IT Security Analyst (OPS)

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Work type: OPS (Temporary)
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Classification Title:

IT Security Analyst (OPS)

Job Description:

UCF IT/ISO is seeking a Security Analyst. Under general supervision, design and maintain enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, along with engineering security measures and capabilities for networking devices and operating systems across the enterprise. Perform all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Perform hands-on computer investigation and forensic analysis for host and network-based systems. Perform Security Operations Center (SCO) monitoring functions.


This position is responsible for:



  • Monitor, analyze, and advise on available security information including results from vulnerability scans, system and application and database assessments, patch information, and system configuration.
  • Proactively identify vulnerabilities, security trends, and sophisticated cyber-attack techniques to enhance the security program and safeguard our environment.
  • Utilize automated and manual testing, examination, scanning, interviewing, and discovery techniques to identify, validate, and assess security vulnerabilities.
  • Develop and conduct compliance activities to ensure security objectives and security best practices are met.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Information Technologies & Research, ISO

Hours of work:

40 hours per week

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Type of Appointment:

OPS (Temporary)

Hourly Rate:

$39 per hour

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma and 2+ years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A combination of information security experience, certifications or degrees in cyber security or related field.  Preferred certifications include but are not limited to:
  • GCIA: SEC503, Intrusion Detection In-Depth
  • GMON: SEC511, Continuous Monitoring, and Security Operations
  • SEC541: Cloud Security Monitoring and Threat Detection

Additional Application Materials Requirement:


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Benefit Eligibility:

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.  OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off. 

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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