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ACS Vulnerability Analyst, Senior in San Antonio, Texas

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Clearance Required: Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.


Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Vulnerability Analyst to join our team. As a Vulnerability Analyst, you will conduct vulnerability assessments and analyze technical security weaknesses using Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Host Based Security Systems (HBSS) and associated information management tool sets. You will collaborate with stake holders to determine Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) for identified vulnerabilities, as well as documenting status and collecting weekly metrics on remediation efforts.

You will operate and maintain the ACAS and HBSS solutions to ensure network and application scanning and configuration assessments are conducted while ensuring incidents are resolved in accordance with the incident response table and client SOPs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Install, monitor, test, troubleshoot, and administer the ACAS/Nessus Vulnerability Scanner applications

  • Analyze and assist in the application of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs)

  • Ensure scheduled scans are covering 100% of intended assets and are being run successfully

  • Ensure Security Center (SC) is being updated regularly; address unsuccessful updates of the SC and identify the root cause of the unsuccessful update

  • Configure, optimize, and test vulnerability scans against new and existing Operating Systems and platforms

  • Perform Nessus vulnerability scans, Nessus agent scans, and Passive vulnerability scans

  • Perform scan policy analysis & configuration to determine the impact of vulnerability scanning against target devices

  • Troubleshoot credential failure issues by performing configuration analysis against the target device

  • Conduct vulnerability analysis, research, and collaborate with System Administrators to mitigate identified vulnerabilities and/or author Plans of Actions and Milestones (PO&AM) as needed

  • Configure, operate, and maintain HBSS and its components (ePolicy Orchestrator, McAfee Agent, Data Loss Prevention, Host Intrusion Prevention System, Policy Auditor, Asset Baseline Monitor, and Virus Scan Enterprise) on Windows and Linux, creating exceptions to allow essential processes to continue uninterrupted

  • Provide guidance on vulnerability and malware remediation

Required Qualifications:

  • Must meet DoD 8570/8140 IAT-2 certification requirements such as Security+ or equivalent

  • 3+ years knowledge and experience with ACAS SC, Nessus administration

  • Possess understanding and experience with common cybersecurity toolsets and processes to include STIGS, ACAS, IAVA Management and Implementation, and OPORD/FRAGO support

  • Experience with developing and presenting vulnerability information for technical and non-technical audiences

  • Must possess well-developed verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in analysis simulation environment, configuring/troubleshooting software/hardware enhancements, application deployments, and infrastructure upgrades in a dynamic information systems hosting environment.

Education Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent. Four (4) years of related experience may be substituted for a degree.

Years of Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the Cyber security or information assurance field w/ Bachelor's Degree

  • 9-11 years of experience in the Cyber security or information assurance field w/ High School Diploma

Position Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day

Assured Consulting Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact ACS Human Resources at (703) 662-5062.