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Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst

Idaho National Laboratory
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Date Posted: January 10, 2021
Reference Code: 15527
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.
  • 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:

  • BS/BA 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.
  • Must have a demonstrated record of excellent writing and verbal communication skills combined with proficiency in a technical field.
  • 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.
  • Engineers with process and/or control systems experience, including maritime or other military-related controls experience, will be viewed favorably.
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)