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Title:  Criminal Cyber Analyst

Application Deadline Date:  12/18/2019
Req ID:  2964
Department:  Public Safety

Williston, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $23.35

The Vermont Intelligence Center's Criminal Cyber Analyst is responsible for research, case support, operational support, and providing raw information, which may be shared with other local, state and federal partners. 

  • Performs collection, analysis, and dissemination of information relative to threats or attacks of a terrorist or criminal nature within and against the State of Vermont, its residents, and critical infrastructure.  
  • Daily review of on-line services, incoming bulletins, newsletters, and journals in order to be aware of current trends regarding criminal and cyber activity and to identify patterns or similarities that would be of value to law enforcement agencies. Review and maintain material on assigned topics of specialization of various hate and criminal type organizations and be responsible for disseminating this information while assisting law enforcement agencies during investigations. Perform as the criminal cyber intelligence liaison at local and regional information-sharing meetings as a representative for the Vermont Intelligence Center and provide any relevant material, which may be appropriate for sharing with members through Law Enforcement Bulletins or Requests for Information. Conduct maintenance of criminal information databases to ensure that all entries comply with Federal Regulations. Assist in the training of law enforcement agencies in the operation and functions of the intelligence cycle, the benefits of the analysis of information, and other topics related to information of crimes. Attends briefings, meetings, and trainings to further develop an understanding of crime and cybercrime/cyber-terrorism as well as strengthen analytical skills. 
  • Develops or assists with risk analysis through threat and vulnerability assessments.
  • Interfaces and serves as a liaison with various state and local government, private sector, state and federal partner agencies (MS-ISAC, FBI, DHS, USSS, VTNG) and Vermont's CybORG (Cyber Operational Readiness Group).
  • Provide oral briefings or written reports on the current cyber threat environment and other topics as requested by senior executives, VIC customers, and partners.
  • On-Call duty: The Criminal Cyber Analyst at the VIC will work a week-long rotating after-hours on-call schedule. This includes being available during all non-business hours, to include weekends and holidays.
  • Performs related duties as assigned and required.
Who May Apply

This position, Criminal Cyber Analyst (Job Opening #2964), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact shawn.loan@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

PUBLIC SAFETY BACKGROUND CHECKS: This position will primarily support the Department of Public Safety. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position to include finger-print supported Criminal Records, Motor Vehicle records, Personal History, Credit and any additional background check(s).

Environmental Factors

Significant pressure from a high volume of requests from various stakeholders. Additionally, the employee will be exposed to material that is law enforcement sensitive or classified, and/or is hateful and negative. Duties are performed largely in an office environment, but the person may be required to travel for work related duties and trainings. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Self-motivated with exemplary professionalism.
  • Knowledge of current network and system threats to include familiarity nation state actors.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques used in researching, compiling, sorting, evaluating and analyzing criminal and offender information.
  • Basic knowledge of cyber indicators and computer communication networks, protocols, and analysis.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate trends and cyber-related matters to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND one (1) year or more of experience in the intelligence community, records case management, public safety systems analysis, or public safety research.


Associate degree AND (3) years or more of experience in the intelligence community, records case management, public safety systems analysis, or public safety research.


High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of experience in the intelligence community, records case management, public safety systems analysis, or public safety research.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Formal Intelligence Analysis training and law enforcement experience.
  • Experience with Intrusion Detection/Prevention & incident handling and identification.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Proficiency with analytical software.
  • SANS courses (Cyber Defense Curriculum)
Special Requirements

Must pass a Department of Public Safety background check.
Must attain and maintain a Federal SECRET clearance to retain employment. (This may take longer than the normal six (6) month probationary period, but employment in this position may be terminated for failure to have the ability to attain the secret clearance.)

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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