Lead Cyber Security Analyst (information Security Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$77,556.13 - $129,259.94 Annually
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 29, 2019
Full Time
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Serves as a senior expert in the field of Cyber and IT security and privacy on the Information Security Office (ISO) team, assessing cyber threats, responding to cyber incidents and agencies' inquiries while implementing and administering cyber security tools and systems to ensure secure enterprise-wide IT operations, performance, data, and resiliency. Duties include:
  • Implements, administers and supports security systems to include host endpoint protection, data loss prevention, network-based intrusion detection and prevention systems, application layer firewalls, vulnerability management and forensics utilities, and other infrastructure deployed and maintained by the ISO.
  • Participates in internal and third-party security assessments and audits requiring interaction with agencies to remediate discovered system vulnerabilities.
  • Operates 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, and patch management issues.
  • Coordinates daily with other Department of Information Technology (DIT) divisions and Agency Information Security Coordinators and IT Analysts, and external entities.
  • Participates in fulfilling data searches including legal electronic files preservation, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), other data requests, investigations, and forensics. Act as general technical and operation advisor for cyber on behalf of the ISO.
  • Stays abreast of Cyber Security and seeks to acquire or maintain industry certifications. Supports and responds to emergency IT events and supports county EOC activations as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • This position works under the direction of the Chief Information Security Officer.

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, 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.


Not applicable.

Knowledge and experience with implementing and assessing compliance with information technology and privacy protection regulation and standards such as PII, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, 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, applications, WEB 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 in handling investigations and sensitive matters.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
Incumbents in the position are subject to periodic background checks including if under investigation by national or international law enforcement and intelligence agencies in order to be able to perform job duties.

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

Panel interview.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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