Virginia Tech

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Public Safety Systems Technician

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 10, 2019

Job Description

Reporting within the Division of Operations Information Technology and Data Administration, this position provides the planning and support for all information systems within the Virginia Tech Police Department (VTPD), the Virginia Tech Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad (VTRS). This includes performing computer support for desktops, laptops, servers, mobile data terminals, and patrol car video systems. In addition, this position assists with information security relating to these systems. This requires monitoring emerging network and IT technology threats, responding, and taking preventive actions. This position will provide recommendations to the IT Engagement Manager regarding the purchase of computer systems, related software, and peripherals for supported units. This position routinely monitors practices to ensure that user access, system access, resources and information are secure. This position is responsible for ensuring the ability to meet all relevant CALEA Accreditation standards and ensuring full compliance with Department of Justice Criminal Justice Information Systems guidelines. Due to the critical nature of this position and its support of a 24 X 7 unit, after hours and on-call work may be required.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Systems Engineering,|Information Technology, or allied field.

Experience with installing and administering Windows Server and client operating systems in a Microsoft Active Directory based environment.

Knowledge of data encryption software (TrueCrypt. Microsoft BitLocker, etc.) and techniques|Experience with installing and configuring security software or hardware applications such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, network mapping tools, and vulnerability scanners.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to provide leadership in assigned areas.

Strong organizational and multitasking skills.

Ability to work independently and exercise confidentiality, good judgment and critical thinking when working with sensitive issues

Ability to work independently and achieve objectives on complex projects running simultaneously and complete projects by required due dates.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Systems Engineering,|Information Technology, or allied field

Experience working in law enforcement and/or emergency management environments

Understanding and experience working with Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) accessing law enforcement sensitive information.|Experience with information systems accessing the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN).

Knowledge of authentication protocols and other methods of providing security for passwords and network communication.

Excellent project management skills|System administration and desktop support experience in higher education, especially using Windows Active Directory

Experience in limiting host access through local firewalls|Understanding of key applicable federal, state, and local legislation such as FERPA, GLB, and HIPPA.

Experience in providing security guidance and training to both technical personnel and end-users.

Review Date

September 23, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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