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Computer Technician

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

AnnouncementDetailsOpen Date 04/22/2022
Requisition Number PRN30305B
Job Title Computer Technician
Working Title Cyber Security Event Analyst
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Rotating
Work Schedule SummaryThe SOC is staffed on a rotating schedule, M-F 7am-11PM; weekends and holidays from 7am-5pm.
VP Area President
Department 00954 - UIT Systems & Security
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $19.00/hr. - $24.00/hr. DOE
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job SummaryThe University of Utah has an opportunity for a Cyber Security Event Analyst to help support our Information Security and Compliance goals. The analyst will follow detailed operational process and procedures to appropriately analyze, escalate critical information security events and incidents.

About UIT: University Information Technology (UIT), the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah's most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; software licensing; and a host of other systems and services. For more information about UIT visit
About the University: Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah's system of higher education and a member of the PAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour's drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

  • Health, dental, and wellness coverage
    • Automatic and immediately vested 14.2% employer contribution to personal retirement account (401a)
      • Free public transportation pass (Utah Transit Authority)
        • Paid leave time
          • Tuition reduction for employee and family members
            • --- and more:
              • Monitoring of security events in the SIEM, as well as other security feeds (logging, email, phone, chat, and other communications)
              • Triage of incoming security events, perform preliminary analysis, validate events, and escalate to management and Sr. Staff if events require additional response.
              • Perform and document operational tasks and compliance checks as required.
              • Documenting event analysis and daily tasks in sufficient detail that the analysis process can be passed to other cyber security personnel.
              • Follow detailed operational process and procedures to appropriately analyze, escalate, and assist in remediation of information security incidents
                Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically requiredNearly Continuously: Office environment.Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be requiredNearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
                Minimum QualificationsAssociate's degree in a computer related field and two years of experience or equivalency recommended. Demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are required.

                Department Specific Qualifications:
                • Understanding of IT operations: help desk, end-point management, and server management
                • Understanding of security operation concepts: perimeter defense, BYOD management, data loss protection, insider threat, kill chain analysis, risk assessment, and security metrics
                • Understanding of adversary motivations: cybercrime, cyber hacktivism, cyberwar, cyber espionage, and the difference between cyber propaganda and cyber terrorism
                • Familiarity with basic networking concepts (e.g., TCP/IP, common routing protocols, OSI model, data flow, etc.), including best practices for an enterprise
                • Knowledge of common cyber attack methodologies as well as mitigations
                • Ability to explain security concepts to a broad range of audiences, both written and verbal
                • Understanding of security principles, policies, and industry best practices
                • Familiarity with next generation firewalls, EDR software, Microsoft 365 Defender, SIEM administration a plus
                  Type Benefited Staff
                  Special Instructions Summary
                  Additional InformationThe University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
                  Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
                  The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
                  To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
                  Director/ Title IX Coordinator

                  Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

                  135 Park Building

                  Salt Lake City, UT 84112



                  Online reports may be submitted at

                  To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

                  The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
                  This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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