The Office of Research at the University of Cincinnati is looking for a Research Security Specialist to join our Carnegie R1 urban university team. We are creating an impact in society by making discoveries, generating knowledge, cultivating talent, and solving problems that matter. This position will be responsible for supporting University departments and researchers ensuring regulatory compliance on projects with contractual obligations to provide a secure computing environment.
Perform risk analysis on any security-relevant changes to the systems; provide recommendations and technical support to manage the risk posed by vulnerabilities based on current and potential treats. Identify and analyze system vulnerabilities and activity anomalies that are inconsistent with the current approved security plan.
Design, procure, and manage information technology resources and IT contracts dedicated to the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Manage and resolve research information security matters by collaborating with researchers, Sponsored Research Services (SRS), and the Conflict of Interest Office (COI). Coordinate with the college and respective department, UC Legal Counsel, Information Security, Information Technology, Export Controls, International Services Office, Federal Agencies, and others to ensure compliance in activities related to Controlled Unclassified and Classified Information Systems Security and Facility security.
Consult with Principal Investigator (PI) in pre-award or post-award review of information technology security and privacy controls compliance requirements. Advise PIs on editing compliance templates to specify basic and derived security requirements as part of the projects system security plan. Assist in mapping the design and development of a secure computing environment to contracted specifications for research sponsors. Advise units in the creation of necessary data flow and documentation.
Work with SRS, Export Controls, and Information Technology to develop project specific information security and privacy controls in collaboration with the PI. Manage an assessment program to review compliance objectives, support the risk management program, be and remain current with relevant regulations, perform periodic control reviews and document compliance within secure computing environments. Participate in the security incident response process for secure environments to ensure compliant reaction to security incidents.
Coordination with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) to support the development and implementation of processes and procedures, physical and information security indicators necessary to meet facility clearance certification as required for classified research operations. Organize IT security and privacy training program for research personnel in collaboration with PI and information security officer.
Partner with the COI Officer to utilize tools and develop processes for evaluating disclosures and conducting investigations related to foreign influence and international research engagement concerns.
May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS, or other related field.
Eight (8) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirements.
Applicant must possess or be able to obtain a Department of Defense secret security clearance within 12 months of hiring. Must be a U.S. citizen.
Must meet eligibility requirements and will be required to successfully complete an additional US Government security investigation for access to higher levels of classified information.
Four (4) years of information security, cybersecurity, information systems security and/or information systems engineering experience.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS CONSIDERED
Seven (7) years of information security, cybersecurity, information systems security and/or information systems engineering experience.
Experience in Risk Management and Intelligence Analysis.
Experience with NISPOM and managing NIST SP 800-171 IT security requirements.
Experience with US Government or academic research activities and regulations.
Familiarity with computer forensic tools and analysis, incident handling/response, and intrusion detection.
Knowledge of industrial security administration, contracts, and government databases.
Experience working with Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Host Based Security System (HBSS) and DISA Assured Compliance Assessment Solutions (ACAS).
Compliance Assessment Solutions (ACAS).
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
An attractive compensation package, including base salary and excellent benefits (e.g., retirement, medical/dental/vision, tuition remission);
An outstanding professional opportunity to work with highly talented and committed colleagues and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization and fulfillment of the overall mission of the institution;
Growth potential within the university.
The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university, ranked as one of America's top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News ranked UC in the Top Tier of American's Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a "research heavyweight". Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.