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Security-Software Analyst

Hours/week:  20-25 

Starting wage: $9.00/hour (not available as an assistantship) 

Reports to: Chief IT Security Officer, Software Licensing Coordinator, and Senior Security Analyst 

General Description of Position: Work in the areas of IT security and software licensing. The individual will assist with obtaining, licensing and installing computer software to help customers meet their needs. Work with the NDSU IT security team on IT security related functions as defined by NDSU policy and procedure. The individual will assist and support processes to build a university-wide (NDSU) information security strategy and vision, which includes security policies, risk management/assessment and the coordination of IT security efforts across the University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the philosophy and direction of the institution, division, and ITS both with internal and external constituents
  • Create software installation and documentation using Camtasia software.
  • Create DVDs, CDs using a media burning station
  • Test and troubleshoot software installations on various types of operating systems
  • Assist with network security and vulnerability assessments, security education, risk analysis and compliance testing
  • Assist with forensic investigations to gain an understanding of how to implement and conduct an investigation
  • Stay current with IT security procedures and current methodologies for IT security assessment and processes
  • Contribute to the information security strategy, policy, and procedure within the University
  • Contribute to creating and maintaining standards and best practices as technology evolves; communicate and encourage adoption of standards and best practices across the campus technical community
  • Assist NDSU students, staff, and faculty with general software questions
  • Monitor and inform the IT security team on IT security issues related to the NDSU systems and workflow to ensure IT security policies and procedures are being followed and met
  • Assist with daily and fiscal year’s end inventory processes
  • Perform hands on inventory (computers, printers, servers) - check physical location and update inventory database
  • Deal confidentially with sensitive situations and information

Minimum Qualifications for Employment:

  • Experience with installing various types of software
  • Basic knowledge of computer antiviruses, firewalls, and networks
  • Familiarity with computers & peripherals
  • Familiarity with a computer programing language
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Strong customer service focus
  • Organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Current NDSU enrolled student

Preferred Qualifications for Employment:

  • Experience with multiple computer languages
  • Experience troubleshooting different operating systems
  • Familiarity with white-hat tools and strategies 
  • Knowledge of network security protocols
  • Experience working with computers in a networked environment
  • Availability to work over the summer
  • Management Information Systems, Computer Science or Criminal Justice majors

Application requirements:

  • Student Technology Services (STS) Application 
  • Resume
  • Cover letter highlighting qualifications and skills relevant to the position
  • Names and phone numbers of two professional references 

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North Dakota State University
IT Help Desk Phone: +1 (701) 231-8685
Administrative Calls Only: +1 (701) 231-7961 / Fax: (701) 231-8541
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:25:07 AM