Cyber Risk Analyst

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7121731 (Ref:414752)

Posted: January 20, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne National Laboratory has an opportunity for a Cyber Risk Analyst within the Cyber Security Program Office (CSPO). The CSPO is a team responsible for identifying, detecting, protecting, responding, and recovering from cyber security incidents and risks at Argonne National Laboratory. We're looking for a Cyber Risk Analyst to identify risks as well as conduct reviews and evaluations to determine compliance with defined standards. The Cyber Risk Analyst will play an important role in identifying and communicating areas of concern and risks to the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review or conduct audits of IT programs and projects to ensure compliance
  • Conduct reviews for acquiring systems and software, particularly from cloud vendors
  • Develop, maintain, or improve methods used to monitor and measure risk, compliance, and assurance efforts
  • Provide reports to and engage in discussion with management on identified risks and potential mitigations
  • Mature the Risk Role in the NIST Framework and implement improvements aligned with the Cyber Office Strategy
  • Opportunity for flexible/remote work based on job responsibilities

Position Requirements

Required skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of various NIST Special Publications
  • Knowledge of industry-standard and organizationally accepted analysis principles and methods. 
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity threats and privacy principles
  • Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities
  • Knowledge of risk/threat assessments
  • Knowledge of IT architectural concepts and frameworks
  • Experience presenting reports and outcomes to leadership, tracking to closure and creating buy-in to risk management
  • Experience and skill in conducting audits or reviews of technical systems
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements
  • Skill in identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
  • Ability to skillfully communicate through various methods
  • Ability to work autonomously with appropriate guidance
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an HSPD-12 credential
  • To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Real-world experience with the FedRAMP program or NIST 800-53
  • Knowledge of the NIST Cyber Security Framework
  • Interest in maturing organizational audit and review processes
  • A desire to improve the security program through the results of audits and reviews
  • Have and/or could obtain and maintain "Q" clearance

This position can be hired at one of two levels; the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PT3 or PT4) dependent upon the depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills. The minimum requirements of the two levels are as follows:

  • PT3: Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience or a Master's degree and 2+ years of experience, or equivalent
  • PT4: Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of experience or a Master's degree and 4+ years of experience, or equivalent

Job Family

Professional Technical (PT)

Job Profile

Computing Security 3

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Job posting number:#7121731 (Ref:414752)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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