Assistant Director, Information Security

  • 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description


CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.


About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 350,000 alumni who fuel the region's economy. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and nearly 12,000 jobs each year. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University for university-wide efforts to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, fostering regional development through public service, engagement, and outreach. CSUN's faculty includes internationally recognized scholars and researchers - they include Guggenheim fellows and Fulbright scholars, American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows and numerous other professional affiliations. Recognizing CSUN's leadership in fostering diversity, CollegeNET named CSUN a Social Mobility Innovator for its transformative effect on students and the region, and The Wall Street Journal ranked CSUN second in the nation for the university's diverse learning environment. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other public university in California, CSUN is a true social elevator, where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Job Description

Assistant Director, Information Security (JID 8597)
Administrator I
Information Technology
Full Time

Under the direction of the Information Security Officer (ISO), the Assistant Director, Information Security directs an ongoing, proactive risk assessment program for all new and existing systems and remains familiar with the University's goals and business processes so effective controls can be put in place for those areas presenting the greatest information security risk; assists the ISO with ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of the University's information security policies and procedures; assists other departments to ensure regulatory compliance in areas such as the Payment Card Industry -- Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and the Health and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); ensures vulnerabilities are managed by directing periodic vulnerability scans of servers connected to the CSUN network; evaluates security incidents and determines what response, if any, is needed and coordinates with the ISO on University responses; contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds; remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, attending trainings, conferences, and/or courses as directed by the ISO; and performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field. Substitution of experience for any part of a degree will depend upon the unique position needs. Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible varied information technology experience including but not limited to computer and network infrastructure, operating systems, application software development project management, regulatory compliance, risk management, and providing training; three years preferred. Two years of direct experience in information security-related duties is required. Experience in a university setting is desired. Professional certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional [CISSP], Global Information Assurance Certification [GIAC], Certified Information Systems Auditor [CISA], Certified Information Security Manager [CISM], etc.) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability and specialized skills to: understand hardware and software systems; maintain confidentiality in regard to information processed, stored, or accessed by the systems; manage multiple concurrent projects and to reason analytically; work with and train people possessing differing levels of technical knowledge; possess effective verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in writing technical specifications; and the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits

Application Period
Applications received through October 28, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Additional Information


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.