Performs assessment, compliance, and validation of IT systems to support the Cybersecurity program at USSOCOM, its Component Commands, TSOCs, and deployed forces. The Contractor shall execute a comprehensive assessment, compliance and validation of customer networks to ensure compliance with regulations and security and standards. Key activities include: the timely application of software maintenance patches; performing security assistance visits (SAVs) and inspections; validation scanning; remediation; reviews of SAVs and inspections; validating various capability packages; and support of emerging technologies, to include, but not limited to, WLAN, VPN, Mobility Access, Data at Rest, and Enterprise Gray network solutions. The Contractor shall perform duties in accordance with policies, procedures, regulations, directives, and software development guidelines from USSOCOM and Joint Staff, DoD, DIA, DISA, NSA, and USCYBERCOM.
General duties include:
Provide on-site support for Cybersecurity assessments, compliance, and validation.
Perform Cybersecurity Compliance and Validations to include Cybersecurity site visits, inspections, scanning, remediation, patch compliance, and reviews.
Assess organizational security posture of USSOCOM's Component Commands,TSOCs, and deployed forces and verify their compliance with DoD, DIA and USSOCOM guidance.
Identify common security risks by analyzing findings, developing metrics, and trends.
Validate the patching of systems, perform validation scanning using ACAS, develop Plans of Action & Milestone (POA&Ms), and report as directed by applicable policies, procedures, and regulations.
Assist Component Commands, TSOCs, and deployed forces with required scanning and vulnerability management programs.
Track and report to higher headquarters organizations (e.g., USCYBERCOM, DIA) compliance with applicable Cybersecurity regulations and directives.
Maintain records documenting compliance with federal laws, directives, policies and procedures and provide USSOCOM, its Component Commands, TSOCs, and deployed forces.
Provide POA&M for correcting or mitigating the weakness (as required) and track POA&Ms and provide status updates.
Periodically review USSOCOM, Component Command, TSOC, and deployed forces' Information Security Plans and Physical Security Plans and recommend measures to safeguard classified, sensitive, and unclassified information.
Identify and document that physical security elements identified to support DoD networks, systems, services and devices are in compliance with security controls for access control.
Execute Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) programs; track and report compliance with Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Bulletins (IAVBs).
Coordinate with subordinate organizations for required reporting and compliance status. Track and report the status of POA&Ms through their completion.
Execute Cybersecurity self-inspection programs; track and report on compliance and completion.
Perform FISMA network and system security reviews.
Perform and publish trend analyses of SIE Cybersecurity assessments, lessons learned, and recommended mitigation approaches.
Provide subject matter expertise for COA development and the
implementation of Cybersecurity mitigation strategies.
Develop and implement required processes, procedures, and capabilities to mitigate vulnerabilities and weaknesses for software and hardware deployment.
Respond to Cybersecurity Requests for Information (RFIs) from external organizations and NetOps decision makers.
Bachelor's Degree in computer or systems science discipline and eight (8) years of progressive, relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with the US Combatant Commands (USCENTCOM/USSOCOM) is
DOD Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level 3 certification required.
Working knowledge of the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides.
Must have excellent communications skill (written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
Knowledge and experience with DOD IA processes and policies (e.g., CJCSM 6510.01, Incident Response and other IA policies).
Active TS/SCI clearance required.
Work will be performed in a cubical environment inside a large facility.
Some CONUS travel may be required depending on requests by the customer. May be required to attend off site meetings.
Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.
Equipment and Machines
General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier,
PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory. Work assignments dependent on requirements by the client. It is important to be able to work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).
Other Essential Functions
Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be well organized with the ability
to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client's standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
The position for which you are interviewing requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), in order to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship.