Jul 15 2021
Category: Other
Job Description



Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC), Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program’s “Vanguard Center for High Performance Computing”, located at the Maui Research and Technology Park (MRTP) in Maui, Hawai‘i. This position will conduct research under the University of Hawai‘i Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) Task Orders.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Serves as the principle advisor to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of an information system.  Ensures the implementation and maintenance of security controls in accordance with Security Plans and Department of Defense (DoD) policies. Coordinates, facilitates, or otherwise ensures certain activities are being performed for selected security programs and projects. Evaluates and measures the Vanguard Center of High Performance Computing (VCHPC) Information Systems (IS) security program contract’s statements of work and ensures customer needs are effectively met. Develops, maintains, and executes Department of Defense (DoD) compliant Information Assurance policies and procedures for primary customer base. Supports the development and execution of an IS security education and awareness training program. 


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer Science, mathematics, electrical engineering or a related technical, scientific, or engineering discipline.  EXPERIENCE:  At least two (2) years of experience in a computer related field. Includes at least one (1) year of experience in computer security or attendance at a computer security training course.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Familiar with the operating systems of automated information systems (AIS), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800 series, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 199 Workbook, OMB Memoranda and Circulars, and interacting with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and Defense Security Systems (DSS). Familiarization with various operating systems: UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. Familiar with various information security assessment tools – Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), and Nessus. Familiar with Assessment and Authorization processes (Risk Management Framework). Must be a U.S. Citizen.  Applicants selected will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Ability to monitor and evaluate system-operating characteristics. Ability to manage multiple IS projects simultaneously. Ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and implement IS systems Security Programs at VCHPC.  Ability to travel as required. Post Offer/Employment Conditions: Must be able to obtain an interimTop Secret (TS) clearance within sixty (60) business days of job offer acceptance, and a final Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) within six (6) months of date of hire. Must also meet Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 Information Assurance Workforce Improvement requirements.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to perform repetitive keyboard entry for twenty to forty (20-40) hours per week. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of University of Hawai‘i (UH) & Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i  (RCUH) policies and procedures. Cognizant of Special Access Required/Special Access Programs (SAR/SAP), and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) environment computing and network security.  Certification compliant with DoD 8570.1 (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), etc.). 


INQUIRIES:  Lance Terada 874-1690 (Maui). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  July 19, 2021. 


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