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Jacobs Cyber Security Technical Administrator in Hampton, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Sign-on Bonus Eligible

Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While the majority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners and Government agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE) contract comprises of three major categories of work – operations, maintenance, and engineering (OME). A brief description of each category is: Maintenance – Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to, preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), and maintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution, potable water, storm water drainage) •Operations – Facilities Operations support includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and test stands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g., high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technology development and administration, including, but not limited to, Facility Automation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS) •Engineering – Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design, construction, construction management, configuration management, tactical engineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planning support.


  • Review the technical security posture, identify risks or weaknesses, and recommend enhancements and/or design solutions

  • Review network and system architecture practices and recommend technical security design options

  • Assess impacts as new threats and vulnerabilities are discovered

  • Design and implement risk mitigation, Intrusion detection/protection/prevention, and monitoring solutions in the OT environment

  • Work with the ISSO, ISO, a team of system administrator and application developers, to ensure the system security plan (SSP) requirements are applied within the OT environment

  • Work with a team of ICS, and SCADA engineers to design, determine, implement, and maintain the SSP controls

  • Create detailed diagrams (network, system, logical architecture, etc.), procedures, plans as required to support OT applications

  • Support the operations community as new policies, products, and procedures cause OT environment changes that impact operational processes

  • Develop processes and tools to automate inventory, change management, and monitoring functionality

  • Liaise with the operations team during maintenance periods to plan, communicate, and implement changes that ensure the best security posture with minimal operational impact

  • Lead and/or support incident response as required

Here’s What You’ll Need:

U.S. Citizenship is required. B.S. degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and eight (8) to twelve (12) years related experience, or a MS degree and seven (7) to ten (10) years of related experience or Ph.D. and two (2) to five (5) years of related experience.

  • Ability to translate client requirements and build security solutions within project scope.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to work well with people at every level and in every department are essential

  • Experienced with System Administration, system setup, configuration, repair, backup and recovery is preferred. Operating Systems supported include legacy to current versions of Windows, Linux, Unix, MAC

  • Experience with security practices in the OT, ICS, SCADA environment is preferred.

  • Certifications in information security (CISSP, CSSLP, CCFP, CISM, etc.), ICS security (GCIP, GICSP, GRID, etc.) or comparable work experience. Risk analysis/assessment experience is preferred

  • Certifications in networking, routing and switching (CCNA, CompTIA Network +, JUNCIA, etc.)

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office or Control Room (85%)

Test Environment - May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, chemicals, and industrial facilities. Travel between various onsite facilities and during test operations is required. May bring exposure to loud noise and potentially hazardous equipment operations. (15%)

Physical Requirements:

The ability to enter confined spaces, crawl into or onto various assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required. Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants, and the like. Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.

Equipment and Machines:

Standard Office Equipment - Personal computers and related equipment.

Safety and personal protective equipment (50%)


Regular attendance is mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<20%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Valid driver's license is required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .