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Cyber Operations Analyst

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Job ID: 2301471
Location: BELTSVILLE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Cyber Operations Analyst. The successful candidate will provide support to the Cybersecurity Integrity Center (CIC) in the Department of State Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM). Duties are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (30% in downtown D.C; 70% in Beltsville, MD). The CIC supports cybersecurity monitoring, threat analysis, incident response, and infrastructure remediation within and across all of the State Department’s information technology (IT) infrastructure. The CIC coordinates and collaborates with other State Department bureaus as well as other organizations within the Federal Government, and commercial partners.  Work is performed in a 24x7x365 operation and shifts available are to be determined.

The position may allow temporary hybrid remote work due to Covid-19.  Position may be called back onsite at any time at the customer's request.


  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of cyber capabilities and the Joint Operational Planning process to identify, track, and resolve issues affecting training, exercises, and daily operations.
  • May provide crisis action and deliberate planning support for offensive and defensive operations.
  • Ensure exercise activities adhere to customer exercise plans, policies, and procedures to establish overall objectives, priorities and plans for the joint exercise program, assuring focus on issues and challenges critical to pursuit of cyberspace operations.
  • Extensive experience with the Joint Exercise Life Cycle and Joint Operational Planning process is required to ensure appropriate recommendations to Command authorities and resources for applicable staff elements.
  • Other duties may include
    • Synchronizing plans and requirements with major military exercises;
    • Reviewing and evaluating cyber policy directives/documents and issue papers;
    • Assisting customers with identifying and developing requirements;
    • Providing the technical research analysis and recommendations to develop cyberspace courses of actions, tactics, techniques and procedures in order to support cyberspace operations.
  • In addition, planners must apply analytical methodologies to assess measures of performance for operation scenarios, develop documents such as after action reports, lessons observed and learned, as well as results and conclusions.
  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.


Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; may accept addition experience in lieu of degree
  • Expertise in identifying, capturing, containing, and reporting on malware infections
  • Previously designed incident response for cloud service models
  • Experience with performing damage assessments
  • Ability to recognize and categorize types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks

Clearance Required

  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
  • Active Top Secret is preferred

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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