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Senior SPARCS Analyst (# 129000)

University of Maryland, College Park
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Position title: Senior SPARCS Analyst

Position #: 129000

As a Senior Security, Privacy, Audit, Risk, and Compliance Analyst in the Division of Information Technology (DIT) at the University of Maryland, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the University’s research and academic missions, including safeguarding UMD’s data, operations, and integrity. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to address complex challenges related to security, privacy, risk management, and compliance.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years experience in roles related to security, privacy, audit, risk analysis, compliance, or a combination of these

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of global privacy regulations, security practices, risk management methodologies, and assessment practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, along with excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams while providing guidance to junior staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to multiple audiences, including the researchers and research teams


  • 3-5 years experience in a higher education environment
  • Direct experience supporting researchers
  • Public speaking experience
  • Relevant certifications (CIPP/CIPM/CISSP/etc)

Additional information: 

Benefits Included:

Salary range: $117,000-$140,000

**This position does not provide sponsorship for Visas.

Physical demands: Work is performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment and keyboards. Must have the ability to lift and small carry parcels, packages and other items, to walk short distances, and drive a vehicle to deliver and pick up materials

Best consideration date: 02/28/2024 or open until filled

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Background Check: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

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