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Chief Information Security Officer

Texas A&M International University
Job Location:
Laredo, Texas
IT Manager/Director
Chief Information Security Officer

Job Title
Chief Information Security Officer

Texas A&M International University

Office Of Information Technology

Proposed Minimum Salary
$10,000.00 monthly

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

Job Summary

The Chief Information Security Officer, under general direction, ensures that appropriate Information Technology (IT) security policies, standards, procedures, and compliance requirements of the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) are met. Works with other departments to ensure network security, access control, physical security, application development and management meet institution, Federal, State, and industry regulatory requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Sets IT security policy and procedures to ensure network security, access control, physical security, application development, and management appropriately meet institutional, Federal, State, and industry regulatory requirements. Communicates to the TAMIU executive team and other key TAMIU stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with TAMIU stakeholders to identify and execute IT security initiatives.
  • Develops, communicates, supports, and manages compliance with IT security policies and internal audits.
  • Ensures adoption and implementation of appropriate IT policies including security, processes, State, and Federal regulations, as well as TAMIU and TAMUS rules and procedures.
  • Communicates with the public, employees, faculty, and staff on security procedures, policy changes, and any security events that occur throughout TAMUS and TAMIU.
  • Provides leadership for IT security to TAMIU stakeholders' executive teams.
  • Participates in industry research, workshops, and other related continuing education activities to ensure that policies and procedures effectively support member needs, as well as position TAMIU to be protected against future concerns and developments.
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering.
  • Experience - Ten years of related experience in IT including at least two years as an information security officer in a major organization and three years supervisory experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Security advising or consulting, developing, and enforcing security policies.
  • Complex and mixed technology environments.
Ability to:
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
  • Provide excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Communicate changes in security policy to end users.
Licensing / Professional Certification - Certified Information Systems Security Professional or the ability to complete the certification within 18 months of the date of hire.

Physical Requirements - None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others

This position generally supervises employees.

Other Requirements
  • Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends.
  • Travel required.
First review of applications will be April 19, 2022

Salary: $120,000/annually

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents and Submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you "Submit" the application materials. The software does not allow you to "Save" your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files. Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • At least 3 professional references and their full contact information, and
  • Unofficial transcripts (if applicable)
Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. "See resume" is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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