Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 2

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
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Office of Information Security
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Information Security is looking for a Cyber Information Assurance Analyst to work in the risk management program, within the Privacy, Compliance, and Risk team. The Cyber Information Assurance Analyst primary responsibility will be to participate in conducting risk assessments, which involves identifying, documenting, and advising on remediation of information security and compliance vulnerabilities and risks. This position also performs compliance assessments to determine deviations from acceptable configurations, policies, regulations, laws, or standards as well as performing business process analysis to identify process risk and confirm compliance. This position will additionally be responsible for evaluating the implementation of security standards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Penn State’s sensitive information and data. This position will work within the Privacy, Compliance, and Risk team to assist in the development of documentation to lower or mitigate identified risk(s). The chosen candidate will demonstrate the following competencies: a strong understanding of risk management and assessment methodologies; basic knowledge of cyber security; strong understanding of IT systems; the ability to creatively manage competing priorities to meet deadlines; ability to adapt to changing practices and methods; effective interpersonal and communication skills; strong customer service background; positive attitude; and the ability to thrive in a team environment. Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. For additional questions about this position, please email, Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in a related field such as Computer Science or Information Security. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) preferred. Basic knowledge of one or more security frameworks is preferred (e.g. NIST 800-171).

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