*Director of Information Security

US Government, Information Technology Systems

Management Range 2

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience
Additional compensation for doctorate

Interviews dates to be determined

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Founded in 1962, the college serves more than 16,000 students with room to expand on its 267 acre main campus and 120 acre Los Banos site. Merced, incorporated in 1889, offers historical sites, affordable housing, access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded, growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes – large and small – throughout the county. 

If you enjoy working with a dedicated team of professionals and are passionate about making a difference for students and the community, then we encourage you to apply to become part of the Information Technology Services team. As a member of Information Technology Services, the Director of Information Security will lead the District in network, information, and cyber security. This role will stay current on best practices and information security standards for the purpose of keeping network resources safe for use by students, staff, faculty, and the community. The Director of Information Security will work directly, as well as with other ITS staff, to develop and implement strong security policies and processes through new practices, training, software, and services. This position will require the successful candidate to be onsite/in-person for more than 70% of the time.  Remote work will be permitted at the discretion of the vice president, when feasible.

Merced College Vision

Merced College will provide transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs.

Merced College Mission

Growing our community through education and workforce training:

  • lifelong learning
  • basic skills
  • career technical education
  • transfer
  • degree/certificate programs

Ensuring student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, institutional effectiveness, and student achievement.

General Description:

This is a classified administrator position. Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Information Technology Services, the Director of Information Security designs, implements, and supports the security and infrastructure of District systems, servers, peripherals, and network devices. The incumbent also analyzes, plans, designs, implements, maintains, troubleshoots and enhances networks security systems, processes, and policies (including but not limited to server virtualization, LANs, WANs, wireless technologies, and the physical and logical components that integrate these systems together as an enterprise networking backbone).

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