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    Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) is looking for the best and brightest to join our Team! MCCS is a comprehensive program that supports and enhances the quality of life for Marines, their families, and others in the Marine Corps Community. We offer a team oriented environment comprised of military personnel, civilian employees, contractors and volunteers who keep the organization functioning smoothly and effectively.

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    The Cybersecurity Analystwill serve within the Enterprise Cybersecurity and Compliance Office as a Validator.

     Conducts assessments of threats and vulnerabilities; determines deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy; assesses the level of risk; and develops and/or recommends appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and nonoperational situations. The position is responsible for evaluation of IT systems or its individual components to determine compliance with published standards. Plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.

     Roles include:

    • Determine level of assurance of developed capabilities based on test results.
    • Develop test plans to address specifications and requirements.
    • Make recommendations based on test results.
    • Determine scope, infrastructure, resources, and data sample size to ensure system requirements are adequately demonstrated.
    • Create auditable evidence of security measures.
    • Validate specifications and requirements for testability.
    • Perform Windows registry analysis.
    • Analyze the results of software, hardware, or interoperability testing.
    • Perform operational testing.
    • Test, evaluate, and verify hardware and/or software to determine compliance with defined specifications and requirements.
    • Develop methods to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts.
    • Provide recommendations for possible improvements and upgrades.
    • Review or conduct audits of IT programs and projects.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of procurement function in addressing information security requirements and supply chain risks through procurement activities and recommend improvements.
    • Conduct import/export reviews for acquiring systems and software.
    • Ensure that supply chain, system, network, performance, and cybersecurity requirements are included in contract language and delivered.
    • Analyze organization's cyber defense policies and configurations and evaluate compliance with regulations and organizational directives.
    • Maintain deployable cyber defense audit toolkit to support cyber defense audit missions.
    • Prepare audit reports that identify technical and procedural findings, and provide recommended remediation strategies/solutions.
    • Perform technical and nontechnical risk and vulnerability assessments of relevant technology focus areas.
    • Make recommendations regarding the selection of cost-effective security controls to mitigate risk.
    • Coordinate with project management, development, and other technical teams to create and submit A&A packages using the Marine Corps Certification and Accreditation Support Tool (MCCAST).
    • Perform technical testing and validation of applications, systems, and networks to evaluate levels of compliance with DoD Security technical implementation guides (STIG), and perform the formal security assessment in step 4 of the RMF process and initiate and finalize the security assessment report (SAR).
    • Assess the implementation of security controls and hardening on various technology platforms in accordance with DoD, DoN, USMC, and DISA policy and guidance for vulnerabilities, STIGs, security requirements guides (SRG), RMF security controls.
    • Coordinate and interface with a team of system administrators and network engineers to complete Cybersecurity testing on systems and networks, and assist with remediation guidance and verification, in accordance with DoD, DoN, USMC, and DISA guidance.

     Assists in the daily operations and development of the MR Cybersecurity program that identifies architecture, requirements, objectives and policies, personnel and processes and procedures as they relate to DOD, DON, USMC policy, standards, and guidelines.  Provides security oversight for MR and subordinate commands to include coordinating MR security measures, conducting analysis, periodic testing, evaluation, verification, accreditation, and review of information system installations at appropriate classification levels.  As a SCV, test the implementation of applicable Cybersecurity controls for an assigned Marine Corps Community Services system. Ensures that development, review, endorsement, and maintenance of security compliance documentation is accomplished.  Validates that documentation includes the System Security Plan(s) (SSP) for all MR applications, networks, and stand-alone systems.  Maintains the appropriate level of personal training and certification required in accordance with DoD 8570.   Develops, coordinates, and conducts security, CY, and compliance training as required.

     Performs security compliance efforts IAW the PCI, FISMA, NIST SP 800 series, FIPS series, and USMC related policies and procedures. 

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Varies

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    Conditions Of Employment

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    Bachelors’ Degree in Information Technology or Business related field appropriate to the work of position OR  ten years of experience performing specific tasks for  Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), security assessments, risk assessments, or cybersecurity (CY): OR an appropriate combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of knowledge and skill equivalent to that gained in the above, OR appropriate experience that demonstrates that the applicant has acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to that gained in the above. 

     Certification as an Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is required or equivalent level education and appropriate experience with DoD system security and information assurance (IA) policy and procedures.

     As an authorized and privileged user of Department of Defense Information Systems must fulfill the requirement to complete DoD Workforce Improvement Program certification (8570.01-M) as a condition of access within six months of employment.

     Expertise in:

    • Ability to identify systemic security issues based on the analysis of vulnerability and configuration data.
    • Ability to analyze test data.
    • Ability to collect, verify, and validate test data.
    • Ability to translate data and test results into evaluative conclusions.
    • Ability to ensure security practices are followed throughout the acquisition process.
    • Ability to share meaningful insights about the context of an organization’s threat environment that improve its risk management posture.
    • Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
    • Ability to produce technical documentation
    • Ability to conduct vulnerability scans and recognize vulnerabilities in security systems
    • Ability to prepare and present briefings
    • Ability to answer questions in a clear and concise manner
    • Ability to communicate effectively when writing

     Proficient in/Experience with:

    • Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerabilities in security systems.
    • Skill in assessing the robustness of security systems and designs.
    • Skill in conducting test events.
    • Skill in detecting host and network based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies (e.g., Snort).
    • Skill in determining an appropriate level of test rigor for a given system.
    • Skill in developing operations-based testing scenarios.
    • Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
    • Skill in mimicking threat behaviors.
    • Skill in writing test plans
    • Skill in performing impact/risk assessments
    • Skill in preparing Test & Evaluation reports
    • Skill in running Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) content and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) based tools for benchmark, compliance checks, and security configuration reviews.
    • Skill in system administration of Active Directory, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
    • Greater than five years’ experience in: all aspects of Information Assurance / Cyber Security, Information Security, and Network Security Programs for the USN and USMC; RMF, network defense, risk and compliance assessment, remediation, and mitigation; system and network engineering, administration, and security; physical security; forensic investigations; vulnerability scanning, analysis, remediation, and reporting; incident handling and response
    • Extensive experience in developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting accomplishments and deficiencies
    • Skill in documenting security compliance related correspondence required by governing authorities and documenting instructions, guidance, and procedures to specified audiences

     Broad Knowledge of:

    • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies. 
    • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
    • Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy. 
    • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
    • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
    • Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
    • Knowledge of federal government enterprise information security architecture framework.
    • Knowledge of authorization and assessment evaluation and validation requirements.
    • Knowledge of Security Assessment and Authorization process.
    • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
    • Knowledge of network hardware devices and functions.
    • Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements.
    • Knowledge of network traffic analysis methods.
    • Knowledge of secure configuration management techniques. (e.g., Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), cybersecurity best practices on cisecurity.org).
    • Knowledge of systems testing and evaluation methods.
    • Knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management Practices (NIST SP 800-161).
    • Knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth).
    • Knowledge of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data security standards.
    • Knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standards.
    • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services.

     May serve as a liaison for communication and response to task orders issued by Marine Forces Cyber Command (MARFORCYBER), HQMC C4, Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM), and Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) for all Information Technology and Cybersecurity initiatives.

     This position has been designated as a position of trust.  The incumbent must be eligible for an Access National Agency Check and Inquiries (ANACI/ Tier 3) background investigation to review and respond to SIPRNet Task Orders (TASKORD), Warning Orders (WARNORD), Fragmentary Orders (FRAGO), and Operational Directives (OPDIRS) for all Cybersecurity Incident Response tasks.  Appointment and continued employment is subject to a favorable adjudication of the security investigation. 


    Additional information

    GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

    It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review: https://www.donhr.navy.mil/NoFearAct.asp.

    As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.
    Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.
    Required Documents:
               *Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.
               *If prior military, DD214 Member Copy
    This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.
    Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Your application/resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. This vacancy will be filled by the best qualified applicant as determined by the selecting official.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


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    Required Documents

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    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Benefits you get to enjoy while working at MCCS include but are not limited to:

    •      Stability of Federal Civilian Service

    •      People with passion for doing work that matters

    •      Quality of Work Life Balance

    •      Competitive Pay

    •      Comprehensive Benefit Packages

    •      Marine Corps Exchange and Base Facility Privileges


    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    All applications must be submitted online via the MCCS Careers website: https://careers.usmc-mccs.org

    Resumes/applications emailed or mailed will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.  To be considered for employment, the application or resume must be submitted online by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

    Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your MCCS user account and review your application status.

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