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Job #: R-00098599
Location: Fort Meade, US
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready to make an impact and join a creative, forward-thinking team?
Leidos is seeking qualified Cyber Security STIG Tester to join our Defense Enclave Services (DES) team at Ft. Meade, MD. 
The selected candidate shall perform (or review) technical security assessments using STIG Checklists, SCAP scans, and ACAS/ESS Scans of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) guidelines and regulations and recommend mitigation strategies. In this role, the candidate will ensure that the environments in which DoD information systems reside are secure and compliant, develop approaches to secure the environment, assess threats to the environment, provide inputs on the adequacy of security designs and architectures, perform RMF STIG and compliance testing related activities, and participate in risk assessment mitigation with the system administrators and providing relevant reporting for security briefing.

•Must hold an active Secret security clearance. (US Citizenship required)

•Ensure STIG Checklists are up to date and settings are enforced with minimal operational impact for all systems (workstations, servers, network) within the environment. 
•Ensure that all systems within DoDNet and Security systems have an up to date and complete STIG Checklist; educate systems/network administrators regarding completion/edits as required. 
•Examine results of STIG testing and pass results to system owners and system administrators.
•Track response times to STIG findings and report on the security briefing.
•Support POA&M analysis and coordination efforts, as required.
•Perform cybersecurity lab testing/hardening activities supporting deployment of/updates to computer systems and applications. 
•Review data from ACAS/ESS scans and set tickets to add new equipment into scans as necessary.
•Maintain SOP’s for testing and reporting activities. 
•Support functional testing as necessary for new technology. 
•Support testing events and preparation for testing events.
•Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.
•Support Authorizing Official (AO) actions by ensuring  all testing related security testing artifacts are presented in accordance with RMF as defined in NIST 800-37 revision 2 and related agency specific RMF requirements.
•Have experience performing various types of vulnerability and assessment scans with multiple tools.

•Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•Prior relevant experience working with STIG Compliance, SCAP tools, vulnerability assessments and reporting.
•Have experience performing various types of vulnerability and assessment scans with multiple tools.
•Have experience using eMASS and/or Xacta.
•Solid understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
•Understanding of hardware and software engineering best practices.
•Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Must meet eligibility requirements for work assignment on specified contract.
•Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.
•Current DoD 8570 IAT II Certification is required. (Sec+.)

•Ability to identify needed changes to processes and activities and help to implement continuous improvement solutions.
•ACAS training completed.
•Ability to work successfully as part of a virtual team.


External Referral Eligible

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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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. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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