Dalton State College delivers a transformational education experience in a diverse, caring community to approximately 5,000 students. We are proud to be recognized in 2020 as one of 79 colleges that are a "Great Colleges to Work For" by ModernThink. A member institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State provides broad access to high-quality bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and career certificate programs. Dalton State is nestled in the foothills of Northwest Georgia and surrounded by a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The college is about 90 minutes from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Chattanooga, TN. Dalton State is Georgia's first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and attracts students from about 40 countries worldwide. Approximately one third of our student body identifies as Hispanic/Latinx. As an HSI, Dalton State administers a Title V program for developing institutions serving Hispanic populations. We are searching for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and a proven success working in a welcoming and diverse multicultural environment.
The Deputy Chief Information Officer Position executes decision-making authorities and is a backup to the CIO with server management and security responsibilities. He/She establishes vision and strategic direction for all DSC’s cyber, cyber-related resources and Server operations. The position advises the CIO regarding IT risk management strategies using critical thinking, technology and business acumen, and technology awareness. The position is accountable for enabling the college’s educational mission in a secure manner and for managing the resources of the Office of Computer Information Systems to this effect.
Review of applications will begin July 6, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Salary: $71,265
Acquire and manage the necessary resources/Advise senior management (e.g. CIO). (20%)
Manage financial resources and key security personnel to support IT security goals and objectives and reduce overall organizational risk.
Advise on cost/benefit analysis of information security programs, policies, processes, systems, and elements.
Communicate the value of IT security throughout all levels of the organization, stakeholders and external partners.
Advocate organization’s official position in legal and legislative proceedings.
Interface with external organizations (e.g., public affairs, law enforcement, legal affairs, USG,) to ensure appropriate and accurate dissemination of incident and other cybersecurity operations information.
Cyber strategy (20%)
Design/Implement a cyber strategy that outlines the vision, mission, and goals that align with the organization’s strategic plan and assures full compliance with the laws and applicable regulations.
Lead and align information technology (IT) security priorities with the IT and organizational strategy.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the enterprise's cybersecurity safeguards to ensure that they provide the intended level of protection.
Develop data analytics that measure and support value or implement changes to improve efficiencies as needed.
Ensure that disaster recovery and business continuity plans are in place and tested.
Policy and Awareness. (20%)
Recommend policy and coordinate review and approval.
Serve as a champion for Information Security by actively participating in the professional community as well as providing presentations and awareness training to all Dalton State personnel.
Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization's vision and goals.
Ensure that plans of actions and milestones or remediation plans are in place for vulnerabilities identified during risk assessments, audits, inspections, etc.
Server Management. (20%)
Manage and maintain all campus server.
Update and maintain server software and hardware.
Collaboration and Support (20%)
Manage employees for Network and PC Support departments.
Provide subject-matter expertise and support to planning/developmental forums and working groups as appropriate.
Assist CIO in job duties.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to apply strong communication skills to collaborate with fellow team members, IT support staff, customers, business partners, management, vendors, and external parties to accomplish organizational security objectives.
Ability to supervise cybersecurity departmental resources, including personnel, financial resources, and technical capabilities, to reduce overall organizational risk.
Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to identify and/or develop appropriate solutions technology.
Ability to develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities and which reflect the institution’s core privacy objectives.
Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives.
Knowledge in leading an enterprise information security team, including hiring, staff development and coaching a team of IT security experts. Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
Knowledge and experience of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Knowledge and experience with operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
Knowledge of application vulnerabilities.
Knowledge of emerging security issues, risks, and vulnerabilities.
Knowledge of cyber competitions as a way of developing skills by providing hands-on experience in simulated, real-world situations.
Skill in negotiation, vendor management inclusive of agreements and privacy practices.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Dalton State College, as determined by Dalton State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Dalton State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Dalton State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact Dalton State College's Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034.
This is a supervisory position. This position has financial responsibilities. Yes, this position will be required to drive. This role is considered a position of trust. This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time This position requires security clearance.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
Related experience in Information Security and IT Management.
One of the following licensures/certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, Security+, or equivalent certifications required.
Master’s degree in a related field.
Information Security experience in higher education.
Information Technology experience in higher education.