Jacobs Computer Network Defense Analyst - Contingent in Langley, Virginia

Computer Network Defense Analyst - Contingent


We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening. We do not have assurance at this time that the position will be opened and when. This position is contingent upon contract award. _\

  • An Active TS/SCI clearance is required\

Mission Statement

The 480th Intelligence Support Reconnaissance Wing (ISWR) leads the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-AF) efforts. The DCGS-AF is the Air Force’s primary intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) planning, collection, processing and exploitation, analysis and dissemination weapon system. The weapon system employs a global communications architecture that connects multiple intelligence platforms, DoD networks, and sensors. Personnel assigned to DCGS-AF produce actionable intelligence from data collected by a variety of sensors on the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and other ISR platforms across multiple security levels up to TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).

Job Description

The Computer Network Defense Analyst will provide Computer Network Defense (CND) 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week and near-real-time monitoring and analysis of insider and external threats utilizing network security tools and custom developed scripts IAW Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 502.

Shift work is required to support 24x7 operations. It is important to be available to work any shift/designated hours required to include nights, weekends and holidays. Shift differential will be paid.

Typical Duties

  • Perform near-real-time network security alerting and problem resolution

  • Prioritize remediation efforts using reliable threat intelligence

  • Monitor and protect the security of the DCGS from internal and external threats

  • Implement the Enterprise Audit Conceptual Framework as defined by Intelligence Community Standard (ICS) 500-27

  • Perform all functions of the Computer Network Defense Framework

  • Generate a complete list of auditable events for all user activity and then process, format, filter, and share the data

  • Provide risk determination recommendations to the Authorizing Official (AO) regarding acceptance or rejection of an Authority to Operate (ATO) or Authority to Test (ATT)

  • Assess and report cyber readiness, perform an analysis, of trends and concerns, and report key findings. Provide recommendations and knowledge transfer based upon key findings.

  • Provide weekly update to the government on current status of cyber readiness

  • Provide a robust set of checks and balances to protect against unauthorized network modifications, penetrations, and other threats that might affect mission operations;

  • Manage antivirus definition files on DCGS Enterprise information systems

  • Provide guidance and assistance to other units and agencies responding to security events

  • Track and ensure enterprise compliance of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA), DISA assist bulletins, and Air Force Computer Response Team (AFCERT) notifications and compliance with other governing directives

  • Perform and oversee network vulnerability scanning functions IAW governing directive


Required Education: None

Required Experience:

Years: 3

Description: Three (3) years’ of network and system security experience

Required Certification:

  • Possess IAT Level II certifications

  • Possess Cyber Analysis certification IAW CFETP 1B4

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of the CND Framework

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Langley

Req ID: ATE0000NZ

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