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Job #: R-00093672
Location: Germantown, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:


At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. 

Protect yourself and your family with the benefits of working for a world-class employer.  When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies.” 

Are you ready for your next career challenge? 

Leidos has an opening for a Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) Lead to support operations for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). The successful candidate will support the delivery of mission enabling Information Technology Service Management/Integration and Cybersecurity for a large environment of critical national security importance. 


If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading! 



  • Serve as the principle technical advisor and subject matter expert for security auditing services to include the information security vulnerability management program, internal/external vulnerability assessment program, and insider threat auditing support.  

  • Provide strong leadership and technical skills including but not limited to the following core Cybersecurity domains; insider threat monitoring, detection and evidence collection and response; security auditing and authorization configurations, protocols, and reporting; audit, influence and govern people, process, and technologies to ensure compliance with applicable internal policies and risk management frameworks. 




  • Establish a program for use throughout NNSA, completes vulnerability assessments, identifies opportunities for improvement, and communicates recommended solutions for addressing risk. 

  • Familiarity with Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence (LE/CI) procedures, inter/intra-agency coordination, evidentiary procedures, and analysis.  

  • Familiar with cyber defense capabilities. 

  • Understands the lifecycle of the network threats, attack vectors and methods of exploitation as it relates to insider threat and the analysis of alleged fraud, waste & abuse. 



  • DoD 8570 IAT or IAM Level III certification 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a cyber related discipline and 8-10+ years of prior relevant work experience within IT/Cybersecurity 

  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of stakeholders 

  • Experience in creating and publishing security related alerts, bulletins, and notifications based on identified software and hardware vulnerabilities and monitor for compliance. 

  • Ability to continuously research emerging threats to the environment to disseminate the information to all stakeholders, immediately assess the known environment for presence of the vulnerability, and work with the enterprise networking teams to proactively block exploitation within the environment. 

  • Proficient in vulnerability scanning, tracking and remediation techniques 

  • Conducts, operates, and maintains assessments and the resulting Vulnerability Assessment (VA) data and reports 

  • Conducts Host-based and Network Vulnerability Assessments on a wide variety of endpoints to include ICS/OT, Database and Web based applications. 

  • Develop tactics, technique, and procedures (TTPs) to combat newly discovered threats 

  • Proven ability to direct multiple contractor and subcontractor teams through project completion 

  • Prior experience serving as the RMF/Audit & Compliance Subject Matter Expert (SME) guiding and directing a team of risk assessment staff in the management and Service Level Agreement (SLA)-based performance of the enterprise cyber auditing services for the customer 




  • CISSP Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of start  

  • DOE and/or NNSA site experience strongly preferred  

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the fundamental of agile project management 

  • Knowledge of DOE and/or NNSA security policies and procedures  

  • Experience working in both Classified and Unclassified operations  

  • Knowledge of and/or experience with SD 205.1 


Travel up to 10% 

**Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active DOE Q or Top-Secret Clearance (or higher) to be considered for this role.** 


Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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