University of Nevada, Reno
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • Reno, NV 89557
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Senior Information Security Analyst, Office of Technology

Senior Information Security Analyst, Office of Technology


The University of Nevada, Reno Office of Information Technology is currently searching for a Senior Information Security Analyst. Under the general supervision of the Chief Information Security Officer, this position works on fulfilling the day to day operational requirements of the Information Security unit of IT. This includes being the primary coordinator for responding to cyber security incidents, managing the systems responsible for tracking and managing incidents, as well as handling related forensic investigations and follow up procedures. In addition there are duties associated with our ongoing vulnerability assessment and mitigation strategies. This position works closely with other units in IT to assist in monitoring systems for security events and provides guidance in improving the overall security posture of the University. The Senior Information Security Analyst will have advanced knowledge of enterprise security architecture and the ability to not only run these enterprise systems but also design and implement them for Information Security and other units in IT.


The Senior Analyst would supervise students or other Security Analysts and would help them develop appropriate Information security skills. In addition to incident based forensic investigation the Senior Analyst would also work with the CISO and General Counsel to assist in litigation holds, data discovery, or other administrative enquires. This position level would also assist campus entities in cyber risk assessments and remediation procedures.


Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of related professional experience OR

Master's degree and two (2) years of related professional experience.

Completed credits or certificate program with more years of related work experience may be considered as an equivalent.


Related Experience: Experience in cyber security incident management, malware analysis, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, computer and network forensics; performing risk assessment and implementing mitigation strategies; supervision of an incident response team or group and reporting and presentation of cyber security risks and mitigation strategies or related experience.

Preferred Qualifications
CISSP Certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) or CISA certification (Certified Information Systems Auditor)


Compensation Grade

The typical/budgeted salary range for this position is $48,525-$80,875

Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity and budgets.


To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Administrative Faculty – C

Our Benefits

The University of Nevada, Reno promotes a healthy work life balance for their employees. The university provides a generous amount of annual leave; two (2) days are accrued each month. Spend time skiing the Sierra Mountains, golfing several golf courses, visiting Lake Tahoe, hiking the desolation wilderness, attending local events or just enjoying a nice quiet day in the fresh air. With over 300 days of sunshine and four seasons there is something for everyone.

A benefit of working in Nevada is that you do not pay state income tax - keep more of your earnings!

We do not contribute 6.2% to social security tax; we offer a rich retirement plan instead.

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow or set up an appointment with a financial professional and work on the best investment for your money.

We take the health of our employees and their families seriously. This position starts the first year with a generous thirty (30) days of sick leave; two (2) days are accrued each month after one year of service.

For candidates that relocate from at least 50 miles away, we offer a relocation/moving allowance. No receipts are required and the moving allowance is paid in one lump sum.


If you or your dependents are looking to become a Wolf Pack student, we offer a grants-in-aid educational benefit. Grants-in-Aid

We offer excellent health insurance options that include dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability. UNR Benefits


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program


Department Info

Information Security is responsible for all aspects of digital information and system protection for the University campus and affiliated entities. This unit engages with the different administrative areas and academic departments to assist in managing security procedures and policies. It manages the incident response, business continuity, vulnerability monitoring and other information security related processes. In addition, it oversees the centralized identity management system on campus.


Contact Information

Bill Smith, Chair

Freddie Welch, Coordinator


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.



This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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