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 SENIOR CYBERSECURITY ENGINEER - Arlington, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Arlington County 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$98092 - 174720
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Platforms
Computers - DB Mgmt. Systems
Computers - IT Management
Computers - Networks
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2472245 / Latpro-3688080 
Date posted: Jun-14-2019
State, Zip: Virginia, 22234



$98,092.80 - $174,720.00 Annually


Arlington *METRO-accessible*, VA

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Department of Technology Services

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Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Technology Services is seeking a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer to join the Information Security Team of the Security, Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Division. This position is responsible for providing advanced technical support to the County's operations, implementing IT security updates, and contributing to security policy recommendations.

For more information on the Department of Technology Services (DTS), please click here.

Specific duties include:

  • Designing the configuration of security components of network and endpoint devices, firewalls and virtual private network (VPN) appliances, security and event (SIEM) systems, and intrusion detection systems;
  • Contributing to the career development of junior staff through mentoring and skill building activities;
  • Responding to escalated security alerts and coordinating responses to incidents;
  • Providing tier 3/4 technical support to resolve escalated cybersecurity issues;
  • Conducting computer forensics, investigating intrusions, quarantining equipment and working with recovery for digital devices;
  • Building test endpoint device prototypes to assess and analyze system vulnerability;
  • Leading the development and implementation of necessary controls and procedures to protect information and technology assets;
  • Assisting the Chief Information Security Officer with the development of best practices, enforcement measures, policies and procedures; and
  • Remaining current on existing and emerging information technologies.

About Arlington County
Arlington has been named the No. 1 'Digital County' in the nation for its size by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. The award recognizes counties that are leaders in the innovative use of information and communications technology.
Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, or a related field, as well as significant experience managing cybersecurity programs and systems, that includes experience coordinating the work of others.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to those with experience and/or knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • UNIX/Linux or MacOS
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft ATP
  • Cloud Security (AWS/Azure)
  • Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware software
  • Mobile Device Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Security information and event management (SIEM)
  • Wired and Wireless NAC
  • Virtualization
  • Scripting (Powershell/Bash/Python)
  • NIST Cyber Security Framework
  • ITIL ITSM Framework

Special Requirements

A letter of application is required. Please attach a letter or use the space in the supplemental questionnaire to address how your background meets the qualification requirements for the position.

Additional Information

This is a flexible 40-hour per week position, Monday-Friday.

Salary listed above is effective July 1, 2019.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached but will not substitute for the completed application. Do not enter "see resume" in the Education, Work Experience or Supplemental Questionnaire sections of the application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE:  This position is listed as "open continuous."  Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered.  The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: (see application details)

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement:  a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457).  The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County.  You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan.  General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan. 

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan.  The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit.  New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above.  They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays. 

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: 
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


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