Cyber Vulnerability Analyst (ISSO) 4
Location:Arlington, VA
Full-time or Part-time:Full Time
Requisition Code:201706-1203
Job Description

Cyber Vulnerability Analyst (ISSO) 4



: United States-Virginia-Arlington

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available

Clearance Type: Top Secret


: 1st Shift


: Yes, 10 % of the Time



Do you desire a patriotic role and the chance to defend our nation’s cyber infrastructure? Do you enjoy learning about new technologies and how they can be used to provide cutting edge services to our customers? If so, then look to join the Catapult Consultants team.


The Cyber Vulnerability Analyst (ISSO) 4 role will be located in Arlington, VA. 


Position Description:


·        Serves as the principal advisor to the information system owner and the customer’s Chief Information Systems Security Officer/Information Systems Security Manager on all matters (technical and otherwise) involving the security of the information system.

·        Responsible for the protection of the information system(s) by defining access privileges, security control structures, and resources at all assigned National Coordinating Center’s operating locations.

·        Efficiently facilitates and expedites the tracking, handling, and reporting of all security events and computer incidents in accordance with government procedures.

·        Evaluates and performs incident escalation and mitigation techniques in accordance with customer guidelines. 

·        Works with other team members to ensure an effective and efficient cyber incident management system is implemented based on Federal government customer guidance.

·        Researches the latest information technology (IT) security trends.

·        Analyzes network traffic and various log data along with source information to determine the threat against the network, recommend appropriate countermeasures, and assess/mitigate damage to the enterprise networks.

·        Maintains integrity of the network, server deployment, and security in accordance with applicable regulatory and departmental policies and procedures.

·        Creates and maintains information system documentation and artifacts ensuring the certification and accreditation of system remains intact throughout the system’s Authority to Operate lifecycle.

·        Recommends and implements security improvements by assessing current situation, evaluating trends, anticipating requirements.

·        Implements Information Security Vulnerability Management, Alerts, Technical Advisories and Bulletins in accordance with Component/Organization policies.





Basic Qualifications - To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:


·        Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field and a minimum of 9 years related technical experience required.

·        Active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI eligibility is required. In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation for continued employment.

·        Basic understanding of Network Administration and Network Security is required.

·        Possess the detailed knowledge and expertise required to manage the security aspects of the information system and be assigned responsibility for the day-to-day security operations of the system.

·        Proficiency with federal government IT risk management suites such as Xacta, is required.

·        Experience providing regulatory and organizational performance reports; communicating system status and user behavior analytics to include Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&Ms).

·        Ability to understand and learn the technical specifications, system requirements and other application design information as needed to meet customer mandates.

·        Ability to deploy and support Continuity of Operations (COOP) activities as required.


Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:


·        Active DHS EOD level 3.

·        Familiar with the following:  Risk Management Framework principles, Department of Homeland Security Sensitive System Policy Directive 4300 series and National Institute of Standards and Technology 800-series guidance.

·        Expertise in using Information Assurance and Compliance System (IACS) and Xacta.

·        Possesses a current active industry standard certificate in the information security/assurance field: e.g. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP).

Catapult Consultants is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


Abilities Required:
• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel while typing at a computer keyboard.
• The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach, or lift objects up to 10 pounds.
• The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The vision requirements include: close vision.
EEO Statement
Catapult Consultants is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that every employee has the right to work in a dignified work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. It’s our policy to recruit, employ, retain, compensate, train, promote, discipline, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants based solely on qualifications, performance, and competence. This policy reflects our belief that providing equal opportunities for all employees is a both our legal and moral responsibility, and good management practice.

All employees and applicants are treated without regard to age, sex, color, religion, race, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, current or future military status, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or familial status, disability or any other status protected by law.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.