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IT Specialist (Cyber Security)

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 by Parsons

Aiken, SC 29805
Information Technology
Immediate Start
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The Cyber Security Specialist works under general supervision and makes recommendations based on established procedures. Assignments are under limited guidance from management. Conducts operational tasks, design, development and implementation of computer security and protection technologies for process systems/applications managed by Parsons for the Department of Energy.. Assists in the research and implementation of computer security for unclassified information and operations technology systems.. .


Responsible for the operational tasks for account administration, eDiscovery, incident response, waiver/policy assistance, and implementation of cyber security/protection technologies for Parsons information and process systems/applications.

Acts as contact with suppliers to develop technical solutions for computer security needs, and makes recommendations to management.

Develops, maintains, and audits the analytical and technical aspects of major computer security systems.

Maintains the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of computer workstations, servers, and local area networks by maintaining user accounts and upgrading systems and software as required.

Responsible for secure operations of security equipment, secure transmission of sensitive unclassified information and protection of cryptographic principles and methods.

Mitigates threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with potentially compromising corporate and client data.

Provides technical support, training, and timely computer system data recovery to end-users.

Oversees the investigation of computer security incidents, and acts as an assistant for cyber security initiatives.

Conducts operations of computer protection measures, and creates measurement tools for system vulnerability assessments.

Serves on project teams and internal committees to represent cyber security interests.

Provides assistance to the oversight to the client/server/infrastructure group on appropriate procedures for computer/system security.


4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum) and 5 - 8 years of progressive experience with combined experience in security and programming using specialized languages (or similar experience in IT infrastructure or mobilization solutions). Government Clearance desirable.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) desirable.


US citizenship required.
Exposure in cyber security is desirable.
Understanding of Network technologies, including MPLS, VPN, Wireless networking.

Understanding of IT security procedures including firewall theory and configuration.

Understanding of domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures.

Familiarity with NIST SP800-53 and related special publications

Knowledge of business needs and priorities and how those translate into security concerns and issues.

Ability to accurately evaluate current security procedures and develop plans for remedying any identified areas of weakness.

Ability to analyze information security events and make recommendations to team members and management for resolution.

Written and oral communication skills appropriate for the position, including the ability to speak very well in basic professional situations and present technical data in a logical manner that is easy to understand (may include communication via telephone, in person, or presenting to small groups). Ability to write moderately complex documents (may include emails, memos, procedures, presentations). Communicates with a wide variety of individuals (employees and managers) throughout the organization and outside of the organization (i.e. clients, vendors).

Reference: 720881156

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