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Countermeasures SAS Team Lead in Fairmont at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

General Dynamics IT has an opening for a NOAA Countermeasures SAS Team Lead with strong communication and technical skills that will provide cybersecurity monitoring and situational awareness across the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) System Administration Staff (SAS) organization.  The NOAA SAS provides system administration services for the NOAA0100 FISMA High system computers and networks used by the NCSC and ESOC to perform their functions.  This includes software patching and NIST 800-53 r4 high-impact security controls configurations.

  • Provide the trained personnel, processes, and procedures to maintain and augment the IT systems operations that support the NCSC and the NOAA0100 FISMA High IT infrastructure.
  • Plan, architect, engineer, and propose new and/or improved infrastructure and systems architecture to meet the current and future needs of the NCSC.
  • Operate and maintain infrastructure and systems at multiple, geographically distributed sites at a high level of quality.
  • Operate a robust backup strategy for all NOAA0100 systems.
  • Maintain critical systems at a 99.99% uptime.

The candidate must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain Department of Commerce vetting clearance.

Specific roles & responsibilities for the position include but not limited to the following:

  • Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents.
  • Monitors and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.
  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information.
  • Evaluates firewall change requests and assess organizational risk.
  • Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.
  • Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls.
  • Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.
  • Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance.
  • Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves as a technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Candidates must be willing to submit resumes to be included in the final proposal submission. Employment is contingent upon contract award.

Job Requirements

  • 8-10 years of related experience in data security administration, including supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with the tasks and technology such as the following: Centralized system administration, System level installation and patching support, Workstation Tier 1-3 support, Printer support, Help desk application, Email server management, NEMS system administration for HDQ, Storage administration, COOP Failover, System monitoring, Antivirus Protection, Host-based IPS, Data at rest encryption, Network Intrusion Detection, Network Management, Firewall administration, Centralized Authentication Services, Asset inventory management, Public and Private DNS system administration, Remote Access administration, TIC 1.0 administration, TIC 2.0 administration, Virtualization Services, ECMO Administration, Web Server Administration, System Backup and Restoral, Network Time, Pre-production Testing Environment (Development), Documentation portal, IRC Portal

Additional Desired Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience in network security with a focus on computer forensics, static code reverse engineering, and advanced (packet) network analysis. Static code reverse engineering experience can be substituted by experience in similar skill in computer forensics, network analysis, mobile device forensics related to malicious code, network flow analysis, or other similar skill.
  • Three (3) years of technical task management and supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in deploying and maintaining open source network security monitoring and assessment tools.
  • Experience writing contract deliverables such as Trend Analysis reports and Quarterly Status Reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Effective supervisory skills.
  • Certification in one or more specific technologies.
  • Familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures.
  • Understanding of firewall theory and configuration.
  • Requires understanding of DHS/DoD policies and procedures, such as FIPS 199, FIPS 200, NIST 800-53, DHS 4300A SSH and other applicable policies.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.