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Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst

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Date Posted: October 13, 2020
Reference Code: 15155
This is an exciting time to be in the field of control systems cyber threat analysis! Protecting our industrial control systems from foreign cyber-attacks is now recognized by both government and industry as one the country's highest priority challenges - we'd love to have you join us!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Cybercore Integration Center (within our National & Homeland Security Directorate) group is seeking forward-thinking, professionals who want to explore a career as a Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst.
The person in this position will lead cutting edge technical analysis of cyber threats against the systems that form the very backbone of the nation's critical infrastructure, e.g., our electrical grid, oil & gas pipelines, nuclear energy facilities, military installations, and transportation networks.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Possessing domain expertise in intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, and/or engineering fields. They will use this expertise to draw from open source and classified intelligence information to draft technical reports, briefings, white papers, strategies and other products that help inform US Government agencies, the Department of Defense, and public utilities.
  • Leading collaborative projects comprised of one or more other analysts, control systems specialists, power engineers, and cyber researchers to execute a mix of both short- and long-term technical projects. As such, we are seeking analysts that are self-motivated and willing to proactively identify and execute work.
  • Distilling information into concise written reports and briefings for non-technical audiences, in-depth knowledge of engineering practices (electrical, mechanical, or power) or computer science principles are desired. This position requires strong communication skills (both written and verbal), a willingness to learn new ways of thinking, and a thirst for learning. Analysts will be called upon to inform high levels of the US Government concerning issues involving cybersecurity for critical infrastructure and control systems.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Baccalaureate plus 9-12 years' experience
  • Masters plus 7-10 years' experience
  • Doctorate plus 5-7 years' experience
  • Must have US citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (equivalent to Top Secret) with appropriate sigmas plus SCI access; applicants already holding at least a Q clearance will be preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to complete a polygraph and become a full-time member of DOE's Field Intelligence Element.
  • Engineers with process and/or control systems experience, including maritime or other military-related controls experience, will be viewed favorably.
  • Applicants will be required to provide a writing sample and give a presentation as part of the interview process.
Preferred Requirements:
  • A body of published analyses on cybersecurity issues or ICS in the oil & gas and electric industries will be viewed very favorably.
  • Intelligence analysis and serving as a principal author of reports for federal, state or local government consumers. Education or professional experience with computer sciences, cybersecurity for operational technology environments, or ICS is highly desired.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 200/220
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills (Level 3/4)

INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Other Information:
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Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .