St. Charles Community College
  • Search Committee - Security Systems Architect #18-064
  • Cottleville, MO, USA
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Salary
  • Full-Time Staff

St. Charles Community College is located just west of St. Louis, nestled in the heart of growing St. Charles County. Established in 1986, SCC is a public, comprehensive two-year community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC also provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities.


We are seeking a full-time Security Systems Architect who will strategically design and implement security for in-house information systems, networked architectures to provide the appropriate technologies to support the mission of the college, while assuring compliance with government regulations, and ensuring appropriate access to data.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops plans and systems to improve the performance, scalability and agility of campus systems, networks, security and data.
  • Documents, monitors, and implements information security policies and procedures.
  • Plans and performs systematic information security risk assessments and serves as the internal auditor of information security processes.
  • Develops, debugs, tests and supports the certification process specifically FERPA, PCI, HIPAA, COPA, COPPA and DMCA.
  • Meets with faculty, staff and administration to help specify and negotiate application security requirements, reviews current policies and procedures for applicability, system OS security patch levels, and ensures safe transition of applications to production.
  • Evaluates and monitors all aspects of security for the IT infrastructure and network architecture, software applications, network, and other security-related components to ensure appropriate security and compliance to various regulations.
  • Assists in investigating and documenting information security violations, reports violations to the appropriate department or authority, and leads improvement efforts.
  • Defines and gains organizational commitment for all system and network plans and enterprise tools, as well as evaluate and help select all technologies required to complete those plans.
  • Monitors internal control systems to ensure that appropriate information access levels and security are maintained.
  • Prepares, implements, and maintains disaster recovery and business continuity plans for information systems.
  • Monitors changes in legislation, regulations, and accreditation standards that affect information security and leads compliance efforts, as well as define appropriate technologies to achieve compliance.
  • Initiates, develops, and promotes activities to increase information security awareness within the College.
  • Assists in establishing data ownership and associated responsibilities.
  • Provides first level of support for network switches, routers, firewalls, packet-shaping appliances, and other security-related devices. 
  • Ensures procedures are in place for clearing, purging, destroying, and releasing data.
  • Ensures implementation of periodic security inspections, assessments, tests, and reviews.





EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) in Computer Science or related field from four-year college or university; or four more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a working knowledge of network architecture, information security practices and procedures, Active Directory, WAN/LAN security, Internet and wireless technology.  Must be widely versed in Cisco architecture, and able to provide configuration for a broad range of Cisco products, including Cisco IOS, and Cisco ASA devices.  Experience with Cisco IP telephony and Cisco wireless is preferred.  Must have some level of experience with packet-shaping appliances.  CCNA, CompTIA Sec+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification preferred.



St. Charles Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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