IT Security Engineer - 122740 (FLVC Gainesville Office)

University of West Florida - Pensacola, FL (30+ days ago)4.2

The IT Security Engineer designs and implements technical solutions that protect networked information infrastructure, data and personal information, other digital assets, and electronic communications from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. The Security Engineer also assists in developing organizational IT security standards and procedures; monitoring emerging and prevalent threats and developing mitigation plans to protect against them; and assisting system administrators and software developers with security issues and practices. The Security Engineer serves as a member of the Security Incident Response Team.

FLSA Exempt
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Current certification at GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) or equivalent cybersecurity professional certification.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Information security experience in higher education or state/local government
  • Experience performing information security audits or risk assessments
  • Familiarity with security auditing processes
  • Experience with Nessus and Logrhythm.
  • Experience securing Microsoft Windows and RedHat Linux
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Monitor networks and systems for security breaches, including the use of SIEM software that detects anomalous system behavior. Conduct network scans and penetration testing to identify and remediate vulnerabilities.

Percentage Of Time 30
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Works with DevOps teams to ensure the security of systems and data during the development and operation of FLVC systems and applications.

Percentage Of Time 25
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls.

Percentage Of Time 20
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Assists in the development, revision and implementation of IT security standards and policies.

Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Performs work in support of business processes and projects. Performs time-sensitive tasks and meets established deadlines; maintains effective communications with appropriate FLVC staff; maintains effective working relationships to ensure the success of the business processes and projects. Utilization of troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.

Percentage Of Time 10
Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
Performs other duties as assigned

Percentage Of Time 5
Physical Demands
Physical Requirements 1- No unusual physical requirement.
Standing Daily
Walking Daily
Sitting Daily
Reaching with hands and arms Daily
Climbing or balancing Occasionally
Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling Occasionally
Use of hands to handle objects Daily
Lifting up to 10 pounds Daily
Lifting up to 25 pounds Occasionally
Lifting over 25 pounds N/A
Talking: Express or exchange ideas verbally Daily
Hearing: Perceive sound by ear Daily
Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job This position requires a criminal background screen., This position requires fingerprinting
Posting Details
Posting Details
Employment based visa sponsorship will NOT be considered for this position.

Requisition Number S00533PO
Number of Vacancies 1
Normal Work Hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contract Period
FTE 1.0
Salary Range $90,000
Pay Basis Annually
Work Location Gainesville, FL
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Open Date
Close Date 06/29/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position will be located in the Gainesville, Florida office of the Florida Virtual Campus.

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email