Cybersecurity/ Information Security Systems Analyst – Associate

at LinQuest Corporation
Published January 19, 2023
Location Sierra Vista, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  



The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is responsible for the oversight of all DISA test and evaluation (T&E) within DISA. The mission of the JITC labs at Fort Meade and Fort Huachuca is to enable the successful transition of joint acquisition IT systems from developmental testing to fielding through early and continuous involvement in the program life cycle.

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Performs cybersecurity test and evaluation (T&E) of Information Technology/National Security Systems (IT/NSS) to assess system capabilities that support the protection of system data, detection of unauthorized system activities, reaction to system compromises, restoration of system capabilities, and continuous monitoring for system threats.

  • Conducts cybersecurity T&E throughout the full system acquisition lifecycle, supporting both DCO and DoD mission systems. A cybersecurity T&E analyst follows and applies common T&E practices and DoD cybersecurity/information security directives and instructions during the following processes: identify requirements, verify user needs, develop evaluation approach, collect data, analyze data, and report on findings.

  • Reviews, analyzes, and IT systems information security operations. Reviews and analyzes blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings, diagrams, and specifications.

  • Must be able to review, analyze, and interpret customer information. Solicits system requirements and associated operational environments to produce an evaluation approach that supports T&E objectives. Shares and briefs cybersecurity T&E project milestones to all levels of stakeholders.

  • Conducts and may oversee cybersecurity testing of processes and products. Responsible for the design and implementation of test procedures to determine if standards and criteria are met.

  • Recommends adjustments to the cybersecurity processes or detailed procedures if appropriate. Responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; conducts audits and reviews/analyzes data and documentation.

  • Relies on manual methods and automated test tools to execute the cybersecurity assessment and collect data. Inspects, tests, and measures data that is produced or consumed.

  • Must be able to document, notify, brief, and discuss results. Records all initial findings and documents final test results in a designated formal cybersecurity report.

  • Accounts for anomalies and errors found in testing, notifies customers and management, and may help analyze and/or correct problems. This labor category also may include personnel who provide technical testing, test analysis and/or test management support in cybersecurity T&E areas where capabilities are normally gained primarily through extensive on-the-job experience or specialized formal Government or institutional training and certification.

  • On-the-job experience must be in specific IT fields and/or testing areas. This work requires understanding of DoD cybersecurity/information security directives and instructions.

  • Analysts must possess experience with DoDs defense in depth architecture; the capabilities associated with the DoD architecture; and IA/CND Policies and Procedures.

  • This level is intended to coincide with DoD 8570.01M IAT/IAM/IASAE and the Contractor must comply with the associated qualification and certification requirements as specified by individual Task Orders.

  • Must be familiar with standard cybersecurity concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on instructions and pre- established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

  • Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a project leader, supervisor, or manager.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • An active TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered for this position

  • Acceptable degree specialties include but are not limited to the following: Information Technology, Mathematics, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, and various engineering and science disciplines. Requires a Bachelors degree; or an Associates degree with at least 2 years of experience; or at least 60 semester hours of formal education working towards an Associates; or Bachelors degree and at least 2 years of experience; or 4 years of experience. Additional certifications (other than those required for the position) in the area of specialization may be substituted for experience but varies by certification. The degree must be in a relevant technical curriculum and experience must be related to the job duties.

Benefits: LinQuest offers comprehensive and competitive benefit offerings to our team members to include medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, company paid life insurance, and more! For additional information please visit:

COVID-19 Compliance Guidelines: As a federal contractor, all LinQuest team members may be required to comply with Executive Order 14042- Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, which may include mandatory vaccination and ability to provide proof of vaccination status prior to start of employment. Additionally, team members are expected to comply with all safety protocols related to mask wearing and physical distancing while in covered contractor workplaces. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through LinQuest Human Resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.


Licenses & Certifications


  • TS/SCI

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)