Staff Cybersecurity Specialist

Apply now Job Vacancy: 22-SW-09
Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

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Staff Cybersecurity Specialist



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Warner Robins, GA

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- Assists with the sustainment of network/information system security through testing, analysis, and application of policy and controls.
- Assists with obtaining 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 perform 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.
- Participates in Technical Interchange Meetings with customers.
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; or an undergraduate degree with Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and a minimum of 2 years of system security experience.
-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.
- Per President Biden’s Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than December 8, 2021 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University.  New hires after December 8, 2021, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.
Preferred Qualifications

- Working knowledge of all National Institute of 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?


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Commensurate with experience

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