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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

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3054

UW Job Family: 38

SOC Code: 15-1071

Pay Grade: 25

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, monitor and update network security for university computer systems; analyze network for security weaknesses; design, implement, and administer security solutions for University information systems including global firewall; maintain security across multiple systems, platforms and network(s); and investigate security violations and fraudulent activity.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Computer technology and networks.
  • Network security design and devices.
  • Network design, structure, and configuration

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Analyze and pay attention to detail.
  • Recognize security breaches to network systems.
  • Find network users involved in illegal activities (copyright violations, virus spreading, etc.)
  • Work within a large enterprise environment.
  • Resolve conflict.
  • Be results oriented.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in person.
  • Work under time pressure, exhibit flexibility and adapt to change.
  • Identify and solve business problems.
  • Function both as a member of a team or independently.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Install and maintain security firewall and other software and hardware to prevent unwanted access to the University computer systems.

Monitor University systems for outside computer attacks, hacking, virus invasion, etc.

Respond to security violations, stop violation, contact appropriate personnel to resolve violation; adhere to applicable University and governmental regulations and laws.

Monitor user activity for copyright violations, virus proliferation, and other illegal activities.

Respond to and correct security violations/problems on a 24-hour call-out basis.

Provide research and analyses for potential security exposures.

Assist in development of institution-wide computer security architecture to include disaster recovery and business resumption.

Supplemental Functions:

Promote privacy and security awareness through seminars and training.

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

Perform special projects.

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.

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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