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8 Nov 2018


Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Information Security Officer
Central Office
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Essential Functions and Objectives:
–  Responsible for maintaining the operational and transactional responsibilities of the department. Manages the coordination of day to day activities of a specific business function. Primary emphasis is achieving results by building engagement and empowering their teams.

–  May have exposure for district wide initiatives.

–  The Information Security Officer will design and implement an Information Security program to protect DPS students and employees.  Will coordinate third-party assessments to identify existing risks and create a program that will prioritize efforts to close critical gaps while managing risk.
–  Operational excellence: manage and work with respective teams to implement policies, procedures, programs and initiatives that pertain to their functional unit. Set clear goals, organize work plans, and divide work accordingly. Assure adherence to daily operational items, such as budgets, schedules, and performance.
–  Program management: Apply managerial thinking and decision making to deliver results and ensure project/team success.
–  Provides leadership to teams in their area of responsibility
–  Problem analysis: Solve for problems, including defining, tackling and mitigating issues or situations. Map or assess situations, formulate options and provide guidance within a defined latitude.
–  Measure success: establish targets, analyze performance and follow up to ensure achievement plan is attainable.
–  Process improvement: analyze past trends, identify gaps, and understand district to provide recommendations.
–  Complexity & discretion: work on issues that require thorough analysis; apply discretion for decisions that could impact short term goals. Uses set guidance, policies and procedures to make decisions and address operational challenges.
–  Communication: collaborate with other functions, peers and teams. Gain credibility and cooperation across the organization.  Convey progress and goal results with functional areas. Conduct trainings, present findings & materials and other deliverables.
–  Team management: improves team performance through coaching, feedback and mentoring. Entrust and motivate direct reports by providing direction, and facilitate skill building.
–  Develop & Implement a District wide Security Program
–  Manage and Develop IT Security Staff
–  Monitor Threats and Take Preventive Measures
–  Identify, Report and Control Incidents
–  Work with third-party security assessment providers to identify and close gaps in security plan
Knowledge & Other Qualifications
–  Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations
–  Strong organizational and analytic skills and strong attention to detail
–  Self-starter/leader who can anticipate department needs in a proactive (versus, reactive) manner
–  Ability to develop and interpret data and manage resources
–  Ability to motivate and influence others
–  Ability to effectively lead a team
–  Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook
–  Ability to multi-task and juggle management of several high-priority projects in parallel
–  High degree of integrity in handling confidential information
–  Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a high-performing team
–  Ability to review potential risks and prioritize multiple competing projects
–  Current with existing cyber threat landscape.  Required to stay current with latest trends and developments
–  Excellent communication skills

Education and Licensure Requirements:
–  Bachelor’s Degree in computer Science or related field, Master’s degree preferred

–  2+ years experience in information security

–  CISSP or related designation preferred

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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