Vulnerability Assessor Tier 2 (VAT)

Leidos in Alexandria, VA

  • Type: Full Time
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Job Description:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Security Operations Center (SOC) is a US Government program responsible to prevent, identify, contain and eradicate cyber threats to CBP networks through monitoring, intrusion detection and protective security services to CBP information systems including local area networks/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), commercial Internet connection, public facing websites, wireless, mobile/cellular, cloud, security devices, servers and workstations. The CBP SOC is responsible for the overall security of CBP Enterprise-wide information systems, and collects, investigates and reports any suspected and confirmed security violations.

The CBP SOC Program has a critical need for a Tier 2 Vulnerability Assessor (VAT) to join our team.

The VAT Team will have about 3 members. The Tier 2 VAT will perform research on current threats and vulnerabilities. Will be responsible for authoring security advisories. Manage enterprise vulnerability compliance and will conduct vulnerability assessments of IT systems.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors' degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 8 to 12 years of professional experience; or 6 to 10 years of professional experience with a Masters' degree.Must have a Secret Clearance with the ability to get TS/SCI. In addition to specific security clearance requirements all Department of Homeland Security CBP SOC employees are required to have or be able to favorably pass a 5 year (BI) Background Investigation.
Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in incident detection and response, malware analysis, or cyber forensics

In addition, minimum of five (5) years of specialized experience in one or more of the following areas:
Vulnerability AssessmentIntrusion Prevention and DetectionPolicy EnforcementAccess Control and AuthorizationPolicy EnforcementApplication SecurityProtocol AnalysisFirewall ManagementIncident ResponseEncryptionWe-filteringAdvanced Threat Protection
Extensive experience working with various security methodologies and processes, advanced knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, experience configuring and implementing various technical security solutions, extensive experience providing analysis and trending of security log data from a large number of heterogeneous security devices.

Should have one or more of the following certifications:


Desired Skills:

Experience in cyber government, and/or federal law enforcement. Experience with Cyber Kill Chain. Experience in cyber government, and/or federal law enforcement.


External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Requisition Category:

Job Family:
Cyber Security
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws. - provided by DicePandologic. Category: Technology, Keywords: Information Security Specialist
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