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Senior Cyber Assurance/ISSM Analyst

Job ID: 199397
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2019
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Sec Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

Join SAIC’s Information Technology (IT) Support Services Team in the Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) of the US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) Communications Directorate (A6). This opportunity places you at the tip of the spear for Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Cyber Security, and Defensive Cyber Operations supporting the warfighter in the Southwest Asia area.

 

USAFCENT is the air component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a regional unified command. USAFCENT, in concert with its coalition, joint and interagency partners, delivers decisive air and space power on behalf of USCENTCOM for the security and stability of the Southwest Asia (SWA) region. The USAFCENT NOSC delivers cyberspace command and control (C2) superiority to the warfighter by engineering, implementing, securing, managing, operating and maintaining USAFCENT’s Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPRNet), USCENTCOM Partner Networks (CPN-X), and associated C2 networks, systems and services.

 

The USAFCENT NOSC executes the full-spectrum of IT services management and operations for USAFCENT networks 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week (24/7); and is tasked by USCENTCOM to provide information assurance (IA) boundary intrusion detection and intrusion prevention for USCENTCOM components. Comprised of NOSC operations, operations support, cybersecurity, network engineering, and command support functions, the USAFCENT NOSC plans, engineers, installs, integrates, operates and maintains, protects and manages enterprise-wide network and systems architecture, infrastructure and services; and provides enterprise-level oversight to its subordinate and supported communications support activities.

 

Candidates will be working at Shaw AFB, SC and/or Lackland AFB, TX. Frequent temporary duty (TDY) and/or deployment travel to OCONUS locations in the USCENTCOM AOR is required to support sustainment, site surveys, installations, upgrades, integration, testing, troubleshooting and other mission-related requirements.

 

The candidate for this position provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors, provides imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions consistent with organization objectives, possesses complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field, has general knowledge of other related disciplines, and provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance. 

 
Senior Cyber Assurance/ISSM:
  • Designs, tests, and implements secure operating systems, networks, security monitoring, tuning and management of IT security systems and applications, incident response, digital forensics, loss prevention, and eDiscovery actions.

  • Conducts risk and vulnerability assessment at the network, system and application level.

  • Conducts threat modeling exercises.
  • Develops and implements security controls and formulates operational risk mitigations along with assisting in security awareness programs.

  • Involved in a wide range of security issues including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.

  • Researches, evaluates and recommends new security tools, techniques, and technologies and introduces them to the enterprise in alignment with IT security strategy.

  • Utilizes COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions. 

  • Assists in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6/3), and makes recommendations on process tailoring.

  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.

  • Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.

  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed. 

  • May support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting.

  • May provide briefings to senior staff.
  • Utilizes COTS/GOTS and custom tools and processes/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions. 

  • Assists in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6/3), and makes recommendations on process tailoring.

  • Performs analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards.

  • Supports the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.

  • Periodically conducts a review of each system's audits and monitors corrective actions until all actions are closed. 

  • May support cyber metrics development, maintenance and reporting.

  • May provide briefings to senior staff.  
  • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Research, analyze, document and write systems security accreditation and certification requirement packages in accordance with applicable Air Force regulations and procedures; including documenting systems architecture and networks’ physical layout in writing and graphical presentations.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and recommend the application of Air Force systems accreditation and certification procedures in relation to existing and planned 9AF/USAFCENT network architecture at Shaw AFB and SWA.

  • Research, Process, approve Firewall and Bluecoat Exception Request for implementation.

  • Process request for RSSD, such as write to CD, USB for US and FFNs.

  • Complete accreditation documents for USAFCENT as outlined by DISA Risk Management Framework (RMF), Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP), USCENTCOM, and Authorizing Official (AO) guidance to include documenting systems architecture and physical network layout in writing and graphical presentations.

  • Maintain Enterprise Products List (EPL) and Accreditation Library for all approved products and systems and evaluate service level agreements.

  • Assist with the completion of all accreditation documents for USAFCENT Cross Domain Solutions as outlined IAW DoD and USCENTCOM regulations.

  • Research, analyze, and document USAFCENT information assurance and cybersecurity polices IAW DISA, USCENTCOM, and USAF regulations and guidance; and

  • Assist in interpreting SPIN-C for individuals and leadership.

  • Track, document, and report all security related events, including, but not limited to, Discharge of Classified Information and Cross Domain Violations IAW USCENTCOM/USAFCENT policy.

  • Coordinate and track Information Assurance Vulnerabilities Alerts (IAVA); review and report USAFCENT compliance to USCENTCOM; and develop and implement associated Plans, Objectives, Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms), as required.

     
     
     


Qualifications

Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.  In addition the following certifications and skills are required:  CISSP, MCSA, Firewall, Network+ CE, and ITIL Foundation.

Desired Qualifications

 

ITIL 4 Foundation certification or any ITIL v3 Intermediate certification. Any equivalent IAM-III certification, if not the certification listed above.



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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