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MindPoint Group Cybersecurity Training Lead - Clearance Required in Springfield, Illinois

Cybersecurity Training Lead - Clearance Required

Department: GRC


Text code CTLH to 202-915-6712 to apply!

Since 2009, MindPoint Group has been the cybersecurity firm of choice for the most security-conscious US federal agencies and commercial enterprises.

We're proud to be one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in the country. With several -Best Places to Work- awards under our belts, we have a diverse employee-focused culture, accessibility, and communication between all levels and departments, and over 4 stars in reviews on Glassdoor.

Come be a part of what we're building. We use our award-winning recruitment process to seek the most skilled, experienced, and driven information security consulting experts in the industry, while simultaneously empowering applicants to determine if MindPoint Group is the right fit for them. We are profoundly invested in selecting the right people to join our team and are equally driven to expand and develop careers long-term.

With positions throughout the US, a role at MindPoint Group promises you:

  • An opportunity to work within one of the most diverse DC-based organizations

  • Generous tuition and professional development reimbursements

  • Mentorship opportunities with leaders focused on your growth

  • Competitive benefits like 401k matching, 11 federal holidays, etc.

  • And more!

Job Description

What you get to do every day:

  • Lead a team in operating HUD-s cybersecurity training and awareness program

  • Serve as primary point-of-contact and liaison with HUD staff for program activities

  • Work with the client to develop a prioritized list of training and awareness campaign activities

  • Manage review and update of CSAT training, awareness campaign, and ISSO training materials

  • Maintain program materials, as needed and as directed by the client, to address new requirements and changes in cybersecurity policy, technology, and culture

  • Oversee the program-s lunch and learn training sessions and the ISSO forum/training, including speaker identification and coordination

  • Coordinate and facilitate the client-s annual Incident Response and Contingency Planning tabletop exercise

  • Support reporting activities for training that is not maintained within the LMS (i.e., contractor CSAT, specialized training)

  • Work collaboratively with Instructors, Facilitators, Instructional Designers (ISD), Multimedia Designers, Testing Specialists, Programmers, Infrastructure Support, and other team members to develop and/or update Learning objectives and conduct content development tasking.

  • Provide draft content input to Instructional Designers for storyboards, flow diagrams, instructor materials, student materials, and other training-related deliverables to assist in designing and developing complex, technically accurate, and instructionally sound learning solutions using a variety of delivery methods.

  • Create scenarios and cumulative virtual practical exercise environments that mimic a real-world experience and provide learners an opportunity to demonstrate concepts presented in the course.

  • Research, develop, and refine content to be applied in interactive eLearning solutions of a technical nature.

  • Participate in course reviews and provide recommendations for course improvements

  • Use technologies, techniques, and tools to develop and execute content including, but not limited to, Virtual Machines (VM), XML, Networking, Windows, Unix, Security Concepts, HTML, scripting, Perl, Python, etc.

  • Work with subject matter experts to ensure that training content is accurate and up-to-date.

  • Generate and develop training content and practical exercises identified to meet the Department's Cybersecurity Training and Awareness program.

  • Coordinate with component coordinators to make training content available to component users.

  • Generate and develop training content and practical exercises that simulate a phishing attack on Components.

  • Manages and administers processes and tools that enable the department to identify, document, and access intellectual capital and information content.

  • Perform Task Analysis on newly developed software as required.

  • Develop/Design content/courses incorporating technology into the design and delivery.

  • Consult with instructors and subject matter experts to determine instructional requirements, collect data, customize design proposals, and implement solutions.

  • Collaborate with technical developers/designers to produce media that supports instructional goals and objectives.


*Applicable US Government clearance Required *

What skills are required?

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum ten (10) years of general work experience and eight (8) years of relevant functional experience

  • Familiarity with the following IT security concepts, practices, and tools:

  • TCP/IP

  • Packet Analysis

  • SIEM Operation

  • Understanding of how exploits work and appear within network traffic

  • Intrusion Detection Technology

  • Understanding of rootkits, exploits, and other types of malware

  • Awareness and understanding of popular attack tools (e.g., Zeus, Blackhole, Slowloris, LOIC, Cryptolocker, Pony Loader, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate effectively the actual status of an incident, attack, or other cyber issue.

  • Awareness of tradecraft used by Nation State APT actors

  • Capability to support the following systems: ArcSight SIEM; Splunk; Novetta Cyber Analytics; FireEye MPS Suite; Snort IDS; Bro IDS; Fidelis XPS; CloudShield Trusted Cyber Solution Orchestrator; Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics; Counterattack Active Defense

  • Ability to use technologies, techniques, and tools to develop and execute content including, but not limited to, Virtual Machines (VM), XML, Networking, Windows, Unix, Security Concepts, HTML, scripting, Perl, Python, etc.

  • Minimum four (4) years experience leading a team of training support staff

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in IT security and awareness training program development and management

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience developing training requirements and training plans

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience planning, preparing, and managing training program communications

  • Experience using SCORM for training content development and delivery

  • Experience developing new training content, materials, and courses

  • Experience with various learning types and training delivery methods

  • Experience leading projects for the development of courses and content

  • Experience tracking and reporting on training compliance

What is ideal?

  • CISSP or PMP certification

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

  • Compensation is unique to each candidate and relative to the skills and experience they bring to the position. The salary range for this position is typically $140-150k. This does not guarantee a specific salary, as compensation is based upon multiple factors such as education, experience, certifications, and other requirements and may fall outside of the above-stated range.

  • Highlights of our benefits include Health/Dental/Vision, 401(k) match, Flexible Time Off, STD/LTD/Life Insurance, Referral Bonuses, professional development reimbursement, maternity/paternity leave, mobile phone stipend, pre-tax commuter benefits, the opportunity to participate in our mentorship program, and more!

  • MindPoint is committed to maintaining a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job applicants that are interested in one of our openings and may require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, should contact us to request an accommodation.

Are you interested in a posted job opportunity but may not check all of the -boxes- for desired qualifications? If so, we encourage you to apply! Our commitment to sustain and champion an inclusive and dynamic community of employees is a high priority!

Text code CTLH to 202-915-6712 to apply!