01 May
Research Cybersecurity Specialist
Maine, Orono , 04469 Orono USA

Position Title: Research Cybersecurity Specialist (id:84034) Campus: Orono Department: Advanced Research Computing, Security, and Information Management - OARC Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 03 Location: Orono ME Statement of the Job: The University of Maine is seeking to fill a Research Cybersecurity Specialist position. This position works in conjunction with the Sr. Research Data Security Analyst and the Advanced Structures and Composites Center. The Research Cybersecurity Specialist focuses on the administration and maintenance of security for systems handling Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). Primary responsibilities include routine monitoring for system vulnerabilities related to security configuration or patching and executing timely and regular reporting and remediation within specified timeframes. This position may also coordinate the building of tools and resources that comply with federal regulations, supporting researchers in using these resources through direct consultation, documentation, and training. The ideal candidate for this role should have excellent interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to facilitate interactions and foster positive relationships among staff, researchers, administrators, and other relevant program stakeholders. Above all, success in this position requires having a growth mindset and being willing to learn and grow and having the desire to serve the University of Maine research mission in a collaborative manner. Typical hiring salary for this position is up to $52,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position requires access to information regulated under U.S. Export Control regulations and therefore individuals must qualify as a U.S. Person under U.S. Export Control Regulations. Complete Job Description (https://umaine.hiretouch.com/uploads/501/file/ResearchCybersecuritySpecialistJD2024.docx) About the University: The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu. The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits (http://www.maine.edu/about-the-system/system-office/human-resources/benefits/) for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here (https://www.bangorregion.com/) .Qualifications: Required:

Two years of related, specialized post high school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three years of full-time experience performing related IT technical and troubleshooting support.

A strong working knowledge of PC and/or Macintosh hardware, software, and operating systems.

Broad knowledge of application software including email, productivity, and internet applications.

Collaborative and effective communication skills.

Strong customer service orientation.

Ability to provide effective technical solutions for a diverse community within a changing environment.

Ability to complete Information Security Certification such as Associate of (ISC)2, Security+, CEH, or GSEC within three years of hire


Bachelor’s degree or four years of related, specialized post high school education and /or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three years of full-time experience performing related technical support in a help desk environment.

Work experience in a higher education environment.

Holds an Information Security Certification such as Associate of (ISC)2, Security+, CEH, or GSEC.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional referencesYou will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin: May 13, 2024 Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: May 15, 2024 On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: May 20, 2024 Tentative start date: June 3, 2024For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Shane Moeykens at shane.moeykens@maine.edu. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months) Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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