Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 1

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
01 – I – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Cyber Security
Full/Part Time:


The Cyber Security Department of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking junior Cyber Information Assurance Analysts to facilitate the security modernization efforts. Responsibilities include the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation and controls applicable to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An Associate's Degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is preferred. Preferred areas include: security/event log auditing; vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Tenable Security Center; Windows, Unix/Linux, and OSX operating system administration; TCP/IP Network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark; familiarity with network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; SEIM management such as Splunk; and VZMWare and management of virtual machines. Requirements Include: Familiarity in certification and accreditation process as RMF; policy and procedure development; test plan creation; security plan development; plan of action and milestone development; training material development; risk assessment planning and preparation; knowledge in NIST/ISO standards, DoD directives, and regulatory requirements; knowledge in defining and interpretation of audit requirements; and the ability to maintain information security related certification (Security+, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CISSP). To be successful, you must possess: effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational and multitasking; ability to work independently and effectively in teams across multiple IT disciplines to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects. You will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088