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IT Specialist/Firewalls

Title:IT Specialist/Firewall
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Duraton: Approximately 4 months 
Position is "Contract to Hire"


Job Duties: 
Maintain  firewalls and perimeter defense devices to ensure compliance with NERC CIP requirements. 

Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility: 
- Support the deployment and maintenance of Firewalls, IPS, and other perimeter defense devices for compliance with NERC CIP Version 5 
- Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot CheckPoint firewall technologies to include IPS, SecureXL, ClusterXL, and VPN solutions on GAIA, Embedded GAIA, SPLAT, and IPSO operating system to ensure infrastructure stability 
- Development and maintenance of NERC CIP compliant Firewall rule sets 
- Working or strong knowledge or routing protocols (RIP/OSPF/BGP), route redistribution, and route maps 
- Strong analysticial and problem-solving skills utilizing event correlation and packet analysis tools 
- Support architecting and development of NERC CIP Electronic Security Perimeter environments 
- Generate and maintain administrative documentation such as architecture diagrams, procedures, etc 
- Provide second-level support proactively with members of IT 
- Development, implementation, and on-going maintenance of security policies and procedures 
- Maintain vendor relationship and collect vendor evidence supporting NERC CIP compliance 

Work Experience and Minimum Educational Background 
IT Specialist - Associate's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and 3 years of comparable work experience 
IT Specialist Sr. - Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and 5 years of comparable work experience 
Checkpoint Certified Security Expert (CCSE) or Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) preferred

Contractors will be transitioned after the following are successfully completed: 
1. Completion of 480 hours of contract work 
2. Verification of all background investigations 
3. Completion of all required security training 
4. Validation of all knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform operations 
5. Transition authorizations are approved 


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