Cyber Information Assurance Analyst

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – K – Exempt
  • 03 – L – 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 an experienced Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 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. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, Information Technology, or Computer Science is preferred. Other preferred experience includes: At least two years of operational experience with familiarity in security/event log auditing; vulnerability scanning and mitigation using 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; network monitoring tools such as Bro, Suricata, or Snort; SEIM management such as Splunk; and VMWare and management of virtual machines. Requirements include: Knowledge in certification and accreditation process such as RMF and DIACAP; 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; the ability to maintain information security related certification (Security+, CCNA-Security, GSEC, SSCP, CISSP); and knowledge in defining and interpretation of audit requirements. To be successful, you must possess the following soft skills: effective analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational and multitasking; and the ability to work independently and effectively in teams across multiple IT disciplines to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects. 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