Los Alamos National Laboratory Cyber Counterintelligence Officer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence is currently seeking a Cyber Counterintelligence Officer to provide cyber technical expertise in all aspects of counterintelligence investigations and operations for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The incumbent evaluates technical cyber intelligence and complex structured and unstructured data to identify malicious and foreign cyber threats targeting DOE personnel, technologies, and networks; provide cyber expertise on CI investigations and operations with a particular emphasis on digital forensics; and draft and finalize report of findings of digital forensic examinations.
Duties: Serves as a cyber-counterintelligence investigator, specific duties and functions include:
Identify, investigate, and analyze cyber events of CI significance;
Adapt and contribute to the development of DOE wide tools for applying standard cyber security and analysis practices to the CI mission;
Analyze classified and unclassified networks to identify security vulnerabilities and intrusion detection parameters;
Conduct liaison/information sharing and work cyber counterintelligence investigations with interagency partners and LANL cyber security components.
Report changes, trends, and implications of evolving CI-cyber issues.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Cyber and Counterintelligence Experience: Individual must have five (5) years of U.S. Intelligence or Counterintelligence cyber related experience. This position requires a blend of experience in conducting cyber and counterintelligence investigations and the ability to work with interagency partners. Cyber investigative know-how within the counterintelligence field with specific experience in the collection, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of CI-cyber information is required.
Advanced Persistent Threat:
You will need to be familiar with advanced persistent threat modus operandi and indicators.
In this position you need to have demonstrated experience with network forensics and full packet capture analysis as well as enterprise level incident response and host forensics.
For this role you will need to have advanced knowledge of Windows and Linux workstation/server management.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
You will need to have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build trusting relationships within the office, laboratory and external partners. Additionally, you will need to be able to clearly communicate technical topics to a lay audience. Finally, you must be able to produce well written reports as needed to document work, support threat assessments, etc.
Education/Experience: This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Computer Science/Information Systems or other technical fields and a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with malware reverse engineering, modification and analysis.
Advanced knowledge of MS Windows Domain and Windows server administration.
Industrial Control Systems:
Knowledge of Industrial Control Systems (ICS)/Human Machine Interface (HMI) vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques.
Note to Applicants: Please attached a cover letter that addresses how you meet the requirements of this position.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Clearance: Q/SCI (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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Contact Name Greenhall, Ashley Nelsen
Vacancy Name: IRC83037
Organization Name OCI-CTA/Counterintelligence Activities & Threat Awareness
Minimum Salary 101000
Maximum Salary 168600
Req ID: IRC83037
Category: Information Technology