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Information Security Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First date of consideration is September 22, 2017. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Information Security Analyst
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Information Security
Pay Grade 35
Proposed Salary $53,572 to $55,000 annually
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Appointment Type Full Time Regular
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Information Security Analyst reviews and evaluates information security compliance issues/concerns within the Missouri State University system, ensures that the University is in compliance with the information security rules and regulations of regulatory agencies, and that University practices meet the standards set by the University in relation to state and federal compliance issues. Under the direction of the Information Security Officer, the Information Security Analyst ensures that all information security-related regulations are properly implemented, provides technical assistance to University units in that implementation, and participates in security awareness activities by speaking to groups and producing awareness materials.

Description of Primary Duties

Provides the technical expertise needed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of University systems and data, evaluates information security compliance issues and concerns within the Missouri State University system, and ensures that the University is in compliance with applicable information security regulations and standards.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required; a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field is preferred.

Experience: Three years of information technology experience with demonstrated expertise in personal computers and operating systems, server operating systems, and network protocols and enterprise architecture is required. Two years of experience in a position requiring familiarity with regulatory compliance practices in a setting such as, but not limited to, healthcare, operational, financial, quality assurance, or human resources is required. Experience in project management is preferred. Experience in a university setting is preferred.

Skills: Excellent technical aptitude in the areas of microcomputers and networking technologies is required. A basic understanding of file server administration, application software, and computer-related diagnostic techniques is required. The ability to maintain confidentiality in regard to information processed, stored, or accessed by the systems is required. The ability to perform in a problem-solving capacity including the evaluation of crisis and emergency situations is required. The ability to organize and manage efficiently is required. Excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal, customer service, organizational, project management, and team-building skills are required. Strong technical skills and current technical knowledge are required. The ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies possessing a wide range of technical knowledge is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: Information technology management professional demonstrated competency certifications, especially professional information security certifications (CISSP, GIAC, CISA, CISM, etc.), are preferred. The nature of this position requires the incumbent to be available evenings, nights, and weekends to respond to concerns regarding security of the University’s information resources.

Additional Qualifications
Link to Job Description
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration is September 22, 2017.
Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170175FTS
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this vacancy?
    • Missouri State University Website
    • Web Postings
    • Print Publications
    • Diversity website posting
    • INSIGHT into Diversity
    • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Job Board (, Monster, etc.)
    • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings
    • Personal Contacts / Networking
    • Newspapers
    • Other
  2. * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?
    • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.
    • No, I am not currently employed by the University.
    • No, I am a current per course faculty member.
    • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.
    • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.
    • No, I am a current student University employee.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  2. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  3. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)
  4. Other Documents -1
  5. Certificate/License-1
  6. Certificate/License-2
  7. Certificate/License-3