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Defensive Cyber Operations Specialist II ( R-00078326 )


Security Operations



Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, United States


Job Description:

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Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

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Leidos Defense Group is looking for a Defensive Cyber Operations Specialist to work on the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Cyberspaces Operations Forces’ (COF) program located at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The COF mission is to provide Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations, defensive cyber operations-internal defensive measures, and overall cyberspace operations in support of USTRANSCOM network systems and missions. The desired candidate will be providing Intrusion Detection Monitoring and Incident Management Daily Operations and Maintenance Services through the application of the intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tools and processes. Intrusion detection/analysis/incident management activities will be performed for all USTRANSCOM information systems/networks that subscribe to USTRANSCOM Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) services. The candidate will perform the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tool suites for USTRANSCOM NIPRNet and SIPRNet, to include USTRANSCOM cloud environments.

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Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain the existing configuration and integrity of the intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tool suite to align with applicable policies and instructions

  • Develop new intrusion detection signatures and modify the signatures at the direction of the Government; report false positive alerts to align with applicable DoD orders

  • Develop and maintain security analysis scripts and analytic displays

  • Maintain visibility and continuity of system/service application/security/environment logs within designated aggregation repositories

  • Perform quarterly reviews of implemented cybersecurity defense IDS/IPS rules, exceptions, and log availability and content

  • Perform quarterly review of implemented intrusion detection signatures

  • Perform quarterly reviews of aggregated log data to identify missing required sources and ensure log data format aligns with organizational logging standards

  • Work with program managers and system administrators to obtain logs in standard format for centralized log aggregation

  • Operate and maintain a service assurance capability for intrusion detection monitoring and incident management tools

  • Provide compliance data to Government in response to DoD orders; develop and update POA&Ms

  • Submit requests for exemption to policy/direction that cannot be complied with IAW prescribed DoD policy/instruction

  • Ensure Business Continuity Management (BCM) plans are in place, executable, and followed for intrusion detection monitoring and incident management activities aligning with organizational Continuity of Service Plan

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree with 3+ years of prior relevant experience, a Masters with less than 2 years, or 6+ years of experience in lieu of degree

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • DoD 8570 Compliant to include IAT-II and CSSP-A certifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Clearance Required:

  • Requires an active Top Secret/SCI security clearance


Pay Range:Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.