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PKI Analyst

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Job ID: 2115614
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 3, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Ops Center Support
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


The Vanguard 2.2.1 contract currently has an opening for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Analyst to support the Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) PKI program. This program provides transparent security services in support of the Department’s goals to secure communications among Department staff and systems. The position falls under the "SI Division support service line of the contract.

This is a mid-level PKI engineering position. The position directly supports DoS on-site in the Washington area, and at overseas Posts as required. The position primarily supports the end user PKI deployment within the Department of State, Systems Integrity Division.

Description of Duties:

  • Establishes and satisfies information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands. 
  • Traveling to government sites and other locations within the Washington DC area as required for installing PKI end user peripherals, such as: Smartcard readers and biometric devices.
  • Maintaining PKI related installation and training documentation
  • Training security officers, network administrators, and Local Registration Authorities in the operations and security of the PKI/BLADE program.
  • Developing and improving the process for the installing appropriate PK/IBLADE hardware, software, and other required, but non-PKI software packages.
  • Training end users in the operation of the PKI hardware and software.
  • Serving as PKI Registration Authority, responsible for creating, recovering, and revoking PKI credentials.
  • Conducting face-to-face user validation for the issuance of PKI certificates.
  • Issuing Smart Cards containing PKI Certificates to end users and system administrators


Required Education & Experience

  • AA Degree in related discipline and six (6) years related experience; Or, High School and eight (8) years related experience.  Additional experience or relevant security certifications may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Previous experience as a PKI Registration Authority (RA) or Local Registration Authority (LRA)
  • Extensive experience with the following applications: web-based applications, Microsoft Office software such as Outlook and Remedy Help Desk Ticket Tracker.
  • Proficient with the Windows 7 and Windows 10 Operating Systems.
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Experienced with providing customer service support
  • Experienced in managing Remedy trouble tickets.

Required Clearance

  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

Desired Experience & Skills

  • Proficient in creating and issuing end user accounts and credentials within the Microsoft active directory, to include Windows 2003 through Windows 2008R2.
  • ITIL ® Foundation certification.
  • Familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs) preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively, self-awareness, and excellent written and oral communications.

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