Sr. Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst

University of Nebraska Central Administration   Lincoln, NE   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 6, 2023
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Sr. Governance, Risk & Compliance Analyst

Position Summary: 

The Senior Governance, Risk, and Compliance Analyst (Sr GRC Analyst) will serve as a key member of the Research IT team at the University of Nebraska. The Sr GRC Analyst for Research is responsible for the assessment and documentation of the University’s compliance and risk posture as they relate to its Research information assets. The person in this position will focus on collaboration, review, and compliance with regulatory standards by campus research entities. The regulatory standards include, but are not limited to, NIST 800-171, CMMC, and DFARS.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining cybersecurity control documentation and complying with cybersecurity standards.

This position will uphold the ITS core principles of outstanding collaboration and communication, a drive to succeed, a passion for higher learning, and acting with integrity.




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years’ experience in information technology preferably in IT security
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NIST standards and other applicable research compliance frameworks
  • Knowledge of securing network technologies, client, and server operating systems
  • Ability to develop security standards and guidelines based on security compliance frameworks and best practices
  • Experience using security tools (vulnerability scanners, intrusion prevention systems, firewalls, VPN’s, data loss prevention, etc.)


  • Master’s degree
  • Experience performing information security audits or risk assessments
  • Experience with security audit or assessment processes
  • Information security related training or certifications such as CISSP or CRISC
  • Experience within a higher education environment

Equivalent combination of education, experience, that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

The ideal candidate is an agile professional with strong interpersonal communication skills, flexibility and responsiveness; exhibits high ethical standards; proficient in managing time and competing priorities; responsive and committed to supporting University staff; committed to the ideals of a major public research university.

Salary: $75,000/year minimum

Location: This position is eligible for alternative worksite arrangement (Hybrid) and will be located on the Lincoln campus.


The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.