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Statewide Service Center Information Security Officer

Region 14 Education Service Center | Abilene, TX

Posted Date 10/16/2019

General Purpose:     

Under the general direction of the ESC Executive Director or designee, the Information Security Officer is to provide vision and leadership for developing and supporting security initiatives for the participating partners of Education Service Centers (ESCs). The Information Security Officer will also be responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of comprehensive information security and privacy programs for participating Education Service Centers (ESCs). The scope of this position includes information in digital format, print format, as well as other formats. The purpose of the position is to raise awareness of information security among participating ESCs, improve the overall protection from external and internal threats to participating ESCs, to ensure that the ESCs are in compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements regarding information access, security, and privacy, and to assist ESCs in building a culture which promotes security in the handling of data and use of technology. 


Texas, ESC location negotiable – 1 vacancy to be filled (Position is cross-posted on multiple job boards.)

This position will be a shared FTE and may be housed in one of the twelve participating ESCs.  Current partners are located in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, El Paso, Huntsville, Lubbock, Midland, Richardson, San Angelo, Victoria, and Wichita Falls.


  • Serves as a representative of participating ESCs, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational communities, governmental agencies, and with the public.
  • Participates as a member of the senior management team in governance processes related to security strategies for participating ESCs.
  • Assists with the development of an industry acceptable set of information security policies and procedures in association with participating ESCs.
  • Aids participating ESCs in with the implementation of information security policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates information security compliance activities between the Texas Education Agency and participating ESCs when necessary.
  • Ensures that security policies and procedures for participating ESCs comply with state and federal standards.
  • Provides direct information security training to each participating ESC when necessary.
  • Consults with each participating ESC regarding compliance with the organization's security policies and procedures among employees, contractors, alliances, and other third parties and assists in taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Manages information security incident response.
  • Coordinates efforts between TEA and ESC’s technical teams in reviewing and improving individual Information Security Plans.
  • Performs information security risk analysis and periodic information system activity reviews for information security processes.
  • Assists with the design and implementation of disaster recovery and business continuity plans, procedures, audits, and enhancements as necessary.
  • Works closely with the participating ESCs on enterprise technology development to fully secure information, computer, network, and processing systems where necessary.
  • Serves as an internal information security consultant to participating ESCs.
  • Monitors advancements in information security technologies.
  • Monitors changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect information security.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and promotes activities to foster information security awareness within participating ESCs.
  • Serves as an information security point of contact for participating ESCs.
  • Travels to each participating ESC no less than once per year for face-to-face meetings with technology teams and/or administration. Currently, the participating ESCs are located in Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, El Paso, Huntsville, Lubbock, Midland, Richardson, San Angelo, Victoria, and Wichita Falls.
  • Reports for work ready to perform responsibilities.
  • Performs duties that directly and/or indirectly impact student performance in Region 16.
  • Maintains a professional level of confidentiality regarding all ESC matters.
  • Supports the mission, goals, and objectives of the ESC strategic plan.
  • Upholds and adheres to safety rules and policies of the ESC safety program.
  • Performs professional responsibilities as required by ESC policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Meets proficiency levels of required technology skills as outlined by supervisor.
  • Incorporates appropriate technology in daily work and exhibits continual growth in technologies as outlined by supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.


  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in information security required.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated skills in writing, editing, and public speaking
  • Ability to implement policy and procedures
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people


  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Ability to perform required travel to participating ESCs across the state

Salary Range:

  • $89,000 to $100, 000 plus benefits (Salary dependent upon experience)


Proposed Timeline

Post the position                                                                      October 2019

Close the position                                                                   TBD

Technology Directors vet and narrow applications 

Selection Committee of Technology Directors meet 

Selection Committee will select Lone Finalist 

Regional ESC is selected to interview Lone Finalist using their process

Lone Finalist information is shared with the participating ESCs

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