSS;
  • Experience in vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and dynamic application security testing of Web applications;
  • Higher Education work experience; and
  • SIEM Experience.

Salary $75,000-$92,000; commensurate with education and experience.

George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. We have tuition waivers; telecommuting (typically one day a week) and flextime schedules; facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application for position 01151z and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references with contact information to include email address and phone number. Previous applicants still under consideration.

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
Posting Date 12/19/2017
Job Close Date 04/26/2018
Open Until Filled? No
Telework Friendly? Yes
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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Campus Safety Information

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please list any of the following certifications you currently hold: CISSP, CISM, GIAC, MCSE, or, RHCE

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents