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Technical and Project Engineering LLC (TAPE) Cyber Security Analyst (Journeyman, Senior, SME) in Lakewood, Colorado

Contingent Upon Award

Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is one of four power marketing administrations in the Department of Energy (DOE).

WAPA’s mission includes:

  • Marketing and delivering reliable, cost-based hydroelectric power, and related services from multi-use water projects within a 15-state region of the central and western United States.

  • Operating and maintaining a high-voltage transmission system that carries electricity generated at power plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the International Boundary and Water Commission.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

  • Provide Network Security Operations Center (NSOC) support and management. Provide engineering and technical support to all software and hardware cyber tools maintained by Cyber Operations.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to in regards to cyber security technical issues, risk analyses, mitigation plans, and continuity of operations planning.

  • Configuring and maintaining black and white lists on the Web Proxy environment (Blue Coat) as well as monitoring user traffic.

  • Configuring devices to be monitored and customizing monitoring capabilities of Network Monitoring Tool (Solarwinds).

  • Configuring scan zones and conducting various internal and external scans of the organization’s networked devices by means of the Vulnerability management tool (Security Center).

  • Conduct internal network scanning using of organization’s networked devices using the vulnerability management tool (Core Impact).

  • Conduct analysis of files/organization’s networked devices using Encase Forensic software.

  • Configuring policies, maintaining up to date rule sets and monitoring intrusion events alerted on by the ID/PS (Sourcefire).

  • Configuring log sources and rule sets, maintaining system software and monitoring SIEM (QRadar) offenses.

  • Creating reports on suspicious/malicious traffic and alerting the respective Regional Cyber Security Officer in a timely manner.

  • Review reports and advisories for indicators and process accordingly.

  • Working with a nationally distributed team.

  • Collaborating with team members as well as other internal/external customers, business partners, management, and vendors.

  • Lead small to medium size projects as directed by management.

  • Deliver appropriate and accurate metrics to management.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems. Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.

  • Four-year degree in Computer Science or a related technical degree (or a minimum of 5 years of progressive IT experience.)

  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments. Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives. Has domain and expert technical knowledge. Directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility for financial management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met. Interactions involve client negotiations and interfacing with senior management. Decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation. May supervise others.

  • Experience to provide investigative, analytic, and troubleshooting skills associated with cyber security, security policy, and operational events.

  • Experience in system administration, network infrastructure, routed IP networks, and cyber security analysis.

  • Experience of cyber security principles such as availability, encryption, digital signatures, ports, protocols, services, risk management, configuration management, access control, security architecture, contingency planning.

  • Experience of cyber security tools configuration, administration and operation.

  • Experience of IT operational monitoring tools configuration, administration and operation.

  • Ability to analyze IOCs.

  • Ability to vet sites and advise to block or allow.

  • Ability to recognize anomalies across the network.

  • Experience as a SOC analyst.

  • Experience with Splunk.

  • Certification in Cyber Security field such as Security+, CISSP, CISM or agreed upon with COR

  • CISSP or related certifications preferred (SANS, Security +, CEH, and others).

  • Two or more years of experience handling cyber-related incidents (in a Federal/DOD environment preferred).

  • Public Trust Clearance/High

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

All employees are responsible for their own safety, as well as that of others in the workplace. To help us maintain a safe workplace, everyone must be safety-conscious at all times. This position is performed in a typical office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Safe use of TAPE equipment, as well as safe practices while on TAPE property is essential.

DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS:

TAPE will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

TAPE is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

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