Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst

Idaho Falls, ID

Protecting our industrial control systems from foreign cyber-attacks is now recognized by both government and industry as one the country's highest priority challenges, and it is an exciting time to be in the field of Control Systems Cyber Threat Analysis.


Our client is seeking forward-thinking professionals who want to explore a career as a Control Systems Cybersecurity Analyst. The person in this position will lead cutting edge technical analysis of cyber threats against the systems that form the very backbone of the nation’s critical infrastructure, e.g., our electrical grid, oil & gas pipelines, nuclear energy facilities, military installations, and transportation networks. 


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Drawing upon education or professional experience within the fields of intelligence analysis, cybersecurity, and/or engineering. They will use this foundational knowledge to conduct research to draft technical reports, briefings, white papers, strategies, and other products that help inform US Government agencies, the Department of Defense, and public utilities.
  • Supporting collaborative projects comprised of one or more other analysts, control systems specialists, power engineers, and cyber researchers to execute a mix of both short- and long-term technical projects. As such, we are seeking analysts that are self-motivated and willing to proactively identify and execute work.
  • Distilling information into concise written reports and briefings for non-technical audiences. Knowledge of engineering practices (electrical, mechanical, or power) or computer science (OT/IT networks, cybersecurity) principles are desired. This position requires strong communication skills (both written and verbal), a willingness to learn new ways of thinking, and a thirst for learning.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BS/BA plus 2-5 years' experience, or Masters plus1- 3 years' experience, or Doctorate plus 0- 2 years' experience
  • Must have US citizenship and be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance (equivalent to Top Secret) with appropriate sigmas plus SCI access; applicants already holding at least a Q clearance will be given preference.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Published analyses on cybersecurity issues or ICS in the oil & gas and electric industries will be viewed very favorably.
  • Contributions to reports or analysis for federal, state, or local government consumers.
  • Education or professional experience with computer sciences, cybersecurity for operational technology environments, or ICS is highly desired.

 

LOCATION:

This position is located in Idaho Falls, ID which is a haven for outdoor recreation enthusiasts. It is surrounded by mountains, rivers, reservoirs, trails. slopes and hot springs. Idaho is the fastest growing state in the US with a strong job market. Idaho's Technology Industry is growing at a rate of over 2.8 % in 2017, which was the 5th highest in the nation. Idaho is a very safe place to live ranking 5th in the US.

To learn more about Idaho, check out these links:

·      Forbes: The States That Residents Are Leaving And The Ones They Are Moving To

·      Visit Idaho: Things to do

·      CNN Money: Best Places to Live

·      Livabililty.com: “Why Idaho Falls, ID is a Great Place to Live”

·      East Idaho News: “Why People are moving to Idaho – and Idaho Falls – like never before.”

 

Blackmere Consulting is an equal opportunity employer (EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled/Protected Statuses). We are well aware talent comes in all sorts of different configurations. If you're wondering whether you're qualified, contact us directly so we can discuss your experience in more detail.  At Blackmere, we believe innovation and diversity go hand in hand. We are an equal opportunity employer and 100% committed to maintaining an inclusive and diverse Blackmere. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other legally protected status.