Security Analyst (Senior or Junior) - 11894BR

Security Analyst (Senior or Junior)

Department: 
General Counsel
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Regular
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Mission: The University’s stated mission is to offer high-quality instruction; research productivity; service to Kansas, the nation and the world; and to provide an “International Dimension” for study and research. (https://www.ku.edu/about/mission/). This global focus, which includes international research and student programs, academic and research exchanges, and international hiring and global procurement, requires planning, organization, and operational support. In furtherance of the University’s global focus, the mission of Global Operations and Security is to create coordination and consistency in all areas related to University international and security operations. Global Operations and Security will identify pertinent issues, provide strategic planning, and advise and assist decision-makers on international operations and relationships across all campuses of the University.

The Security Analyst is responsible for supporting University departments and personnel on issues related to international operations and relations, including compliance, security management, and other high-risk activities and programs. The incumbent will research, analyze and prepare risk and security related assessments / products that will assist leadership in the decision making process. Products developed will assist in the prevention and/or mitigation of risks, threats and vulnerabilities to the University’s personnel, information, technology, property and physical assets. A specific focus will be on international collaboration, sensitive research and other high risk activities that may impact the University’s ability to accomplish its educational and research mission. The incumbent will collaborate with stakeholders and provide advice and assistance concerning security standards and other compliance related programs.
Areas of Interest / Coordination include:
  • International agreements, including research agreements
  • International travel (students, faculty and staff)
  • International students (visa applications, federal requirements, etc.)
  • International visitors (affiliates, visiting researchers or scholars, etc.)
  • International purchasing and shipping (customs regulations, international taxes, etc.)
  • Export Controls
  • Security Management
  • Liaison with government and non-government organizations
  • Sensitive and secure research
Please note: This position could be filled at the Junior or Senior level.

Job Description

Senior Level:
Collect, research, collate, and analyze complex data and author security/risk assessment products that assist leadership and stakeholders in the decision making process. (50%)
Collaboratively works with University subject matter experts and stakeholders to operationalize strategies that reduce and mitigate security risks. (20%)
Conduct training and informational briefings for departmental stakeholders. (20%)
Plan and conduct security audits and implements risk mitigation policies and procedures. (5%)
Develop standards, and policies to identify, assess, prevent and mitigate threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. (5%)

Junior Level:
Collect, research, collate, and analyze complex data and author security/risk assessment products that assist leadership and stakeholders in the decision making process. (50%)
Collaboratively works with University subject matter experts and stakeholders to operationalize strategies that reduce and mitigate security risks. (20%)
Conduct training and informational briefings for departmental stakeholders. (20%)
Conduct security audits and implements risk mitigation policies and procedures. (5%)
Assist in the development of standards, and policies to identify, assess, prevent and mitigate threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. (5%)

Required Qualifications

Senior Level
  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, security management, emergency management, national security, public safety or related field.
  2. Minimum 8 years of progressive experience working in the U.S. Armed Forces or federal government concerning international and national security issues, law enforcement, or security management (government or corporate).
  3. Demonstrated understanding of geo-political issues.
  4. Knowledge of investigative and analytical tradecraft to collect, analyze and disseminate security/risk related information to stakeholders.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and a team environment.
  6. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to synthesize and report on information clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.
Junior Level
  1. Bachelor’s degree in business, security management, emergency management, national security, public safety or related field.
  2. Minimum 5 years of progressive experience working in the U.S. Armed Forces or federal government concerning international and national security issues, law enforcement, or security management (government or corporate).
  3. Demonstrated understanding of geo-political issues.
  4. Knowledge of investigative and analytical tradecraft to collect, analyze and disseminate security/risk related information to stakeholders.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and a team environment.
  6. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills with ability to synthesize and report on information clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
  7. Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), Export Administration Regulation, and the International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR).
  2. General understanding of Information Technology Security and governance.
  3. Demonstrated public speaking and training skills.
  4. Experience living, studying, working, or extensive travel abroad.
  5. Ability to critically think and act quickly and effectively under pressure.
  6. Experience using Microsoft Office and databases.
  7. Experience supporting the protection of U.S. Technology and information.
  8. U.S. Government Security Clearance.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references to this online application. Please use your cover letter to address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An online University of Kansas application must be completed to be considered for this position.

Apply on or before June 3, 2018 to be considered. Review of applications will begin June 4, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Carl Taylor, ctaylor31@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Starting at $60,000

Application Review Begins

04-Jun-2018

Anticipated Start Date

15-Jul-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
11894BR
Department:
General Counsel
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Regular
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
04-Jun-2018
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