Cybersecurity Specialist, Journeyman with Security Clearance

at Galapagos, LLC
Published January 20, 2023
Location Washington, DC
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Position Title: Cybersecurity Specialist, Journeyman - 3547 Job Location: Washington, DC Job Summary: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is looking for a Cybersecurity Specialist- Journeyman to work within a cohesive team environment and is responsible for overseeing and reporting compliance with security plans for the Government. Must be able to maintain, operate and manage, and propose changes to the Government's security program to include process, technical, administrative, configuration management, and total life-cycle support. This position shall provide the Government with recommendations and solutions for implementing AF Intelligence Community (IC) cybersecurity programs and projects. Shall adhere to AF and IC standards and those processes and further defined by the Government. Shall provide program reviews, schedules, action item updates and required procedures by established deadlines. Shall conduct timely and in-depth research for policies and processes. Needs to be able apply IT security control requirements to address the level of security required to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of system data & resources. Solutions shall be compatible with system or network hardware and software configurations and shall be approved by the configuration managers of the system and network. Recommendations shall include test plans and procedures to ensure the results support the required objectives and capabilities. Shall make edits to existing Government documents, prepare briefings as required to update the Government on the status of actions and coordinate with all project members to meet the goals and objectives of the assigned task. If required to implement a cybersecurity initiative, the Program Manager (PM) shall complete the Assessments and Authorizations (A&A) documents required to obtain an Authorization to Operate (ATO). Education / Certifications: * Candidates must have a BA/BS or MA/MS degree * 6+ Years of experience in Cybersecurity or related functional area * Minimum 1 year of experience using Risk Management Framework (RMF) IT security controls and policies * Minimum DoD 8140/DoD 8570 IASAE Level II Certification * DoD experience required Skills / Experience Required: * Ensures the rigorous application of cybersecurity policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity services * Develops and designs security solutions to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information throughout the enterprise * Identifies, plans, and documents improvements to security controls currently in place * Develops and documents recommendations and courses of action (COAs) to solve complex cybersecurity problems * Develops and interprets cybersecurity requirements as part of the IT acquisition development process and assists in the formulation of cybersecurity/IT budgets * Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified security hardware, operating systems, and software applications * Ensures the assessment and implementation of identified computer and network environment fixes such as system patches and fixes associated with specific technical vulnerabilities as part of the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management program * Guides the implementation of appropriate operational structures and processes to ensure an effective cybersecurity program, including boundary defense, incident detection, and response * Other duties as assigned by the government/contract * Provide cybersecurity and IA services to support C5ISR activities * Provide technological responses that prevent, detect, & respond to cyber threats & conduct research & analysis of actionable cyber threats requiring a rapid response * Provide a Cybersecurity Strategy plan that shall be an iterative document that reflects both the program's long-term approach to, as well as its implementation of, cybersecurity throughout the program life cycle * Provide day-to-day security management & oversight for classified activities, including maintaining sensitive documents, data, & equipment; performing routine data updates & required security patches; and providing monthly reports on security updates and patching activities * Provide an inventory report for all COMSEC, hardware, and software * Assist Government with developing sanitation & secure data extraction programs for media, security incident cleanup plans, system certification testing plans, vulnerability testing, & protection measure procedures * Identify requirements for fielding and supporting encryption and cryptologic equipment and keys for classified networks. * Provide System Vulnerability Assessment Reports * Conduct Computer Network Defense (CND) for classified & unclassified networks & support Government with establishment, operations, & maintenance of CND environment(s) for applicable C5ISR solutions Security Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen. A high-level Department of Defense (DoD) active security clearance may be required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to government information Physical Requirements: Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time and the position may require typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have enough mobility, including bending, reaching, and kneeling, to complete daily duties in a prompt and efficient manner and may include lifting to thirty (30) pounds, as necessary. Company Summary: Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO (Native Hawaiian Organization) 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services. Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects found around the world, our team has innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technological solutions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget." Company Employment Statement: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing as positions, functions, and qualifications may vary depending on business needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.