Cyber Security Analyst - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

Fort Meade
United States

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Cyber Security Analyst

ManTech International has an opening for a Cyber Security Analyst at Fort George G. Meade, MD supporting Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN). 

JFHQ-DODIN is a component command of USCYBERCOM, and is aligned with the Secure, Operate, and Defend the DODIN mission area. JFHQ-DODIN executes Command and Control (C2) of DOD components that conduct DODIN operations and Defensive Cyberspace Operations-Internal Defensive Measures to ensure the DOD has a secure and reliable information infrastructure, and to minimize intrusion attacks.

In support of JFHQ-DODIN's mission, the Cyber Security Analyst will work as part of a team in the JFHQ-DODIN Operations Center (JDOC). The analyst will be assigned to an element that will focus on a designated area of operation (AO) within the DOD.


o Obtain and maintain a working knowledge of the current status of Orders issued by JFHQ-DODIN, and subordinate organizations compliance with issued orders

o Provide near real time situational monitoring of an aligned AO to achieve, sustain, and present a near real time situational understanding of the AO’s operational environment. To include:

• tracking ongoing operations, the posture and disposition of friendly forces and adversary activity

• monitoring, consuming and analyzing operational, intelligence, and incident reporting

• monitoring and querying Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools (e.g., Splunk, ArcSight, McAfee Network Security Manager, etc.) for anomalous activity    

o Collect, analyze and distribute Indicators of Compromise (IOC) in support of the development and implementation of DOD countermeasures

o Develop metrics to measure the effectiveness of practices and controls to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities; and develop dashboards that illustrate the effectiveness of risk mitigation over time.  

o Coordinate DODIN Operations and Defensive Cyber Operations with DOD cyber components; obtain situation reports, incident response efforts, and obtain information for briefings, presentations, or other situational awareness products used to inform senior leadership

o The analyst must be able to work independently (where required) to achieve day-to-day objectives work and as part of a team

o This is a shift-work position; analyst maybe assigned to a day-shift, swing-shift (afternoon), or mid-shift (overnight); to include potentially weekends and/or holidays.


o Applicant must possess an Active TS/SCI security clearance

o Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 6+ years of overall related experience; An additional 4+ years of information technology and/or cyber experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

o Knowledge of the DoD orders process

o Knowledge of Cyber Incident Handling/Triage

o Knowledge of Cyber vulnerability management cycle 

o Knowledge of Windows and/or Unix operating systems

o Knowledge of LAN/WAN design and general internetworking technologies

o Knowledge of security principles, approaches, and technologies (Defense-in-Depth)

o Knowledge of IT security architecture and design (firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Endpoint protection)

o Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Share point

o Knowledge of Windows and/or Unix operating systems

o Knowledge of LAN/WAN design and general internetworking technologies 

o Knowledge of security principles, approaches, and technologies (Defense-in-Depth)

o Knowledge of IT security architecture and design (firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Endpoint protection)

o Excellent oral and written communication skills

o Experience briefing Senior Leaders

o SIEM Tool Experience


o Knowledge of the DoD Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) process

o Knowledge of DOD Cyberspace Operations (JP 3-12)

o Knowledge of DOD’s Cyber Incident Handling Program (CJCSM 6510.01B)

o Knowledge of DODIN Transport (DODI 8010.01)

o Knowledge of Cybersecurity Activities Support to DODIN Operations (DODI 8530.01)

o Knowledge of the Cyber Mission Force (CMF) Construct

o Familiarity with Joint Reporting Structure guidance (CJCSM 3150.05D, CJCSM 3150.07E)

o Familiarity with conducting risk assessments (NIST SP 800-30 Rev 1, Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments; DODIN Risk Assessment Methodology)

o Familiarity with enhancing trust in email (NIST SP 800-177, Trustworthy Email guidance)

o Working knowledge of DOD Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) Viewer

o Working knowledge of Packet Capture (PCAP) and analysis (Noesis, Wireshark) 

o Working knowledge of DOD Boundary and SIEM Tools (DISA Enterprise Collaborative Operational Sensor suite JRSS, etc.)

o DoD 8750 certification at IAT level II or higher; Security+ce.  

Clearance:  Top Secret with SCI eligibility (TS/SCI)- Mandatory

Location: Ft. Meade, MD 

POC:  Please apply on-line and contact our recruiter, Mark Aschenbach, , (703) 488-2073

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