By Light Professional IT Services

Cyber Operations Specialist

Job Locations US-IL-Scott AFB
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Minimum Clearance
Top Secret


Qualified personnel will serve in dual capacities as Air Force Cyber Protection Team (CPT) Operators and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as part of the Air Force’s CPT organizations at Scott AFB, IL. CPT Operators and SMEs will serve as Cybersecurity, Network Infrastructure and Systems Architecture experts in conducting global cyberspace operations to deter, disrupt, and defeat adversary cyberspace operations in order to defend U.S., DoD, and Air Force critical infrastructure and key resources.


In the Operator role, qualified personnel will serve on CPT Squads in providing expertise in collecting, analyzing, and assessing network and systems cybersecurity posture and providing DoD and AF leadership with risk mitigation strategies and defense plans to protect and defend vital missions. As SMEs, qualified personnel will serve as technical experts in managing CPT training and testing environments, developing and maintaining CPT tools and techniques, conducting standardized training, and providing critical analyses and best practice support for evolving CPT mission needs. Qualified personnel will have experience and expertise in security best practices, vulnerability analysis, network defense tactics and techniques, and network and application performance resolution.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II Qualified
  • 3 (intermediate) or 5 (senior) years’ experience in cybersecurity, network infrastructure, or systems architecture


Professional Experience (Select from one of the 3 groups):



  • Experience in vulnerability management and scanning, host based security systems, intrusion detection/protection systems, DNS, wireless technologies, and boundary protection solutions
  • At least one of the following certifications: CCNP, MCSE:SI, RHCE, GWAPT, GWEB (or obtain within 6 months)


Network Infrastructure

  • Experience in network infrastructure including routers, switches, network management solutions, network access solutions, firewalls, virtualization solutions, and virtual private network solutions
  • At least one of the following certifications: CCNP, GPEN (or obtain within 6 months)


Systems Architecture

  • Experience in Microsoft and/or Unix-like operating systems, host based security systems, DNS, DHCP, group policy, vulnerability management, patch management, antivirus, antivirus solutions, and virtualization solutions
  • At least one of the following certifications: MCSE:SI, MCSE:DP, MCSE:BI (or obtain within 6 months)

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • DOD Top Secret


Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds


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