Cybersecurity Specialist for Industrial Control Systems in Annapolis Junction, MD at Parsons

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

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Job Description

Are you a leader in engineering and/or cyber systems who enjoys solving problems and preventing loss?  Do you thrive on protecting our nation’s critical data and infrastructure?

We are currently seeking engineers, analysts, and specialists to join our team in the designing, building, hardening, and remediation of industrial control systems and the networks to which they are connected.

The cybersecurity specialist for industrial control systems engages in cutting edge cyber security, staying in front of risk and implementing new capabilities.

The cybersecurity specialist for industrial control systems advises the client on applying enterprise policy by: conducting risk assessments; guiding the authorization/accreditation process; developing, documenting, and implementing industrial control and cybersecurity strategy, policies, plans, processes, procedures, and specifications; developing concepts of operation and implementing security controls; preparing cyber metrics and developing assessment methods and tools, and conducting cyber assessments, self-tests, and table-top exercises; collecting cyber data, such as network maps, hardware and software data; and ensuring system resiliency.

The cybersecurity specialist for industrial control systems engages in planning and conducting site surveys, preparing survey reports, advising clients on prioritizing security issues, evaluating, designing, and building solutions, and preparing statements of work.

The cybersecurity specialist for industrial control systems also monitors the market for changes in Microsoft server and workstation and operating systems, services, and applications, and Microsoft security threat information, and advises the client on both new technology and mitigation to evolving threat.

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Proof of U.S. citizenship and active US Top Secret Secure is required, with Compartmented Information with full scope polygraph as a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information sciences, math, or related degrees is desired, degree in computer science is a plus.
One or more of cyber security certifications, such as CISSP, GISCP, any CompTIA and/or Cisco cert, CEH/CHFI, NCSF, or CISA is desired.
8+ years experience in information or computer systems is desired. 2 or more years of cyber security experience are a plus.
Knowledge, education, and/or more than 2 or more years experience in application of NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and NIST SP 800-53 is desired, knowledge of NIST SP 800-82 is a plus.
Knowledge, education, and/or more than 2 or more years experience in application of cybersecurity in a building automation or an industrial operation, such as electrical or mechanical systems is desired.
Excellent interpersonal skills and clearly demonstrated leadership experience, such as project management and team lead, for more than 2 years is desired.
Also desired is a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing with team members, managers, and clients, in one-on-one sessions up to group gatherings of 100+, on highly-complex and difficult engineering/software issues pertaining to assigned tasks.
Demonstrated stability in recent jobs is desired.

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Top Secret SCI Poly clearance.

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.