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Jacobs Senior Cyber Defense Operations Analyst in Scott AFB, Illinois

Senior Cyber Defense Operations Analyst


Jacobs is looking for a Senior Cyber Threat Analyst that will help lead a security event monitoring and correlation team within a tiered Security Operations Center. Candidates should have a formal cyber intelligence background (military/government civilian preferred) with proven experience in compiling comprehensive reports and executive-level briefings. This role conducts research and documents threats and their behavior to include monitoring reporting by external organizations; provides recommendations to threat mitigation strategies; employs effective oral, web, email, and telephonic communications to clearly manage security incident response procedures; and performs routine event reporting over time including trend reporting and analysis. Cloud experience or understanding of threats to cloud environments is preferred. Familiarity with Advanced Persistent Threat groups (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures/Indicators of Compromise) is critical. The ability to implement standard procedures for incident response while interfacing with Information Security Officer and IT staff is required.

Experience in technologies such as “Security Information and Event Management” and “Endpoint Detection and Response” within a hands-on role is highly recommended. Candidates should demonstrate in-depth knowledge of TCP-IP protocol implementations for all common network services in addition to demonstrated capability to perform network packet analysis and anomaly detection. This role is professionally certified, defined as IA Technical Level II, CSSP Analyst, and CSSP Incident Responder within DODI 8570.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Execute cyber threat analysis processes and procedures IAW DoD policy and USTRANSCOM Government direction

- Provide cyber threat analysis support to USTRANSCOM’s Cyber Security Service Provider (CSSP) missions on-site at Scott AFB during normal duty hours and on-call after duty hours with a one (1) hour response time to begin work

- Collect, analyze, and report on security events that affect the operation of USTRANSCOM information systems that are hosted within USTRANSCOM’s and CSSP subscriber enclaves, and for systems hosted elsewhere for which USTRANSCOM is the authorizing official

- Collect, analyze, and report security events that affect the operation of USTRANSCOM’s mission environment and identified Cyber-Key Terrain (C-KT)

- Collect and provide the Government with monthly metrics on cyber threat analysis activity

- Maintain current documentation on cyber threat analysis processes and procedures and provide deliverable documents to the government IAW the assigned suspense dates



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of experience or a total of 12 years of related experience. IAT Level II, CSSP Analyst, and CSSP Incident Responder certifications are required. The minimum of a Top Secret level DoD Security Clearance with SCI eligibility is required.

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time (90%). There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work area walking moderate to long distances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment

Inside office/cubicle environment. Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other general office equipment (100%).


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to provide continuous and on-going service to customers. Work outside of normal duty hours may be required with as little as one hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, but important when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Scott AFB-20315-ISCT

Job Type Experienced

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: INT0000NJ