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Company: Kern Community College district
Job Title: Director, IT Security
Job Category: Business
Job description:  
Director, IT Security

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01591

Posting Date: 01/25/2016

Closing Date: 2/11/2016

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $116,684.96 annual

Maximum Salary: $153,100.78 annual


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance and dependent life coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP ). At this time, all premiums for the employee and their eligible dependents are fully paid for by the District.

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

•Flex 125
•AFLAC Policy
•Supplemental voluntary life insurance
•403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO ), the Director of IT Security develops and implements procedures, policies, strategies and standards in the management of the district's IT Security program.


Relative to the district's IT Security, the Director of IT Security will be held accountable for the following:

• Assessing risks, threats, technologies, architecture (25% of time)*
• Recommending improvement strategies for identified gaps (25%)
• Developing, coordinating and leading Incident Response (5%)
• Developing an IT Security Plan and Policies (5%)
• Monitoring and compliance (15%)
• Implementing an End-user education and awareness program (5%)

*This is the expected percentage of time required to perform each Key Accountability for this job. The percentages may vary over time dependent on the needs of the organization. Note, only 80% of the job's actual work time is used to assign time percentages. It is expected that 20% of the work time will be used for miscellaneous tasks.


1. Work with KCCD academic and business units to facilitate IT risk assessment and risk management processes; this includes identifying location, type, sensitivity, ownership and access requirements for data being used by KCCD .

2. Monitor the external threat environment for emerging threats and advise on appropriate course of action.

3. Research, identify, coordinate and play key role in the implementation of appropriate IT security systems, technology and controls including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention and vulnerability scanners.

4. Develop, implement and manage district wide IT security incident response processes and procedures.

5. Develop, implement and maintain a district wide IT security plan to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information residing in KCCD workstations, servers, mobile devices and related computer peripherals.

6. Develop, implement, maintain, disseminate and oversee enforcement of IT security related policies and procedures.

7. Coordinate, report on, document and act on results of periodic (annual) district wide IT security audits.

8. Develop and implement strategies for complying with applicable Federal, State and other legal compliance requirements related to IT Security.

9. Develop, implement and manage a district wide IT security awareness and training program.

10. Assist with the development and implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.

11. Participate as a member of KCCD's IT management team in the development, prioritizing, budgeting and planning of IT security strategies and related initiatives.

12. Develop and manage relationships with IT security vendors and consultants and recommend as appropriate solutions and partnerships
that would benefit KCCD in its IT security efforts.

13. Serve on District committees as assigned.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field.
• Five years of experience in IT Networks, Systems or Security related positions.


• Certifications such as CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), CISM (ISACA Certified Information Security Manager) or CISA (ISACA Certified Information Security Auditor) are preferred.

• Experience in an IT leadership role.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:


• Ability to identify, analyze, prioritize and communicate impact of IT security risks and exposures

• Understanding of effective IT security system and network architectures, concepts, techniques and tools

• Understanding and experience managing network and system security components such as firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems

• Experience in organizing, prioritizing, developing, implementing and communicating status on IT security strategies and projects

• Proficiency in IT security management, industry best practices and standards

• Experience developing and implementing IT security policies and procedures

• Experience in and knowledge of IT security auditing and monitoring

• Knowledge of and experience meeting applicable IT security related laws and regulations

• Ability to develop, learn and implement new concepts, technologies and methods.

• Knowledge of and exposure in developing and testing business continuity and disaster recovery plans

• Exposure to the operation of institution wide networks, systems and applications

• Ability to follow-up and follow-through in a coordinating role across multiple constituencies to achieve tactical and strategic goals

• Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills

• Agility in adapting to and thriving in a dynamic work environment including shifting of project objectives, deadlines, resources and priorities

• Ability to work effectively with administrators, faculty and staff

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Self-directed/driven

Salary Grade: K

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on February 11, 2016 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

• Application Screening: 2/12/16
• Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/745024. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Employment type:
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Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Bakersfield - California - USA
Zipcode: 93301
Post Date: 02/04/2016
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Company: Kern Community College district
Contact Name: Kern Community College district
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