Cyber Watch Officer (Junior)

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  Full Time   Employee   Contractor


United States

We are seeking Watch Officers who are flexible with their shift preference and availability across the weekday shifts (day, swing and mid) as well as 12 hour weekend shifts and want to work in a dynamic operational environment! The selected Junior Watch Officer will perform cyber intelligence analysis activities related to Computer Network Defense (CND) as part of the Intelligence Community Incident Response Center 24x7 cyber Watch Center. The candidate will coordinate and collaborate with Intelligence Community (IC) elements to maintain Common Situational Awareness (CSA) of network incidents and events for the community, Senior Director of National Intelligence (DNI) staff, and the IC Chief Information Officer (CIO). As a member of the team, the candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other IC, Nation Cybersecurity Centers, Department of Defense, and other Federal/Civilian entities to ensure successful mission accomplishment with the intention of meeting and exceeding the program's long-term goals.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Work an 8-hour or 12-hour shift on the IC-IRC Watch Floor
• Brief senior leadership daily on emerging threats, high profile incidents, and upcoming events
• Possess experience leading cyber, technical, or analytical teams
• Conduct cyber intelligence link analysis utilizing open-source and classified research on emerging/trending threats and vulnerabilities
• Collaborate between IC elements as necessary during incident detection and response stages
• Create releasable finished intelligence products and reports for the IC as well as IC Senior Leadership
• Maintain incident case management database for all reported IC incidents
• Analyze incidents and events captured in the Case Management Database for trends, patterns, or actionable information
• Leverage existing business processes and where necessary define and document new repeatable business processes and procedures
• Assess enterprise/community risk to network assets and performance
• Establish a baseline understanding of IC-wide network assets and capabilities through community outreach and persistent communication with IC elements
• Research external information on events, incidents, outages, threats, and technical vulnerabilities
• Coordinate and disseminate the best course of action for the IC enterprise during cybersecurity events, incidents, outages, threats and technical vulnerabilities with the fusion analysis team
• Coordinate individual organizational actions to reduce overall shared risk to the IC Information Environment (IC IE) and IC ITE
• Disseminates, researches and responds to requests for information (RFIs) with an understanding of the correct IC elements involved and demonstrate the understanding of what information is requested
• Assess incidents to identify type of attack, estimate impact, and collect evidence
• Recommend range of mitigation actions for decision making at the Action-Officer and Senior Leadership level
• Continues professional understanding and knowledge of IC National Cybersecurity Center relationships, policy and architecture

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a polygraph; active TS/SCI with Polygraph preferred
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Computer Security, or equivalent with 1-3 years watch operations experience
• Experience in information security incident handling
• Experience with Cyber Intelligence Analysis or Intelligence Analysis
• Strong technical, written and verbal communication skills
• Must presently be 8570 compliant, with proper Continuing Education (CE) by date of security indoctrination.
• Security+ preferred Advertisement

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