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Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to FEMA networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to FEMA information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The FEMA SOC is responsible for the overall security of FEMA Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.
The DHS FEMA SOC Program has a critical need for a Tier 1 Cyber Security Analyst. This is a full time position based in Bluemont, VA (Mount Weather). This position does not have Telecommuting Options and is 24x7 support (shifts).
The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of cyber threats, information security, security monitoring, threat detection, incident response, and incident handling (NIST SP 800-61). The candidate should be familiar with conducting security monitoring in a SIEM such as Splunk, ArcSight, McAfee ESM, or other like-tools. The candidate must be familiar with TCP/IP ports and protocols, IDS/IPS systems, and basic incident handling and response concepts.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Requires BS degree or equivalent work experience and 2 years of relevant experience in Cyber Security.
Minimum of a current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
In addition to specific clearance requirements all Department of Homeland Security FEMA SOC employees are required to have or be able to favorably pass a 5 year (BI) Background Investigation.
Must have a recognized security certifications like Security+ ,CEH, or SANS Certification or equivalent other industry certifications, background and knowledge.