Cyber Security Analyst Associate

Job Description:

The coordinated terrorist attacks on the morning of September 11, 2001 forever impacted the course of history and the American way of life. Those attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), designed to prevent similar attacks from occurring in the future.

CSRA supports the TSA, the leading Counterterrorism Agency for the US Government, by managing its worldwide IT environment. Our day-to-day mission is to provide that support in such a way that TSA can protect every single one of those 695 million people equally well, thus protecting our transportation infrastructure and ensuring freedom of movement for people and commerce. The IT Infrastructure Program Bridge Contract provides comprehensive IT managed services towards the sustainment of some of the customer’s most critical IT systems and applications. 

Currently, we are seeking a Cyber Security Analyst Associate in Arlington, VA. The selected candidate must be able to obtain government security clearance, per contract requirements (Clearance Level: Secret / EOD).

This position performs forensic analysis of digital information and gathers and handles evidence. Identifies network computer intrusion evidence and perpetrators. Investigates cyber incidents, analyzes logs, and verifies the health of security systems. Ensures chain of custody and control procedures, documents procedures and findings in a manner suitable for presentation and prepares comprehensive written notes and reports. May be required to present findings to customer and company leadership. Includes application of technical principles, theories, and concepts typically obtained from a prolonged course of study.

So what is required of a Cyber Security Analyst Associate on a day to day basis? There are quite a myriad of tasks and responsibilities, such as:

  • Generates security incident tickets to address findings identified through scheduled audits, notifications from enterprise operations, and customer requests.
  • Perform root cause analysis of incident tickets, documents findings in tickets, escalate incidents as required, and performs all tasks to ensure tickets are closed timely with accurate information and proper resolution.
  • Performs daily health checks of security applications to ensure optimal functionality.
  • Performs audit of access control systems to ensure that security controls are effective and policies are met.
  • Performs general system administration of security applications
  • Develops solutions to technical problems of limited scope.  Applies practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be obtained.  May make recommendations for improving processes.
  • Contributes to completion of technical tasks. Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs.
  • Work is performed under general supervision. Work requires independently determining course of action but is reviewed for adequacy and accuracy.
  • Contacts are primarily with immediate work team and management. Occasional interaction with other sections or groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Is this job the next step in your career? Are you ready to take the leap and help ensure American’s and their goods are free to move about the country?

Work Shift:

  • Sun-Tue 7AM to 7PM & Every other Wednesday 7AM to 7PM or
  • Thur-Sat 7AM to 7PM & Every other Wednesday 7AM to 7PM

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • DoD SECRET Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field preferred
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in network, host, data and/or application security in multiple operating system environments
  • Experience working with internet, web, application and network security techniques
  • Experience working with relevant operating system security (Windows, Solaris, Linux, etc.)

It would be great if you also had:

  • 2 years of direct experience
  • SEC+ or CISSP Certification
  • ITILv3 certification

Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to troubleshoot and resolve network/operating system security issues
  • Ability to perform and interpret vulnerability assessments
  • Ability to administer the operations of a security infrastructure
  • Ability to balance and prioritize work

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Telecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington – 1200 S Hayes St (VAS033)

Additional Work Locations:

USA LA Bossier City – 6300 E Texas St (LAS002)

CSRA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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