Cyber Space Operator
Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Top Secret SCIJob Description:JOB DESCRIPTIONCyber Space Operator (CO)SUMMARYAre you ready for a challenge that will keep you on the cutting edge of cyber-security while supporting multidisciplinary mission assurance / vulnerability assessments on critical mission systems? Parsons provides comprehensive cyber security expertise for national defense programs and is seeking employees with an eye for detail, a drive to succeed, and a passion for ensuring mission success.The Cyber Space Operator is an integral member of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Mission Assurance/Vulnerability Assessment Team. As such, they assess the survivability of critical US and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets. The Assessment teams aim to ensure continuity to critical DoD missions and infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, cyber-attacks, terrorists/Nation-state actors, radio frequency (RF) weapons, sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).Assessment teams may deploy to high threat but permissive environments anywhere in the world. CONUS and OCONUS travel required up to 33% of the time for durations of up to two weeks per trip.Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance eligibility requiredESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAssess communications infrastructure that support installation voice, data, video, radio, electronic security, and industrial control systems/networksIdentify threats/hazards that could affect the mission's communications architecture and using this data to assess the vulnerability and risk to these assetsPerform single-point critical node analysis of an installation's telecommunications, other communications systems, and computer networks including supporting infrastructure (security, power, heating-ventilation-air conditioning, fuel, fire protection, etc.). Provide recommendations to remediate or mitigate system vulnerabilities due to terrorist, manmade, and natural incidentsEvaluate and make recommendations on secure and/or non-secure high-speed digital data transmission, government satellite services, high-frequency radio, long-haul military and commercial radio, telephone, voice frequency circuitry, wireless, facsimile, video, and computer network inter-switch trunksEvaluate and make recommendations for DoD installations on achievable means of enhancing the communications networks and/or systems to ensure local distribution networks and supporting off-site commercial facilities have the capacity, survivability, reliability, and security to support the missionReview Communication plans, Defense Continuity Plans, and other associated plans and provide feedback to improve the documentsPrepare Assessment Team Reports based upon vulnerabilities observed during the assessmentConduct other assessments defined by the Subject Matter Expert Benchmark matrixEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEPossess minimum 5 years, or Bachelor's degree and 2 years, operational experience in the military, other Federal Government, or comparable civilian position in Cyberspace operationsBachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or related technical field; operational experience can serve as a substitute for degree requirementPossess IAT Level II certification as defined and 8570.01-M, or ability to obtain certifications within 180 days of hirePrevious cyber assessment experience desiredKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESPossess a thorough understanding of the Department of Defense Information Networks (DoDIN)Work experience as a network administrator, IT management/consulting, assessing IT, or installation of IT-related systemsIn-depth knowledge of newest information technology threatsUnderstanding of the methodologies used to conduct vulnerability scansKnowledge of Information Assurance, Mission Assurance levels associated with DoD IT SystemsUnderstanding of the Cyber Protection ConditionsKnowledge of Cybersecurity practices and threatsKnowledge of the DoD Risk Management FrameworkAbility to evaluate communications architecture and identify single points of failureKnowledge of risk management concepts employed by DoD or Department of Homeland SecurityMust be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.