Vulnerability Management Specialist

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Information Technology
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ITSD - Information Technology Services Department

Do you thrive in and enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic classified environment?

Do you want to be empowered to take ownership and stake in the overall security and assessment of the IT infrastructure?

Are you interested in learning new technologies and creating new IT capabilities?

If so, we’re looking for someone like you to apply and join our team at APL!

We are seeking a Vulnerability Management Specialist to be a valued member of the Collateral Services team. The successful candidate will provide vulnerability management and cyber security oversight, guidance and support in accordance with DoD regulations and other governing guidance. Our environment promotes learning, growth and cultivates team spirit!

As a Vulnerability Management Specialist, you will...

  • Configure and maintain software tools (e.g., ACAS/Nessus) to meet USCYBERCOM guidance
  • Track Cyber Tasking Orders (CTO) and analyze Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) alerts
  • Support the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for cybersecurity using applicable tools
  • Update, maintain, and lead the remediation of the Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) and other required security documentation
  • Provide support for the development and submission of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documentation and Continuous Monitoring (CM) procedures in compliance with the RMF requirements
  • Establish strong rapport with multi-functional teams for effective oversight of remediation efforts and to understand and help tackle challenges

You meet the minimum requirements if you have….

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Information Systems, or a comparable field or equivalent years of professional work experience in Information Technology (IT)
  • 5+ years of experience working with vulnerability scanning and reporting (e.g. ACAS, Nessus, OpenVAS)
  • Experience utilizing a vulnerability management process and any follow-on systems to accurately upload information, generate reports, and review POA&M for vulnerability compliance tracking
  • (or can attain) DISA ACAS Operator and Supervisor certification within 6 months of hire
  • (or can attain) A current industry certification aligned to DoD Manual 8570, 01-M for IAT II within 6 months of hire (e.g., GSEC, Security+, CCNA-Security).
  • At minimum an interim DoD Top Secret level security clearance with ongoing Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). If selected, you will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Demonstrate excellent organization and attention to detail in tracking and reporting compliance activity and trend analysis of enterprise vulnerabilities
  • Possess working knowledge of Assessment and Authorization practices and the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process including various security tools (ACAS, HBSS, eMASS)
  • Have prior experience orchestrating and automating security operations using Splunk

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

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