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California State University, Sacramento
  • Position Number: 5138886
  • Location: Sacramento , CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Network Security Analyst

Job No: 537610
Work Type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Working Title: Network Security Analyst

Classification Title: Network Analyst - Career

Posting Details
Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Tuesday, April 9th @ 11:55pm PDT

Hiring Preference
Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary
The Network Security Analyst is responsible for safeguarding university networks and systems from cyber threats. This may include monitoring network activity, identifying vulnerabilities, implementing security measures such as firewalls and encryption, conducting security assessments, investigating security breaches, and providing recommendations for enhancing network security.
The Network Security Analyst reports to the Senior Director of Infrastructure & Operations and works as part of the Network Services team to design, operate, maintain, and optimize enterprise network services for the university. The duties of this position emphasize network design based on business needs and administration and support of data networks. This position works closely with other members of the support team to resolve service tickets regarding customer moves/adds/changes for data and voice network. The Network Security Analyst will meet deadlines set for assigned projects, provide effective customer service to campus users regarding network connectivity and participate in cross-functional teams to support university goals and objectives related to administration of the campus network.
FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,500 per month - $8,000 per month, commensurate with candidate's education, experience, skills, and training

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,912 per month - $12,124 per month

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Salary Grade/Range: 2

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan: 12 months

Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Other hours as required.

Telecommuting Options:

Hybrid work flexibility is available at up to 1-2 days a week remote, on an opt-in basis.

Please visit the following webpage for more information on the CSU Telecommuting Program:

Per our Out of State Employment Policy (see below), a successful candidate must reside within the State of California upon time of hire.

Department Information

Who is IRT?
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State.

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Minimum Qualifications

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical, information network systems is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, telecommunications or a related technical field, or equivalent training and experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Network Analyst include a basic knowledge of telecommunications and transmission technologies, including network architecture, topologies, protocols, programming applications and interfaces appropriate to the defined work area and assignments. Based on specialized assignments, a position may also require background, and/or licensure if required, in computer operating systems, broadcast network functions, or telecommunication switching systems.

Required Qualifications
Education & Experience:
  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or equivalent training and experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience writing and maintaining documentation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  1. Demonstrated ability to analyze, troubleshoot, configure, and manage IP networks including monitoring network traffic and usage, troubleshooting failures, and ensuring corrective actions are taken to optimize network performance; ability to maintain network security and the integrity of data carried on the networks and assist with implementation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures.
  2. Strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills including root cause analysis.
  3. Excellent listening, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  5. Ability to work after hours and on-call rotation
  6. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community.
Conditions of Employment
  • Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications
  1. 3+ years of enterprise-level experience with Alcatel/Lucent, Cisco, or equivalent enterprise switches and routers.
  2. 4+ years of enterprise-level experience with copper and fiber data network infrastructure and troubleshooting related connectivity and equipment used for testing fiber and copper infrastructure.
  3. 4+ years of experience in telecommunications field work performing telecommunications service moves/adds/changes for network locally and in remote offices.
  4. Experience managing enterprise systems with 5K+ users.
  5. Knowledge and experience with Ethernet, VLANs, TCP/IP, and related routing protocols.
  6. Experience managing networking needs for a multi-tenant data center.
  7. Demonstrated proficiency in the configuration and troubleshooting of enterprise-level switches, routers, and wireless controllers.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of the OSI model network fundamentals as well as strong technical understanding of principles of Layer-2/Layer-3 network design and data communications.
  9. Demonstrated knowledge of network protocols e.g. TCP/UDP, ICMP, SNMP, and ARP and routing protocols.
  10. Strong understanding of Active Directory, Windows, and Linux server operating environments as they relate to network and application troubleshooting as well as understanding authentication, authorization, and encryption protocols and utilities.
  11. Strong understanding of network security, application and security certificate management, and data encryption.
  12. Ability to independently identify and implement critical maintenance fixes and to isolate and correct malfunctions, including routing problems in complex technical environments.
Documents Needed to Apply
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the "Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

"As California's capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and safety.

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. H-1-B Visa).

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

Advertised: March 26, 2024 (10:30 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled

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