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Security Administrator
Pasadena, CA
Posted Jul 10, 2013 by Pasadena City College
Category: Computer and Information Technology


Pasadena City College


Information Technology Services
100% - 12 months

FINAL DATE TO FILE DISTRICT APPLICATION – Friday, August 16, 2013 by 12:30 p.m

Monthly Salary Range:
$5922.08 - $7558.24 (Starting Salary $5922.08)

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week

Under the direction of a designated supervisor, manager or Director, incumbents assigned to this classification ensure the secure operation of the in-house computer systems, servers, and network connections. This includes checking server and firewall logs, scrutinizing network traffic, establishing and updating virus scans, and troubleshooting. The incumbent will also analyze and resolve security breaches and vulnerability issues in a timely and accurate fashion, and conduct user activity audits where required. Coordinate the management and provisioning of Banner INB accounts with area leads. Manage andmaintain the security and provisioning of access to LancerPoint systems such as: ODS, Argos, TouchNet, and related ancillary and third party systems.

• Acts as Project Manager on large-scale projects.
• Evaluates new systems and products for security monitoring and response
• Assesses the need for security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and executes them as required.
• Maintains current knowledge of emerging security alerts, issues, threats and trends
• Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts
• Builds and maintains tolls in order to proactively monitor and respond to emerging threats
• Deploys and maintains security systems and corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems and antivirus software
• Ensures connection security for local area networks, the Districts website and intranet, and email communications
• Designs, performs, and/or oversees penetration testing of all systems in order identify system vulnerabilities
• Recommends, schedules and applies fixes, security patches, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in order to address security breaches
• Develops and implements enforcement policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry-standard best practices.
• Designs and implements disaster recovery plan for operating systems, databases, networks servers, and software applications.
• Administers and maintains end user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
• Ensures the security of databases and data transferred both internally and externally.
• Designs, implements, and reports on security system and end user activity audits.
• Monitors server logs, firewall logs, intrusion detection logs, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interprets activity and makes recommendations for resolution.
• Conducts professional development sessions with the internal “Abuse Group” to ensure alignment of goals and assists in the prevention of threats.
• Participates in regular Technical Support meetings to ensure customer concerns are addressed.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
• Design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products
• Systems planning, security principles, and general software management best practices
• Current software protocols, and Internet standards, including TCP/IP, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, and XML
• Software troubleshooting experience
• Perl, Python, Bash, and PHP programming languages
• Network and PC operating systems, including Linus and IOS
• Testing, flowcharting, and data mapping tools and procedures
• Organization goals and objectives.
• Data privacy practices and laws.

Ability to:
• Conduct research into security issues and products as required.
• Analyze, conceptualize, and problem solve.
• Understand the District’s goals and objectives.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Apply strong interpersonal and consultative skills.
• Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Respond to common inquiries or complaints from District staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
• Present information to senior and executive management, public groups, and or board of trustees.
• Organize effectively

A typical manner in which to gain the requisite education and experience is through the completion of a four-year degree at a university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field and five years of hands-on experience in consumer facing web applications.

• CISSP Certification.
• Strong technical background, with a focus on Network Security
• Demonstrated experience with “Software as a Service”
• Demonstrated experience with broad hands-on knowledge of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, data encryption, and other industry-standard techniques and practices.
• Demonstrated experience with in-depth technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems
• Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols, and standards
• Hands-on experience with devices such as hubs, switches, and routers
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protections

Licenses and Certifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid California Driver’s.

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds with the use of proper equipment.

Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.

Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Probationary Period: One year.

A DISTRICT application, cover letter, resume and transcripts are required and must reach Human Resources by 12:30 p.m. on the final filing date. A postmark is not acceptable for this purpose. Applications or supporting documents cannot be submitted electronically or by FAX transmission.

To request the District application by telephone, please call 626.585.7257.

A complete application package
MUST include:
1. Official District application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Official transcripts of undergraduate work are required.
Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
5. Other information considered pertinent to the application (optional)

Note: All supporting documentation should include position name and/or position number. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District. As such, they will not be returned or copied.

Submit District application and supporting documents to:
Human Resources (C204)
Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91106

The hiring committee will review, evaluate, and consider applications and supporting materials received by the deadline. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. It is, therefore, important the application be thorough and detailed. The District reserves the right to readvertise, delay, or choose not to fill, one or all of the positions.

Generous fringe benefits include fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families, along with life insurance for the employee. In addition, there are sixteen (16) paid holidays per fiscal year. Confidentially designated employees receive 22 vacation days per fiscal year.


The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1987, Public Law 99-603 requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country. This requirement applies to both United States citizens and aliens. Individuals who are unwilling/unable to fulfill this requirement will not be employed.

Pasadena Area Community College District will not sponsor any visa applications.

Applicants must be available for interviews at Pasadena City College at no cost to the District.

If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform the Human Resources office. The application/interview process may involve speaking, reading, writing, and answering questions or other test-taking procedures. If you believe you may need reasonable accommodation to perform any of these tasks, need to inquire as to the specific nature of the tasks, or to assure physical access to the interview site, please contact Human Resources at 626.585.7388 and ask for the individual responsible for the scheduling and monitoring of employment interviews.

The Pasadena Area Community College District does not discriminate in the educational programs and activities operated by the District or in employment procedures and practices of the District. The Policies of Title IX as developed to date are available for inspection during normal business hours at the District office at 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106.

Crime awareness and campus security information are available from Campus Police and Safety. (Public Law 101-542)

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to extend time limits or reinstate the search process at any time.

The Pasadena Area Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. The District encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and the disabled.

General inquiries regarding the position and/or District employment should be directed to the Human Resources office.

Equal Opportunity, Title IX, Section 504 Employer

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