Network Security and Data Protection Engineer Job at Calvert County Public School District – in Prince Frederick, MD

Job Description


September 22, 2020

Network Security and Data Protection Engineer

Department of Information Technology

Director of Information Technology

Supports CCPS Information Technology supervisory staff and works with CCPS network engineers to ensure the development and implementation of security policies, procedures, and practices in a networking environment. Provides technical engineering and best practices concerning the overall security of the organization’s network infrastructure. Works closely with CCPS network engineers to implement measures which safeguard access to enterprise data. Work closely with other CCPS staff on the development, delivery, and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive data governance and security framework for Calvert County Public Schools to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulatory frameworks governing the access to, retention, sharing, and disposal of data.

(These are pre-employment knowledge, abilities, and skills that apply to the Essential Job Functions.)

At the time of application, the candidate must have:
Associate degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field of study; minimum of two years of progressive experience of IP network architecture and secure network architecture;


Minimum of six years of progressive experience in IP network architecture and secure network architecture

Security+, CCNA, CISSP certification preferred

Strong working knowledge of the TCP/IT protocol suite and the ability to perform troubleshooting of networks and associated devices. Understanding of network security including intrusion detection, firewalls, DMZ, routers, VPNs, and common network-level vulnerabilities

In-depth experience in security event monitoring and intrusion detection/prevention, firewalls, VPN, SSL, log management, packet capture technologies, and vulnerability assessment tools

Experience in trouble shooting switches, routers, frame-relay, ethernet, and wireless

Advanced knowledge and experience with networks, ports, protocols, and Windows operating systems

Knowledge of information security standards, rules, and regulations related to information security and data confidentiality

Strong incident handling experience, including knowledge of common probing and attack methods, network/service discovery, system auditing, viruses, and worms

Excellent system analysis techniques and analytical skills

Good project management skills and is a proactive, self-starter; ability to work independently, as well as within a team

Strong verbal/written communication skills, technical design skills, and be well-organized

Ability to work varying hours and shifts.

Lead the implementation of information security practices within the Information Technology Department by working with CCPS network engineers to ensure that the school system embeds a compliant and auditable data governance and security framework

Establish, undertake, and maintain a review and development process to ensure robust and systematic governance arrangements in relation to data management

Work closely with CCPS senior network engineers in their day-to-day responsibilities in the continual improvement of the network infrastructure and implementation of new security-based technologies

Implement and maintain Azure Advanced Threat Protection

Establish alternative security measures to support disaster recovery efforts and provide fault resolution and escalation, as needed

Research and monitor current, new, and emerging trends in industry/international information, security-related standards and regulations and develop cutting edge innovative solutions for IT network security

Develop and provide security analysis reports to discover potential vulnerabilities, document and report findings, and recommend corrective measures

Establish, develop, and maintain data quality standards and associated audit processes to ensure that the quality standards are maintained

Plan and implement network penetration testing. Perform security assessments and review networking initiatives for security compliance in order to identify and prevent security breaches. Schedule and coordinate annual information systems security assessments

Establish and implement an incident reporting framework to include the reporting of relevant data security investigations and compliance concerns to the CCPS Data Governance Committee

Serves as a member of the CCPS Data Governance Committee, providing expert and pragmatic advice and guidance on all areas of data governance to ensure that information security is embedded in all aspects of the school system’s practices and operations

Collaborate with other CCPS departments to identify needs and implement security awareness processes tailored to meet the needs of the data user groups to ensure that all members of staff are aware of their responsibilities with regard to data safety and security

Provide specialist support and guidance to ensure compliance with CCPS Data Governance Procedures and Policies

Keep abreast of developments in cyber and information security threats to ensure that the school system’s policies and procedures are robust and resilient to those threats. Work with the Director of Information Technology to respond to any vulnerable areas of data governance, information security, and data protection

(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)

Performs related work as required or assigned by the director of Information Technology


Requires moderate physical effort, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds

May be subject to a flexible work schedule

Twelve (12) month position and salary commensurate with qualifications applied to the salary schedule for support employees (Scale 31). If chosen for this position, the candidate must enroll in direct deposit.


Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the policy on evaluation established by the Calvert County Public Schools.

Application deadline is Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:30 PM.

All applicants please apply through the applicant tracking system located on the Calvert County Public Schools’ website – www.calvertnet.k12.md.us.

References must be directly related to education experience and must include immediate supervisor.

Prior to the filling of any vacancy, permanent employees who have requested a transfer in a timely manner shall be afforded an opportunity meet with the supervisor of the position for which the vacancy exists.

State law requires that anyone hired after October 1, 1986, who will have contact with school children, must be fingerprinted and submit to a criminal background investigation. Federal law requires that a new employee must complete the Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) in person before beginning employment. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a drug screen. Current employees of the Calvert County Public Schools are exempt from these requirements.

House Bill 486 – Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Statement

Pursuant to Section 6-113.2 of the Education Article, Annotated Code of Maryland – House Bill 486 – Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Prevention, all applicants are required to report all former employment where direct contact with minors may have occurred. The applicant must submit the contact information of the current employer, all former school employers, and all former employers not school related. Applicants should also include contact information for organizations where the applicant has volunteered, coached, mentored, tutored or otherwise had direct contact with minors.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Calvert County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry or national origin, familial status, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or genetic information or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Director of Student Services

Director of Human Resources


For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Assessment System at: https://ocrcas.ed.gov or call 1-800-421-3481.


Anti-sexual, Anti-racial and Anti-disability Harassment Statement

Discrimination can manifest itself in behaviors such as bullying, harassment, or intimidation of individuals.

Calvert County Public Schools does not tolerate any form of harassment including, but not limited to, sexual, racial, or disability. Any individual (student, employee, or community member) who believes that he or she has been subjected to any form of harassment is encouraged to report the allegation of harassment.

Students, parents and community members may report allegations of harassment to:

Ms. Kimberly Roof

Director of Student Services

Calvert County Public Schools

1305 Dares Beach Road

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Employees may report allegations of harassment to:
Mr. Zachary Seawell

Director of Human Resources

Calvert County Public Schools

1305 Dares Beach Road

Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Calvert County Public Schools is committed to conducting a prompt investigation for any allegation of harassment. If harassment has occurred, the individual will be disciplined promptly. Disciplinary actions for students found to have engaged in any form of harassment may result in suspension or expulsion. Disciplinary actions for employees found to have engaged in any form of harassment may result in suspension or termination.

Calvert County Public Schools encourages all students, parents, employees, and community members to work together to prevent any form of harassment.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Assessment System at: https://ocrcas.ed.gov or call 1-800-421-3481.

or call 1-800-421-3481

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Company Location:  Prince Frederick, MD

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