• Senior Cyber Security Specialist IV

    Job ID 2018-2723
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Law Enforcement / Physical Security
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.



    NCI: As a Senior Cyber Security Specialist, you will serve as Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO Soldier), Senior Cyber Security Technical subject matter expert (SME) in the field of Cyber Security for Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier, Fort Belvoir, VA. The incumbent will support the PEO Soldier’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and or Cyber Security Manager. Work closely with staff acquisition specialists and engineers who buy and or develop IT products and services for fielding to Soldiers and coalition forces.  All IT products and or services, are subject to vulnerabilities and man-made or natural threats.  You will be responsible for mitigating vulnerabilities and threats, and ensuring the operational resilience of those IT Systems and Devices that enhances the lethality and mission success for our Soldiers.


    Highlights of Responsiblities:

    • Support the PEO’s mission to provide SME guidance concerning all aspects of IT governance and cybersecurity, e.g. design and risk evaluation, throughout the entire IT Lifecycle from pre-conception to decommissioning and provide essential information to decision makers.
    • Is fully engaged in the PEO’s governance of the Department of Defense (DOD) Operation of the IT Life Cycle and Risk Management Framework (RMF) providing outreach, guidance and support to Project and Product Management Offices, as they build, buy or lease IT products or services.
    • Coordinates the technical aspects of cyber security into the entire life-cycle from idea, to conception, test, interoperability, training, fielding, authorization, maintenance and decommissioning.  
    • Developed and incorporate the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, DoD Cybersecurity Strategy, and current civilian Blue Team best practices to prepare, detect, monitor, protect, analyze and defend against evolving cyber threats and attacks.
    • Assist the CISO on all matters relating to the building, buying or leasing of Information Technology (IT) Systems, National Security Systems (NSS) and devices.
    • Supports the PEO Soldier CISO to maintain DOD Inspector General (IG) Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), Clinger-Cohen Act, Privacy, and Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and any other compliance reporting.




    • Active DoD Secret clearance required.
    • Expert knowledge of but not limited to: application of engineering and integration of computer hardware and software, tactical networking, and satellite communications to determine the cyber security survivability posture of assigned PEO Soldier system software design and implementation in the framework of Risk Management throughout the materiel’s life cycle.
    • Disciplines to work as a Cyber Security Developer, with knowledge of Cybersecurity Integration concepts, principles, methods, and practices on a variety of acquisition issues to serve as cybersecurity technical expert to the CISO and CIO.
    • Knowledge of analytical methods and practices to conduct analyses of problems and/or issues affecting assigned area of responsibility and recommend approaches and procedures in resolution of cybersecurity and integration problems.
    • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) for tactical acquisition systems to ensure that acquisition Authorization to Operate (ATO) packages are prepared and maintained in accordance with the RMF.
    • Knowledge of NIST Special Publication 800-53 to ensure systems adhere to validation procedures and implementation guidelines.
    • Knowledge of cybersecurity for Programs of Records and Acquisition Systems to work with program managers to determine when new or updated authorizations are required.
    • Skill in oral and written communication to develop and maintain the organizational tactical security architecture plan; prepare and present reports and recommendations; and prepare and update manuals, instructions, and operating procedures.
    • Skill in applying: network standards, protocols, and procedures; capabilities and applications of network equipment including hubs, routers, switches, bridges, servers, transmission media, and related hardware within the Army tactical network to address security plans for future systems (e.g. Cyber Range, data links, wireless internet, Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), etc.).
    • Ability to conduct systems analysis and design methodologies to coordinate tactical cybersecurity architecture and integration for testing events.
    • Ability to evaluate computer systems design, prototypes, and computer applications from an operational test and evaluation perspective for cybersecurity to perform tactical cyber security test and evaluation planning.


    Certifications requirements include one or more of the following:

    • ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • ISACA Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
    • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
    • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
    • GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)​
    • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv9)
    • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) Continuing Education (CE)
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP-Security)​


    Education and Experience:

    • High School/GED AND ≥ 20 years
    • Associates Degree AND ≥ 16 years
    • Bachelor in non-Directly related field AND ≥ 15 years
    • Bachelor in Directly related field AND ≥ 10 years
    • Masters in non-Directly related field AND ≥ 10 years
    • Masters in Directly related field AND ≥ 7 years
    • Doctorate AND ≥ 5 years


    • This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:
    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
    • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 25 pounds
    • Travel by land or air transportation _10__ %


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