Lead Cyber Security Analyst (information Security Analyst Iii)

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$87,709.02 - $146,181.36 Annually
Closing date
Dec 29, 2023

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Analyst, Security Engineer, IT
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

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Serves as a senior expert in the field of cyber security and privacy with the Information Security Office, to include assessing cyber threats, responding to cyber incidents, responding to agency inquiries, and implementing and administering cyber security tools and systems. Works closely with our cloud engineering and security teams to design, implement, and maintain cloud security solutions for our enterprise. Should have a strong background in cloud security, container and virtual network security, and SIEM technologies.

Duties may include:
  1. Implement, administer, and support security systems to include host endpoint protection, data loss prevention, network-based intrusion detection and prevention systems, application layer firewalls, vulnerability management, forensics utilities, and other infrastructure deployed and maintained by the ISO.
  2. Design, implement, and maintain cloud security solutions and best practices.
  3. Participate in internal and third-party security assessments and audits requiring interaction with agencies to remediate discovered system vulnerabilities.
  4. Administer and use a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system and other security dashboards to monitor, research, and respond to cyber security related events and incidents due to data loss or system breach, malicious code, system configuration, or other issues.
  5. Coordinate daily with other Department of Information Technology (DIT) divisions and Agency Information Security Coordinators and IT Analysts, and external entities.
  6. Participate in fulfilling data searches to include legal electronic files preservation, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), other data requests, investigations, and forensics.
  7. Act as a general technical and operational advisor for cyber security on behalf of the ISO.
  8. Stay abreast of current and evolving cyber security trends and seek to acquire or maintain industry certifications.
  9. Support and respond to emergency IT events and support county emergency operations center activations as needed.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a computer or information science discipline, IT/cyber security, network or IT systems administration, engineering; or a bachelor's degree in a business or related field that has been supplemented by at least 24 credit hours of intermediate computer science coursework; plus two years of experience in information security systems, network, or cyber security work.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Knowledge and experience with implementing and assessing compliance with information technology and privacy protection regulation and standards such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, CJIS, VA Code and Federal PII protections, and other institutional technology standards and best practices defined by NIST, ISO 27000 series, OWASP, and SANS Top 20 Security Controls. Understanding and experience with network and security architecture, multiple operating system platforms, databases, web applications, and other evolving mobile and cloud technologies, to include but not limited to the following: malware inspection, traditional and application layer firewalls, VPN, identity management systems, data loss prevention, and network and host-based intrusion detection/prevention systems. Experience with identity management and other access controls.

Work is generally sedentary performed in a normal work environment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.



Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobsfor nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

For more information on applying, please click here - https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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