JOB DESCRIPTION: Cybersecurity Service Providers protect, monitor, analyze, detect, and respond to unauthorized activity associated with NGA computer networks. They collect information and data to identify, analyze, and report events and incidents that may impact the network. They respond to crises or urgent situations and support the mitigation of immediate and potential threats. They also perform audit assessmenLearn more about this agency
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serves as the world leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA's civilian, military and contract personnel evaluate imagery, maps, charts, multiple layers of foundation data - such as terrain, elevation and gravity - and the full spectrum of visible and invisible light in order to help users visualize what is happening at a particular place and time. Our intelligence officers go beyond describing 'what, where and when' to revealing 'how and why.' our work enables decision advantage for our policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. NGA uses a flexible, high mobility career model. Individuals are hired for their overall skills within a specialty such as Cybersecurity Service Provider, and then placed in various positions throughout the agency once they complete the clearance process. Although currently advertised as a supervisory, permanent, telework-eligible job posting with occasional travel, it is unknown which specific positions will be available after applicants complete the selection and clearance process. Because of this, aspects of the job such as travel, supervisory, telework, etc may change, depending on specific positions available at that time. It is also possible that applicants could be hired into a position with specific aspects and then change positions after serving for a period of time in that assignment. Applicants who have completed the clearance process receive final documentation about the nature of the specific position before they make the final commitment to join NGA.
The Vulnerability Technician position under the Cybersecurity Management Officer work role resides within CIO-T and IT Services Directorate, TS, Cybersecurity Office, TST, Information Technology and Monitoring Division. This position is responsible for conducting assessments of threats and vulnerabilities; determining deviations from acceptable configurations, enterprise or local policy, assessing the level of risk, and developing and/or recommending appropriate mitigation countermeasures in operational and nonoperational situations. The VM technician ensures Information Technology (IT) cyber security vulnerabilities are effectively executed in order to mitigate and prevent attacks against NGA Information Technology Services. Vulnerability Technicians conduct comprehensive assessments and continuous monitoring of operational and technical controls levied against or inherited by an information system (IS) to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls. These officers recognize potential security violations, report incidents, in an attempt to mitigate any adverse impact. Technicians execute daily work for the IAVA function, collaborate on day to day activities with government and contractor staff, ensuring Workflow Diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures, Work Instructions, appropriate policies and documents are developed and remain current. Communicate issues/concerns to the applicable program managers and senior executives.
1. Coordinate computer security incident response activities against threats to include, but not be limited to: viruses, worms, Trojan horses, other malicious code, system security breaches, and cyber-terrorist attacks.
2. Inform the Intelligence Community (IC) of priority intelligence requirements (PIR) and indications and warning requirements for potential attacks against DoD information systems and computer networks.
3. Provide DoD-wide situational awareness and attack sensing and warning through fusion, analysis and coordinated information flows.
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:
1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required
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