• Information Assurance Engineer III

    Job ID 2018-2991
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Fort Belvoir
    Category
    IT: Information Assurance / Quality / Cyber Security
    Type
    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

    MF18

    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.

    Responsibilities

    NCI: As an Information Assurance Engineer III, you will provide services in support of the United States (U.S.) Army Cyber Command’s (ARCYBER) mission, to direct and conduct integrated Electronic Warfare (EW), Information Operations (IO), and Cyberspace Operations, as authorized or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to adversaries. Information Assurance Engineer III. Provides technical and programmatic IA support for network and information security systems. Designs, develops and implements security requirements. Prepares documentation from information obtained using accepted guidelines (e.g., DITSCAP, RMF, etc.). Prepares Security Test and Evaluation plans and provides C&A support. Analyzes policies and procedures against established laws and regulations and provides recommendations for closing gaps. Develops and completes system security and contingency plans. Develops, tests, and integrates security tools. Conducts security program audits and develops solutions to lessen identified risks. Evaluates, develops and enhances security requirements, policy and tools. Performs vulnerability assessments including development of risk mitigation strategies. Mentors mid-level and junior staff. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.

    Highlights of Responsibilities:

    • Experience designing, developing, implementing, and enforcing security requirements.
    • Expertise preparing Security Test and Evaluation plans.
    • Has provided certification and accreditation support.
    • Experience developing security plans and contingency plans.
    • Familiar with developing, testing, and integrating security tools as well as configuring and installing the tools.
    • Skilled in conducting security audits and developing mitigations to identified risks. Has conducted vulnerability assessments.
    • Assist in planning, coordinating, and synchronizing DODIN Operations.
    • Shall architect, build, configure, secure, operate, maintain, and sustain networks and information.
    • Assist in operational planning and initiatives to support infrastructure and networks.
    • Shall support mission assurance efforts, to include the assessment and implementation of cybersecurity policies, programs, audits, accreditations, risk management, and maintenance of a cybersecurity scorecard.
    • Conduct network and infrastructure plans and assessments for the adoption and implementation of enterprise services, such as, cybersecurity, cloud computing services, Joint Information Environment, optical upgrades, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), global ID, access management, and enterprise services.
    • Provide weekly updates to the Commander’s brief regarding the status of the implementation plans.
    • Plan and assess Mission Partner Environment (MPE) to ensure security, standardization, and implementation of services and enable partner-nation capacity ISO theater security cooperation planning
    • Conduct tasks for DODIN operations missions received from higher HQs or mission partners (e.g., USCYBERCOM, JFHQ-DODIN, DISA, etc.).
    • Assess the network environment and provide guidance for the operation and security of classified and unclassified network transport.
    • Assist in assessing the enterprise network and infrastructure environment and developing plans for the adoption of new technologies that improve capabilities and security.
    • Provide network and infrastructure subject matter expertise while assisting ARCYBER HQ in overseeing network and infrastructure implementation, optimization, consolidation, modernization, and cybersecurity efforts.
    • Conduct daily synchronization and collaboration with strategic partners (e.g., JFHQ-DODIN, DISA, Command subordinate operations forces, Program Executive Office (PEOs) and others), as required.
    • Develop operation plans (OPLANs) and OPORDs to implement infrastructure projects and support the documentation of all Army networks and connected devices and systems.
    • Support the identification and defense of ARCYBER key terrain.
    • Assist ARCYBER HQ in overseeing the implementation of network security to tactical edge.
    • Evaluate select Industrial Control Systems (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for vulnerabilities, and recommend and implement remediation or migration.
    • Provide assistance in the development, inspection, evaluation, and oversight of cybersecurity policies and procedures.
    • Review, evaluate, and maintain requirements to sustain enterprise certification and accreditation statuses (e.g. CSSP); recommend Measures of Effectiveness (MOEs) and Measures of Performance (MOPs); identify resource, policy, and technical gaps; and present recommendations on enterprise solutions to resolve technical and management gaps.
    • Assist in reviewing written agreements (i.e., Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)) between subscribers and providers to ensure compliance.
    • Assist in preparing Army for inspections, such as, identifying and mitigating risks to using, processing, storing, and transmitting information or data.
    • Review emerging policy, directives, standards, and technologies to determine implied and specified compliance actions and strategies; and, assist with the management of compliance data from all orders, alerts, and directives, including compiling reports to be presented, as required. Deliver final report following inspection.
    • Plan, synchronize, assess, optimize, and employ endpoint protection and security solutions.
    • Capture, perform quality assurance, and report/present, as required, a cumulative scorecard report for the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and other Government officials (i.e., capturing data from systems such as ACAS and Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)).
    • Conduct research on operational data and trend analysis to assist in planning, authoring, and tracking an enterprise improvement plan.

    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    • Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT II (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP). IA Certification IAW DoD 8570.10-M
    • Current Computing Environment (CE) certification.
    • Clearance: Must possess the required favorably adjudicated TOP SECRET security clearance and favorable eligibility for SCI prior to start date; and must maintain the required TS/SCI throughout employment on this contract.
    • Bachelor’s Degree 10 - 15 years practical experience.

     

    Physical Requirements:

     

    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
    • Travel by land or air transportation 25%

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