Cyber Security ICyber Security INFO Systems Technical Engineer - Duty Analyst

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Cyber Security INFO Systems Technical Engineer - Duty Officer - 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 Cyber Security INFO Systems Technical Engineer supports a United States Agency Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization protecting the network security of its users.

Duty Analyst responsibilities include:
- Perform daily Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS) monitoring to ensure that all sensors are active.
- Review the Security Information Management (SIM) tool interface, as the tool correlates and aggregates alert data from multiple IDS sensor types and additional security devices.
- Review alerts and packet-level data collected from sensors on a daily basis and report findings to the government Watch Officer (WO).
- Provide incident response functions when appropriate and coordinate activities with field site personnel when directed by the government WO.
- Support the government WO in publishing incidents, alerts, advisories and bulletins as required.
- Assist the government WO with telephone calls when the WO is away from the Operations Center or handing a caller on another line.
- Conduct research pertaining to the latest viruses, worms, etc. and the latest technological advances in combating unauthorized access to information.
- Submit an End-of-shift Report summarizing activities for each shift
- Perform other Network Security/Information Assurance tasks as assigned.
- Shift work is required.

Required Education and Training:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
- Minimum ten years of relevant professional experience is considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.
- Certification or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hiring for GCIA (Certified Intrusion Analyst) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) is desired.

Required Experience:
- In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
- Minimum four years IT experience.
- Must have two years experience in network security analysis, using intrusion detection systems.
- Must have experience conducting analysis at the packet level.
- An active TS/SCI clearance is required.

Preferred Experience:
- Experience administering UNIX-based systems
- Experience with Snort, eTrust and Cisco intrusion detection sensors.
- Experience with vulnerability assessment tools (Nessus, FoundScan, etc.)
- Firewall administration experience (Checkpoint NG, etc.)
- CISSP and/or SANS/GIAC Certification

Qualities/Additional info:

Duty Analysts should be proven team players with excellent oral and written communications skills.

Frequent interaction with government client is required.

Little to no travel is required.

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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