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Parsons Corporation Cyber Space Operator in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION

Cyber Space Operator (CO)

SUMMARY

Are you ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of cyber-security while supporting multidisciplinary mission assurance / vulnerability assessments on critical mission systems? Parsons provides comprehensive cyber security expertise for national defense programs and is seeking employees with an eye for detail, a drive to succeed, and a passion for ensuring mission success.

The Cyber Space Operator is an integral member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Mission Assurance/Vulnerability Assessment Team. As such, they assess the survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets. The Assessment teams aim to ensure continuity to critical DoD missions and infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, cyber-attacks, terrorists/Nation-state actors, radio frequency (RF) weapons, sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Assessment teams may deploy to high threat but permissive environments anywhere in the world. CONUS and OCONUS travel required up to 33% of the time for durations of up to two weeks per trip.

Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance eligibility required

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assess communications infrastructure that support installation voice, data, video, radio, electronic security, and industrial control systems/networks

  • Identify threats/hazards that could affect the mission's communications architecture and using this data to assess the vulnerability and risk to these assets

  • Perform single-point critical node analysis of an installation's telecommunications, other communications systems, and computer networks including supporting infrastructure (security, power, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, fuel, fire protection, etc.). Provide recommendations to remediate or mitigate system vulnerabilities due to terrorist, manmade, and natural incidents

  • Evaluate and make recommendations on secure and/or non-secure high-speed digital data transmission, government satellite services, high-frequency radio, long-haul military and commercial radio, telephone, voice frequency circuitry, wireless, facsimile, video, and computer network inter-switch trunks

  • Evaluate and make recommendations for DoD installations on achievable means of enhancing the communications networks and/or systems to ensure local distribution networks and supporting off-site commercial facilities have the capacity, survivability, reliability, and security to support the mission

  • Review Communication plans, Defense Continuity Plans, and other associated plans and provide feedback to improve the documents

  • Prepare Assessment Team Reports based upon vulnerabilities observed during the assessment

  • Conduct other assessments defined by the Subject Matter Expert Benchmark matrix

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Possess minimum 5 years, or Bachelor's degree and 2 years, operational experience in the military, other Federal Government, or comparable civilian position in Cyberspace operations

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical field; operational experience can serve as a substitute for degree requirement

  • Possess IAT Level II certification as defined and 8570.01-M, or ability to obtain certifications within 180 days of hire

  • Previous cyber assessment experience desired

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Possess a thorough understanding of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN)

  • Work experience as a network administrator, IT management/consulting, assessing IT, or installation of IT-related systems

  • In-depth knowledge of newest information technology threats

  • Understanding of the methodologies used to conduct vulnerability scans

  • Knowledge of Information Assurance, Mission Assurance levels associated with DoD IT Systems

  • Understanding of the Cyber Protection Conditions

  • Knowledge of Cybersecurity practices and threats

  • Knowledge of the DoD Risk Management Framework

  • Ability to evaluate communications architecture and identify single points of failure

  • Knowledge of risk management concepts employed by DoD or Department of Homeland Security

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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