Security Systems Administrator

Security Systems Administrator

Title: Security Systems Administrator

Department: Information Technology

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Organizational Relationship: Reporting to Director, Infrastructure & Systems

Job Purpose: Provides support for security applications, security services, and monitoring solutions for all network and systems infrastructure. This position is responsible for all aspects of information security and protects the physical and virtual data resources.


Essential Functions:

  • Perform vulnerability and penetration tests, identify, and develop resolution plans for risks.
  • Work with internal team to develop security protocols and solutions to improve college’s security posture.
  • Monitor IT infrastructure for security related events. Analyze and resolve any issues in coordination with the Infrastructure and Systems team.
  • Apply OS and security patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities.
  • Coordinate with the Infrastructure and Systems team to ensure daily backups are monitored and successful.
  • Ensure firewalls, network equipment and systems are monitored and updated routinely.
  • Develop and maintain SIEM solution for monitoring security logs and incidents.
  • Utilize auditing and reporting mechanisms to ensure all incidents and events are documented.
  • Evaluate, monitor, and report to leadership the network and systems security issues and vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor industry security trends and provide security improvement recommendations to the Director of Infrastructure & Systems.
  • Provide high-quality support to team members, college staff and students.

Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Work Experience: 2-4 yrs. system administration experience, security focused preferred

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications: Security & Systems related certifications preferred                  

Desired Work Traits: Extreme attention to detail and documentation

Computer Skills: Windows Server, scripting. Knowledgeable in the following, but not limited to, Endpoint and Network detection and response (EDR and NDR), SIEM solutions, Application whitelisting, NGFW and NIST Cybersecurity frameworks

Communication/Interpersonal Skills: Excellent verbal & written communication skills required

To Apply, please direct cover letters and resumes to: Joe Spina, CIO at with the subject line “Security Systems Administrator”

No phone calls please.

The review of applications will begin immediately.

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.

Preparing all students for such leadership requires a coherent, efficient, effective and universal educational program and a focused Faculty and Administration, supported by an equally committed Board of Trustees.

Wagner College prepares students for life, as well as for careers, by emphasizing scholarship, achievement, leadership, and citizenship. Wagner offers a comprehensive educational program that is anchored in the liberal arts, experiential and co-curricular learning, interculturalism, interdisciplinary studies, and service to society, and that is cultivated by a faculty dedicated to promoting individual expression, reflective practice, and integrative learning.

Wagner College offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees. The Wagner College Office of Human Resources partners with all members of the College community to cultivate a work environment that values equal opportunity, diversity equity inclusion and access, professional development and individual excellence.

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