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    Steve Ressler

    NGA Information Assurance

    Closes: 2011-09-09 (Friday)
    Pay Band 03 of 05 $62,467 – $121,677
    Org: ESOC, Cyber Security Operations Branch
    Location: 7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, VA

    ANNOUNCEMENT REOPENED: This announcement has been reopened. Previous applicants need not reapply. This announcement will close on 9 Sept 11.

    PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: Depending on funding availability, PCS expenses may be authorized by the hiring component.

    ESOC, Cyber Security Operations Branch, is seeking an organized and proactive individual to provide professional technical and executive level support to the Enterprise Operations Key Component. The candidate and Service Level Manager will be responsible for identifying, researching, coordinating, prioritizing, and developing solutions in a high-pace, often crisis driven, work environment with complex and shifting priorities. These efforts will involve requirements from Intrusion Detection System (IDS), CERT, Counter-Intelligence (CI), Perimeter Defense, Network Operations Centers (NOC), and Computer Investigation and Awareness Division (CIAD) operations for NGA. The candidate will be required to keep NGA/E leadership apprised of high priority issues that may impact performance of cyber security operations and functions within the agency. Candidate must be a self-starter, be able to work independently, effective oral/written communication skills, possess strong organizational and briefing skills at the senior level along with demonstrate an attention to details and an ability to react quickly to changing requirements and priorities, willing to assume responsibility/ownership for actions and task, possess knowledge of project/program management or execution, and leading people.

    Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. For this particular job, applicants must have experience in the following: Decision making ability in time-critical situations; demonstrated leadership and management abilities, ability to handle a variety of complex problems and issues simultaneously, problem identification, analysis & resolution, system engineering, defense-in-depth IT security strategies, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) operations & monitoring, enterprise network analysis, contract performance oversight, security event management, and Computer Security Incident Response Team activities. Applicants will be responsible for management oversight of the integrated reporting of enterprise/network anomalous activity on a 24×7 hour basis. Applicant will ensure the level of compromise, coordinate response with responsible senior leadership and/or organizations and oversight of corrective action for every intrusion including, but not limited to: (1) identifying the source (i.e., country of origin, IP address, resolved name, etc. along with the target for every compromising intrusion; (2) identifying the methodology of every compromising intrusion, recommending changes. Maintain, operate, manage, and propose changes to the Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to include process, technical, administrative, configuration management, property (hardware and software) accountability, and total lifecycle management/support. Applicant will be required to provide quarterly briefings to senior leadership, to include the CIO, on detailed conditions of IDS sensors across the enterprise along with mitigation plans for any issues compromising the network. Applicant will serve as the Technical or Government Functional Monitor over all contracts supporting the IDS program.

    Information Assurance Certifications in accordance with DoD Directive 8570.1.

    In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: Interpersonal Relationship Development/Networking; Risk Management, cyber exploits and incident handling, Linux fundamentals, Tripwire, Wireshark, ArcSight, CERT, command line log analysis & graphical reporting, Network Security from a Traffic Analysis Perspective, Computer Forensics. Applicant must be able to organize and lead change effort and must have demonstrated experience in effective execution of team activities. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of NGA’s myriad of IT systems, Configuration Management (CM) processes for major IT systems, current cyber security industry best practices and trends for IT operations and services; problem solving and mediation techniques.

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