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Incident Responder

Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application. Our hiring team will not start the interview evaluation process until award.

Job Description

Incident Responders must be able to perform the tasks and meet the skills, knowledge and abilities as described in NIST Special Publication 800-181 National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework for the role of Cyber Defense Incident Responder (Work Role ID: PR-CIR-001).

Typical duties include:

  • Analyze and define security requirements for Multilevel Security (MLS) issues.
  • Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions to MLS requirements.
  • Gather and organize technical information about an organization's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs in the MLS arena.
  • Perform risk analyses which also includes risk assessment.
  • Provide Tier 2 level incident response support by using a variety of tools to investigate incidents and taking immediate action or recommending a course of action to safeguard the client.
  • Provide incident triage and response support to court units or AO program office Incident Response Teams.
  • Investigate and document incidents from end to end and identify correlating information to determine incident impact, area of effect, and mitigation requirements for the local court unit and the client overall.
  • Accurately review, annotate, and resolve security incidents tasked by the Intrusion Detection Team, Watch Officer, SOC management or other SOC teams.
  • Conduct Incident Triage to prioritize newly identified security incidents for follow-on action.
  • Provide clear and actionable event notifications to customers.
  • Coordinate and provide direct support to local incident responders at the circuit, local court unit and program office levels.
  • Document all communications and actions taken in response to assigned incidents in the SOC ticketing system.
  • Perform appropriate event escalation for events, notifications, and non-responsiveness from customers.
  • Continuously review and update the Incident Handlers (IH) Guide and provide recommendations to annual updates for the SOC IR Plan.


Educational Requirement:

  • Bachelor's or comparative experience

Certification Requirements:

  • Must have at least one (1) certification in the field of information security from a respectable security organization. Desirable certifications include, but not limited to: GCIH, GCIA, GCFE, GREM, GCFA, GSEC, Security , CEH, CISSP, CCNA (Security) or equivalent Certification

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years of IT with at least 3 years of information security operations center or incident response experience

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Work will be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).

Work assignments vary based on client requirements.

Work may include travel with the military to participate in exercises in austere conditions

Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot, dusty, cold, icy and windy climates.

Physical Requirements

Sitting at desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting and carrying boxes of supplies or files up to 25 lbs. Extended periods of sitting while on PC/laptop or phone.

Equipment and Machines

General office equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

May require operating motor vehicles.


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is mandatory.

It is important to be able to work any shift/designated hours required.

You may be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency, or exercise

You may be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or other conditions when others are not permitted to work

Position may require night and weekend work and could include travel with the military to participate in operations/exercises located in areas with field conditions


Continental and Oversees travel may be required. It is important to maintain a current passport.

Other Essential Functions

Employment is contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certifications will result in disqualification for this position and could result in termination.

Candidate must exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosters cooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organized with the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government, military and contractor personnel at all levels.

Candidate must be able to interface effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Grooming and dress usually business casual, but dependent on client's standards. Must not pose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.

The position for which you are applying for requires a US government security clearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if you possess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish your citizenship in the foreign country.

Keywords: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Washington DC , Incident Responder, Other , Washington, DC

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