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Perform vulnerability assessments, provides assessment and analysis expertise on cybersecurity programs, operational technology (OT), communications, and network assets. Evaluates and make recommendations on achievable means of enhancing their cybersecurity posture through physical and cyber means. Reviews plans, procedures and processes related to the effectiveness and survivability.


Conducts interviews and observes cyber operations to determine cyber program effectiveness. Conducts independent technical Cyber and Network Defense vulnerability assessments of networks and information systems that directly support Defense Critical Infrastructure (DCI) assets on and supporting DoD installations.


Clearance: Top SECRET


Location: Springfield, Virginia (Ft. Belvoir)




  • Evaluate OT, communications, and network assets utilizing scanning tools, vulnerability monitoring, analysis, and detection services. Experience with tools and appliances such as Nessus, DoD Software Content Automation Protocol Tool,  DHC ICS-CERT Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET), GrassMarlin, Skybox, Flying Squirrel, Glasswire, Microsoft  SysInternals Suite, OSForensics, FireEye Redline and SIEMs (Security Incident and Event Monitoring System), and Radio Frequency detection tools. Key locations for assessments include data and server facilities, system management centers, Cyber Program Offices, and Network and Security Operations Centers (NOSC).
  • Provides oral and written communication regarding deficiencies and methods of correction and renders technical advice regarding condition of networks and information systems at the computing, network, and enclave information technology environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Cybersecurity program to include experience working with commercial and military networks and communication systems.
  • Understand the methodologies of conducting mission assurance assessments to determine vulnerabilities (physical and cyber) to information, communication, network, and OT systems. Ability to recommend solutions for mitigation and remediation of information and communication systems based on doctrine, requirements, instructions, national industry standards and best practices.
  • Ability to use cyber-vulnerability assessment technology to conduct cyber assessments.
  • An understanding of Information Technology security certification and accreditation requirements sufficient to provide recommendations to customers.
  • Knowledge of the threat (cyber and physical) posted by domestic and international terrorist organizations against United States personnel and interests with specific skills in analyzing these threats and devising countermeasures against them.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills, including experience with senior level groups and/or activities, and the ability to serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization both nationally and internationally.







  • Active Top Secret Clearance
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the DoD Grid.
  • Work experience as a network administrator, IT management/consulting, assessing IT, or installation of IT related systems.
  • Knowledge of information technology.
  • Understanding of the methodologies used to conduct vulnerability scans.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years operational training and experience in the military, other Federal Government or comparable civilian position in information operations.
  • Possess minimum set of professional information technology and security certifications at the CND-AU IAW DoDI 8570.01M.
    • CompTIA Security+CE and
    • C|EH, GSNA, or CISA.




  • Active TS/SCI Clearance (SCI eligible: access was active within the past two years, within the five-year periodic investigation period)


Security Clearance Requirements:


  • Upon hiring, candidate will be subject to an investigation for SCI Access which is required to be adjudicated and maintained, in order to remain eligible for employment, per contract and government requirements


Salary commensurate with experience; full benefits package included


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Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) offers federal, state and local agencies a wide range of intelligence, cyber operations and warfighter support services. CNSP focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Applicants Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.


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