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Senior Cyber Security Analyst

Company: Mission Support and Test Services, LLC
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Our MISSION is to help ensure the security of the United States and its allies by providing high-hazard experimentation and incident response capabilities through operations, engineering, education, field, and integration services and by acting as environmental stewards to the Site's Cold War legacy. Our VISION is to be the user site of choice for large-scale, high-hazard, national security experimentation, with premier facilities and capabilities below ground, on the ground, and in the air. (See for our unique capabilities.) Our 2,750+ professional, craft, and support employees are called upon to innovate, collaborate, and deliver on some of the more difficult nuclear security challenges facing the world today. In this environment, the best ideas need to be voiced and every opinion matters. As such, MSTS places great value on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is committed to a diverse and equitable workforce, with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, and perspectives.

  • MSTS offers our full-time employees highly competitive salaries and benefits packages including medical, dental, and vision; both a pension and a 401k; paid time off and 96 hours of paid holidays; relocation (if located more than 75 miles from work location); tuition assistance and reimbursement; and more.

  • MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.

    NNSS COVID-19 attestation requirements:
    MSTS is seeking an experienced Cyber Security Analyst.
    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assist in researching, compiling, and analyzing technical data.

    • Assist the ISSM and ISSOs with the execution of their assigned duties.

    • Contribute to an overall productive and respectful work environment by providing excellent customer service and working in a positive, collegial manner always. Maintains cooperative and respectful working relationships with Cyber Security Staff, other divisions, and other customers.

    • Use established standards, practices and procedures as well as an increasing technical knowledge to solve problems and complete projects.

    • Review Cyber Security threat information and assists with mitigating vulnerabilities identified.

    • Conduct a variety of Cyber Security policy compliance tasks such as discovering unauthorized devices, conducting site surveys for non-compliance, and ensuring network access requirements are met.

    • Perform Security Test and Evaluations of information systems in support of a security plan.

    • Write basic information system security plans (ISSPs) for unclassified systems.

    • Complete certification and accreditation of information systems on unclassified systems and networks, assists with the completion and mitigation of security testing and evaluations results.

    • Design networks and systems with a security focus, ensuring systems are developed in accordance with federal law, customer requirements, certification and accreditation requirements, and industry best practices.

    • Review purchase requests for technology items and provide input to senior level Cyber Security staff regarding the risk associated with purchases.

    • Review current Cyber Security threat information and assists the Threat Evaluation Team with mitigating vulnerabilities identified.

    • Collaborate with other outside Cyber Security interests such as Counterintelligence, other DOE sites, US CERT, and law enforcement.

    • Assist with data calls, FISMA reporting, compliance scanning and reporting, continuous monitoring and compiling reports for auditors.


      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent training and experience in a computer-related field and at least 5 years of related experience.

      • Demonstrated thorough understanding of basic principles, theories, standards, practices, protocols, and procedures used in Cyber Security.

      • Knowledge of network-based services and client/server applications, familiarity with intrusion detection systems, familiarity with network architecture and security infrastructure placement.

      • Ability to use network scanning and vulnerability tools and interpret the results.

      • Ability to review and validate remediation efforts of vulnerability scan results.

      • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

      • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, enough to communicate with co-workers, customers, testify, write clear and concise reports, gather information, and collect information.

      • Ability to use multiple electronic devices including standard office machines, cellular phones, and security appliances.

      • Understanding of encryption technologies, identity and authentication technologies.

      • Ability to articulate highly technical processes and information to a non-technical audience.

      • Ability to meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform all assigned duties.

      • Preferred Qualifications:

      • Security Essentials (GSEC)

      • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

      • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

      • Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Security (JNCIS-SEC)

      • VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP)

      • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

      • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

      • GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)

      • GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX)

      • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)

      • GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)

      • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

      • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

      • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

      • Understand the Windows operating system and command line tools, network protocols, and TCP/IP fundamentals.

      • Knowledge of packet inspection, IDS/IPS, HBSS operations, firewall policies, creation of custom host based and perimeter IDS/IPS signatures.

      • Knowledge of Windows Active Directory and how to configure GPO settings and various information assurance tools.

      • Knowledge of Cyber Security vulnerabilities, mitigation strategies, network architecture, and how to apply security controls.

      • The primary work location will be at the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

      • The schedule for the position will be 4/10s (subject to change).

      • Personnel may be requested by leadership to work more than 40 hours per week due to projects, activities, and emergences; critical operational demands may occasionally require off-shift work.

      • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

      • Must possess a valid driver's license.

        MSTS is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants offered employment with MSTS are also subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. In addition, Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship, at least 18 years of age. ReferenceDOE Order 472.2 ( , "Personnel Security". If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
        Department of Energy Q Clearance(position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in10 CFR Part 707.4 ( , "Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites," will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, required to participate in subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference10 CFR Part 709 ( , "Counterintelligence Evaluation Program."
        MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.
        Annual salary range for this position is $86,236.80 - $129,355.20.
        Starting salary is determined based on the position market value, the individual candidate education and experience and internal equity.
        Posted Date7 months ago(8/15/2022 4:58 PM)
        Job ID2022-4525
        of Openings1
        CategoryInformation Technology
        Location : CityNorth Las Vegas
        Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada

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