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CACI International Cyberspace IT Specialist II in Fort Meade, Maryland

Cyberspace IT Specialist II

Job Category: Information Technology

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Continental US

CACI has an exciting opportunity to join a newly created team in support of USCYBERCOM in the Ft. Meade, MD area! CACI is currently looking for Cybersecurity Engineers to support the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Joint Operations Center (JOC). This program provides mission-critical support to Cyberspace operations, deconfliction, and planning activities through collaboration with existing federal cyber centers, create synergies that do not currently exist, centralize command and control of cyberspace operations, and synchronize warfighting effects to defend the information security environment. Our team will assist USCYBERCOM with improving the DoD’s capabilities for its Information Networks (“the DODIN”) and ensuring resilient, reliable information and communication networks, providing support to Combatant Commanders across the globe, strengthening the nation’s ability to withstand and counter cyberspace threats, ensuring access to cyberspace, and responding to cyber-attacks. Some of these positions require shift work to support 24x7x365 operations.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Perform entry-level IT administration and functions such as, user adds, moves and deletes, backup and restore, preventive maintenance, and upgrades

  • Assist with the planning and coordination of software and applications upgrades, and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Web development

  • Installs, upgrades, and configures personal computers and peripherals including modems, printers, disk drives, memory and other system boards, keyboards, and monitors

  • Provides initial assessment, research, and resolution of basic incidents and requests regarding the use of application software products and infrastructure components

  • Addresses and resolves basic incidents and requests and logs all incidents and requests

  • Design architectures to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces

  • Ensure systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DOD architectures

  • Determine and identify high-level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture

  • Identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including hardware and software updates or upgrades

  • Interact with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction

  • Develop software design documents and technology white papers

  • Provide recommendations during the selection of development tools

  • Formulate and define specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer

  • Create a positive client support experience and builds relationships through deep problem understanding, ensuring timely resolution

  • Monitor systems and peripheral equipment, system processing, and error listings to maintain control of hardware and software malfunctions

  • Respond to trouble calls, analyzes problems with software and hardware, and takes appropriate action to correct problems

  • Assist users with computers, network, and application-related issues and may provide training in areas such as database, security, and LAN administration

  • Create, disseminate, and track status of USCYBERCOM Orders and Directives, to include Planning Orders (PLANORDs), Operations Orders (OPORDs), Execution Orders (EXORDs) Tasking Orders (TASKORDs), Warning Orders (WARNORDs), and Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs).

  • Prepare Situational Awareness, incident reports, and operational update briefs.

  • Reviews Defensive Cyberspace Operations Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) and provides input to countermeasure assessments

  • Participate and provide input for Command exercises

  • Utilize USCYBERCOM capabilities in order to monitor, track, detect, and analyze cyber threat activities

  • Update training plans, SOPs, and related policy, directives, and instructions related to USCYBERCOM operations and procedures.

  • Contribute input to assessments of ongoing operations against Commander’s objectives to inform senior leadership of mission success or failure.

  • Develop and conduct briefings to all applicable USCYBERCOM staff elements, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQs), subordinate headquarters, components, Combatant Commands (CCMDs), component commands, federal agencies, Intelligence Agencies, Law Enforcement, and U.S. Government organizations on the status of cyberspace operations.

More About the Role:

Our Cyberspace IT Specialists provide general situational awareness of the cyberspace environment and perform routine and emergency actions and communications w/in USCYBERCOM and between USCYBERCOM and all applicable staff elements, JFHQs, subordinate HQ components, CCMDs, and agencies with cyber-related missions.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of experience as an IT Specialist

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline

  • Minimum DOD 8140/DOD 8570 IAT Level I Certification

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Enjoy working in a multifunctional technical environment, sharing and collaborating with team members.

  • Must be customer and detail oriented and possess good decision-making ability.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Critical Thinking & strong writing skills

  • Experience executing Operational procedures and maintaining documents

  • Operationally curious and ability to pursue situational understanding

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.