• Cyber Security Specialist - mid-level - NIST 8500

    Job Locations US-McLean | US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 2:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1110
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), founded in 2010, providing Information Technology, Cyber, Language, Intelligence and Professional services to the DoD/IC markets. We’re headquartered in McLean, Virginia with satellite offices located in Carmichael, California and O’Fallon, Illinois.

     

    We are seeking an experienced, motivated Cyber Security Specialist to support our customer. The Cyber Security Specialist will be responsible for providing IT security, information assurance (IA) cyber security and IT compliance support. 

     

    The position is located on-site at the customer’s facility in Sacramento, California.

    • U.S. Citizenship and an active Secret clearance is required for this role. 

    Responsibilities

    The successful candidate must be knowledgeable and able to provide IT security, information assurance (IA) cyber security and IT compliance support; Experience implementing DoD 8500 series and NIST 800 series policy/guidance.

     

    Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing IT security, information assurance (IA) cyber security and IT compliance support;
    • Experience implementing DoD 8500 series and NIST 800 series policy/guidance;
    • Strong IT skills and knowledge including hardware, software and networks;
    • Assesses security flaws of information systems and devices;
    • Solid troubleshooting skills and meticulous attention to detail;
    • Ability to conduct research into a wide range of IT security issues;
    • Ability to seek out vulnerabilities in IT infrastructures;
    • Experience with HBSS, ACAS, SCAP, STIGs, IAVA notices, eMASS, RMF and vulnerability management;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on listening and questioning, and;
    • Proficiency in English

    Qualifications

    Experience: 

    • Four to seven (4-7) years of increasingly complex and progressive experience in IT security, information assurance (IA), cyber security and/or IT compliance support.
    • In depth understanding of NIST DoD 8500 series policy/guidance.

    Educational Requirements: 

    Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in any science, business, engineering or technology discipline preferred;

    Combination of military training / education / specialized training / certifications and/or IT security or cyber security experience for a total of six (6) years can be substituted for the education requirement

    • In depth understanding of NIST DoD 8500 series and NIST 800 series policy/guidance
    • Knowledge of Windows/Linux file systems, files, applications, metadata, and logs
    • Outstanding written skills for preparing reports and briefings
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • U.S. Citizenship is required as is having an active Secret clearance. 

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