Patch Management Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Macdill Afb
United States


Job Description

• The Patch Management Analyst is responsible for monitoring Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert releases (IAVAs) from USCYBERCOMMAND.

• Coordinates and monitors the progress of patches and updates throughout the CENTCOM enterprise.

• Provide guidance when it comes to analyzing and evaluating the patching status of networks and security vulnerabilities on a daily basis.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Includes, but not limited to:

• Assist with ensuring that security policies, standards and procedures are followed.

• Brief government leadership daily on patching status and monthly to show continued/historical progress.

• Assign remediation tasks to applicable branches and track progress through completion.

• Create and track Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and other documentation for approval by the Authorizing Official (AO) as needed.

• Work cross-divisionally with Engineering and Cyber Security regarding testing, validation and documentation of patches and software updates.

• Participate in Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) preparation.

• Monitor the implementation/remediation of IAVAs and security patches.

• Provide guidance throughout the organization regarding the patch management process (IAVM/Remediation)

• Review and analyze patching data (primary tools include ACAS and Nessus), determine action items and remediation efforts.

• Coordinate with change management and problem management to evaluate and facilitate changes and or problem execution related to information systems vulnerabilities.

• Recommend and assist with implementation of remediation/mitigation action plans ensuring no/to limited impact to operations.

• Tracking of other Compliance items as required.



• Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of related experience; OR, High School equivalent and 6+ years of experience.
• TOP SECRET clearance (DoD)

• Security + CE certification (8570 Requirement)

• Active passport and the ability to travel overseas on short notice

• Experience with various Microsoft technologies.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Project, SharePoint, Word, Excel).

• Microsoft Office 2010;2013;2016

• Microsoft System Center Configuration Management (SCCM)

• Windows Server and Client OS

• Microsoft Domain Services (Active Directory, Group Policy, etc.)

• Microsoft SharePoint

• Experience with Tennable Nessus Vulnerability Scanner (Assured Compliance Assessment Solution)

• Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance preferred

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

• Strong problem solving and trend analysis skills.
• Strong analytic and decision making abilities.
• Direct server admin experience.
• Experience with CCRIs, STIGs, IAVMs, System Accreditation (Security Authorization/DIACAP)
• Microsoft Server certifications (e.g., MTS, MCSE, MCSA, etc.)

• ITIL Foundation certification

• Previous experience at USCENTCOM