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IS Security Administrator


PA College Of Health Sciences

Cost Center

9860 Information Technology

Supervisory Organization

Information Services Administration




Position/Job Summary:

Under supervision of the department Chief Information Officer, this position will have responsibility and authority regarding all matters of information security.  This is to include responsibility for protecting college computing assets and data and is accomplished with technical controls, policies, procedures and training/awareness.  The Information Security Administrator designs, develops, and documents risk assessments, policies, procedures and processes; identifies opportunities for process and/or system improvements by partnering with end users, vendors, and system/application administrators; provides IT Security related data, analysis, metrics, and reports; develops strong partnerships with assigned functional area(s) to fully understand their processes and ensure that security and regulatory compliance is met.  The Information Security Administrator provides technical security architectural design guidance as well as general guidance and recommendations for other projects.  The Information Security Administrator must possess a foundational understanding of security best practice concepts across operating systems, networking, onsite or hosted/SaaS applications and experience with security applications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (ability to perform with or without reasonable accommodations)

  • Promotes and contributes to the enhancement of PA College’s high performing learner-centered environment   
  • Designs, implements and monitors vulnerability management system and process.  This includes periodic vulnerability assessments, scanning, and remediation.
  • Works with IT team to prioritize, remediate and resolve vulnerabilities as identified.
  • Develop, improve, and document security related configurations, processes, and policies including identity management, payment card industry (PCI) security, training and awareness, and other processes as identified.
  • Actively assesses risks and assists in risk mitigation.
  • Works with others within IT to improve security and general functionality of current systems.
  • Provides expert security review and risk assessment on all new projects and applications prior to selection and implementation.
  • Assists  in the development and compliance of a Security Framework.
  • Provides technical leadership and support for incident response.
  • Monitors and advises team on emerging vulnerabilities, hacking trends.
  • Monitors infrastructure, systems and applications for alerts, abnormal behavior or signs of a suspected data breach.
  • Monitors connectivity of external devices to protect the integrity of the network and infrastructure.
  • Works closely with Legal, and Compliance to insure that legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Ensures that all systems, applications, databases and data flows containing confidential information are accounted for, documented, and encrypted.
  • Leads end user information security awareness and training programs.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development of the IT business continuity, disaster recovery, data retention plans.
  • Works with external vendor(s) to coordinate vulnerability and penetration testing of our internal and external facing environments.
  • Keeps up to date on regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, FERPA, and PCI.

Education Requirements:

Specific Education, Certifications, and Licensure:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or Engineering; or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully…..

  • Two (2) years’ experience in information security, auditing, risk assessment performance and review.
  • Two (2) years’ experience of providing process improvement and direction to users of computer applications.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in developing processes and policies. 

Preferred Qualification:

  • Two (2) years’ experience in training users and writing of IT documentation.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in network/server administration
  • At least one industry recognized security certification or progress towards a certification such as Security +, GCWN, ECSS, CEH


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


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COLLEGE Full Time Posted on 08/26/2022