The primary function of the Cyber/Network Security Specialist Level 2 will be to support TSP operations and teams during the conduct of and Technical Security investigations, inquiries, inspections, and reviews.
- Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate DOE, Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), Intelligence Community (IC), and other guiding policy documents.
- Safeguards networks against unauthorized infiltration, modification, destruction, or disclosure. Conducts network traffic analysis for anomalies.
- Research, evaluate, test, and recommend new security software or devices.
- Provides recommendations on information assurance engineering standards, implementation dependencies, changing information assurance related technologies.
- Prepares evaluation reports. Recommends remedial action.
- Performs risk assessments and makes recommendations to customers.
- Advise government program managers on security testing methodologies and processes. Periodically review system security to accommodate changes to policy or technology.
- Coordinate Automated Information System (AIS) security inspections, tests, and reviews as part of TSP operations and surveys.
- Develop policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, and for investigating and reporting security violations and incidents.
- Ensure proper protection or corrective measures are taken when an incident or vulnerability is discovered within a system.
- Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed. Assess changes in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect create technical security vulnerabilities.
- Provide support services for Conduct periodic testing of the security posture of the AIS.
- Provide expert research and analysis in support of expanding programs and area of responsibility.
There are no supervisory responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in the Information Technology or Computer Security field with two (2) years of experience; or associate degree in the Information Technology or Computer Security field with three (3) years of experience; or five (5) years of experience with Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, and workstations.
- Must meet and maintain Special Access Program (SAP) and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility.
- Must have Global Industrial Cyber Security Certification (GICSP) and GIAC Security Essentials (GSE) Certification. Must be certified Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level 2 IAW DoD Directive 8570.01-M.
- Documented experience analyzing and synthesizing information with other relevant data sources, providing guidance and mentorship to others in cyber threat analysis and operations, evaluating, interpreting, and integrating all sources of information, and fusing computer network attack analyses with counterintelligence and law enforcement investigations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOE, military/civilian personnel, and industry partners.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
- Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative requiring minimal supervision.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- May be required to obtain additional skills and/or certifications related to cyber/digital/network analysis.
- As required by the contract, must possess appropriate level clearance (Q and TS clearance and SCI eligible).
- All personnel is required to possess an active Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” access authorization to perform under this contract. An active Top Secret clearance from Other Government Agencies, such as Department of Defense (DoD) based upon a single scope background investigation is typically acceptable for clearance reciprocity if the background investigation is less than five (5) years old. It is required that specified personnel have access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands and /or fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; operated vehicles and office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. Physical and psychological capabilities are required which allow him/her to perform activities during sustained periods of intense concentration, working with electrical hazards, under adverse weather conditions, in confined and restricted areas. The ability to climb and work at heights; lift and carry heavy loads of at least 50 pounds;
Willingness to travel within the organizational, geographic Area of Responsibility (AOR).
General office environment.