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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Cyber Security Analyst in ARLINGTON, Virginia

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312180

Directorate: National Security

Division: Computing and Analytics

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Job Description

The Cyber Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) program’s Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services (MCSS) Strategic Engagement Support staffer will engage the Team’s stakeholders and target audiences in the Federal and State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (FSLTT) government community through a multi-pronged communications outreach and engagement strategy by employing the following tactics and activities:

  1. Developing and implementing strategic outreach, engagement and communications activities that will build awareness among the FSLTT community, the mobile and cybersecurity industries, the media and the general public of the Cyber QSMO program’s Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services Team and its products, services (e.g. T-VIP and MAV) and security guidance offerings.

  2. Assisting the Cyber QSMO program Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services lead with establishing and maintaining the Team’s mobile and cybersecurity stakeholder relations for services such as T-VIP, and to support the Team’s engagements, communications and information exchanges with relevant public/private-sector and academia organizations.

  3. Assisting with the collection, analysis, collaboration, development, and posting of Cyber QSMO program’s Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services-related content/information on its external-facing webpage, tracking traffic to the site, and refreshing this content to enhance the Team’s external-facing web presence and build target audience awareness. (e.g. T-VIP content on CISA’s QSMO Marketplace external website.)

  4. Supporting briefings by the Cyber QSMO program Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services lead to other Federal Agencies about its products and services offerings (e.g. T-VIP) to include support for technologyadoptions, elicit requirements for new or expanded programs or services, and identify pilot participants.

  5. Collaborating with CISA External Affairs on the Cyber QSMO program’s MCSS Team (e.g. T-VIP)’s communications and engagement activities and public release approvals.

  6. A minimum level of Secret clearance is required for the Cyber QSMO program’s Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services Strategic Engagement Support Staff & Technical Editor.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) formally designated the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) as the Quality Services Management Office (QSMO) for Cybersecurity Services under Memo M-19-16, Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government .[1] As “pre-designated” cybersecurity services for the CISA QSMO also included mobile cybersecurity shared services,[2] this statement of work (SOW) covers technical and programmatic support needed for mobile cybersecurity shared services and capabilities aimed a providing visibility and protection in mobility (e.g., smart phones, mobile apps) for Federal Departments and Agencies.

Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services (MCSS) are to be offered under the Cyber QSMO program— mobile device security, mobile application (app) security, and mobile network security—supported by promotion and development of mobile security guidance. MCSS is located within CISA’s Cybersecurity Division, Capacity Building (CB) subdivision, which provides technical cybersecurity services to all Federal Executive Branch civilian agencies. In addition to federal partners, CB’s services can extend to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) government agencies.

Notably, this effort is specific to support MCSS such as Traveler-Verified Information Protection (T-VIP) and Mobile App Vetting (MAV) in stakeholder engagement/technical editing, Federal agency engagement and adoption (e.g. Federal Mobility Group)

Cyber QSMO Mobile Cybersecurity Shared Services align to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Secure Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure mission and its goal to Secure Federal Civilian Networks .

The hiring level will be determined based on the education, experience and skill set of the successful candidate based on the following:

Level II: Leads specific tasks of the project to meet scope, schedule and budget. Expected to contribute professionally, building a professional reputation for technical expertise. Fully applying and interpreting standard theories, principles, methods, tools and technologies. Contributes technical content to proposals and develops business through excellent project performance.

Level III: Manages small to moderate projects and/or major project tasks. Integrates intellectual and technical capabilities of work teams. Enhances technical/professional skills of junior staff through active mentoring and training. Generates ideas for new proposals and participates in business development activities.

[1] “Centralized Mission Support Capabilities for the Federal Government.” OMB, April 26, 2019. (Site visited September 16, 2020)

[2] Quality Service Management Offices (QSMOs), GSA. (Site visited September 16, 2020)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 5+ years of relevant space and cyber experience; or MS and 3+ years of relevant experience, or PhD with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS with 7+ years relevant experience in military space operations or acquisitions, or MS with 5 years of relevant experience or PhD with 3 years experience

  • Demonstrated ability to understand, deploy, and operate a range of cybersecurity tools

  • Intermediate level knowledge in computer science and cyber security, experience with programming languages, and understanding of secure design and/or operations principles.

  • Must have demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with clients and laboratory scientific staff and management

  • Strong analytic ability

  • Strong leadership potential

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • Experience conceiving, developing, and executing R&D

  • Broad space system research and development understanding and experience

  • Space system testing and evaluation experience

  • Wide understanding of current cybersecurity vulnerabilities and operational landscape

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Safeguards and Security

Group: Cyber Security - NSD

Opening Date: 2021-06-01

Closing Date: 2021-07-01