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Parsons Corporation Senior Cyber Space Operator in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:


Senior Cyber Space Operator (SCO)


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 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


  • Agnostic of threat, the SCO will review and assess all cyber-related issues for networks, systems, and applications supporting mission-critical operations in the following areas:

  • Computer Network Operations (CNO) and Computer Network Defense (CND)

  • Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) policy and operations

  • System and Network Administration Implementation and Management, in concert with Cyber Transport Specialist (CT)

  • Cyber support to Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Disaster Recovery (DR)

  • Electronic Security and Access Control Systems (ESS and ACS, respectively)

  • Controls Systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (CS and SCADA, respectively)

  • Operations Security (OPSEC)

  • Radio Frequency (RF) detection

  • Provide operational cyber space operations-related vulnerability mission impacts and mitigation/remediation recommendations to the customer


  • Possess Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical discipline; commensurate operational experience can serve as a substitute for degree requirements

  • Possess 5-7 years operational experience in the military, other Federal Government, or comparable civilian position in Cyberspace operations

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

  • Previous assessment experience desired


  • Working knowledge of the DoD Information Network (DODIN), DoD IT system and network certification and accreditation processes (i.e., RMF), to include system security authorization agreements and current and emerging cybersecurity threats

  • Possess working knowledge of DoD's IT systems and network certification and accreditation processes to include system security authorization agreements

  • Possess working knowledge of the DoD Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) processes

  • Working knowledge of network vulnerability scanning tools

  • Working knowledge of network mapping tools

  • 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

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

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.