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Military Subject Instructor/Writer
Company SANS Institute
Location Fort Gordon, GA
Preferred GIAC Certifications GSEC, GICSP, GCIH, GCED
Travel 1%
Salary Not provided
URL Not provided
Contact Name Seth Wanger
Contact Email swanger/at/
Expires 2019-09-26

Job Description

SANS Institute
JOB TITLE: Military Course Instructor/Writer
LOCATION: Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA
REPORTS TO: On-site Lead and/or Program Manager

SANS Institute (SANS) was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. In the next 25 years it grew to become the most trusted and, by far, the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world reaching more than 300,000 security professionals around the world today, with around 60,000 having been granted GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification – security certifications – the leading certification that provides assurance to employers that their people and prospective hires can actually do the job. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners – from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers all sharing the lessons they learn and jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face – in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.

We are seeking a Military Course Instructor/Writer to join our team within the Federal business unit. The primary goal of the position is to support the contractual obligations of our government contract with the U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Signal School. We are looking for an individual who has integrity, tenacity, humility, and desires to pursue excellence. The right individual would also be a self-starter who is adaptable, has excellent communication skills, can be relied on, is detailed oriented, and can work well individually or as part of a team. Furthermore, this position requires a desire to work towards becoming a SANS Certified Instructor and must be able to present and instruct groups of 5-30 soldiers.

This position requires on-site presence at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA.

• Improve, maintain, present and instruct at a subject matter expert level the assigned military information security subject areas to include:
• Introductory and advanced Linux Security
• McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, ESM
• DISA Host-Based Security System, HBSS
• DISA Assured Compliance Assessment Solution, ACAS
• Linux:
• Administer and instruct on several versions of Linux: Ubuntu®, CentOS®, Debian®
• NTP, TACACS, syslog, DNS others as required by training materials
• Reinforce training by Developing, operating, maintaining Linux lab systems and Challenges/Checks on Learning/Quizzes/etc.
• Produce and execute Linux administration labs
• McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, ESM:
• Teaches the student how to design complex correlation rules for multiple use cases; create and configure watch lists and alarms; create and configure reports; and, how to search the Log Manager and Enterprise Log Search for events information.
• DISA Host-Based Security System, HBSS
• Teaches the installation and operation of the HBSS through lecture and practical exercise; all in a virtual environment.
• DISA Assured Compliance Assessment Solution, ACAS
• Provide lecture and practical exercises which reflects the capabilities, operation, maintenance, and installation of the ACAS package.
• Develop, maintain and deliver lab exercise material in support of soldiers’ preparation for exams related to SANS training to maximize focused study and success on exams.
• Assist students with course questions.
• Ensure labs and exercises are up to date and synchronized with the most recent versions of material.
• Manage and maintain a professional educational classroom experience and environment for soldiers.
• Improve course material, develop labs and exams for assigned subject matter.
• Develop and submit capstone events which assess whether or not students retained knowledge.
• Develop and maintain practical exercises (both graded and un-graded), capstone style assessments, self- study materials and practice exams.
• Work as part of a team which will include military, contractor, and/or civilian instructors.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Subject matter expert knowledge of Linux, ESM, HBSS and ACAS.
• Ability to quickly comprehend complex concepts and implement them.
• Ability to present and instruct in a military environment for groups up to 30 students.
• Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and how they implement with others.
• Ability to develop training automated labs, practical exercises, capstone style assessments and practice exams that reinforce concepts.
• Preferred knowledge and/or skills in the following areas:
• VMware® ESXi:
• Storage management – SAN maintenance and configuration, datapool configurations
• Virtual machine management - troubleshooting, powercli scripting to manage systems
• Network: Configuration Management, Network Engineering, Cisco®, Pfsense®, VPN
• Windows® Security: Administer Domains, Configure Global Policies (GPOs), Manage security groups
• Coding and Scripting: Coding Python®, Using PowerShell® for system management, using Bash and other command line shells
• Web Development: NodeJS®, NGINX®
• Hardware Support: Maintain physical infrastructure used to provide connectivity to the classrooms, and manage storage solutions (Dell® EC2®)
• Challenge Development:
• Create challenges and labs to correspond to training objectives
• Conduct Bro/Snort packet analysis
• Conduct Python®/scripting challenges
• Conduct device security challenges (hacking, capture the flag events)
• Other: Docker®, Security Onion®, Log management and event monitoring

• A four-year degree with a focus on information security.
• Five years of field experience with Linux, ESM, HBSS and ACAS. Experience must be within the last ten years.
• 1-5 years of Instructor experience preferred.
• Desired certifications with the same industry-standard, nationally-recognized certification being used to verify and validate student proficiency in the cybersecurity role being instructed (Linux, HBSS, ACAS, ESM).
• Must be a U.S. Citizen.

• The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate-controlled office environment.
• The candidate must be able to lift and move 50 pounds.
• Complete and maintain Army Annual Security Training (AT Level I, iWatch, TARP, OPSEC, etc.)
• SANS reserves the right to conduct a background investigation and/or reference check on all its potential employees. Your offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of such background investigation and/or reference check, if any, in the sole discretion of SANS. All such background investigations and/or reference checks shall be conducted in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
• In addition, hiring is conditional on passing the Army Fort Gordon Criminal History Check (CHC) and other local/on-base security requirements to work on Fort Gordon at the Signal School.