ICS-CERT Team Lead


Seeking a Team Lead to join our team in Arlington, VA. Must be a US Citizen with an active Secret Clearance or higher.

Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders.


This senior analyst will provide strategic policy support to senior leadership in the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) and will serve as the team lead for four staff who provide program management support to ICS-CERT.

ICS-CERT works to reduce risks within and across all critical infrastructure sectors by partnering with law enforcement agencies and the intelligence community and coordinating efforts among Federal, state, local, and tribal governments and control systems owners, operators, and vendors. Additionally, ICS-CERT collaborates with international and private sector Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) to share control systems-related security incidents and mitigation measures.

The Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) operates within the National Cybersecurity and Integration Center (NCCIC), a division of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (DHS CS&C;). NCCIC/ICS-CERT is a key component of the DHS Strategy for Securing Control Systems. The primary goal of the Strategy is to build a long-term common vision where effective risk management of control systems security can be realized through successful coordination efforts

ICS-CERT coordinates control systems-related security incidents and information sharing with Federal, State, and local agencies and organizations, the intelligence community, and private sector constituents, including vendors, owners and operators, and international and private sector CERTs. The focus on control systems cybersecurity provides a direct path for coordination of activities among all members of the critical infrastructure stakeholder community.

As a functional component of the NCCIC, ICS-CERT provides focused operational capabilities for defense of control system environments against emerging cyber threats.

ICS-CERT provides efficient coordination of control-systems-related security incidents and information sharing with federal, state, and local agencies and organizations, the Intelligence Community, private sector constituents including vendors, owners, and operators, and international and private sector computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs). The focus on control systems cybersecurity provides a direct path for coordination of activities for all members of the stakeholder community.

Candidate assembles, prepares, and analyzes data for studies, project and program management, statistical models, evaluations, communication products, and related duties. Uses analytical discretion within defined practices and policies recommend methods and techniques for determining data collection and analytical approaches. Works with senior staff and project managers to analyze and interpret the results of the data. Provides input and/or develops draft technical report or presentation with the results of the analysis. Creates and maintains databases; enters and retrieves data; analyzes, creates, and presents reports from databases. Assembles, prepares and analyzes data to perform functional tasks. Assists in the development of administering of survey instruments, forms, and questionnaires, monitors record keeping procedures for accuracy and complies data.

Candidate will manage staff who are responsible for: planning and coordinating onsite industrial control systems (ICS) assessments for the DHS Industrial Control Systems-Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) by utilizing a set of strong organizational, scheduling, and logistical coordination skills; and tracking pre/post assessment activities and associated deliverables, metrics, and reporting initiatives.


Candidate must have: a solid understanding of cyber security fundamentals and cyber/ICS best practices and a basic understanding of network structure and architecture layouts associated with SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and ICS; display interpersonal skills and an ability to demonstrate strong customer service and relationship building qualities; and be proficient enough to assist with reviewing and collating technical information contained within assessment reports and perform technical writing and editing of detailed after action reports related to ICS architecture assessments. Candidate needs to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of cyber security assessment control families for centralized collation and tracking of weaknesses and mitigations (based upon information derived from critical infrastructure assessments). Eligible to obtain an SCI clearance in order to work in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) for part-time support of ICS-CERT operations on the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) floor with various administrative and analytical tasks.

CSRA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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