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Company Name:
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Huntsville, Alabama
United States
Information Technology
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Cyber Analyst II


Tracking Code2379-987Job Description

Founded in 1980, COLSA Corporation’s team of engineers, analysts and professionals across the US provide government and commercial customers with the latest and most sophisticated engineering, programmatic, and information technology services.

Centered at the core of its values, COLSA knows its people are its most valuable resource.  In addition to receiving a competitive compensation package, our employees enjoy offerings such as flexible work schedules, paid time off, benefits that begin on the date of hire, recognition programs, tuition and certification assistance, and immediate vesting in our matching 401(k) plan. Our WE CARE Wellness program provides support and initiatives to empower employees and their families to live healthy, balanced lives and our Association of COLSA  Employees (ACE) provides a fun way for employees and their families to come together in times of both celebration and need. We invite you to connect your talents with opportunity, and be a part of our “Family of Professionals,” in supporting cutting-edge initiatives!

General Summary:
Performs system monitoring and analysis support for the detection of cyber incidents and provides recommendations on how to correct findings.

Team member is responsible for managing, and overseeing Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts. Provides support to System Owners, administrators, and security plan preparers in planning, creation, update, and review of security plans.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (*Essential Functions):

  • Responsible for managing, and overseeing Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts as part of a team under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Assessment & Authorization Official (AAO).
  • Provide support to System Owners, administrators, and security plan preparers in planning, creation, update, and review of security plans per National Institute of Standards (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 requirements.
  • Track, monitor, and report on all activities related to security plan A&A efforts.
  • Daily multi-tasking and managing changing priorities that include review and approval of Change requests, performing multiple system assessments/reviews, and providing ongoing status reporting.
  • Work with Customer Management to develop and document new IT Security processes and standards.
  • Analyze and review existing processes and procedures to determine areas of possible improvement that will lead to gains in efficiency and security.
  • Monitors the network and supporting systems to detect security compromise events (including intrusions and virus incidents). *
  • Provides standard support for processes, investigations and maintenance of system accreditation*
  • Identifies where systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy.*
  • Provides recommendations for protecting networks, workstations, servers, and IT assets.*
  • Involved in conducting audits to ensure information systems security policies and procedures are implemented as defined in security plans and best practices. *
  • Supports the formal testing requirements through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results, and preparation of required reports.
  • Involved in passive evaluations (compliance audits) and/or active evaluations (vulnerability assessments).
Required Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of work related experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel data analysis and reporting.
  • Familiarity with vulnerability scanners/reporting and patch management.
  • Familiarity with one or more security frameworks (e.g. NIST SP800-37, DIACAP, DIARMF, CAG (aka SANS) Top 20, HIPAA HITECH).
  • A demonstrated basic understanding of information security, information security controls, and the importance of information Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • System Administration experience with one or more common operation systems and/or network management.
  • Ability to understand, develop, review, and implement Security Documentation (Policies, Standards, Procedures).
  • Relevant certifications, including government directed certifications, may be required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • May require a security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant certifications, including government directed certifications are preferred, including: CISA, CAP, Security+, CSF, CISSP.
  • Knowledge of the following areas is preferred: real-time security situational awareness, operational network systems, and security monitoring.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Job LocationHuntsville, Alabama, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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