Deputy Director, Information Technology Services (ITS) Security and Cloud Architecture

  • Rocklin, California
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full Time Administration and Management Architecture Information Technology and Communication Services Public Safety
  • Salary: $111,639.68 - $135,698.72 Annually USD

Job Description


Under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer, the Deputy Director, Information Technology Services (ITS) Security and Cloud Architecture performs a variety of responsible and complex duties, designing and implementing a comprehensive information security program which includes strategies, standards, policies, procedures, and response plans designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of enterprise systems and data throughout the district, and also overseeing the design and implementation of the district’s enterprise cloud environment.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. The Deputy Director-ITS Security and Cloud Architecture must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups to ensure the District provides strategies for success and pro-active, student-centered practices and policies committed to eliminating equity gaps.

Examples Of Functions and Tasks

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provides overall vision and leadership for the district in all areas of information security, acting as a technical liaison with college technology governance committees, working groups, and district staff in facilitating development of a comprehensive information security program.Develops, recommends, implements, and maintains information security policies, procedures, protocols, and standards pertaining to managing the protection and security risk of college data and IT systems and assets.Oversees and participates in risk analysis of IT infrastructure and systems to isolate potential threats and hazards; assesses the potential impact on business assets; develops a risk management strategy that uses the district’s priorities, constraints, and risk tolerances to support operational risk decisions.Implements processes and systems to identify and manage district assets consistent with their relative importance to organizational objectives and the organization’s risk strategy.Helps oversee Data Governance frameworks, policies, and procedures; develops, implements, and enforces Data Classification rules and procedures; develops systems and processes for tracking locations and securing confidential data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII).Oversees management of user identity and access control, including limiting of access to information assets based on Data Classification policies and procedures, auditing the use of privileged accounts, and use of Multi-Factor Authentication.Conducts assessments and audits to evaluate whether security compliance requirements are met for federal, state, and local legislation related to information security, including but not limited to, FERPA, GLBA, HIPAA, GDPR, and CCPA; help facilitate compliance with section 508 accessibility laws.Creates and maintains a security awareness training program to increase security vigilance and knowledge of employees, students, and vendors to help minimize information security risks.Implements and maintains security monitoring systems to send out alarms and alerts for IT security issues for all technology assets; use those systems to identify, diagnose, resolve, and report IT security problems and incidents; coordinate and conduct investigations of breaches in IT Security; respond to emergency IT security situations.Develops and maintains security Incident Response Plans for the district’s critical systems; assures plans are periodically tested and updated, utilizing metrics and evaluation criteria to assess effectiveness and continually improve response performance; engages, interacts, and coordinates with third-party incident responders, including cyber-insurance providers and law enforcement; incorporates lessons learned to improve plans.Designs, implements, maintains, and tests disaster recovery and business continuity plans for critical district systems; oversees scheduled testing of plans.Consistent with policies and procedures, ensures that maintenance, configuration, repair, and patching of systems occurs on a scheduled and timely basis utilizing best practices in change management.Manages relationships with vendors that provide security-related services, including monitoring, auditing, remediation, and penetration testing; directs the work of contractors and vendors as warranted.Vets and reviews security practices and controls of third-party service providers that handle college confidential data, including personally identifiable information of students and employees. Review security controls and features of third-party software systems.Keeps current with latest emerging security issues and threats through list servers, blogs, newsletters, conferences, user groups, and networking and collaboration with peers at other institutions.Develops cloud migration plans and strategies; develops district-wide cloud standards and practicesManages relationships with cloud service providers.Manages cloud expenditures, utilizing cloud platform and third-party tools to keep operational expenditures within budgets.Where possible, works with Applications and Development team to redesign and refactor applications to be optimized to run natively in the cloud.Supervises, directs, guides, motivates, trains, and evaluates information security staff engaged in implementing, configuring, and maintaining the district’s security systems and processes.Plans and manages the unit’s operating budget and program budgets for initiatives and projects.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

Experience and Education Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Experience: Five (5) years of full-time equivalent experience working with information security, with at least two (2) years in a management capacity.
  • Education: Education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (120 semester units) in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration, or a computer-related field from an accredited institution, OR Seven (7) years or more working directly on developing and supporting information security may be substituted for the education requirements.
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • Experience in a higher education environment.
    • Experience with complex applications such as ERP systems.


Position requires knowledge of:
  • Advanced knowledge of the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex information security systems.
  • Information security best practices and standards.
  • Information security compliance standards and frameworks.
  • Experience with public cloud environments.
  • Emerging technologies and trends in information security and cloud infrastructure.
  • Current principles, practices, and standards of planning and project management, project prioritization, and resource allocation.
  • Section 504 and 508 Accessibility and related standards and requirements.
  • Methods to successfully support individuals with varying backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups.

Ability to:
  • Use leadership and management theories and practices in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Engage in management and creative organizational leadership.
  • Develop the leadership skills of others.
  • Lead, implement, and manage change.
  • Perform short-and-long-range planning to be successful in interpersonal relationships and evaluate the effectiveness of programs, personnel, and relationships.
  • Supervise, develop, assign, and evaluate staff for efficient operation of the department.
  • Plan, develop, manage, and administer complex departmental operation budgets and contracts demonstrating knowledge of sound fiscal management principles and practices.
  • Logically and realistically evaluate systems and procedures.
  • Meet deadlines and expedite procedures within area of responsibility.
  • Compile clear, timely, accurate written reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with faculty, staff, and state agencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with college faculty, staff, and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Plan, organize, and manage complex purchase processes, including negotiations with vendors for hardware and software acquisitions that maximize the utilization of available resources and enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Communicate with peers, subordinates, supervisors, and students in an open, honest manner and build trust among all constituencies in the District.
  • Be an effective and motivational member of a team.
  • Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.
  • Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.
  • Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Supplemental Information

Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 7% are multiracial and 58% are White.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

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A Sierra College application, A resume, and A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
  • Please describe the transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you possess to serve in this role.
  • What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
  • Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning), sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community.

Given the current pandemic in our country, first-round interviews may potentially take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call and second round interviews may potentially take place in person.

Travel expenses may be partially reimbursed for candidates traveling beyond a 150 mile radius. All other travel expenses will be borne by the candidate (if in person interviews).

Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.

*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

EEO / TITLE IX EMPLOYER Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at .

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.

TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice

English 1-800-735-2929

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO

English 1-800-735-2922

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

From or to Speech-to- Speech

English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784

Sierra Community College offers benefit packages to full-time employees including: family coverage health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) OR State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement, income protection, life insurance, sick leave, vacation, and holidays as provided according to District policy.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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