Valiant seeks motivated and operationally-minded cyber intelligence analyst professionals to provide on-site intelligence analytical and cyber program support for law enforcement intelligence fusion center in Orange County, CA. The Center executes its missions of counterterrorism, crime prevention and all-hazard public safety in an information sharing environment (ISE).
The Cyber Intelligence Analyst supports the Center's intelligence missions and leads efforts to improve cyber security in the Center's operational area. Focus areas include cybercrime, anti-terrorism, cyber security for government and other critical infrastructure, and cyber security education/outreach. Ensures the timely development and distribution of cyber threat intelligence, provides cyber subject matter expertise to internal and external stakeholders, develops and delivers cyber security training, and provides investigative support related to cyber incidents.
U.S. Government security clearance required. Both Federal and Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) background investigations will be required. See Additional Requirements for details.
Law enforcement, counterterrorism, and/or military intelligence background highly desired.
Analysts work a 4/10 schedule (ten hours per day, four consecutive days a week), generally during business hours, though start times are flexible. Some after-hours availability and willingness to respond to the fusion center during emergencies are expected.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Provide timely and relevant intelligence analysis and products, with a focus on cyberterrorism and cybercrime. Support development/distribution of tips and leads.
Utilize Intelligence Led Policing to attribute cybercrime and threats to individuals, groups, or organizations. Provide cyber intelligence and subject matter expertise support to federal, state and local investigation entities for the purpose of criminal prosecution.
SUPPORT cyber protection, response, mitigation, and investigative support activities related to cyber-related threats to government, critical infrastructure and the public within the operational area.
Identify threats, capability gaps and needs within the fusion center area of responsibility.
Assist the fusion center in developing information needs for distribution to collection partners.
Recommend cybersecurity best practices to decision makers from both the public and private sector.
Write intelligence estimates, briefings, training plans, and educational material for internal use and for external partners. Write articles for inclusion in fusion center publications.
SUPPORT efforts to improve cyber security within the region by fostering strong partnerships with federal, state, and local public safety partners.
Assist fusion center leadership in managing the cyber program and ensuring consistency with National strategy and guidance.
Perform other duties related to cyber security, intelligence, investigations, and other missions as directed by Center leadership
Minimum of four years of Internet/cybersecurity experience and educational requirements (below).
Exceptional cyber security knowledge and skills. Strong working knowledge of cyber-criminal threats to economic, social, and public health and safety of critical infrastructure preferred.
Experience dealing with cyber-related intelligence and familiarity with the US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).
Proficiency using computer applications, networking devices, threat analysis software, and intelligence related automation.
Demonstrated English fluency (written and verbal). Foreign language proficiency a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills, allowing liaison with State, Local and Federal partners, and other public and private stakeholders/organizations.
Strong organizational skills and Professional demeanor. Demonstrated ability to work individually and with varied teams, manage multiple priorities, meet critical and time-sensitive deadlines, provide quality product, and meet performance standards in a dynamic and demanding environment.
Must demonstrate high level of work and social ethics.
Able and willing to perform local/regional travel for day meetings and events (frequent). Must have a valid U.S. driver's license.
Able and willing to perform multi-day travel throughout U.S. as required (generally <15% of time).
Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline required. Advanced degree and/or relevant certifications preferred. Degree requirement may be waived for significant additional work experience and/or certifications:
- Relevant law enforcement or military Intelligence Analyst experience.
- Relevant certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).
Must have or obtain a Basic Intelligence Training Analysis Course (BITAC), Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT), or Critical Thinking and Analytic Methods (CTAM) or equivalent certification within six months of hire.
DIRECT REPORTS: None
Must be U.S. Citizen.
U.S. Government Security Clearance -- SECRET/TOP SECRET. Requires U.S. Government security clearance throughout duration of employment. Job requires initial eligibility for SECRET clearance; however, job requirements may include timely investigation and eligibility for TOP SECRET.
Orange County Sheriff's Department background investigation (and polygraph). Candidates must pass an OCSD background check, including a polygraph examination, prior to commencing employment. The OCSD investigate may take up to 2-3 months.
Mandatory Drug Screening Program. Candidates are subject to drug screening prior to hire and throughout the course of their employment. Drug screening will be to U.S. Federal standards.
Federal vs. State/Local Jurisdiction. Due to the nature of the work, employees are bound by a combination of U.S. Federal, State and Local statutes and regulations. Both ongoing eligibility requirements for a U.S. Government clearance and the Valiant drug screening program are to U.S. Federal standards. Specifically, the possession, use, or sale/distribution of any cannabis or cannabis-based products are disqualifying factors for these positions.
Training and Performance Standards. Candidates must agree to comply with training standards and policies associated with the fusion center.
Travel. Position requires local travel to perform assessment, provide briefings, attend meetings, etc. Occasional multi-day travel is required to attend related training, conferences, etc.
- Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your actions or omissions.
- Conform to all Safety Instructions given by those with a higher responsibility for Health and Safety.
- Report all hazards, potential hazards or dangerous situations, including damaged or mislaid personal protective equipment to your Supervisor or Safety Representative.
- Report Environmental impacts, anything that results in a change to the Environment as a result of Valiant's activities, products or services.
- Participate in the achievement of Valiant's QHSE objectives and targets, both those at departmental and company level.
INTEGRITY - Honesty, Trust and Respect in every situation.
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Valiant Integrated Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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