Posted on December 28, 2020

20-15-S Cyber Defense Specialist II (Administrative Analyst 2, Information Systems)


  • Job type: Full-time
  • Hiring From: Ewing Township, New Jersey, United States
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  • Category: All Others
  • Network Security


The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) leads and coordinates New Jerseys counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State. We fulfill this mission by committing ourselves to a professional ethos that is the sum of five core values:

SERVICE. We put our State and its citizens first, and we put Mission before self. We take pride in being timely, agile, and relevant.

TEAMWORK. We stand with and behind each other. We recognize that partnerships, both internal and external, are critical to achieving success. We cannot fulfill our Mission alone.

EXCELLENCE. We take great pride in the quality of our work. We do every task, every project, every initiative, to the best of our ability.

DIVERSITY. We strive to build a workforce that is as diverse as New Jerseys citizenry. We pride ourselves on encouraging diversity of thought, perspective, and problem solving.

INTEGRITY. We are committed to holding ourselves accountable to the highest moral and ethical standards in our personal and professional conduct. We can be relied upon to act with honor and truthfulness.


If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in public service then come join our team of dedicated professionals. We strive to cultivate a workplace environment that rewards innovation and creativity, and which encourages employees to be forward-thinking, collaborative, and above all, united in our common mission to keep New Jersey safe and secure.

We offer a generous benefit package for our full-time employees which includes vacation, personal and sick leave as well as 12 annual paid holidays, medical, dental and prescription plans, retirement plans, life insurance, flexible spending account plans, commuter Tax$ave program and professional development courses.


We are seeking top talent for an opportunity within our office. This position is in the unclassified service and applicants must meet the minimum job requirements specified below.

POSTING # 20-15-S

TITLE Administrative Analyst 2, Information Systems

FUNCTIONAL TITLE Cyber Defense Specialist II

ISSUE DATE December 22, 2020

CLOSING DATE January 19, 2021

SALARY $49,990.39 $70,585.54

LOCATION Hamilton, New Jersey


This position is within NJOHSPs Division of Cybersecurity known as the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC). NJCCIC is the state’s one-stop-shop for cybersecurity information sharing, threat intelligence, and incident reporting. Acting in a cyber fusion center capacity, the NJCCIC is a component organization within the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. The NJCCIC works to make New Jersey more resilient to cyberattacks by promoting statewide awareness of cyber threats and widespread adoption of best practices. We provide a wide array of cybersecurity services, including the development and distribution of cyber alerts and advisories, cyber tips, and best practices for effectively managing cyber risk. Other services include threat briefings, risk assessments, incident response support, and training.

We are seeking a talented individual who will function as a Cyber Defense Specialist II in our Security Engineering and Cyber Operations (SECOPS) Bureau.

The Cyber Defense Specialist II is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, detecting, and responding to cyber events and incidents impacting organizational and partner networks and systems. You will use data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools and technologies (e.g., IDS/IPS alerts, firewall and network traffic logs, user access logs, data loss prevention, and filtering systems) to analyze events that occur within the organization and partner environments for the purposes of mitigating threats. You will also analyze digital evidence and investigate computer security incidents to derive information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation; assesses threat and vulnerability information from all sources (both internal and external) and promptly applies applicable mitigation techniques. Additionally, you will perform assessments of systems and networks to identify where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, measure effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities, test, implement, deploy, operate, maintain, and administer specialized cyber defense technologies. The Cyber Defense Specialist implements maintains, operates, and analyzes cyber defense systems; creates detailed documentation regarding cyber defense systems, configurations, threats, and incidents and performs other related duties as assigned.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelors degree.


Two (2) years of experience in work involving the review, analysis, and evaluation of the administrative, business, and/or operational policies, procedures, practices, and processes and/or the technological requirements of an organization for the purpose of revising/enhancing existing information systems and/or developing/acquiring and implementing new IT solutions and services.


Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year for year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.

A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Information Security, Network Administration, or Database Management from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated experience.

Note: Preference may be given to candidates with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math and those with experience in a security operations center environment conducting incident response activities including operating cyber defense tools and technologies and conducting vulnerability assessments of networks, applications and systems.

License: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript. All submissions must be received no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Failure to submit all required documentation may result in your disqualification from consideration.

Resume Note: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only. Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency.

Applicants should be aware that all NJOHSP employees must be a U. S. Citizen due to the fact that they need to be eligible to obtain a Secret or Top Secret Clearance from the federal government. U. S. citizenship is a requirement for obtaining such clearance. Additionally, a criminal and personal background investigation is conducted on all NJOHSP personnel.


In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency as declared by the Governor, the selected employee may be working remotely. As such you will be required to have high speed internet access. This does not supersede the New Jersey First Act which requires newly hired employees to establish and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.


Applicants accepting employment with NJOHSP are required to adhere to the Conflicts of Interest Law N.J.S.A. 52:13D-12 et seq., the Uniform Ethics Code N.J.A.C. 19:61-1.1. et seq., and LPS Supplementary Ethics Code which may limit or preclude outside activities and/or outside employment. Employees in certain positions are required to annually file financial disclosure statements.

NJOHSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

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