Job Description

Openings as of 11/15/2018

  • Security Specialist - IT JobID: 41548
  • Position Type:
    Professional/Technical/Security Engineer

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    689-Information Technology

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:


    IT Security Specialist
    1.0 FTE - Professional Technical - 12 Months
    Salary Range 5: $64,688 - 97,032

    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to providing a challenging and engaging educational experience for all its students. The district serves a diverse community that expects student success, and Boulder Valley is a leader in academic excellence with top ratings at the state and national levels for outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The communities we serve - Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill - cover approximately 500 square miles and include an estimated 231,460 residents, with an enrollment of more than 31,000. The University of Colorado and many nationally known organizations and companies are located within the district’s boundaries. Abundant year-round recreational activities are available in the Boulder Valley area. Website:

    School/Department: Information Technology Department - Hardware Services Team

    The Boulder Valley School District is seeking an Information Security Specialist who is a self starter, life long learner and has an interest in helping secure BVSD’s data while contributing to improve the district’s security posture. You'll work in a professional environment under the guidance of our Security Engineer and Director of Hardware Services.

    -Work with internal departmental teams and external district groups on implementation of security related aspects for projects and deployments and to deploy solutions for any security related issues that arise.
    -Assist and/or lead in incident investigations and remediation for technical issues
    -Implement and maintain firewall hardware and configuration.
    -Implement and maintain web filtering hardware and configuration
    -Implement and maintain classroom management solution
    -Configure and troubleshoot security aspects of network devices
    -Assist in the design and build of secure network and server infrastructure.
    -Implement and maintain other security specific hardware and software as assigned.
    -Address functionality/service disruption issues.
    -Assist in implementation and validation of procedural and system security standards.
    -Conduct continuous vulnerability assessment, review and remediation.
    -Participate in integration of security controls into new systems and applications.
    -Research product and technical data for ongoing projects
    -Performs log analysis for correlation and identification of security related events.
    -Assists with project initiatives for security services and implementations
    -Maintains and develop security documentation
    -Perform a backup role in information and records requests as needed
    -Identify opportunities for technical improvement
    -Address/Resolve all service requests per SLA requirements
    -Other duties as assigned


    -Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Cyber Security, Security and Assurance or related discipline OR 5 years of hands on, verifiable experience in a position directly related to this position.
    -One security certification (Security + or equivalent) or the ability to acquire within the 1st 12 months.
    -Completed and submitted BVSD online application

    -Understanding a scripting language like Powershell
    -Understanding of system security, networking hardware, routers, switches and load-balancers.
    -Understanding of network protocols(e.g. TCP/UDP, SSL, HTTP/S, FTP/SFTP/FTPS, SSH, IPSec, LDAP, ADFS, SAML, etc.). and architecture, virtual networking hardware and cloud-based solutions i.e hosted/SaaS solutions.
    -Understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals
    -Experience with Microsoft Server & Client environments (secure configurations, hardening)
    -Experience with deep packet inspection firewalls and other IDP/IPS solutions (i.e. Palo Alto, Checkpoint, etc.)
    -Knowledge of data security controls and best practices
    -Ability to analyze and mitigate security threats/breaches
    -Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Salary Information:
    -Salary information for BVSD positions can be found online at: BVSD Salary Schedule Salary placement varies according to experience and education. No phone calls please.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply online at (in-district transfers, be sure to include your BVSD employee number).
    -If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
    -Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5093; Office for Civil Rights -

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