Job Description

  • Specialist, Information Technology Security JobID: 57443
  • Position Type:
    Professional/Technical/Security Engineer

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    689-Information Technology

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  •   Additional Information:

    Information Technology Security Specialist
    1.0 FTE - 261 day work year
    Professional/Technical - Salary Range: 5 ($66,435 - $99,652)

    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.

    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.
    -Implement and maintain firewall, web filtering and classroom management software/hardware and configuration. Palo Alto firewalls and GoGuardian classroom management and web filtering software is currently used.
    -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.
    -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.
    -Assists with project initiatives for security services and implementations.
    -Perform policy and practice review of 3rd party software providers for approval/rejection in software onboarding flow.
    -Performs log analysis for correlation and identification of security related events.
    -Assist and/or lead in incident investigations as well as troubleshooting and remediation for any service disrupting technical issues.
    -Perform a backup role in information and records requests as needed.
    -Address/Resolve all service requests per SLA requirements.
    -Research product and technical data for ongoing projects.
    -Perform other duties as assigned.

    -Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science or related field
    -Minimum of one year experience in an information security role.
    -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); Linux experience is a plus.
    -Proficient in Windows and ChromeOS; OS/X, iOS, and Android is a plus.
    -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 Placement varies according to experience and education.

    Application and Selection Procedure:
    -Apply on-line 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 - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights -

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