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Company: Bastrop Independent School District
Location: Bastrop, TX
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Support the IT Infrastructure Manager to implement and maintain a scalable, secure, and robust threat management system; monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from intrusions, and help the District understand advanced cyber threats.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:

  • Install, configure, and maintain firewall and network monitoring services
  • Install, configure, and maintain data encryption and other security products and procedures
  • Install, configure, and maintain antivirus solution to ensure the security of all infrastructure devices
  • Install, configure, and maintain email filter and threat protection services
  • Install, configure, and maintain network access control (NAC) services
  • Create strategies to protect district networks and datacenter systems
  • Prevent and mitigate cyber threats
  • Plan, research and develop security plans, standards and procedures that support District policies
  • Develop and carry out information security plans
  • Ensure District compliance with Cybersecurity policies and framework
  • Respond to and Recover from a security breach and report all security breaches as designated by District policy
  • Lead incident response, including steps to minimize the impact and then conducting a technical and forensic investigation into how the breach happened and the extent of the damage
  • Conduct periodic network scans to find any vulnerability
  • Conduct penetration testing, simulating an attack on the system to find exploitable weaknesses
  • Monitor networks and systems for security breaches, through the use of software that detects intrusions and anomalous system behavior
  • Communicate with vendors, users, management, and network staff
  • Awareness training of the workforce on information security standards, policies and best practices
  • Document all work performed and keep accurate inventory records
  • Troubleshoot technical issues, consult with stakeholders and gather requirements
  • Ensure that all district stakeholders know as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Investigate and resolve any potential email security risks; Block/unblock emails as appropriate
  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users; Analyze and isolate issues
  • Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed

Organization Improvement:

  • Work collaboratively to improve programs
Professional Growth and Development:
  • Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance

School/Community Relations:

  • Interact positively with employees and the community to provide needed information and to promote the District in a favorable manner

Organization Morale:

  • Participate in team building activities and the decision-making process as appropriate
  • Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery and customer satisfaction

Other Responsibilities:

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of information systems security and functions
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
  • Knowledge of securing datacenter networks, systems and application architectures
  • Knowledge of G-Suite, Microsoft 365, and Azure Cloud Services
  • Identity and Access Management systems
  • PC and Mac computers with modern operating systems
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks/workload, work independently and under pressure
  • Ability to analyze and correct system faults/errors through detailed log analysis
  • The ability to communicate network security issues to peers and management
  • Ability to think logically, symbolically, and abstractly with attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze and interpret problems assigned and present results with clarity and precision
  • Strong background in modern Cybersecurity administration

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work experience; 3-5 years of related experience; CCNA, Network+, Security+, and C|EH preferred

  • Climbing, stooping, bending, and kneeling; frequent use of small hand tools and electronic test Equipment
  • Maintain emotional control under stress
  • Work with frequent interruptions
  • Use computer for prolonged periods resulting in repetitive hand motions
  • Frequent district wide travel
  • Occasional prolonged irregular hours
  • Lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally
  • May be required to be on call 24 hours a day


  • Work is normally performed in both indoor and outdoor environments
  • Work involves frequent exposure to mechanical and electrical hazards
  • Work involves working in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions with frequent exposure to wet and/or humid conditions

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