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Job #: R-00022640
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP 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 CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.
The DHS CBP SOC Program has a critical need for a Cyber Analyst. This is a full time funded position based in Alexandria, VA. This position does not have Telecommuting Options.
The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of cyber threats, information security, and monitoring and detection. The candidate must be familiar with TCP/IP ports and protocols, intrusion detection systems, and netflow analysis. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide service to SOD personnel experiencing IT issues on CBP technology architecture that includes hardware, software, applications, networks, systems, security tools and other related accounts
  •  Evaluates, analyzes and trouble-shoots password and Tier 1 general IT incidents in a security environment in Remedy Ticket System through phone calls, emails or in person communication with the customer
  • Creates, documents and manages incident tickets about account related issues
  • Provide materials and transmit notices/advisories to make team members aware of common causes of system password reset issues and their temporary workarounds and pending permanent solutions available in their knowledge base repositories
  • Gathers data on the tracking and closure of password related incidents (documented, categorized, escalated, status, troubleshooting procedures, workaround/solution attempted, confirmation of resolution) for reporting purposes
  • Provision accounts in SOC security tools for incoming users; de-provision accounts for outgoing users in SOC security tools
  • Perform Tier 1 troubleshooting on SOC security tools and escalate issues to the Security Engineering team as needed
  • Develop and create SOP documents for wide range of common tasks and procedures performed by the Security Engineering team
  • Performs basic account management
  • Performs tasks in support of cyber security engineering team projects


Requires BS degree and 2 – 4 years of relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, a combination of cyber experience and certifications will be considered
Minimum of a current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
In addition to specific clearance requirements all Department of Homeland Security CBP SOC employees are required to have or be able to favorably pass a 5 year (BI) Background Investigation.
Security+ Certification or equivalent in industry certification, background and knowledge.
Superior customer-service, listening, problem-solving, speaking and writing skills

  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • MS Office Support
  • MS, O-365, Outlook troubleshooting
  • Knowledge with VPN software and networking protocol concepts
  • Windows based operating systems
  • Remedy or other Ticketing System
  • Basic knowledge of application, tool, software and hardware troubleshooting
  • Any security tools (the more, the better)
  • Proficiency in remote support software and tools


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Cyber Security


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