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Data and Network Security Specialist

Company: The Montrose Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:


The Montrose Center is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Data and Network Security Specialist to manage data and network systems within our clinical environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in managing electronic health records and ensuring the security and integrity of sensitive medical data. This position requires a proactive approach to identifying and resolving security vulnerabilities, as well as the ability to liaise with external developers and vendors to enhance system functionality.


  • Manage the data and functionality of the electronic health record system (CONTINUUM), including writing SQL reports, ensuring data integrity, and collaborating with developers on system enhancements.
  • Monitor and manage the Watchguard firewall to block unauthorized access and ensure network security.
  • Act as a backup for Active Directory security groups, folders, and email lists, maintaining proper access controls for staff members.
  • Oversee server backups and updates to ensure the availability and security of data.
  • Generate client data reports for department heads, grant writers, auditors, and the executive team, ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
  • Provide basic software help desk support for staff, including assistance with Microsoft products, electronic health record issues, and email security.
  • Conduct annual cybersecurity training for staff, covering email and LAN security rules.
  • Manage information technology and computer systems, including planning, organizing, controlling, and evaluating IT and electronic data operations.
  • Design, develop, implement, and coordinate systems, policies, and procedures to ensure the security and integrity of data and network access.
  • Identify areas of risk and implement strategic solutions in a timely manner to mitigate.
  • Conduct regular audits of systems and assess outcomes to ensure compliance with security standards.
  • Preserve assets, information security, and control structures to safeguard sensitive data. Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), or a related field.
  • Two to three years of experience working with networks, preferably in a clinical or medical setting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Exchange is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of electronic health record systems and experience managing sensitive medical data.
  • Proficiency in SQL and experience writing and managing SQL reports.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise with internal stakeholders and external developers/vendors.
  • Proven ability to identify security vulnerabilities and implement strategic solutions to mitigate risks.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:
    It is the policy of the Montrose Center to recruit, hire, train, compensate and promote staff members on the basis of merit and without discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, disability, religious preference, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Keywords: The Montrose Center, Houston , Data and Network Security Specialist, Other , Houston, Texas

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