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Adjunct Cybersecurity Instructor

Company: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Location: College Station
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title
Adjunct Cybersecurity Instructor
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Business and Cyber Solutions
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Location
College Station, Texas
Job Type
Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)
Job Description
Adjunct Cybersecurity Instructor
6 positions to be filled
Temporary/Casual (Wage)
College Station, Texas
The Cyber Security Instructor coordinates, prepares, and delivers Cyber Security classes throughout the U.S. and its territories. You will train a diverse audience including state and local emergency managers, government personnel, public sector officials, private sector representatives, and operators of critical infrastructure through courses which focus on strategies and techniques (i.e., identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery) to assist local and state communities improve their resilience against cyber incidents. You will use their knowledge of adult learning theories and learning styles to maximize learning success and ensure the overall effectiveness of the course instruction. The Cybersecurity Instructor uses a variety of media to present course materials and is responsible for assisting in curriculum development projects to maintain course relevance and support customer needs. This position reports to the Training Manager NERRTC Cyber Programs.
Required Qualifications:
+ Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university (equivalency: will consider an Associates degree with six years of related experience in cybersecurity and/or information technology (IT) or a High School Diploma/GED with eight years of related experience in cybersecurity and/or information technology)
+ Four years of related experience in cybersecurity and/or information technology
+ One year of adult education and/or training experience
Required Licenses/Certifications:
+ Valid Drivers License
Preferred Qualifications:
+ Masters degree in Information Technology/Security discipline from an accredited college or university
+ Five or more years of experience in IT and systems administration focused on information security, auditing, and/or compliance
+ Current industry certification such as CISSP, CISM, Network +, Security +
+ Five or more years of experience in developing cybersecurity policies, industry regulations, and/or cybersecurity best practices in government and/or industry
+ One year of experience identifying, analyzing, and mitigating security vulnerabilities and weaknesses (malicious code, implementation flaws, etc.). Identifying cyber-attack vectors and actors (new vulnerabilities, attacks, exploits, etc.)
+ Proficiency in speaking and writing Spanish
Physical Requirements:
+ Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
+ Ability to regularly use computer/keyboard
+ Ability to support training delivery for up to 8-10 hours/day (standing)
+ Physical conditioning consistent with movement of training equipment, wearing personal protective equipment during instruction as needed, designing, developing, and deploying curriculum for classroom and online training delivery up to 25 lbs.
+ Ability to travel independently to other and/or remote locations by driving and/or flying on commercial airlines
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
+ Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
+ Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
+ Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
+ Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
+ Ability to actively demonstrate the TEEX Values Safety, Teamwork, Adaptability, Respect, and Stewardship
+ Demonstrate a positive attitude and work ethic
+ Exhibit punctuality by arriving to work and scheduled events on time
+ Ability to present course material using a wide variety of media and technology
+ Working knowledge of office software and instructional programs
+ Working knowledge of cybersecurity policy and guidance from relevant authorities such as DHS/FEMA, DHS/CISA, and NIST as well as cybersecurity and technology best practices from private industry
+ Standard office equipment: computer, keyboard, multifunctional printer, telephone
+ Training equipment
+ Personal protective equipment as needed
+ This position is security-sensitive.
+ This position requires traveling.
+ This position may require 50% or more travel to each training location throughout the U.S. and its territories.
+ This position may require work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.
+ This is a wage position established to accommodate a temporary organizational need. As such, TEEX does not guarantee any set number of hours or length of employment in this role.
+ This position allows telecommuting per TEEX guidelines.
+ This position is funded from grant and/or contract funding, which is renewed through provisions of the grantor of the grant and/or contract. Therefore, the position is contingent upon continuation of funding from these grants and/or contracts, as well as satisfactory job performance.
+ This position requires compliance with state and federal laws/codes and Texas A&M University System/TEEX regulations and procedures.
+ All tasks and job responsibilities must be performed safely without injury to self or others in compliance with System and Agency safety requirements.
Essential Duties, Tasks, and Percentages:
Promote adaptability, providing instructional support to NERRTC Cooperative Agreement Cyber training program - 80%:
+ Ensures that the classroom is prepared for class delivery to include setting up and tearing down equipment, course props and other materials
+ Serves as or assists the lead instructor to ensure that the course is effectively and efficiently presented in accordance with DHS and TEEX certified curricula
+ Presents various courses within a specified program
+ Maintains subject matter expertise on topics of instruction
+ Ensures participants have achieved terminal objectives of the course
+ Assists in cybersecurity course development and review as needed, recommends changes/updates to materials
+ Maintains subject matter expertise on cybersecurity related topics of instruction
+ Administers course pre and post-test as required
+ Conducts hot-wash debrief with the instructional team, as applicable, to determine delivery areas of improvement
+ Submits After Action Report (AAR) as specified by the training manager after class delivery
+ Assists in the marketing of division programs and events to potential customers and students
Promote teamwork by coordinating and collaborating with other personnel assigned to the program, other programs, divisions, and entities to maintain and further develop the program - 10%:
+ Assists in the curriculum and exercise development efforts in support of courses delivered under the cooperative agreement, as well as other course deliveries as assigned
+ Provides status updates to the training manager regarding change requests
+ Works with points of contacts from clients and jurisdictions for coordination, development, preparation efforts as needed
+ Assists the training manager in developing and delivering training to team members as assigned
+ Assists in marketing courses
+ Delivers cybersecurity technical assistance as part of a project team under supervision of training manager (technical assistance includes cybersecurity assessments, IT and cybersecurity planning)
Promote stewardship by performing fiscal and administrative duties in a responsible manner - 10%:
+ Ensures completion and collection of student attendance roster, registration forms, pre-test/post-test, course evaluation, and delivery records forms
+ Submits time worked and travel expenses/receipts within the required time frame
Additional Program/Division responsibilities:
+ Interacts professionally and respectfully with students, staff, and external partners
+ Follows all dress codes associated with your work activity (i.e. Travel, workshop, in office, etc.)
+ Maintains and safeguards assigned divisional equipment and property
+ Maintains a professional appearance
+ Maintains an organized workspace
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is an internationally recognized leader in emergency response training, workforce training and technical assistance. Last year, TEEX served more than 138,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 131 countries worldwide.
Major TEEX programs include Fire and Emergency Services, Infrastructure and Safety, Law Enforcement and Protective Services and Business and Cyber Solutions . TEEX operates a comprehensive emergency preparedness campus with some of the worlds top training facilities, including the Brayton Fire Training Field, Disaster City and the Emergency Operations Training Center. Additionally, TEEX is home to state-of-the-art facilities for training in public utilities, law enforcement and unexploded ordnance. For cybersecurity training, TEEX has built a fully-mobile Cyber Training and Exercise Range that simulates cyberattacks, providing a hands-on experience not often seen in cyber exercises.
As part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center, TEEX has also been a leader in homeland security training since 1998, providing federally funded homeland security training and exercises for communities across the nation.
Beyond training and technical assistance, the agency also sponsors two statewide response teams, Texas A&M Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) and Texas A&M Public Works Response Team (TX-PWRT). While TX-TF1, an elite urban search and rescue team, provides emergency response personnel and resources during disasters , TX-PWRT restores public utilities such as water, gas and electricity after disasters.
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
If you need assistance in applying for this job, please call (979) 458-6801 or email .

Keywords: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, College Station , Adjunct Cybersecurity Instructor, Education / Teaching , College Station, Texas

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