COAR is Recruiting New Cybersecurity Analysts

The Risk and Infrastructure Science Center (RISC) researches, designs, and delivers scientific tools and methodologies to inform decision making regarding the most challenging security, risk, and resilience problems. Throughout the last two decades, RISC has completed major research efforts and developed unique tools to support local, state, and Federal sponsors in protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure. RISC has developed unique research programs to protect the nation’s cyber-based infrastructure systems; conduct all-source threat analysis; and support emergency preparedness, transportation security, and crisis management in U.S. communities.

We are seeking an experienced cyber security analyst to analyze and research information and computer systems with a focus on assessing and documenting the risks cyber systems pose when used to support critical infrastructure.

In this position, you will:

  • Leverage and employ advanced hardware and software tools used for analyzing, modeling, simulating, and assessing infrastructure, energy systems, and the environment

  • Participate in research activities including developing ideas, identifying publishing opportunities, and writing articles

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other RISC managers, initiating proposals and executing projects serving multiple sponsors across the broad spectrum of Global Security Sciences Division national security programs.

To be considered you must have:

  • Ph.D. and 0+ years’ experience/equivalent, or Master`s Degree and 2+ years of experience/equivalent, or Bachelor`s Degree and 6+ years’ experience/equivalent.
  • Expertise in analyzing computer networks and industrial control systems that support critical infrastructure
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cyber security, operating systems security, networking, workstations, and security aspects of the associated software
  • Strong understanding of regulations and cyber security best practices including the NIST Cybersecurity framework and NIST 800-53
  • Knowledge of software tools and their vulnerabilities, particularly those used in critical infrastructure
  • Analytical writing and presentation skills

Highly preferred skills:

  • Experience in grant writing and business development
  • Past experience in programming and scripting
  • Technical writing ability

Successful applicants for this position must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, be able to successfully obtain a “Q” security clearance, and pass a drug test prior to employment as defined in 10 CFR 707.4.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. For consideration, please apply via our website at: http://1.usa.gov/1a4LjCz