SENIOR CYBER SECURITY ANALYST - STANDARDIZATION & EVALUATION (JBSA-21-0349-W):
Bowhead seeks a Senior Cyber Security Analyst - Standardization & Evaluation to support the AFCERT DCO HAC contract in San Antonio, TX.
The ability of the AFCERT to complete its mission is dependent upon the ability of the Commander's Standards and Evaluation (Stan/Eval) (CCV) flight to serve as the central point of contact (POC) within the Squadron for receiving information pertaining to the Stan/Eval process that is related to the AFCERT ACD weapon system for mission execution. Stan/Eval contractor employee efforts will be performed on- site in the Commander's CCV flight during core duty hours. The contractor employees may be required to adjust duty hours to accommodate performing evaluations for personnel outside of core hours. The contractor employees shall ensure all personnel performing evaluations are certified for the function they are evaluating.
• Ensure all personnel performing evaluations are certified for the function they are evaluating.
• Maintain their certification Mission Ready/Special Mission Qualification (MR/SMQ) and proficiency as evaluators in order to perform those functions as defined in AFI 17-202 Vol 2 (Cybercrew Standardization and Evaluation) and AFI 17-2ACD Vol 2 (Air Force Cyberspace Defense Standardization and Evaluation) 26 COG Supplement.
• Accomplish, at a minimum, two (2) eight (8) eight hour proficiency shifts every 30 days to re- establish mission ready functions and maintain RTM look-back requirements.
• Participate in the Squadron's Stan/Eval Board (SEB), Staff Training Visit (STV), or any other type of inspection.
• Semi-annually, prepare data for the Standardization Evaluation Board (SEB) to include all evaluations for all weapon system positions in a specified period; provide downgrade, commendable, and syllabus information; and report evaluation trends, waivers, and extensions.
• Provide data to OGV for Standardization Evaluation Board (SEB).
• Maintain Evaluation Individual Qualification Folder(s) (EIQF) for all MR/SMQ Squadron personnel.
• Maintain an up-to-date electronic database for all Stan/Eval required documents and functions. These documents and functions include but are not limited to; Evaluation Individual Qualification Folder(s) (EIQFs) for all MR squadron personnel, Cyber Crew Information Files (CIFs), the squadron's monthly Letter of Certification (LOX), Go/No-Go Status for squadron operators, written tests and scenarios for performance evaluations, plan of evaluations, and certification status dates IAW applicable regulations (including but not limited to AFI 17-202 Vol 2, AFI 17-2ACD Vol 2, and applicable HHQ supplements). Currently, the AFCERT uses Patriot Excalibur (PEX) to accomplish these tasks.
• Update all evaluation material as new training material is created/taught to ensure operators are tested on current processes and procedures.
• Maintain accountability and control of flight testing materials with no more than a 5% error rate.
• Update data in Graduate Training Integrated Management System (GTIMS) and locally- developed computer database with no more than a 5% error rate.
• Provide data for monthly Squadron Training Review Panels (STRP) and Squadron Certification Boards.
• Notify crewmembers, scheduling section, and squadron leadership of upcoming and overdue testing, evaluation, and training requirements.
• Monitor testing status and results in Government management information systems, including but not limited to assisting members with extensions/waivers to established deadlines, entering test questions into electronic test databanks, reviewing evaluations, and reporting evaluation trends monthly.
• Perform testing administrator duties/function for the unit.
• Prepare training plans and assist with the satisfaction of training requirements, to include permanent party faculty upgrade, development, currency, and qualification close-out.
• Update training and readiness status of squadron personnel.
• Conduct monthly reviews of assigned/attached crew member evaluation dates and provide updates on completion progress.
• Assist personnel assigned to Stan/Eval shops to help track training and readiness status of squadron personnel and attend meetings for training programs.
• Create and document metrics for reporting and analysis to improve weapon system processes and mission execution.
• Notify and coordinate with ACD Weapon System instructors and evaluators when the database needs to be updated.
• Update all applicable database fields, functions, and documentation as new functions and materials are assigned or created to ensure Stan/Eval requirements are met IAW applicable regulations.
• Provide monthly metrics/reports on the status of the AFCERT Stan/Eval Program. These reports include but are not limited to: How many operators have not been through a SPOT eval, how many operators need to complete an instructor eval, which operators are approaching, currently in, or overdue for a periodic qualification, the number of instructors and evaluators within each crew position, and other metrics/reports deemed necessary by the Chief of Stan/Eval.
• Maintain the AFCERT's Operational Processes and the operations checklist library.
• Perform as the squadron focal point for the review and update of operational processes/checklists.
• Coordinate with operational POCs/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) when a process/checklist needs to be updated.
• Maintain currency on the latest trends and provide operational reports/assessments for development of tactics, techniques, and procedures and updates to the training material.
• Provide OJT to other contractor employees, military, and/or civilian personnel, and ensure continuity folders/working aids are updated at least once per quarter in order to ensure efficient transition when personnel rotate.
• Maintain the AFCERT's Operational Processes and Tasks Handbook and the operations checklist library.
• Perform as the Squadron focal point for the review and update of operational processes/checklists
• Coordinate with operational POC's/Subject Matter Experts (SME's) when a process/checklist needs to be updated.
• Ensure new processes/checklists are interim approved by Flight leadership with no more than a 5% error rate.
• Hold a Cyber Operations Panel/Operational Review Panel (COP/ORP) for new checklists and processes. COP/ORP shall be held as needed, but a minimum of quarterly IOT discuss/coordinate the approval of operational process/checklist changes.
• Document proceedings of the COP/ORP and track the status of checklist changes and updates.
• Provide squadron continuity for 16 AF CSSP and other operational inspection requirements.
• PEX Manager: Configure and tailor PEX, and will tailor PEX products to meet all facets of scheduling and conducting cyberspace operations.
• PEX Manager: Update and maintain electronic Crew Information Files (eCIFs).
Bowhead seeks to network with qualified individuals relative to a potential opportunity, which is contingent upon award and not currently funded. Please click the link at the bottom of this posting to apply for consideration. Incumbent employees are encouraged to respond. No solicitations or third party applications will be accepted.
• Five (5) years of experience working in the Training and Standards & Evaluation shop in USAF.
• Extensive knowledge with one or more of the IDS/IPS systems currently in use by the Department of Defense (DoD), Services, and Agencies (i.e., AF, Navy, Army, DC3, DISA) or Federal Government and intermediate experience in the following areas: IP addressing and domain name service; network components; Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/User Datagram Protocol (UDP), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP); and understand the network Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
• Intermediate knowledge of testing/evaluation of DoD personnel.
• Extensive knowledge of MITRE ATT&CK framework, and its uses within the cybersecurity community (e.g., Open Source projects).
• MA/MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Computer Systems Engineering or related degree preferred
• Must be able to travel on short notice
• IAT Level III CND compliance.
• GCFA or GCFE.
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Top Secret/SCI level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Top Secret clearance at this location.
Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.
Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
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UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.
Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.
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#LI-SW1 UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)