University of Utah Data Security Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/13/2018

Requisition Number PRN17498B

Job Title Data Security Analyst

Working Title Data Security Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 00954 - UIT Systems & Security

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600/yr. to $75,000/yr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Information Security Office (ISO) seeks a data security analyst to participate in the continual efforts in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance in order to improve the information security capabilities of the University of Utah and University Health Care.ISOcontinuously strives for daily operational excellence to ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of University of Utah information technology systems and data through the implementation of appropriate security resources and best practices. TheISOteam works in partnership with the University, as well as external entities, to help ensure that the University of Utah is exposed only to acceptable risks within its educational, research, patient care, and community outreach missions.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, Ballet West, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.


Working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, policies, rules, and procedures published on the University of Utah’s regulations website, and any subsequent policies, rules, and procedures that support the University of Utah’s information security program. Familiarity with compliance standards including the information security requirements associated withHIPAA/HITECH,FISMA,GDPR,PCIandFERPA. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks in accordance with departmental competencies/behaviors. Performs other duties as assigned. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

The successful candidate will work in collaboration with senior risk analysts to conduct risk assessments of information technology assets and generate reports that are shared with university leaders and maintained to meet compliance objectives. Other duties include assisting with the security training and awareness program.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty or equivalency and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of personnel within an organization.

Strong written and verbal communications skills.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


- A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent experience in related fields.

- One or more information security or technology risk management certifications (CISSP,CISA,CRISC,CISM, etc.)

- Experience developing and implementing information security policy and procedures

- Experience with information security in a higher-education or healthcare environment

- Experience assessing and documenting the design of technology controls to effectively mitigate risk

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.