Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 4 (Information Systems Security Program Manager)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – M – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Cyber and Information Security
Full/Part Time:


The Cyber and Information Security Department of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking an Information Systems Security Program Manager to serve in both classified and unclassified environments assume responsibility for the coordination, design, evaluation, and submission of critical compliance required documentation. Responsibilities include: Oversight of information systems to include applicability to new and existing security services, controls, solutions, processes, procedures, and policies in direct support of research and development; and drive the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Program under the Cyber and Information Security Division and remain agile to the changing compliance requirements, business needs, and prioritization of efforts towards A&A on all levels of classification. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Cyber Security, or Information Science is desired. Preferred experience includes: Operational familiarity with security/event log auditing and correlation (SIEM) utilizing Splunk; vulnerability scanning and mitigation utilizing Nessus, or similar tool; familiarity with Windows, Unix/Linux, OSX operating system security; familiarity with TCP/IP Network analysis and network/packet level examination tools such as tcpdump, Zenmap, or Wireshark; and familiarity with VMware management and compliance of Virtual Machines. Experience requirements include: Applying advanced fundamentals of Assessment and Authorization (A&A), Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes under 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, Department of Defense directives, and regulatory requirements; knowledge in defining and interpretation of audit requirements; effective analytical and problem solving skills; excellent communication skills; efficient organizational and multitasking skills; ability to work independently and produce timely completion of tasks and projects; and the ability to work effectively in teams across multiple Information Technology disciplines directly supporting research and development. Candidate selected 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. The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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