Network/Security Administrator

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Description/Job Summary

Under the direction of Information Systems Director the Network / Security Administrator has proactive operational responsibility for the security of the IUPAT and associated funds technology assets. The incumbent develops technology security guidelines, best-practice procedures, and supporting documentation to ensure the safety of the all electronic assets. Provides technical assistance during the investigation of technology security incidents, and records incident activities.  The incumbent interacts with a diverse group of individuals including management, business partners, and other regulatory agencies.


  • Manages the day-to-day network / security operations of the IUPAT network including performance, configuration, maintenance and repair.
  • Leads/Assists security planning and information technology governance initiatives as a key member of the IUPAT information security group.
  • Manages security application systems and tools including virus protection, technical asset management, user authentication, and intrusion prevention and detection. Acts as a contributor in defining system security and functionality for other business system applications.
  • Provides technical leadership, expertise and direction working with staff for design and implementation of information technology security systems.
  • Manages information security risk assessments and conducts vulnerability threat assessments on existing and planned systems and develops action plans to mitigate security gaps.
  • Develops strategy for propagating, maintaining, and measuring compliance against security policies, standards, and guidelines.
  • Coordinates and documents the secure operation of technology systems; develops best technical practices for securing enterprise wide data and information systems
  • Proactively monitors security levels of information technology systems and establishes baseline security models.
  • Remotely monitors and adjusts security systems in response to emergent threats.
  • Assists IUPAT management in developing disaster recovery and business continuity plans to ensure that all processes developed are consistent with defined security practices.
  • Stays current with technological developments in network and security technologies and recommends ways for IUPAT to take advantage of new technology.
  • Complete special projects as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of complex programming and scripting Languages.
  • Knowledge of networking principles, protocols and architecture
  • Analyze, diagnose, and correct problems related to information technology security systems
  • Research, recommend, design and implement security solutions
  • Articulate security policies, procedures and guidelines to all levels of management and staff
  • Ability to plan, organize and document complex system design activities and to configure systems to be consistent with institutional policies/procedures
  • Excellent customer service and communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing.
  • Perform multiple tasks concurrently and respond to emergency situations effectively
  • Excellent time management, organization, and coordination skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and function with high level of attention to detail.
  • Display discretion and maintain confidentiality of information both internally and externally.
  • Deliver basic problem solving and prioritization skills independently.

Required Experience

  • Five years’ work experience managing information security in a large and complex environment
  • Designing and implementing IT systems and network security solutions in a complex environment
  • Experience with configuring Firewalls, Switches and other network devices.
  • Experience with technologies such as PGP, encryption, and Identity Management
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft and Linux Operating systems and GSuite

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline


  • Punctuality and good attendance required.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor required.
  • Foster teamwork and display a positive attitude.
  • Respectful of others in the workplace.
  • Exhibit productive mannerisms.
Approximately 80% of the day is spent using the computer.  Working environment is the typical office atmosphere.  Incumbent is on call to provide support services during off hours. Incumbent is continuously faced with a number of projects considered to be high priority. Project work must continue while assuring that day-to-day operations continue and technical problems are resolved. Technological changes require continuing skill level upgrades via trade journals, Internet-based communication, and course work. Scheduled night and weekend work is required. Thirty-five (35) hours constitutes the regular work week.  The working hours will be seven (7) with one hour lunch break per day.  Flex time window applicable (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.).  However, flex window hours are subject to change to assigned start time(s) based on departmental needs.

Moderate lifting may be required office
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