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Chenega Corporation Junior Incident Responder in Washington, District Of Columbia


The Junior Incident Responder shall support the White House Information Security (WHIS) to detect and prevent harmful activity related to data loss and compromise of data integrity, identify account compromise, and perform in-depth custom application monitoring and analytics.


  • Work in a 24/7 joint cyber security operations center for the purpose of monitoring and responding to events that occur on PITC enterprise.

  • Create cases on newly discovered events and escalate to senior analysts.

  • Assist with drafting of recommendations for the overall tuning and development of logic in Splunk for the purpose of detecting and/or preventing malicious activity on the network.

  • Leverage Splunk to prioritize events of interest that have transpired.

  • Provide an activity report on a weekly basis to the Computer Network Defense’s government lead.

  • Periodically present on new topics to the team for the purpose of furthering the knowledge base of the team.

  • Support and assist with customer requests assigned to the government ticketing system.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • 3+years’ experience as an incident responder or experience with cybersecurity performance

  • Extensive experience documenting analysis in casework

  • Department of Defense (DoD) 8570/8140 certified at the Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level II or above

  • TS/SCI clearancerequired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and Domain Name Service (DNS) protocols.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the common threat landscape for government entities, including:

  • Watering hole attacks

  • Spear phishing

  • Insider threat

  • Cyber Crime

  • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)

  • Hacktivists

  • Strong technical writing skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to work shift work.

  • Knowledge of and skill with applying analytical and evaluation methods and techniques.

  • Ability to handle controversial situations with tact and diplomacy.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee may use repeated motions that include the arms, wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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