Information Security Specialist (Technology Services)

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems
  • Security
  • Servers



Under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer or designee, the position of Information Security Specialist is responsible for establishing and managing the cyber‐security strategy program across the organization. The incumbent will develop and implement processes to self‐ audit IT security systems and identify leading technology to prevent system incursions. The position will work directly with the leadership team to identify, implement, and maintain appropriate technology solutions for all aspects of the organization. 
  • Directs, develops, and manages a strategic security vision and roadmap (physical and cyber solutions) to ensure cyber and physical security of all enterprise systems, applications, and data.

  • Develops cross functional team within the District to perform security verification activities including measurement, verification, validation, and reporting of enterprise compliance with cyber‐security policies, technical security control requirements, security risk assessment and application security.

  • Research current security solutions to ensure the most efficient and effective security solutions are in place to prevent unauthorized access, use, disclosure, modification, or disruption to systems.

  • Assists internal teams with identification, evaluation and mitigation of physical and cyber security risks and recommends or implements systems to ensure security. Implements monitoring systems and processes to detect and minimize threats.

  • Oversees security event investigations and auditing of all systems and security policies. Monitors information security and data security management to ensure privacy, integrity, and regulatory compliance.

  • Develops, audits, and recommends organizational policies related cyber security for the purpose expressing clear organization expectations.

  • Works with authorized District staff and legal counsel on requests for information.

  • Performs technical security and vulnerability assessments to identify, investigate, and take preventive measures against any potential security threats.

  • Attends meetings as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

  • Assists District administrators as necessary in investigation of security breaches, resource misuse and associated disciplinary and legal matters.

  • Develops long and short-range plans and programs for the purpose of ensuring that District resources are effectively utilized.

  • Monitors hardware, software, network devices, applications, web traffic, and databases to determine system vulnerabilities. Performs related duties as assigned.




  • Security best practices, security and compliance frameworks, infrastructure, practices for employing security in a variety of settings.

  • Multiple operating systems and commands.

  • Microsoft technologies (e.g. Active Directory, SQL database, Windows servers, etc.). Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, advance malware protection, web and email protection.

  • Complex architected enterprise IT infrastructure and system engineering activities including security threats and security protocols.

  • Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations related to the scope of responsibilities.

  • Report writing.

  • Effective communication strategies both written and oral.

  • Principles and methods for establishing goals, objectives and implementation plans to accomplish data processing solutions for identified needs.

  • Emerging security technologies and best practices. Business process documentation.



  • Maintain system security for complex architected enterprise IT infrastructure.

  • Formulate and implement organizational security goals, objectives, and schedules; develop and implement strategic plans and changes required to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Security best practices from the Data Center down to the desktop level. Perform system audits designed to test security.

  • Analyze data and form sound conclusions and recommendations.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationships with staff, school district personnel, and other agency personnel.

  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and comprehensively regarding assigned projects, progress and work completed.

  • Coordinate and conduct workshops and in‐services.

  • Problem solve and analyze issues, create plans of action and reach solutions. Read technical information.

  • Compose a variety of documents and/or facilitate group discussions.

  • Work collaboratively on sensitive or critical projects and tasks exhibiting complexity or operational risk.

  • Respond to emergency situations as needed.

Three years’ experience administering/managing large‐scale technology infrastructure systems and services. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field System security, and threat mitigation experience
Valid California Class C driver’s license
Environment: Office environment.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work

How to Apply

Requirements / Qualifications

Please complete our on-line application in full. Please scan any required documents. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE SCANNED AND ATTACHED MUST BE IN .PDF FORMAT.

  • Letter of Introduction ((Letter must be signed))
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Letters must be signed.)
  • Resume

Comments and Other Information

The Elk Grove Unified School District (hereinafter EGUSD) desires to provide a positive work environment where employees and job applicants are free from harassment and are assured of equal access and opportunities in accordance with law. EGUSD prohibits any district employee from harassing or discriminating against any other district employee or job applicant on the basis of the person's actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, immigration status, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. No person should be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position(s) or program for which application has been made. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process, EGUSD will provide you with one upon notice. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying, you should immediately contact the District’s Legal Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator, at (916)-686-7795, ext. 67159 or . A copy of EGUSD uniform complaint or EGUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.