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Certified Tempest Professional (Contingent Offer)

“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.
Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.
We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”
Jacobs is currently seeking Certified Tempest Professional (level 1) for a contingent offer only at our Reston, VA location. Duties will include:
  • Certified Tempest Professional will conduct tempest testing in a lab
  • Perform signal analysis utilizing complex test equipment to identify detectable signals
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise in technical discussions and meetings
  • Provide input concerning future requirements (market surveys, formal requirements, etc.)
  • Support training and/or familiarization of signal capture and identification; develop demonstrations.
  • Maintain familiarity with current TSCM requirements and how various vendors are meeting them

  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and fourteen (14) years of progressive, relevant experience, or an MS degree in a computer or system science discipline and twelve (12) years of progressive experience, or a Ph.D. degree in a computer or system discipline and seven (7) years of progressive experience. Require demonstrated and recognized technical expertise in specialty areas of engineering system design and analysis.

  • Certified Tempest Professional Level 1
  • Maintain or attain advanced CTP Certification and job related continuing education
  • Knowledge of information and communications theory
  • Understanding of signal propagation and antenna theory
  • Understanding of electronic circuit design and grounding techniques.
  • Experience using electronic test measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE).
  • Adept at utilizing RF and communications test equipment such as Spectrum analyzers, Oscilloscopes, RF and microwave receivers, Video raster devices, Band pass and amplifier devices, and power line analyzers
  • Experience with audio, video, communications protocols and their signal signatures
  • Experience with TEMPEST evaluation process, to include exploratory testing of new technologies, identifying undesirable signals and determine mitigation methods
  • Capable of following established procedures and methods for documenting test results
  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office product suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint)
  • Experience in scheduling and managing workflow
  • Willing to collaborate with USG community on procedural techniques and methodology.
  • Preferred Qualifications include:
    • Certified Tempest Professional (Level 2); or CTA (higher certification)
    • CTP-2 capable of writing a TEMPEST TEST PLAN and TEMPEST TEST RESULTS; ability to interpret vendor (TPTR)
Essential Functions:
Physical Requirements:
Most work will be done at a desk, computer or in Lab.
Work Environment:
General Office environment. The work environment is steady-paced but sometimes involves deadline pressure. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.
Equipment & Machines:
General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, as well as lab equipment to include oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, frequency generators and receivers, and other devices as required.
Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. May need to be available to work overtime on an infrequent basis.
Customer and Personal Service:
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Other Essential Functions/Characteristics:
An Information Technology Generalist proficient in many facets of information technology requirements. The candidate should possess general business knowledge and soft-skills allowing them to be adaptable in a wide array of work environments. The candidate should have the willingness to participate in these type of activities when called upon to do so.
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements.
Additional Information:Must be willing to travel as needed.
Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check.
Must be a US citizen.


Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Reston, Virginia
United States
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