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Parsons Corporation Senior Advanced Cyber Auditor (SACA) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:

Senior Advanced Cyber Auditor (SACA)

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 Senior Advanced Cyber Auditor (SACA) is a specialized but integral member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Mission Assurance/Vulnerability Assessment Team. As such, the SACA will be part of a small, mobile defensive cyber operations assessment team working with the most current network analysis, TAP technology, forensic software, and network auditing Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and open source tools available. The SACA will use DTRA’s mobile Computer Network Defense/Exploitation (CND/E) tool kit to perform on-demand network and vulnerability assessments, digital forensics, finger printing, network traffic analysis, full packet capture and session replay, security information, and event management for real-time analysis of correlated data captures. The SACA will assess the survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets. 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

Review and assess all aspects of the customer’s mission by conducting full packet capture analysis of customer network traffic

Inspect network traffic for non-authorized activity or any form of network exploitation and compromise using a variety of network security sensor application

Analyze data traffic inspection results and present results and findings in a clear and concise manner

Prepare reports and briefings to include recommendations for mitigation techniques

Run network modeling and configuration compliance/vulnerability scanning tools on computer networks

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline ; commensurate operational experience can serve as a substitute for degree requirements

Possess 3-5 years operational experience in the military, other Federal Government, or comparable civilian position in Cyberspace operations

Possess minimum of 3 years of experience specifically conducting full packet capture analysis and mandatory experience in network and system administration, TAP technologies, virtualization administration, *Nix O/S, and server technologies

Possess IAT III (i.e., CISSP) and CSSP Auditor (i.e., GCIA, C|EH, GSNA, CISA) certifications as defined and described in DoD 8570.01-M; computing environment certification such as CCNA or Linux+; or ability to obtain certifications within 180 days of hire

Possess Information Operations and CND experience as defined and described in Joint Publication 3-13, Information Operations and DoD 8570.01-M.

Possess OSCP, GCIA, GCIH (or any related GIAC certification), WCNA, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE and MCSE information technology certifications

Previous experience conducting vulnerability-based network security assessments desired

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Working knowledge of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) to include DoD’s system security authorization agreements (SSAA).

Strong experience with network security monitoring, threat hunting, network packet analysis, malware analysis, signature development, and shell scripting

Ability to install, configure, and administer network security monitoring (NSM) software applications

Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems

Ability to configure, manage, and maintain networking equipment

Strong computer networking skills and experience with network firewalls

Possess a working knowledge of computer network modeling software

Possess a working knowledge of computer network vulnerability and compliance scanning/analysis software (e.g., Tenable Nessus)

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills

Possess expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) to prepare presentations, reports, and white papers

Work network models using MS Visio

Experience with network packet capture technologies and all mainstream protocol analyzers

Experience performing manual packet analysis with a hex editor

Programming experience (Perl, Python, C, etc.) .

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

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

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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