NCI Senior Cyber Security Engineer w/ CASP or CISSP in Fort Bliss, Texas

Senior Cyber Security Engineer w/ CASP or CISSP

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Fort Bliss, TX



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Individual Contributor

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Regular Full-Time



Designated a 2016 Military Friendly® Employer

NCI: The Senior Cyber Security Engineer performs Risk Management Framework (RMF) related activities including assessments and assisting system owners in the transition to RMF compliance. This position will assist the Health Facility Planning Agency (HFPA) with the transition of medical IT systems to new Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs). In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments. This position is located in Fort Bliss (El Paso), TX. Relocation assistance, while not guaranteed, may be available.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Brief senior Government staff on cybersecurity and compliance issues

  • Create and review Certificate of Networthinesss (CoN) requests for medical IT systems

  • Effectively perform interviews of technical Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as well as non-technical management personnel to ascertain the security posture of an IT system

  • Identify mitigating controls for identified risks and proposes additional mitigation strategies for identified vulnerabilities

  • Evaluate a wide array of IT devices for Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance using ACAS/ Nessus, SCAP Compliance Checker, and manual checklist reviews. This includes Windows, Solaris, and Red Hat Linux servers and desktops, routers, switches, firewalls, IDS, etc.

  • STIGs to a variety of devices to ensure compliance.


  • Current/active Secret clearance or the ability to obtain one.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

  • 7-10 years of related experience in the fields of security engineering, cyber security, or Information Assurance.

  • Experience with eMASS and a strong understanding of the NIST 800-53 and CNSS 1253 CCIs

  • CISSP or CASP required (CISSP preferred).

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Additional Computing environment certification preferred (MCSE, CCNA, CCSP, CEH, etc.).

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The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.