WEST VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Specialist 4@Information Technology Department - Yakima, WA

Employer: West Valley School District

Job Description:
Information Technology Specialist 4
Compensation Schedule: Teamsters
Location: I.T.
Reports to: Information Technology Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Bargaining Unit: Teamsters
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Part I: Position Summary:
The Information Technology Specialist 4 (ITS4) is responsible for the district’s cyber security infrastructure. The ITS4 supports and trains district staff and mentors' other technology department staff. Additionally, the ITS4 is a lead technician for system support.

The position has access to confidential information at the highest level, requiring the highest degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and professionalism. The ITS4 is on call 24 X 7 in support of the district’s mission-critical data and communication services.

Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work:

Serves under the direction of the Information Technology (IT) Director. Work is guided by operating procedures and practices, database management procedures, system security procedures, Board policy, and district administrator direction.

Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs some or all of the following duties with a relative degree of independence:
Collect data on current security measures for risk analysis, and write systems status reports regularly.
Monitor systems for attacks and run appropriate defensive protocols if a breach occurs.
Conduct testing to identify vulnerabilities, and collaborate with IT team to update defensive protocols when necessary.
Monitor access-related activities and check for unregistered information changes.
Help lead employee training to prevent phishing and other forms of cyberattacks.
Provides help desk support as required.
Prepares and maintains regulatory reporting to local, state and federal agencies.
Monitor, operate, install, configure, maintain, secure, and document server and network hardware, software, applications, related equipment, and connectivity according to professional standards.
Research and discern root cause of problems and resolve conclusively in a timely manner. This will require work during non-standard business days and hours upon short notice and may require 24 X 7 response to emergency situations for the purpose of ensuring continuity of service.
Maintain user accounts and assist users in the maintenance of their accounts and data. The ITS4 has access to district data and communications at all levels and is expected to act according to the highest professional standards regarding protecting the confidentiality of this data and the privacy of individuals. Accessing confidential data must follow guidelines established by the IT Director.
Assist in repair and installation in other areas of technology maintenance within the district and coordinate with site administration and other trades for the purpose of completing projects and support requests efficiently. Directs assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring functions are performed efficiently and in conformance with required safety and regulatory standards. Inform personnel regarding procedures and/or status of support requests for the purpose of providing necessary information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with health and safety regulations.
Support district workstation installation, maintenance, and deployment.
Compose and maintain detailed documentation for other staff to use for standard procedures.
Commitment to personal ongoing training and development.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Part IV: Minimum Qualifications:
Two or more years of experience in a cybersecurity role or four or more years in a system administrator role at a midsize or large company supporting 200 or more users.
Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, to include skill in developing and presenting training materials and information.
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively, exercise judgment and creativity, organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
Deep knowledge of IT, including hardware, software, and networks.
Strong abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and forensics.

Part V: Desired Qualifications:
Experience in a public school setting.
Industry certification in cybersecurity (SSCP, CISM, Security+, etc.)
Strong abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and forensics
Strong abilities in critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and forensics
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in information systems, information technology, or related field.
Part VI: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:
The physical demands and work environment described here 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 functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak. Employee may be required to perform extensive work at a computer display terminal.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Part VII: Continuing Education/Training
It is expected that the ITS4 will keep current his/her own job skills commensurate with changes in the profession. Some district training may be provided.

Part VIII: Certificates & Licenses
Valid Driver’s License and Evidence of Insurability

Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance and Drug Screening
FSLA Status

Healthcare Benefits (SEBB): (All Employees who work 630 hours per school year are eligible.)
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Long Term Disability

Additional Benefits:
Washington State Retirement (PERS, SERS & TERS)
Paid Leave:
- Paid Holiday (260-day employees and bargaining groups that have holidays included within their CBA)
- Sick Leave
- Personal Leave
- Vacation (260-day employees only)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Contact Person:
Phone: 509-972-6000
Email: [email protected]
Application Method: apply online https://westvalley.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=7851
Base Pay:

Posted on August 22, 2023

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