1+ months

Industrial Control System Specialist - Entry to Senior Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals. NSA currently has several opportunities in Facility Project Management, Electricians, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Property Administrative Officers, and many more.",

NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information.

Description of Position

The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Industrial Control System (ICS) Specialists/Engineers to provide expertise in the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of new and renovated electrical infrastructure. This position has two areas of focus, one within Design and Engineering (D&E) and the other with Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

As an ICS Specialist/Engineer within D&E, work closely with multi-discipline teams throughout the entirety of the project life-cycle, including close coordination with O&M. Responsible for the development of designs, specifications, technical reports, and cost estimates for power monitoring and control of electrical infrastructure, energy management monitoring, and control of mechanical infrastructure.

As an ICS Specialist/Engineer within O&M, work closely with ICS Specialists who support many facets of the Industrial Control Systems in the Facilities Control Center (FCC), which is a 24/7 operations center where facilities systems can be effectively maintained. The ICS team supports power monitoring and control, the transport network, application servers, energy management monitoring and control, and various components and applications to ensure a robust secure operation of the system.

Support for Industrial Control Systems require a variety of skills. The successful candidate shall have knowledge/skills in at least one of the following areas and the drive and passion to master many of these functions:
- ICS Power Control - Provide support in the area of electrical power control and monitoring systems also known as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. The candidate should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about electrical power systems, configuring Schweitzer protective relays, integrating power devices into Real-Time Automation Controllers (RTAC) as well as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) programming. Knowledge of the protocols used by these devices including mirrored bits, Modbus, DNP, and SNMP is desired.
- ICS Building Automation - Provide support to a variety of technical areas that include HVAC and chilled water distribution systems, coordination of utility outages that impact the ICS and to minimize disruptions to mission systems and support of the ICS installation and oversight of ICS commissioning. Knowledge or interest in learning about the field of building automation and the variety of components used by such systems is preferred. This includes devices such as Direct Digital Controls (DDC), DDC Logic, seniors, and end devices such as, but not limited to Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), dampers, actuators, and valves.
- Networking Technologies - The candidate should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers. Knowledge of and experience in routing protocols, Port Security, Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Domain Authentication, and VLANs is desired. Additionally, knowledge of best security practices is desired.
- Firewalls - The candidate should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about Cisco firewalls including Firepower Management Center (FMC) for deployment and management of firewalls.
- Information Technology (I/T) Management - The candidate should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) including managing patch deployments, configuring policies, troubleshooting application issues, and developing/deploying software images.
- Network Security - The candidate should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about, including but not limited to, System Information and Event Management (SIEM) including creating anomalies alert dashboards; access controls to include Identification, Authentication, Authorization, and Accountability (IAAA); cybersecurity framework and policies; Network Discovery and asset management; Network Intrusion Prevention and Detection Systems (IPS/IDS); ICS/SCADA network protocol and vulnerability analysis; ICS/SCADA recovery & mitigation and signature development and implementation; and network penetration testing. A working knowledge of assessment and analytic tools and techniques is a plus.

In addition, the candidate shall adapt work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, emergencies or unexpected obstacles. Have the ability to articulate viewpoints and answers to customers, peers, and supervisors in an effective manner, both written and orally. Identify and analyze technical issues, report, document, and attend project status briefings. Knowledgeable with calendar scheduling, MS Outlook, MS Word/Excel and office equipment such as copiers, printers and scanners.


Posted: 2022-03-31 Expires: 2022-07-02

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Industrial Control System Specialist - Entry to Senior Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755

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