Mission Assurance Risk/Cyber Analyst - Scott Air Force Base, Illinois in Scott Air Force Base, IL at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/25/2020

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Job Description

General Dynamics Information Technology is a premier provider of high-tech IT solutions to the government IT market that delivers cost-effective, next-generation IT solutions and services to the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and federal civilian agencies as they modernize their information systems.  The position is within the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) Mission Assurance Division, Mission Assurance Plans and Programs Branch (TCJ34-MA). We are seeking a Mission Assurance Cyber Analyst (Policy Analyst) willing to be onsite to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  Due to the contractual agreement, the candidate must have active DoD Secret clearance to start; must be eligible for TOP SECRET/SCI required.

BACKGROUND:  GDIT provides programmatic support to the USTRANSCOM Mission Assurance (MA) processes.  This position supports the analytical work requirements performed by the MA Risk Management Team, working actions associated with the identification of cyber mission risk (determination of threats, hazards and vulnerabilities) and the identification of mitigation measures already being taken, proposing remediation or mitigation measures to reduce risk in support of the MA Working Group (MAWG).  Work is primarily performed within the USTRANSCOM J3, Operations and Plans Directorate, MA Division, MA Plans and Programs Branch.  Analyst will also assist or lead the project team in efforts to perform cyber analytical work associated with the implementation of the MA Identification Process (MAIP), assist in the development of Mission Mitigation Plans (MMPs), conduct dependency analysis, and preparing for, performing and documenting results of on-site MA related vulnerability assessments at sites of interest to USTRANSCOM.


  • MINIMUM SECURITY CLEARANCE: SECRET (current) to start; eligible for TOP SECRET/SCI required.

  • Must understand basic risk assessment and risk management; as it applies to the NIST 800 series risk management standards for organization, business mission, and IT systems

  • ITIL foundations training and experience as it applies to any of the following: designing, developing, implementing, operating and maintaining IT systems

  • Familiarity with a wide range of IT operating systems, applications, and database software includes; solid understanding of IP networks, cyber-security solutions (firewalls, identity management tools/capabilities, etc.), and software and hardware associated with, but not exclusive to the aforementioned

  • Must have the ability to map/relate IT enablers like those mentioned above to functional missions they support, leading to identification and mapping of mission relevant terrain-cyberspace (MRT-C)

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communications skills with ability to read, interpret, and apply policy

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)


  • Ability to organize and lead working groups

  • Skill in developing new or modified work methods, processes, or information protection procedures

  • Experience in Cyber Intelligence

  • Experience at USTRANSCOM or at least one of its Component Commands

  • Previous work experience with one of the MA risk management programs

  • Familiarity with the maturing DoD MA Programs

  • Knowledge of IA and MA technologies such as COMSEC, COMPUSEC, and OPSEC, computer systems, digital communications systems, network protocols, and computer architectures

  • Familiarity with the current cyberspace threat landscape, threats, computer security penetration tools and techniques

  •  Knowledge of pertinent laws, regulations, policies, and precedents, which affect the use of program and related support resources in information protection


  • BA/BS or equivalent + 6 years related experience, or MA + 4 years related experience


  • Anticipated travel: Less than 5%

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.