CYBERSECURITY NETWORK ENGINEER JOB DESCRIPTION for the Nebraska Cybersecurity Network for Education (NCNE)

  • Location: ESU 1, ESU 2, ESU 3, ESU 7, ESU 8, ESU 10, ESU 13, ESU 15, ESU 16, or ESU 17
  • Position Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Start Date: As Soon As Possible
  • Salary Range: $80,000-$120,000

Please submit all applications via Indeed here


QUALIFICATIONS: Desired Education, Experience, and/or Certifications:

  • Advanced Degree in CyberSecurity, or equivalent
  • Employment or consultant in education
  • Prior experience in CyberSecurity
  • Security Certification (Security+, CISSP or equivalent)
  • Familiarity with Software Development & Open Source Security Tooling

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, or equivalent experience
  • Willingness to study for and sit for training(s) and security certification(s) as recommended by leadership
  • Some office hours required

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Windows, MAC and Chrome Desktop
  • Google Applications Experience
  • Microsoft Office 365 Experience
  • Familiarity with Linux Operating Systems
  • Understanding of Networking Concepts and Design


  • Reports directly to the NCNE Cybersecurity Director


  • Build and maintain relationships with all member ESUs and school districts within the NCNE;
  • Satisfy obligations as outlined in any currently awarded grant. For 2023-24, this includes
    • Develop network templates, maps, backups and restoration capabilities
    • Conduct cyber risk assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests
    • Test configuration of devices, security controls, and vulnerabilities of organizational assets
  • Develop templatable solutions for ESUs and school districts in the following areas:
    • Risk Assessment,
    • Vulnerability Scanning, 
    • Penetration Testing
  • As requested by a member ESU:
    • Attend ESU LAN Manager/Technology Coordinator meetings;
    • Troubleshoots network performance, network security issues and analyzes network traffic; ○    Participates in incident response, computer forensics, data preservation and investigations related to network breaches and/or unauthorized access of data; ○    Supports regular and special reporting and analysis, including reports of vulnerabilities, risks, control deficiencies, remediation strategies, and performance metrics; ○    Provides security related technical support to users and assists with the research, testing, evaluation, and implementation of security tools, systems, and processes; ○    Maintains, monitors, and modifies security tools, systems and processes, and automates wherever feasible using programming languages such as Python or Powershell.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Applicable information security administration, management, governance, and compliance principles, practices, laws, rules and regulations;
  • Cybersecurity standard frameworks, controls, technology, and solutions;
  • Information technology systems and processes, network infrastructure, data architecture, data processes, and protocols;
  • Incident response management;
  • Risk assessment methodology;
  • Leverage Git for both development and operational needs; ●  Insider threat and forensics.
  • Examples of current security tools, which include but are not limited to:
    • AntiVirus (AV) – Sophos & FortiClient  
    • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) – FortiEDR & Huntress
    • Zero Trust – GoTo Resolve & Fortinet ZTNA
    • Vulnerability Scanning Tools – Secureworks Taegis & TrendMicro Vision One  
    • Network Mapping Tools – & Visio                                                 
    • IP Address Management (IPAM) – phpIPAM & Solarwinds


  • Executing cybersecurity strategies and solutions;
  • Troubleshooting and operating a computer and various software packages;
  • Interfacing with internal or external parties regarding security policy standards violations, security controls failures, and incident response situations;
  • Working with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of school district students and staff as well as at ESUs;
  • Using judgment and ingenuity in maintaining objectives and technical standards.


  • Effectively communicate technical issues to diverse audiences, both in writing and verbally;
  • Maintaining confidentiality;
  • Learn quickly and apply knowledge to new situations;
  • Handle sensitive and confidential matters, situations, and data;
  • Understand and follow broad and complex instructions;
  • Comprehend technical language and to confer, analyze and write in an objective, lucid manner;
  • Work independently and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to needed changes;
  • Work with fellow team members;
  • Remain calm under high pressure/difficult situations.
  • Travel on-site to schools and ESUs as needed. Respond to on-site support within 12 hours or as directed by NCNE Cybersecurity Director.
 Never 0%Occasional 1-32%Frequent 33-66%Constant 67+%
Standing  X 
Walking  X 
Sitting  X 
Bending/Stooping  X 
Reaching/Pushing/Pulling  X 
Manual Dexterity Activities   X
Climbing Stairs X  
Driving  X 
Lifting 50 Pounds  X 
Carrying 20 Feet  X 


  • Inside offices and throughout the different campus’ and district buildings.
  • Primary work areas are air-conditioned, but may travel to non-air conditioned buildings subject to extremes of temperature and humidity.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Responsibilities and duties assigned are at the discretion of the supervisor.

It is the policy of the Nebraska Cybersecurity Network for Education to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race (including skin color, hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity or sexual orientation, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs. Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the ESUCC Executive Director.