Incident Handler in Leesburg, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

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Job #:  1007354

Apex Systems is looking for qualified candidates for several Incident Handler openings in Leesburg, VA

If interested, please send an updated resume to Scotti Dodson at 
Position: Incident Handler
Location: Leesburg, VA
Duration: Contract to Hire
Clearance:  Must be US Citizen as condition for employment with ability to obtain and hold a DoD Secret Clearance
Shifts: 4 10 hr shifts
Sun-Wed, 6AM – 2PM / 7AM – 3PM
The Incident Handler supports a Civilian Agency Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) organization protecting the network security of tens of thousands of users.
The Incident Handler responsibilities include:

  • Receive, document, and report cyber security events.
  • Categorize incidents and implement corresponding escalation procedures.
  • Communicate and coordinate incident response efforts.
  • Conduct daily operational update meetings for SOC staff and unscheduled situational update briefings for FAA leaders.
  • Analyze reports to understand threat campaign(s) techniques, lateral movements and extract indicators of compromise (IOCs).
  • Provide telephone, e-mail and ticket service to customers.
  • Reference applicable departmental and operating administration policies in work products
  • Access, secure and inspect local classified information processing areas.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Contracting Officer Representative and SOC management.

Qualities/Additional info:  Incident Handler will maintain twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, three hundred sixty five (365) days per year, incident handling capability.  Incident Handler must be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills.  Incident Handler must be capable of working on projects independently.  Frequent interaction with government client is required.  Candidate must have previous experience working in a network security incident response team, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC). 
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.
  • OR
  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience.

  • In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum four (4) years IT experience

AND Must have with at least one year of network security experience
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with intrusion detection systems and threat techniques. (Lateral Movement, Rootkits & Toolkits.
  • Experience working in a network security environment, such as a Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), Computer Incident Response Center (CIRC) or Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC).
  • Experience with business process reengineering, capability maturity model, change management, or process improvement.
  • Exceptional writing and documentation skills.

EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.