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Jacobs Info Sys Security Engineer - Mid-level (42-1) in Eglin AFB, Florida

Info Sys Security Engineer - Mid-level (42-1)


Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a qualified Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) to support the United States Air Force’s 53rd Wing Technical Support Services (53rd WTSS) contract. This contract supports the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing, both headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL and having units CONUS-wide. The 53 WG is the focal point for the Combat Air Forces in electronic warfare and is responsible for operational test and evaluation of advanced equipment and systems. The 96 TW is the USAF’s test and evaluation center for advanced air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, and C2 systems. The 53rd WTSS team partners with military and civilian personnel to provide world-class IT technical support for the 53 WG and 96 TW missions. The 53rd WTSS IT support covers full lifecycle IT from concept, to deployment, day-to-day operations / maintenance, and culminating in system retirement / replacement / upgrade.

Both Wings are headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL, adjacent to the white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast.

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Job Description

The successful candidate will support the 53rd Computer Systems Squadron, a 53 WG unit, that provides communications and information systems for the 53 Wing’s four groups. It automates, sustains, and operates wing communications and information systems activities including unclassified, collateral, and advanced program local area networks. It operates the Combat Air Force Network Operations Center providing classified information services to the CAF worldwide. The 53 CSS provides network capability to fuse data from multiple test facilities into one coherent picture and it develops and maintains the computer systems supporting the development, test, and dissemination of electronic warfare mission data. The 53 CSS also provides advanced programs audiovisual support and operates and maintains a state-of-the-art video-teleconferencing capability.

The successful candidate will be working in a fast-paced, highly-technical, and award-winning area that requires a strong work ethic coupled with honed technical skills in both systems administration and information assurance / cybersecurity. The successful candidate will use their knowledge, skills, and ability to research to design, integrate, and implement the security controls into current and future products / systems thus ensuring these systems can be accredited based on compliance with the Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG).

Duties will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Performing security assessments on hardware/software products to include physical, virtual, boundary, and security appliances.

  • Implementing continuous monitoring tools and processes, development of improvements to security assessments regarding accuracy and efficiency as well as integration of new techniques to improve the confidentiality – integrity – availability triad for network / operational systems at multiple classifications levels.

  • Writing and executing cybersecurity test procedures for validation of security compliance.

  • Integrating ancillary tools / capabilities with the enterprise Security Information and Event Management and creating / tailoring complex alarms, rules, and reports in association with an events.

  • Monitoring output of cybersecurity tools for reportable security incidents and residual risk along with working as part of the security incident response team.


RequiredEducation and Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years practical relevant experience. Required Skills:

  • Tier2 / Tier 3 system administrator experience on Microsoft / Linux operatingserver systems.

  • Experienceas an information systems security officer.

  • Experienceperforming security assessments on hardware/software products to includephysical, virtual, boundary, and security appliances.

  • Experiencedeveloping and executing cybersecurity test procedures for validation ofsecurity compliance.

  • PracticalConfiguration Management experience.

  • Practicalexperience researching and resolving complex technology issues.

  • Practical/ hands-on experience working in SAP / SCIF environments.

Required Clearance:

  • Active / Valid DoD TS/SCI-eligible clearance (i.e. DCID 6/4 eligibility); applicant must maintain clearance in active/valid status.

  • Clearance investigation close date must be no older than 5 years, 6 months at the time of application.

  • Must be willing to submit to, and be able to pass, a CI polygraph.

Required Certification:

  • Active / valid DoD 8570.01-M IAT-II certificationOR IASAE-I, -II, or -III certification; applicant must maintain currency of same.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experiencedeveloping and/or contributing to RMF- / JSIG-based AtO packages.

  • Experienceimplementing continuous monitoring tools and processes.

  • Practicalexperience using, and analyzing output from, ACAS, Security-Center, and/orTenable.

  • Practicalexperience using, and analyzing output from, Security Compliance Checker / SecurityContent Automation Program.

  • Practicalexperience using, and analyzing output from, Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.

  • Practicalexperience integrating ancillary tools / capabilities with the enterpriseSecurity Information and Event Management and creating / tailoring complexalarms, rules, and reports in association with events.

  • Abilityto monitor output of cybersecurity tools for reportable security incidents andresidual risk along.

  • Experienceleading or as team member of the security incident response team.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office setting that includes sedentary physical effort. However, may include lifting of weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary. Must be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Work site is located at Eglin AFB, Florida.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distance may be required.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.



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Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Florida-Eglin AFB-20312-SIS-05

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: GLO00013W