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(VV) Protocol Analyst Level 3 (TS/SCI w/ Poly)

Annapolis Junction, MD · Information Technology


The Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC is seeking a Protocol Analyst Level 3 to support a client contract in the Annapolis Junction, MD area.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks:

  • The Contractor shall gather SIGINT:
    • Disseminate signals analysis results and provide data to customers and partners through appropriate channels.
    • Log signals-related information and update files on signal characteristics in SIGINT-relevant databases.
    • Perform computer protocol analysis and session reassembly of known and unidentified protocols.
    • Recognize the characteristics, functions and formats of different networks (e.g., Synchronous Optical, Wireless LANs, Closed).
  • The Contractor shall understand digital communications: 
    •  Use methods and applications of digital communications techniques or processes for transmitting audio, video, and data.
  • The Contractor shall conduct protocol analysis:
    • Understand interdependencies and relationships of protocol layers (e.g., OSI model) for appropriate analysis.
    • Use analytic tools to interpret protocol characteristics and identify metadata for extraction.
    • Use protocol characteristics to develop custom-made solutions for extraction of user data. 
    • Use tools to search for trends or anomalies. 
  • The Contractor shall use telecommunications principles and theories: 
  • Use the concepts, principles and theories of telecommunications, including their components and associated protocols and standards and how they integrate with one another (e.g., transmissions, switching, routing management).
  • The Contractor shall analyze and produce intelligence information:
    •  Use critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations.
    • Critically evaluate and select the appropriate formal methods of analysis.
    • Select, build, and develop query strategies against appropriate collection databases.
    • Evaluate information for accuracy, quality, completeness, relevancy and timeliness.
    • Identify and evaluate assumptions underlying information or data.
    • Identify relationships, trends, and patterns in, or draw conclusions from, information.
    • Merge information gathered from different authorities.
    • Monitor open and classified sources for useful information.
    • Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information.
    • Identify and analyze anomalous data (including metadata).
    • Conduct, evaluate or participate in research.
    • Be aware of intelligence reporting policies and procedures, such as dissemination practices, and legal authorities and restrictions.
    • Provide feedback to tool developers.
  • The Contractor shall create and maintain documentation of their analysis, tradecraft, research and knowledge.
  • The Contractor shall follow oversight and compliance:
    •  Comply with legal and regulatory policies and procedures required for the selector targeting, collection, processing, retention, and dissemination of information.
  • The Contractor shall use NSA/CSS Mission/Policies/Directives:
    • Apply NSA/CSS policies and directives.
  • The Contractor shall use information security:
    • Apply policies, procedures, and requirements for ensuring information security.
  • The Contractor shall acquire/share job knowledge/skill:
    • Learn and apply new technologies and work processes.
  • The Contractor shall train government and other Contractor personnel:
    • Provide formal and informal analysis tradecraft training in all forms including on- the-job training, creation of video training artifacts, conducting formal and informal training in physical or virtual classroom settings.
  • The Contractor shall work with others:
    • Provide customer service.
    • Provide timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services.
    • Work with others across analysis disciplines in order to produce the best possible results.


  • Citizenship      Due to the nature of this position and the information employees will be required to access, U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Experience
    • All experience and education must be in a technical field directly related to the labor category and all degrees will be from accredited colleges or universities.
    • Experience with bit level analysis, packetswing, linux command line (CASA network), and former 450/451 training.
  • Education
    • Eight (8) years minimum experience and a Bachelor's Degree
    • Six (6) years minimum experience and a Master's Degree
    • Four (4) years minimum experience and a Doctorate Degree
    • Ten (10) years minimum experience and an Associate Degree

THE KENJYA-TRUSANT GROUP, LLC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that was established in 2015 as a merger between The Kenjya Group, Inc. and Trusant Technologies, LLC. Our mission is to implement, support and protect the nation’s advanced technology systems, business processes and high-technology facilities. Working with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, state and local governments, and commercial clients, Kenjya-Trusant provides cyber protection, information technology, engineering, construction management and acquisition support services. We are a small company with big company benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, Bonus Potential, Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability, Paid Time Off, and a culture of teamwork and continuous learning. Come grow with us!

Kenjya-Trusant Group (KTG) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work culture that values all.

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