University of Colorado IT Security Specialist in Aurora, Colorado

*University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI)

Job Title: IT Security Specialist

Position #757319 Requisition #15478

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The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who We Are:

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The/Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI)/has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified),/IT Security Specialist/position.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Job Summary:*

The Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Informatics Core has an opening for an Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist. This specialist will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing CCTSI Informatics Core activities related to information security, in particular as they relate to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules. The IT Security Specialist will lead information security activities for the multifaceted portfolio of enterprise systems, applications, and solutions supported by the CCTSI.

Examples of Work Performed:*

  • Coordinate communication and activities between the CCTSI Informatics team and the University Office of IT Security team

  • Collaborate with team members, peers, and business units to determine technical information security requirements for systems, applications, and solutions

  • Identify and prioritize potential information security risks and effectively communicate those risks to business leaders

  • Create, update and review HIPAA documentation and risk mitigation controls

  • Develop, implement, and maintain system security policies and procedures and secure system and network architectures

  • Develop, implement, and maintain procedures for incident response to meet regulatory needs

  • Assist in the development and refinement of technical security standards

  • Generate regular and as needed status reports that demonstrate the security of the program to business leaders

  • Perform timely incident responses, security assessments, and investigations. Communicate results to business leaders

  • Monitor security alerts and identify and prioritize potential threats

  • Participate in ongoing training and self-study about the CCTSI, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and intrusion detection methodologies and services

  • Ensure that security devices contain up-to-date signature libraries

  • Provide process and operational improvement suggestions

  • Other duties as assigned

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Computer Programming, or similar from an accredited institution

  • At least one (1) year of experience working in an Information Technology related position

  • Experience conducting information security risk assessment, control analysis, and vulnerability assessments

  • Substitution: A combination of education, certification, and relevant work experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.


  • Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) Privacy and Security Rules

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Salary and Benefits:

  • The salary range (or the hiring range) for this position has been established at $54,000 - $70,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience

  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:

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  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Job: *Information Technology

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: IT Security Specialist

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15478