Cybersecurity Specialist

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Position Number: 001

Title: Cybersecurity Specialist

Position Description: Serve as a mid to senior-level cybersecurity specialist providing cyber-specific expertise to DHS systems. Works closely with federal SMEs and program test leads to implement cyber processes and procedures to plan and execute assessments.  Performs and documents threat/risk assessments, develops cyber resilience test strategies and plans, coordinates data requirements, executes cybersecurity testing (e.g., adversarial assessments, penetration tests, cooperative vulnerability penetration assessments [CVPAs]), and documents vulnerabilities in test reports.


  • BS in cybersecurity, engineering, information systems security or related field
  • 10-15 years with bachelor’s degree, or 8-13 years with master’s degree of experience performing above described duties
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Must be able to assist in coordinating the review, comment and signature cycle of risk assessments/test plans/reports documentation
  • Proficient in the planning, execution, and reporting of Penetration Tests
  • Proficient in Cybersecurity policy (e.g., DHS cyber resilience T&E management guides, DoDI 8510.01 DIACAP Process/Risk Management Framework)
  • Experience with cyber resilience assessment tools (e.g., Retina, VMS, SCAP, Nessus, etc.)


  • Possess and maintain a current DoD 8570.01M IAM/IAT Level II certification or higher (i.e. Security+, CISSP)
  • DHS Test & Evaluation Level I current course completion including AQN 101, FTE 100, SE 101, CLE 023, CLL 008 or DoD Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalents
  • DHS Test & Evaluation Level II current course completion including AQN 201, FTE 202, FAC 062, CLE 035, CLE 301 or DoD DAU equivalents

Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Remote location possible.

Travel: 10-25% travel may be required

Clearance: US citizen with active secret clearance, DHS suitability preferred

Black Diamond Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.