Date:  May 8, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77024

Job Function:  Information Technology
Requisition Number:  4616

Title:  Vice President, IT Infrastructure, Security, and Support

The Opportunity 

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, you will be the cornerstone of our organization’s technology landscape, leading and managing efforts across Cybersecurity, IT Infrastructure, and End-User Support. This is a multifaceted leadership role crucial for the security, efficiency, and resilience of our organization's entire technology framework, encompassing Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT), and End-User Services. Your responsibilities will span across these domains with a primary focus on ensuring a secure, robust, and user-centric technology environment.

Cybersecurity Leadership:

    • Develop, implement, and continuously enhance a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy covering IT, OT, and end-user environments.
    • Lead the cybersecurity team, promoting a culture of security awareness and continuous improvement.
    • Implement and enforce security standards, governance, and policies to minimize vulnerabilities across all technology domains.
    • Conduct regular risk assessments in IT, OT, and end-user systems, and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

IT Infrastructure Management:

    • Oversee the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organization's IT infrastructure, ensuring alignment with security and business objectives.
    • Collaborate with Architecture teams to ensure a secure and efficient infrastructure that supports both current and future organizational needs.
    • Manage the lifecycle of IT hardware and software, including procurement, maintenance, upgrades, and decommissioning.
    • Ensure robust disaster recovery and business continuity practices for IT infrastructure.

End-User Support and Services:

    • Lead a user-focused support team to address the needs of employees, enhancing their productivity and satisfaction with IT services.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures for end-user device management, including security, usage, and support.
    • Facilitate effective training and support programs to enhance end-user knowledge and skills in cybersecurity and IT best practices.
    • Oversee the management of helpdesk activities, ensuring timely and effective resolution of user issues and queries.

Cross-Functional Collaboration and Compliance:

    • Consult with various departments to integrate cybersecurity, IT infrastructure, and end-user support into all aspects of the organization.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant industry standards and regulations (NIST, PCI, SOX, TSA) across all technology domains.
    • Lead incident management efforts, including immediate response and action plans for security threats or issues in any technology area.
    • Manage and report on security, infrastructure, and support metrics to senior leadership and stakeholders.

The Requirements 

To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Vice President, IT Infrastructure, Security, and Support you will have: 

  • Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, cybersecurity, or Information Technology.
  • Experience: At least 15 years in IT Infrastructure or Cybersecurity, including 8+ years in a leadership role, preferably in an enterprise setting in the Downstream Refining industry.
  • Technical Skills:
    •  Extensive experience in managing IT infrastructure, including network, servers, data centers, and cloud services.
    • Demonstrable experience in leading end-user support services, with a focus on enhancing user experience and productivity.
    • Experience in incident management and response, including handling of security breaches and IT emergencies.
  • Leadership: Strong leadership and team development skills with a history of building high-performing teams. 

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position, additional responsibilities and opportunities may be identified based on current business needs. 


Who We Are

At Par Pacific, we own and operate market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. We have built a team of oil and gas industry veterans and subject matter experts to lead our organization with an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative, problem solving approach. We bring our diverse strengths and motivation to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, growing organization, we actively pursue new opportunities with corporate financing know-how, respond to local market demands, and adapt to changing external environments.


Unique Culture  

There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneurial-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.  


Location, Location, Location  

Because Par Pacific operates in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives.






Opportunistic Growth Strategy  

At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies.  


Excellent Compensation and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, a robust allotment of paid time off, a 401(k) with company match, retirement savings plans, educational reimbursement, and more. Full-time employees (and their families) are offered medical (with prescription coverage), dental, vision, voluntary critical illness, accident, life/AD&D insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Employee Assistance Program.  Employees can purchase company stock at discounted prices through the Employee Stock Purchase Program.


Our Headquarters  

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. We are a growing energy company focused on renewable and conventional fuels in the Western United States. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado.  Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR".   


Our Refineries and Logistics Operations  

We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 218 Mbpd. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 94,000 bpd of operating refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 90 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 124,000 bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems,   


Our Retail Operations  

We own and operate 90 retail locations in Hawaii under the Hele and 76 brands and 33 retail locations in Washington and Idaho under the nomnom brand.


Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.   


Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.   




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