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Job Title: Network Security Engineer-Analyst

Company: Chickasaw Nation Industries
Location: Rockville, MD

Job Details Company Overview


The Network Security Engineer-Analyst supports the Indian Health Service (IHS) by providing phone and email support for computer security incident response tickets and will also be responsible for report writing regarding metrics related to the tickets. This position works within a team that monitors, analyzes and responds to computer security threats.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Works with the front-end user interface for security software such as Tenable Security Center, ticketing systems, SolarWinds, intrusion detections systems, web proxy systems, and security monitoring systems and Splunk.

Responds to computer security incidents without delay by gathering supporting information, evaluating the situation and responding or escalating to the team for resolution.

Manages and works to resolve computer security incident tickets and keeps them current.

Provides metrics and other statistics to management for analysis and decision-making.

Creates reports as needed regarding computer incident response and continuous monitoring.

Provides direct user support as well as other forms of assistance to team.

Executes daily ad-hoc tasks as assigned.

Assists in meeting mandates, directives, reporting and other security-related processes with respect to Federal regulations such as: FISMA, Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA), OMB mandates, Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Also helps with NIST guidance implementation and oversight and compliance including for example: 800-53 Security Controls, 800-37 Certification and Accreditation, 800-30 Risk Assessments, HHS and Agency directives, guidance and reporting requirements and industry, ‘best practices and guidance.’

Ensures professional, courteous and helpful customer service is always provided.

Provides coverage for the Agency Security ‘hotline’ which, when established, will provide agency users the ability to contact security staff about suspected security problems.

Tracks and responds to reports in an industry standard manner and within targets established by HHS.

Reviews information security clearing-houses and cooperative network security communities for latest security trends and threats.

Produces signatures and implementable reports for use in detection tools based on possible threats. Provides information which will be used to notify appropriate Agency’s personnel and provide recommendations.

Monitors appropriate antivirus vendors for software and signature updates.

Research’s, analyzes and provides recommendations on security products, applications, protocols, systems, processes, new technologies, standards, guidelines, industry best practices and other available information related to information security in a health care related industry.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience. Previous experience learning and using network security products.


Possesses or able to receive a government security clearance or has the ability to obtain a government security clearance. Basic computer certification preferred (CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, etc).


Knowledgeable in computer security incident response, threat intelligence, and continuous monitoring

Proficient using Vulnerability Scanning, Tracking & Results Reporting tools.

Proficient using or learning new computer security software products.

Ability to use computer security software products to gather metrics.

Ability to write reports regarding metrics and other key indicators.

Highly knowledgeable and competent in computer operations and Windows and Linux based computer environment.

Excellent interpersonal relations skills

Ability to accurately log incident tickets in ticketing software

Ability to work and correspond with client, team and federal staff

Aptitude and willingness to learn incident response and continuous monitoring functions and processes

Knowledgeable in NIST 800-53 terminology and best practices

Proficient using Cyber Threat gathering and reporting tools

Proficient using IDS monitoring and Reporting

Provide support for security and privacy incident and event handling, management, mitigation, forensic analysis, recommendation, testing, and reporting functions as related to incident response

Provide services to IHS in responding to USCERT, HHS Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), OMB and other entities’ tasking and reporting

Knowledge of how to investigate, oversee, and coordinate corrective actions for information security incidents


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from team, customer and federal staff.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.


Recommended skills

Federal Information Security Management Act

Incident Response

Information Security

Risk Analysis

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