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Trace Systems Inc Cybersecurity Operations and Defense Task Lead in Scott AFB, Illinois


Please note this position is pending contract award.

Job Title:Cybersecurity Operations and Defense Task Lead*

Job Location:Scott AFB

Security Clearance:Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a cleared Cybersecurity Operations and Defense Task Lead to join our team at Scott AFB.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical and administrative supervision and guidance for all contractor personnel assigned to the CSSP Task

  • Managing contract performance

  • Supporting USTRANSCOM defensive cyber operations and initiatives

  • Coordinating all day-to-day CSSP contract activities and deliverables

  • Liaising between USTRANSCOM Component Head entities, CSSP Subscribers, and cyber mission partners (e.g. Cyber Protection Teams, USCYBERCOM, JFHQ DODIN, DISA, peer CSSPs, etc.)

  • Ensuring compliance with latest Evaluator Scoring Metrics and other applicable cybersecurity guidance

  • Developing and implement formal processes and procedures to support the CSSP Process Improvement Program which include but not limited to, incorporating lessons learned into current processes and procedures; communicating relationships and trends; identifying potential gaps in cybersecurity (e.g.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of IA/cyber security experience, with at least four (4) of those involving application of DoD policy, direction, and guidance to customer environments

  • Network architecture and design (e.g., security stack and integration with office automation products and services to include production, test, development, and demilitarized zone (DMZ) enclaves).

  • Securing virtualization/cloud infrastructure concepts, technologies and services

  • Understanding of network and host-based security devices to include, but not limited to, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Endpoint Detection and Response solutions (EDR), log aggregation and analysis/ Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), User Activity Monitoring (UAM), Web Application Firewalls (WAF), certified forensic capabilities, firewalls, proxy servers, sensors, switches, routers, hubs)

  • Understanding of security requirements and best practices applicable to physical, virtual, and commercial and government cloud based environments, (e.g. Infrastructure as a Service [IaaS], Platform as a Service [PaaS], Software as a Service [SaaS]) and other applicable services and capabilities.

  • Understanding of principles of a log aggregation and analysis to include critical log identification, location, and analytical procedures for both on-premises and cloud environments.

  • Knowledge of information security technologies to include, but not limited to, cryptography, biometrics, forensic analysis, vulnerability assessment, log aggregation and analysis/Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).

  • Knowledge of cyber threat and proactive cybersecurity defenses to improve internal detection capabilities to include, but not limited to identification, preservation, recovery, and analysis of issues detected on host and network systems.

  • Knowledge of certified forensic policies and practices, evidence collection/chain of custody procedures including criteria for determining when forensics collection and analysis is warranted.

  • Understanding of Federal and DoD cybersecurity directives, e.g., Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Electronic Communications, Privacy Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and Digital Millennium Act.

  • Thorough understanding of NIST SP 800-37 and 800-39, DODI 8350.01, CJCSI 6510.01F, Executive Order 13800, DODD 5205.16, CNSSD 504, DOD 8570.01-M, IT guidance, and commercial best practices. Desired knowledge of applicable DoD, USCYBERCOM, and USTRANSCOM security guidelines and best practices.

  • Position requires an IAT Level III certification

  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance with TS/SCI eligibility

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current Microsoft server and workstation operating system (OS) security configurations

  • Current Red Hat Linux Enterprise OS security configurations

  • Current Unix OS security configurations

  • Current Microsoft server security

  • Host Based Security System (HBSS) operations and monitoring

  • Virtualization functionality and security

  • Database functionality and security (e.g., Oracle, MS SQL)

  • Border device security (e.g., firewall, VLANs, IP Subnetting, Ports and protocols)

  • Encryption standards Insider threat and user activity monitoring concepts and standards

  • Basic forensic requirements and processes

  • Technical writing – technical documents and user training materials


  • A minimum of HS Diploma or GED is required

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading-edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at : . #jointracesystems (

Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID 2021-4421

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