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Principle Cyber Operator- Top Secret, Lompoc, CA 93437

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Principle Cyber Operator, at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437. Contact Elisabeth Laspe for details.  314-669-8020
12 month contract with possible extensions.  Must have an Active Top Secret Clearance to qualify.

  • Provide execute preventative measures to secure and fortify ground segment architecture of assigned Government IT systems. 
  • Provide analysis and support for engineering and architecture considerations affecting DoD IT assets used to enable AF missions. 
  • Perform architectural analysis and modeling that provides input for architectural artifacts (e.g., network diagrams). 
  • Provide Enterprise Architecture products focused on cyber defense data flows/usage and transactions. 
  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. 
  • Analyses performed at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. 
  • Responsible for analyzing and evaluating current and emerging technologies, COTS software, or GOTS software for potential insertion into existing systems or information systems under development. 
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. 
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. 
  • Recommends plans to re-architect assigned Government IT systems to improve cyber resilience. 
  • Responsible for evaluating the cyber defense systems and current ground segment architecture for the assigned 
  • Government IT systems being defended against the cyber risk management metrics, to include Evaluator’s Scoring 
  • Metrics (ESM), and provide recommendations to fulfill cyber defense guidance and methodologies. 
  • Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned. Works under general supervision. 
  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Represents organization on specific projects. 
  • Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. 
  • This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments. 
  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. 
  • Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits. 
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. 
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. 
  • Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pretest preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. 
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. 
  • Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree. 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Master. May consider an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of SIEM/IDS/IPS maintenance/implementation experience.
  • Must possess an active IAT II certification required: One required certification from the following: CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH.
  • Must possess one active certification from the following CASP+ CE, CISSP (or Associate), CSSLP.
  • General frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.
  • Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks.
  • Must have a Top Secret or Must possess an active Interim TS/SCI security clearance. Must be able to obtain and maintain a final TS/SCI security clearance. US citizenship required.

Job Number: 2010110630
Job Location: Lompoc, CA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 02/13/2020
Attention: Elisabeth Laspe
Address: 1215 FERN RIDGE PKWY STE 231
City, State: ST LOUIS, MO 63141
Phone: 314/628-9143
800 Phone: 800/472-3737
Fax Phone: 314/628-9485

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