Parsons Corporation TEMPEST Specialist in Springfield, Virginia
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Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented TEMPEST Specialist to join our team! In this role you will get to provide, on average, 20 TEMPEST Countermeasures Reviews and contribute to or publish 75 technical evaluations annually. Will ensure all required reports are complete with minimal errors and that all processes, activities, and report are conducted within established time frames. Will ensure required Hazard reporting and annual training requirements are conducted and completed according to DoD policies and those of the government NGA Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA).
What You'll Be Doing:
Assist the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) in implementing the NGA TEMPEST program, analyze requirements and develop required program and processes for controlling compromising emanations from NGA equipment and facilities (to include NGA contractor sites), and interpret security policy and regulations governing TEMPEST
Ensure all TEMPEST staff are fully qualified to meet NGA TEMPEST mission requirements
Reach out to customers to gather all necessary information, to include wiring diagrams, equipment specifications required to complete the TEMPEST risk matrix, TEMPEST checklist, Protective Distribution System (PDS) approval request, and TEMPEST Countermeasure Reviews. When required by the TEMPEST Lead, the technician must complete visual TEMPEST inspections and TEMPEST testing of NGA facilities, systems, and equipment, to include SCIFs and PDS
Maintain all TEMPEST qualifications required to conduct the visual TEMPEST Inspections and TEMPEST tests. The specialist must maintain all TEMPEST test equipment and coordinate repairs and calibrations as required. The technician must also represent the TEMPEST Lead in meetings or briefs relating to NGA facilities, systems, and equipment that process classified information and provide the lead with details necessary to properly assess the scope as related to TEMPEST
Shall complete a minimum of 40 hours per annum of proficiency training in TEMPEST, Technical Security or other relevant general security fields each fiscal year. The NGA customer will sponsor Government-offered proficiency training IAW National and DoD standards
Support TEMPEST daily operations. Those duties include:
Maintaining and ensuring accuracy of the NGA TEMPEST Risk Matrix
Ensure completion of all TEMPEST checklists, PDS approval requests, and TEMPEST Countermeasure Reviews occurs within established timeframes
Ensure adherence to National, DoD, and Agency regulations and instructions as it relates to TEMPEST
Ensure missions, to include visual TEMPEST inspections and TEMPEST tests, are appropriately staffed, funded, and equipped
Ensure TEMPEST team is fully trained and qualified per National, DoD, and Agency regulations and instructions
Execute the TEMPEST Daily Operations. Those duties include:
Gather all necessary information required for NGA TEMPEST Risk Matrix, TEMPEST checklist, PDS approval request, and TEMPEST Countermeasure Reviews
Conduct all visual TEMPEST Inspections and Testing as required by the TEMPEST Lead
Maintain TEMPEST qualifications as required by National, DoD, and Agency policy
Maintain TEMPEST test equipment and coordinate repairs and calibrations as required
Coordinate with other components of NGA and partners to ensure TEMPEST requirements and countermeasures are in adherence
Perform Radio Frequency signal of interest searches. Those duties include:
Assess and locate signals of interested discovered during surveys, system notification and wireless operations
Collaborate with appropriate entities to develop wireless security systems. Identify potential enterprise and tactical wireless security systems
Develop, update and maintain wireless security concept of operations
Identify potential opportunities for partnership across the Agency for wireless security concerns
Recommend and provide guidance for Agency security elements. Those duties include:
Provide recommendations and guidance for new processes and systems
Assist in determining best practices related to IPMS and wireless efforts
Ensure wireless technicians understand and comply with wireless regulations
Report wireless issues discovered during the conduct of wireless operations
Ensure that TEMPEST reviews are conducted in accordance with National policy and DoD directives
Coordinate TEMPEST accreditation activities for facilities and contractor sites
Evaluate and make recommendations to the Certified TEMPEST Technical Authority (CTTA) on countermeasures consistent with National policy and operational requirements
Prepare estimates on proper implementation of TEMPEST countermeasures and technologies to support the TSCM mission
Establish and continually update baseline requirements for TEMPEST by identifying facilities and contractor sites requiring review
Maintain appropriate records, to include inspectable space determinations, TEMPEST review guidance, TEMPEST accreditations and waivers
Conduct inspections and perform site assistance visits, as required
Possess awareness of National policies and DoD polices regarding TEMPEST (e.g. National Security Telecommunications & Information System – policy and instruction, etc.)
What Required Skills You'll Bring:
Must currently possess an active TS/SCI security clearance and be able to obtain a polygraph level clearance after hire
Shall have at least 7 years of experience in a CI or Security related field, of which at least 5 of these years include TEMPEST experience
Shall possess the National TEMPEST School certifications in TEMPEST Fundamentals and RED/BLACK Installation Guidance courses
Shall possess National TEMPEST School certifications in TEMPEST testing courses (Lab, Field, and NONSTOP)
Shall possess a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline
What Desired Skills You'll Bring:
Possess TEMPEST Professional (CTP) 1&2 (both) certifications
Completed NCSC ICD 705 Course
Possess a Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics disciplines
Be a credentialed graduate of an accredited federal or DoD CI training academy
Minimum Clearance Required to Start:
Top Secret SCI
This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.
Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.
We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!
The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.
Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.
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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.
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