Regional Cyber Security Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Beltsville
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret
Citizen Security & Public Services


Peraton is looking for a Regional Cyber Security Officer (RCSO) to become part of Peraton’s Department of State (DoS) Diplomatic Security Cyber Mission (DSCM) program providing leading cyber and technology security experience to enable innovative, effective, and secure business processes. 


Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Directorate of Cyber and Technology Security (DS/CTS), provides quality and timely cybersecurity assessment (CSA) support and assistance to posts worldwide. RCSO's are cyber security consultants and experts whose core function is to support and implement the cyber security policies of the Department of State

RCSO's secure the Department’s critical information infrastructure by ensuring that classified and unclassified networks are installed, maintained, operated, and secured in accordance with the current Department and U.S. Government regulations. The CSA goals are to objectively determine conformance with regulations; provide post a cohesive and detailed computer and systems security improvement plan; as well as document the constructive results



The RCSO role will be in Beltsville, MD with support in Northern VA and Washington D.C. 


What you'll do:


  • Assist RCSOs remotely and on-site in performing security assessments of classified, unclassified, networked telephone, building management, and other networked systems at assigned posts
  • Prior to and during cybersecurity assessments, monitor assigned posts’ compliance with established operating procedures for data access controls, storage, transmission, and destruction of data
  • Provide technical assistance to RCSOs in support of criminal, counterintelligence, and countermeasures cybersecurity investigations
  • Provide administrative assistance for RCSO technology requests
  • Provide analytical support in reviewing RCSO generated reports for completion, timeliness, accuracy, and follow-on coordination of corrective actions
  • Maintain security tools, RCSO Source assessment checklists, and related servers to include research, testing, and secure configuration of new hardware/software to meet constantly evolving cyber assessment needs
  • Provide remote and on-site scanning and data analysis for Posts systems and DOS programs in support of the RCSO Assessment process at overseas and domestic facilities
  • Assist coordination of RCSO travel, local operating fund budget and equipment budget based on a four-year refresh of hardware and software
  • Provide RCSO education planning and coordination of courses and specialized training to meet established program training goals
  • Conduct onsite planning, organization, and administration support for the RCSO In-Service Briefing (held periodically at both domestic and overseas locations)
  • Support specialized projects and other duties as assigned




What you'll need:


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 2 years of related experience. 4 additional years of experience can be used in lieu of degree requirement. 
  • Active Top Secret security clearance.
  • Experience in network and system administration, tools development and assessing cyber hygiene.
  • Experience maintaining security tools and assessment checklists to include research, testing, and secure configuration of new hardware/software to meet constantly evolving cyber assessment needs
  • At least one of the following certifications:
    • CySA+
    • Security+
    • CCNA
    • CCNA Security
    • CEH
    • ITILv
    • Or similar certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with any of the following tools:
    • NMap

    • Splunk

    • Tanium

    • Powershell



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 


Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Salary Range

Salary Minimum: $57,500
Salary Mid: $115,000
Salary Maximum: $143,800

The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position, and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Peraton provides a variety of benefits to employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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