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'''Job Title:''' Network Security / System Programmer II

'''Department:''' Network Services

'''Date:''' March 2007


Deploy procedures and technologies required to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi’s System Administration's network and computing infrastructure.

'''B. DUTIES:'''

->'''1.''' Major Duties:

-->'''a.''' Designs and deploys secure and reliable network architecture,

-->'''b.''' Designs and tests disaster recovery procedures,

-->'''c.''' Monitors networks to ensure confidentiality and integrity of duty and availability of all network services,

-->'''d.''' Investigates security breaches,

-->'''e.''' Maintains relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies,

-->'''f.''' Oversees incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches as necessary,

-->'''g.''' Evaluates future security requirements and recommends technical and operational solutions accordingly,

-->'''h.''' Maintains professional expertise by attending outside seminars/courses and through the review of published literature.

-->'''i.''' Performs penetration testing of systems within the domain,

-->'''j.''' Maintains campus firewalls,

-->'''k.''' Submits monthly report to Texas Department of Information Resources,

-->'''l.''' Disseminates information to campus community concerning security issues,

-->'''m.''' Researches of legal issues and how these issues impact the campus, and

-->'''n.''' Performs forensic duties when applicable.

->'''1.''' Occasional and subordinate duties:

-->'''a.''' Stands in for supervisor and department director at high level meetings,

-->'''b.''' Communicates and plans with other departments and vendors concerning present and future needs and concerns,

-->'''c.''' Coordinates maintenance of Local Area Network with Wide Area Network personnel,

-->'''d.''' Coordinate maintenance of Wide Area Network with WAN personnel,

-->'''e.''' Maintenance at Point of Presence when directed by WAN personnel,

-->'''f.''' Routine maintenance of dhcp/dns entries/requests,

-->'''g.''' Maintenance/configuration of network equipment including but not limited to routers, switches, packet shapers, traffic analyzers, servers, etc., and

-->'''h.''' Completes high profile assignments in conjunction with other high profile, research, or expedited projects.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The incumbent is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.


->'''1.''' Education required: a Master’s degree in computer science.

->'''2.''' Skills required:

-->'''a.''' Strong network familiarity,

-->'''b.''' Heavy security awareness,

-->'''c.''' Router/Switch/Firewall configuration knowledge,

-->'''d.''' TCP/IP familiarity,

-->'''e.''' DNS/DHCP familiarity,

-->'''f.''' Operating system familiarity (client /server/ standalone),

-->'''g.''' LAN/WAN experience, and

-->'''h.''' Strong analytical skills.




Due to the nature of security this position requires, the incumbent is expected to exercise knowledge and skills in both a “best practices” methodology and a non-standard approach. The incumbent is also expected to keep informed of the latest trends in: security, attack, defense, reconnaissance, networks, legal issues, vendor hardware/software, applications, research, and any other arena that impacts the campus networks.




->'''1.''' Vendors,

->'''2.''' Wide Area Network personnel,

->'''3.''' Point of Presence personnel (L3/WilTel),

->'''4.''' Students, faculty, and staff, and

->'''5.''' State, local, and federal law enforcement personnel.