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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Network Security Analyst, Senior

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3037

UW Job Family: 38

SOC Code: 15-1071

Pay Grade: 26

Date: April 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Under very limited supervision, makes security recommendations and implements the University's network and systems security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


4 years of experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Computer technology and network and system architecture.
  • Network security and firewall design.
  • Specialized computer or other applicable devices, peripherals and equipment.
  • Applicable University, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Network and system designs, structure, and configurations.
  • Intrusion detection methods and techniques.
  • Incident handling and reporting procedures and techniques.
  • Unix security methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Development of security policy (ies).
  • Investigative methods.
  • Effective communication methods and procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Develop and write policy(ies) affecting computer network and systems security..
  • Effectively communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze, pay attention to detail, and troubleshoot problems.
  • Recognize security breaches to network systems.
  • Discover network users involved in illegal activities (copyright violations, virus infections, etc).
  • Work within a large enterprise environment.
  • Investigate problems and resolve conflict effectively.
  • Be results oriented.
  • Work under time pressures, exhibit flexibility and adapt to change.
  • Identify and solve business problems.
  • Function both as a team member and work independently.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Make security recommendations and implement the University's network and systems security policy, standards, guidelines, and procedures.

Information protection responsibilities include network security architecture, firewall configuration, network access and monitoring policies, server security, employee education and awareness.

Assist in maintaining relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.

Respond to security incidents, investigate security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary.

Assist with working with outside consultants as appropriate for independent security audits.

Acts as a resource person for 24-hour on-call shifts.

Supplemental Functions:

Promote privacy and security awareness through training.

Research literature; attend meetings or conferences to stay informed and knowledgeable about new technology advances or potential security/fraud problems.

Working Conditions:

Standard office environment; constant repetitive keyboarding and video terminal display exposure, regular visual concentration at close proximity to computer screen; occasional exposure to electrical or mechanical hazards.

Distinguishing Features:

Network Security Analyst works under limited supervision, assisting with the implementation of the University's network and systems security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures, and assists with discovery of and responses to security incidents and investigations of security breaches, as directed.
Network Security Analyst, Senior, works under very limited supervision, making security recommendations and implementing the University's network and systems security policy(ies), standards, guideline and procedures, discovers and responds to incidents of security breaches, investigates security breaches, assists with disciplinary and legal matters, and assists with working with outside consultants.

Network Security Analyst, Executive manages and oversees the functions within this area, including supervision of support staff, managing outside consulting work, managing the discovery, investigations, and responses to security incidents and security breaches. 

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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