NES Associates, LLC Content Filtering Specialist in Kansas City, Missouri

NES Associates, a CSRA company, is currently looking for a Content Filtering Specialist to join our mission critical team located at Kansas City, MO. As a team member of the USDA cyber security content filtering team, responsibilities include content filtering and Application Security Management (ASM) system solutions, deployment, system maintenance, federal policy compliance and ad-hoc client support. Candidates interested in applying for the Content Filtering Specialist opportunity should possess the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance in order to be considered for this opportunity.

As the selected Content Filtering Specialist, you will be responsible for the following (not limited to):

  • Serve as Tier II support for the USDA cyber security operations team
  • Document all activities by utilizing the approved security tool set
  • Monitor the status of all network security information sources and document and record any anomalies daily
  • Manage all associated equipment to ensure system availability and throughput
  • Provide systems design input to optimize the environment
  • Assist in establishing thresholds to trigger automated responses for all associated system activities
  • Manage and create all associated security signatures
  • Ensure deployed rulesets are current and match vendor release cycles
  • Review/tune rulesets to address false positives and improve system detections on a regular basis
  • Ensure all associated rulesets do not cause significant disruption to operational environment
  • Operate within established change control procedures
  • Assist with the installation, configuration, and reporting of a network-based malware suite
  • Assist as needed with certification validation and troubleshooting of client-based software components for all associated malware suites
  • Along with other team members, provide 24/7 on-call support
  • Occasional after-hours work may be required in support of scheduled outages and break-fix actions
Required Skills

In order to be considered for the Content Filtering Specialist opportunity with NES Associates, a CSRA company, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 1-3+ years of relevant work experience
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco WSA and F5 ASM
  • Hands-on experience with network analysis tools, such as Wireshark and TCPdump
  • Knowledge of multiple areas for information technology such as: TCP/IP (UDP, TCP, and ICMP); DHCP; Operation of Routers, and switches; Routing Protocols; Windows, AIX and Linux Strong technical and analytical skills with knowledge of security concepts.
  • Competency and hands-on experience with industry standards and best practices
  • Detailed understanding of how network-based attacks work at the operating system and/or protocol level
  • Experience with security systems including firewalls, intrusion detection, netflow analysis, system logging, vulnerability scanning, security event correlation, and incident response
  • Demonstrate understanding of common practices related to information security, data protection, and privacy
  • Familiarity with routine security-related incident response procedures
  • Ability to work as an individual with limited guidance

Tracking Code: 1781-677

Job Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular