The federal government is hiring! The Office of Personnel Management has new information available for job seekers about cybersecurity openings around the country. Whether you’re looking for an executive or entry level position, in IT or in administration, see why a federal job might be the right choice for you.
- See jobs available around the country.
- Looking for an internship? Check out CyberCorps: Scholarship Service and Presidential Management Fellows.
- Learn more about the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy.
In-Demand Careers in Cyber Security
Cyber security is booming and currently job postings for cyber security professionals is outpacing most other areas of Information Technology. There is expected to be a shortage of shortage of trained cyber security professionals (Read More). A cyber security certificate or an associates of applied science degree with a concentration in cyber security from Lord Fairfax Community College can start you right in a fast-growing field.
Cyber Security Employment Opportunities
Learn about internships and jobs in cyber security, including positions posted by companies looking to hire LFCC students. Plus, find out how LFCC career coaches can review your resume, cover letter, prepare for interviews and help you find job openings.
Cyber Security Roles and Job Titles
To better describe the scope of those positions, employers often precede the above titles with qualifying terms like “Cyber”, “Information”, “Computer”, “Network”, “IT”, and “Applications”. This results in fuller job titles such as IT Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Network Security Administrator, IT Security Consultant, etc.. Special variations of titles are sometimes preferred, such as Information Assurance Analyst, and Security Software Developer. Also, some security jobs are even more specialized, such as cryptographer, intrusion detection specialist, and computer security incident responder. Click here to see 20 cool information security & cybersecurity jobs from the SANS Institute.
Additional terms are sometimes used to convey rank, such as Senior IT Security Consultant, and Chief Information Security Officer. Graduates of the new program will normally qualify for such high ranks after several years of on-the-job experience.
Common Job Titles
- Security Analyst – Analyzes and assesses vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), investigates available tools and countermeasures to remedy the detected vulnerabilities, and recommends solutions and best practices. Analyzes and assesses damage to the data/infrastructure as a result of security incidents, examines available recovery tools and processes, and recommends solutions. Tests for compliance with security policies and procedures. May assist in the creation, implementation, and/or management of security solutions.
Very Specialized Roles