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Research Information Security Coordinator

In coordination with other University units (Information & Infrastructure Assurance (IIA), Information Technology Services (ITS), Advanced Research Computing (ARC) and the Schools/Colleges) assist in the development and support of a comprehensive program for research projects requiring information security controls above the University’s standard platform. A primary focus of the program will be compliance with the requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) on federal contracts.

  • In collaboration with the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) review contracts that include enhanced security requirement clauses to determine if they are applicable to the sponsored project. Assist ORSP Project Representatives in getting clarification from the sponsor and/or negotiating the clauses from the contract.
  • When a sponsored project is identified as requiring enhanced security controls work with PI, school/college representatives, IIA, and unit IT to develop the appropriate IT security plan.
  • In collaboration with the compliance offices, conduct annual monitoring of sponsored programs to ensured continued compliance with requirements.
  • Work with the Export Control Office on the review of projects subject to export control regulations.

Facility Security Officer

 The incumbent will act as the liaison between the University and the government to ensure that the University’s employees understand and comply with government security requirements to conduct classified research.

Roles the FSO performs or oversees include:

  • Managing the security program under which the University will obtain and maintain a facility security clearance.
  • Assist University employees in obtaining and maintaining personnel security clearances.
  • Oversight of security education, training, and awareness, in threat awareness and counterintelligence, and helping to maintain cyber security awareness and preparedness.
  • Oversee the program for safeguarding classified information, as well as for protecting unclassified export-controlled information relating to classified contracts and for reporting cyber-attacks relating to the information.
  • Responsible for security vulnerability assessments and self-inspections and for reporting certain types of events back to the government.

Required Qualifications*

  • Education – a JD or other advanced degree.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret and explain complex policies, regulations, statutes and the terms and conditions of grants, cooperative agreements, contracts and subcontracts.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and employ effective problem-solving techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong active listening skills, highly developed emotional intelligence, ability to work well as a team member, and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize work and multitask in a time sensitive, high volume work environment.
  • Skill in composing grammatically correct, clear and concise business correspondence, and ability to proofread business correspondence with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Working knowledge of computers, ordinary office software suites (e.g., Word, Excel), enterprise software systems, web browsers, and electronic mail programs.
  • A commitment to personal and professional integrity, and a strong sense of accountability.
  • Aptitude to manage sensitive, confidential and classified information.
  • Under federal law, this position requires that the successful candidate have U.S. Citizenship and the ability to acquire and maintain U.S. security clearance.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Working knowledge and experience with information security policies, controls and practices.
  • Familiarity with U-M policies and procedures related to information security and research administration.
  • Experience in overseeing a Facility Security Clearance in compliance with DoD 5220.22-M “National Industrial Security Program Operation Manual (NISPOM).”

Additional Information

Salary range dependent on documented competancies.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.