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Cyber Security Intern
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Job Description

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The Cyber Security Intern position assists the Network Security Analyst with procedures and technical systems in order to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all Service Authority information systems and data while acting on user-facing security issues.

The responsibilities of this position include: maintaining security and privacy policies; assisting with regular infrastructure security assessments; first response remediation through one's own work or through the direction of the Network Security Analyst. Including analyzing intrusion incidents; identifying and resolving actions for long-term remediation. In addition, analyzing weekly Nessus scan reports and identifying resolutions to vulnerabilities. Will receive daily assignments from the Network Security Analyst and follow through on recurring and non-recurring matters. Use independent judgment to take approved actions to identify and address security related issues.


* Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited institution or a recent college graduate (within the last two years). If enrolled in an undergraduate program, must be a junior or senior.
* Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
* Must exhibit a genuine interest in learning about the SA as well as gaining practical work experience.

Application for Internship:

* Interested applicants must apply online through the Service Authority's online tracking application system. All applications must be complete. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
* Applicants must include a short essay as an attachment with the online application (not to exceed one page) explaining your interest in working for the Service Authority (SA) or how an internship at SA will enhance career goals.
* If selected for an interview, applicants must provide 2 letters of recommendation from faculty and/or former Supervisor prior to being interviewed;
* If selected for an interview, applicants must provide proof of GPA or official copy of most recent undergraduate or graduate transcript prior to being interviewed

Position Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions:

* Assists computer users in solving hardware and software problems associated with the various security systems to assure continuous system functionality.
* Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external management personnel, information technology staff, and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP).
* Collaborates with Information Technology Helpdesk personnel to remediate technical and security-related user issues.
* Conduct research to understand and identify root causes and possible solutions to cyber security events and alerts generated by cyber security systems.
* Participates in first response remediation for network intrusion incidents and creation of post-incident assessment.
* Protects the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the Service Authority's information resources, data and systems by acting on security-related user issues, to include software, information protection, information security, and software configuration changes.
* Shall maintain an inventory of all endpoints to ensure the recommended anti-malware agent is installed on them.
* Ability to translate technical terminology into terms understandable to management and employees.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Essential Skills and Experience:

* Knowledge of the methods, procedures, and techniques of computer support to perform the full range of duties within the field; computer software and hardware operations and equipment (peripherals); principles and practices of computer hardware and software de-bugging and other troubleshooting procedures; English usage, spelling and grammar.
* Ability to operate a variety of computer hardware and software including, but not limited to, desktops, laptops, Mobile Data Computers (MDCs), printers, print servers, Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite; install computer hardware and software; diagnose technical problems and determine appropriate action; prioritize and organize work and provide excellent customer service; effectively manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; excel both independently and as a team member in a lively, collaborative environment.
* Knowledge of TCP/IP and network analysis.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; communicate with clients in non-technical terms; follow oral and written instructions.
* Completion of at minimum sophomore year in college or higher level education at an accredited college or university, studying computer science, cyber security, or related field.
* Minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

* A+ Certification, ISC (2) Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SCCP)
* Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license consistent with Service Authority policy requirements.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Physical demands: The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. This position require workers to walk or stand for short or mid-term periods; lift and carry up to 25 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp, and turn objects; and operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak clearly and to see and hear clearly with or without correction.

Work environment: Primary work is performed indoors in a standard office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications do not express absolute employment or promotional standards. They are general guidelines that should be considered along with the job related selection or promotional criteria

About Prince William County Service Authority

The Prince William County Service Authority is the premier institution in the Washington Metropolitan Area for purveying safe and reliable drinking water and environmentally sound water reclamation. We are an important reason that people choose to locate homes and businesses in Prince William County. The Service Authority has emerged as a leader in the industry by incorporating the use of best management practices. Our strategies have aligned the efforts of the entire organization to deliver the highest quality product at the best value to our customers. Our focus areas for excellence include: CUSTOMER-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION We are a customer friendly organization providing a reliable and environmentally sound product through the use of best business practices. Our focus is on the delivery of cost-effective service to all our customers. We maintain a Web-based e-commerce site allowing our customers maximum flexibility for bill paying, service information, and product quality.