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Cyber Security ICS Policy Analyst

Job Information
Job Title: Cyber Security ICS Policy Analyst
Grade: 200/220
Org: Information Assurance
Contact: Pam Staples,
[email protected]
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, 9x80 work schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a Cyber Security ICS Policy Analyst to join the Information Assurance Team. The position supports core functions within the INL’s Cyber Security Program.

Functions for this position are:

1. Supports and performs responsibilities within the INL Cyber Security program, specifically the Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security Program. Participates in the creation, review, and assessment of all policies and procedures supporting the security for ICS that include but are not limited to System Security Plans, Risk Assessment, Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Change Management.

2. Leads assessments/audits of INL's Operational Technology (OT), under the direction of the ICS Cyber Security - Information System Security Manager (ISSM). Responsible for ensuring implementation of DOE and INL cybersecurity policies, practices, and procedures. Is responsible for the assessment of the system security protection measures and documentation for applicable systems. Makes and implements recommendations for improvements in cyber security controls. Oversees and performs surveys and assessments of INL computing systems, networks, and services to ensure mandated controls have been implemented as required by Federal regulations.

3. Develops and maintains an understanding of the control system technologies used within INL and how they might be exploited. Keeps current on threat reports, vulnerability disclosures, exploit techniques, and zero-day announcements and inform relevant lab personnel with recommendations. Develops advanced concepts and techniques in the cyber security assessment program.

4. Participates in conceptualization of cyber security designs that assess critical infrastructure systems at INL. Providing direction and support for a system’s information assurance documentation, in compliance with INL’s risk management framework.

5. Performs technical reviews, review scans, and helps lead the organization forward. Responsible for ensuring that the cyber security strategic direction is successfully implemented

6. Must be highly flexible in work assignments to allow for continual changes in work direction. Assists in all cyber security efforts including continuous monitoring, reporting, participation on project teams, incident management, and supporting the Information System Security Manager (ISSM). Manages complex tasks and assignments working independently.

Minimum Qualification Requirements (Education and/or Experience):
Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years relevant experience or an Advanced degree and 3 years relevant experience.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Must have a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, process and product quality and reliability.
• Must have experience in working with distributed team members.
• Must be extremely detail-oriented with respect to documentation and communication.
• Strong communication and interpersonal/team skills.
• Strong presentation skills.
• Ability to prepare and maintain policies and procedures with an emphasis on cyber security controls per the DOE’s Risk Management Approach.
• Ability to accomplish audit of information systems with an emphasis on cyber security controls per the DOE’s Risk Management Approach.
• Technical proficiency in developing cyber security policies and procedures.
• Initiative – Anticipates areas needing assistance. Proposes solutions and/or improvements.
• Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Desired Attributes.
• Certified by a professional organization as an instructional specialist is desired.
• Knowledge of Federal Cyber Security regulatory requirements pertinent to DOE is desired.

Special Requirements and/or Training:
Must be knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cyber Security controls and requirements and Department of Defense (DOD) Security Technical Implementation Guides. The Information Technology (IT) field and specifically the Cyber Security discipline are rapidly changing environments. The employee is required to obtain specialized training and certification in IT and Cyber Security disciplines. The specific training and certification will vary based upon current technologies and threat conditions. Examples of the training and certification are Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), and SANS Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).
Selective Service Requirements

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see

Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.
Motor Abilities: Repetitive work.
Special Senses: Visually demanding work; Near vision.
Work Conditions: Typing/keyboard.
Certification Exam(s): Testing Designated Position (TDP).
Please Apply Before:
August 19, 2019 (midnight, MST)
Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
Other Information
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INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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