Cybersecurity Specialist Job at Paragon Cyber Solutions, Patrick County, VA

  • Paragon Cyber Solutions
  • Patrick County, VA

Job Description

Paragon Cyber Solutions has an immediate opening for those ready for an exciting and dynamic career as a  Cybersecurity Specialist  to join our other industry experts that pride themselves in analyzing the most difficult challenges for the launch-test range while developing and delivering solutions to meet the needs of the US Space Force and their customers. This opportunity designs, develops, modifies, evaluates, and implements new and existing systems, leading the technical aspects of a multi-disciplined project team.

Clearance: Active Secret Clearance

Essential Functions 

  • Provide Cybersecurity (CS) support to the Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) across the Enterprise.
  • Participate in managing the LTRS Access Management Plan (LAMP) effort across the Range 
  • Participate and lead in the efforts to create FISMA packages and renew LTRS Authorities to Operate (ATO) 
  • Perform DoD Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities in accordance with the DIACAP and RMF process. 
  • Develop, modify, and review A&A documentation. 
  • Analyze the CS architecture of Range systems for compliance with DoD policies; develop and execute security test plans; and use security tools such as ACAS/Nessus, SCAP, and execution of STIGs. 
  • Assess the CS risk of Range systems documenting them in formal risk assessments and supporting artifacts associated with the A&A process.
  • Organize, develop, and present briefings, written summaries, and written reports incorporating narrative, tabular and/or graphic elements. 
  • Provide CS Subject Matter Expertise (SME) support to project teams.
  • Determine the security posture and CS accreditation readiness of systems and architectures. 
  • Support engineering design teams by assessing network and system security design features and making recommendations concerning overall security accreditation readiness and compliance with IA/CS guidance and best practices. 
  • Conduct Information Systems vulnerability assessment, risk mitigation, and Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) development and tracking; understanding and application of mitigation strategies. 
  • Research policies, procedures, standards, and guidance, and apply under specific conditions for the protection of information and information systems. 
  • Mentor CS Operation Specialists and Associates. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


Required Skills 

  • Strong communication skills, written and oral, to interact with team members and customers. 
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills 


Required Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Two (2) years or more of Cybersecurity related experience in a team environment. 
  • Strong understanding of DIACAP, RMF, ACAS, and Vulnerability Management 
  • Virtualization expertise such as ESXI, ZEN, and VMWare
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office. 
  • Knowledge of CS application software for example: Nessus, NMAP, SCAP, and STIG Viewer. 
  • Technical expertise of operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server 20XX, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows XP and Linux/Unix.
  • Networking-System Administration expertise to include knowledge of switches/routers, network protocols, account management, and the evaluation of audit logs 


Additional Eligibility Qualifications 

  • DoD 8570 IAT II or IAM II Certified (Security + CE or equivalent) or ability to obtain withing six (6) months of hire. 
  • Ability to travel 20% 
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization 
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License required


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision).
  • Retirement Plan (401K w/ employer matching).
  • Paid Time Off & 10 Paid Public Holidays.
  • Short and Long-Term Disability.
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance.
  • Training & Development.

Why Work For Paragon Cyber Solutions?

You want to make a difference. You want to be recognized by name versus being a number. You want to work with a company where you can grow and work in different areas to increase your knowledge/experience. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and need to live it.

As a small business, each team member rolls up their sleeves and helps where needed (including our CEO). Our ideal candidate will be comfortable with multi-tasking and prefers working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. You must be adaptable to the needs of a growing business.

A Model of Excellence

That’s our motto in all we do and what we seek in our team members.

Are you a hardworking professional seeking a new opportunity that fosters growth? Look no further!

We are an award-winning minority, woman, veteran-owned, 8(a), EDWOSB, VOSB, certified Tampa, FL-based small business. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality solutions that help our clients protect the integrity of their business operations.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Immediate start, Weekend work,

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