Senior Cybersecurity Specialist

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

Position Title

Senior Cybersecurity Specialist



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Leads the sustainment of network/information system security through testing, analysis, and application of policy and controls.
- Obtains certification and accreditation of systems, to include process support, analysis support, coordination support, security certification test support, security documentation support, investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections, and periodic audits.
- Observes, evaluates, and documents IS security certification testing.
- Reviews and evaluates System Security Plans (SSPs), System Security Authorization Agreements (SSAAs), systems and networks diagrams, Security Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs), risk assessments, and associated IS Certification and Accreditation (C&A) documents.
- May perform security incident evidence gathering and evaluations.- May performs incident remediation.
- May perform incident activity review and analysis.
- Supports application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to information systems.
- Assists in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6/3), and may make recommendations on process tailoring.
- May serve as Information System Security Officer (ISSO) or Information System Security Manager (ISSM).
- Complies with all Executive Director approved MERC-wide policies and procedures.
- Adheres to approved MERC MSP quality management policies and principles, and promotes an attitude of commitment to continuous quality improvement.
- Ensures thorough familiarity and awareness of all MERC core capabilities and with the MERC current and potential customer base.
- During all business-related activities, particularly during customer contacts, remains alert for any problem or opportunity that might lead to additional business for any MERC core business area.
- Whenever possible, uses any available opportunity to promote MERC capabilities and interests to customers and potential customers.
- Submits suggestions for new business opportunities or report identified customer problems or opportunities to the Director of Acquisition Strategy through a Chief Engineer.
- Supports Technical Interchange Meetings with customers.
- May mentor lower level employees.
Required Qualifications
- U.S. Citizenship is required.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.
- A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Forensics, or related information security focused degree and 9 years of relevant experience; A Master’s Degree in same and 8 years of relevant experience; a Doctorate in same and 3 years of relevant experience.
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification is required.
- Requires high degree of proficiency and knowledge of personal computers.
- Demonstrated knowledge in the use of specified office automation. packages, such as Microsoft OFFICE™, to include word processing, spread sheet/database applications, graphics applications, and desktop publishing.
Preferred Qualifications

- Working knowledge of all National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publications for applying the Risk Management Framework (e.g 800-37,53,171).

- Knowledge and/or experience in the areas of Penetration Testing, Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, Digital Forensics, and/or Malware Analysis.

- Knowledge and/or proficiency with Python and C#.

- Knowledge and/or proficiency with static and dynamic code analysis.

- Knowledge and/or proficiency with virtual machine operations and sandbox construction.

- Knowledge and/or proficiency in applying Linux and Windows Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).

Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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