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Jacobs IT Security Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Your Impact:

Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

This position provides project management support to the Information Technology Security (ITS) group in Command & Control Systems, under the Test & Operations Support Contract (TOSC) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The ITS team is responsible for supporting across a variety of environments including launch and ground control/support systems, TOSC enterprise applications and support, and labs/development environments.

Candidates will be required to train for system proficiency to ensure they understand the unique environments managed by TOSC, and have a basic knowledge of IT processes used in these environments.

Job responsibilities will be heavily focused on assigning, monitoring and reporting Subject Matter Experts work across the IT Security group, and reporting status to management. Will also include coordination between the various TOSC teams/systems, documentation (TOSC ITS processes, network diagrams, GRC documentation, etc.) and representing the ITS groups at a variety of scheduling and leadership meetings.

Tool Experience:

-JAMA Requirements Management Software

-IBM Rational ClearQuest

-Primavera Scheduling

-Windchill PLM

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, IT or ITS (or a related discipline from an accredited college or university) plus four (4) years applicable Project Management experience

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products and Visio

  • Candidate should possess strong initiative, teamwork, problem solving and customer engagement skills. Must be able to communicate with the team on expectations and deadlines, and explain status and complex technical problems to management.

  • To be successful, the candidate will need to organized, and posses the ability to work towards deadlines to deliver quality products

-US Citizenship requirement for access to sensitive ITS information

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.

  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms will be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment may be used.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

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) .