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Job #: R-00027818
Location: Bluemont, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: 24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Security Operations Center (SOC) Support Services is a US Government program responsible to monitor, detect, analyze, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats and adversarial activity on the DHS Enterprise.  The DHS SOC has primary responsibility for monitoring and responding to security events and incidents detected at the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Policy Enforcement Point (PEP) and is responsible for directing and coordinating detection and response activities performed by each Component SOC. Direction and coordination are achieved through a new shared DHS incident tracking system and other means of coordination and communication.
The DHS SOC Support Service Contract has a need for a Tier 1 Cyber Threat Analyst. This is a full time funded position based in Bluemont, VA (Mount Weather). 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:

Perform network security monitoring and detection. Proactively searching for threats. Inspect traffic for anomalies and new malware patterns. Investigate and analyze logs. Investigate and analyze longs. Provide analysis and response to alerts, and document activity in SOC investigations and Security Event Notifications (SENs).


Requires BS degree and 2 – 4 years of relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of relevant experience or additional years of experience and cyber certifications may be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum of a current Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
In addition to specific clearance requirements all Department of Homeland Security SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Tier 1 analyst candidates shall have a minimum of one (1) year professional experience in network or UNIX/Linux system administration, software engineering, software development, and/or a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field
  • Knowledge of TCP/UDP/IP networking
  • familiarity with packet analysis tools such as Wireshark
  • General understanding of network tools (firewall, IDS/IPS, Web Proxy, etc)
  • Perform problem solving
  • Familiar with common attack vectors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Splunk Enterprise Search and Splunk Enterprise Security
  • Understanding of APT
  • Familiar with security process and methodologies (Cyber Kill Chain, MITRE ATT&CK, Diamond Model)
  • Experienced with basic scripting/programming (e.g. Python, Powershell, etc)


Must have at least one of the following certifications:

  • Comptia: Security+, Linux+, Network+, Cloud+
  • EC Council: CEH, CHFI, LPT, ECSA
  • Offensive Security: OSCP, OSCE, OSWP
  • OSEE EnCase: EnCE
  • IR Carnegie Mellon: CCSIH"

Available Shifts:

Front Days: Sunday – Tuesday 7am – 7pm and alternating 8 hours on Wednesdays

Back Days: Thursday – Saturday 7am – 7pm and alternating 8 hours on Wednesdays

Back Nights: Sunday - Tuesday 7pm - 7am and alternating 8 hours on Wednesdays

Back Nights: Thursday – Saturday 7pm – 7am and alternating 8 hours on Wednesdays

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:



24/7 12 Hour Shift Pattern

Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Security


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