Cyber Security Program Manager

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Cyber Security Program Manager - TS/SCI
Springfield, VA

Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, intelligence, information technology, facility, environmental, and energy needs. Our staff has supported mission-critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance cleanup, missile defense, and disaster relief programs both here and around the globe.

We excel in delivering to mission-critical expectations.
Parsons makes the world a safer place

The Program Manager supports a United States Government Agency's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) protecting network security. The work site is located in Springfield, Virginia. Responsibilities include:

- The Program Manager will take direction from the CERT Director and/or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for all work to be performed by Contract personnel.
- Serve as the on-site contact for contractor personnel understanding the latest status of projects being worked by the contractor team, handling scheduling of personnel, drafting reports, and being the first line of communication with the Agency concerning contractor team issues.
- Build, oversee, grow and support as necessary, the CERT Operations and Support Teams consisting of:
- The Protection Group performing Network Mapping, Vulnerability Assessment, Antivirus protection, etc.
- The Detection Group performing:
- 1st level analysis of network traffic using Intrusion Detection/Prevention Sensors (IDS/IPS) sensors.
- 2nd level analysis of network traffic using IDS/IPS sensors and a Security Information Management (SIM) tool.
- Maintenance, security control configuration and rule set development for various security devices.
- The Response Group coordinating activities with field site personnel as directed by the government.
- The Development Group performing research, testing, implementation, configuration and maintenance functions.
- The Infrastructure Group performing Information Security asset deployments, as well as database, network, system and firewall administration functions.
- Set up and maintenance of research and development lab, including cradle-to-grave assessments of potential new tools for incorporation into the security architecture
- Recommend technological/architectural upgrades/modifications to Agency information security architecture
- Serve as a technical resource at Agency meetings and presentations
- Provide input to draft InfoSec policies
- Augment coverage for shifts positions when required

Required Education and Training:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience is considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
- Certification in PMP (Project Management Professional) and ITIL-v3 (IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 Master) is required.
- Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance.

Required Experience:
- In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
- Minimum 12 years IT experience with at least five years in Network Security.

Preferred Experience:
-Three years network security analysis, using intrusion detection systems.
- Experience with vulnerability assessment tools (Nessus, FoundScan, etc.)
- Experience conducting analysis at the packet level.
- Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC).
- Experience with Capability Maturity Models (CMM)
- Firewall administration experience (Checkpoint, etc.)
- Experience with Snort, ISS and Cisco intrusion detection sensors.
- Experience with Host-Based and Network-Base IDS
- Experience with Security Information Management Tools (ArcSight, netForensics, e-Security, etc.)
- AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, and Content Filtering solutions
- Help Desk Systems and Network Management solutions

Qualities/Additional info:

Program Manager should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to work in high pace / demanding environment with technical staff implementing processes and procedures and senior / executive customer staff at an agency policy level.

Program Manager should also be a self-starter, capable of working projects cradle-to-grave, independently if necessary.

Continuous interaction with government client is required.

Occasional local travel. Infrequent (

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.


Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Currently, 13,000 Parsons employees are engaged in 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

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