Information Security Consultant

Kelly Services in Davis, CA

  • Type: Full Time
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Information Security Consultant

Location: Davis, CA

Duration: 1 year

Our client has a need for 1 Information Security Consultant to assist campus units with their implementation of UC’s Information Security Policy #3 (IS-3). The consultant does not need to be a security expert but rather have a general/good understanding of information security, good technical skills, and have STRONG business relationship and project management skills. It is desired that the candidate also have experience with performing information security risk assessments.

Description of functions / duties from the hiring manager:

Under the general direction of the Deputy and Assistant Chief Information Security Officers, the Information Security Consultants will work with assigned campus departments (Units) to ensure their local information security programs are aligned with University goals and objectives, support information security activities within the Unit, and serve as the main interface between the Unit and the central Information Security Office (ISO).

Following standardized methodologies, the Information Security Consultant conducts information security assessments, prepares/review risk treatment and security plans, and actively supports the Unit’s efforts to manage cyber risks and improve its information security posture. The Information Security Consultant serves as an advisor/consultant to Unit stakeholders on cyber risks and security remediation strategies.

The Information Security Consultant will lead meetings within their assigned Units and communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders. The Information Security Consultant facilitates the flow of information between their assigned Units and the ISO and reports on security risks and control effectiveness to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Essential Responsibilities:


Assists assigned Units with the implementation of UC’s information security policies and standards. Promote awareness and education of security policies and guidelines; serve as primary contact for monitoring of information security policy implementation. Keeps the ISO abreast of all information security policy compliance challenges faced by assigned Units

Assist the Unit in the development and maintenance of an inventory of sensitive and critical information assets. Facilitates the protection of institutional data collected in accordance with policies.

Provide assistance with selection and development of security solutions and services.

Participate in audit activities

Prepare and review system security architecture designs.

Regularly communicate with Unit stakeholders on security related issues, including appraising them of relevant security risks and possible risk mitigation. Facilities communications between the Unit and ISO.

Periodically report to the CISO on the Unit’s security status and compliance with relevant policies and standards.


Plan and conduct security assessments within assigned Units

Verify that security controls are implemented and document deficiencies

Consult with CISO and Unit stakeholders to determine if the level of risk is within acceptable limits

Recommend required actions to correct deficiencies

Provide continuous monitoring to confirm that the level of risk is within acceptable limits

Coordinates Unit responses to information security assessments

Draft information security risk assessment reports


Prepare, maintain, and review various security standards, guidelines, and policies.

Prepare/maintain documentation including reports, dashboards, & other security related metrics or documents.

Develop/assist with the creation of formal request and procurement related documents such as RFPs, RFQs, Purchase Requests, and Response Scoring.


Participate in research of IT security tools, techniques, methodologies, technologies, and architectures

Participate on various security & technology related committees and workgroups.

Support the successful deployment of Security awareness and Communication campaigns

Support utilization of central security tools and services

Act as the focal point for information security incident management in the unit; informing ISO and unit leadership of serious incidents and coordinating incident response with ISO.

Support the CISO and all members of the ISO team

In addition to familiarity with information security frameworks and controls, the candidate must have demonstrated relationship management and basic project management skills. The candidate should be knowledgeable of emerging technologies and trends. This person must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as experience presenting to senior executives.

Minimum Qualifications

Understanding of cyber security technology, solutions and processes

2-5 years of consulting experience

Experience managing multiple projects

Excellent analytical skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to tailor and build effective, productive working relationships with across all levels of the organization with the appropriate degree of culture awareness and sensitivity

Experience writing and providing detailed status reports

Desired Skills & Experience:

2-5 years’ experience in information security and/or information risk management in a large organization

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of senior management.

Ability to create effective cross-functional and cross-business teams.

Strong project management skills

Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, youll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globeoffering you the chance to work on some of todays most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100 companies companies and found opportunities for more than 8,600 IT professionals last year. Let us help advance your career today.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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