Security Analyst (Top Secret Clearance)

Security Analyst (Top Secret Clearance)

12 Jul 2021
West Virginia, Arlington 00000 Arlington USA

Security Analyst (Top Secret Clearance)

Job Description

VMD supports the US Department of State and provides mission critical application support to protect our embassies and diplomats abroad. Be a part of a team that makes a difference and supports the spread of democracy around the world.

Your Impact to the Mission:

Do you thrive in an environment where you can effectively provision, install / configure, operate, and maintain system’s hardware and software and related infrastructure? In this

Security Analystopportunity, you will ensurethat system hardware, operating systems, software systems, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, volunteers, and partners.While technical skills and a strong technical background are important to be successful in this role, this is a system administration role with heavy emphasis in research, analysis, and documentation requiring strong communication, facilitation and leadership skills.

  • This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure, and will assist project teams with technical issues in the Initiation and Planning phases of our Project Management Methodology and Risk Management as defined by NIST SP 800-39. These activities include the definition of needs, benefits, and technical strategy; research & development within the project life-cycle; technical analysis and design; while supporting operations staff in executing, testing and rolling-out solutions.
  • Participation on projects is focused on smoothing the transition of projects from development to production and reoccurring ATO evidence submissions by performing operations activities within the project life-cycle.
  • Liaising with multiple teams and multi-tasking are paramount to success in the role.


Experience Needed to Be Successful:

  • Three to six years system administration experience
  • Proven hands-on application of NIST Risk Management Process and security controls
  • Understand the application of security standards to application configurations
  • Excellent communication skills and being able to work independently or on a team
  • Systems Administration/System Engineer certification in Microsoft

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience with Department of State iPost and/or EXACTA a plus

Basic Qualifiers:

Education Requirement

: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relatedfield of study

Can Additional Years of Experience Substitute for Degree?


Required Certification(s):


Desired Certification(s):


Minimum Years of Overall Experience:


Minimum Years of Specific Experience in Field:


Minimum Clearance to Start:

Top Secret

Work Status Allowable:

US Citizenship

The Type of Person That Will Excel:

  • You are curious, inquisitive, and have demonstrated a constant eagerness to learn through actions.
  • You have high attention to detail.
  • You demonstrate personal accountability and integrity in all actions.



Additional Information

VMD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws. VMD maintains a drug-free workplace.

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