The Defense Group at Leidos is seeing a Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R) Senior on our GSMO II IDIQ contract’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) Cyber Security Task Order in Alexandria, VA. JSP provides a full range of IT products, services, and solutions and customer services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff (JS), Director of Administration (DA), Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), and other OSD offices for them to meet mission and business requirements. Through the JSP Cyber Security program, JSP performs a wide variety of services and functions required to secure the information security posture for DoD services.
In this role, you will be a senior member of the team implementing and overseeing all of JSP’s ISs (new and re-authorization efforts), security posture, and authorization / Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities. You will also:
Review security artifacts for system authorizations, assessing both the technical and functional adequacy of the cybersecurity / information assurance controls.
Develop and maintain the SCA-R / Verification and Validation (V&V) schedule in accordance with the timeline established for Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and Authorizing Official (AO) Information Systems (IS) and by assigning and adding the necessary resources, based on the technologies that need validation and verification, to conduct assessments and validations of implemented controls and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) items.
Develop and gain approval of the Security Assessment Plan (SAP) prior to assessment of all implemented security controls and technology areas through automated and manual assessments in accordance with NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-115.
Develop and submit V&V and security assessment reports that capture automated and manual assessment results and all pertinent information for a comprehensive assessment of the IS for completion of the POA&M.
Develop an Authorization Package with all required artifacts in accordance with NIST SP 800-37 that includes risk analysis/assessment and determination along with recommendation for the authorizing officials’ authorization decision.
Support, implement, and adhere to all NIST, Federal, DoD, DISA, and JSP policies, procedures, and standards regarding cyber security and the RMF
Will participate in, and provide technical expertise to the JSP’s configuration management boards while considering Federal, DoD, and JSP security policies, standards and guidelines and its impact to requested changes.
Bachelor's degree in IT-related field and 12+ years' experience in the Cybersecurity area. Additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
5+ years' experience in Certification and Accreditation/ Assessment and Authorization
3+ years' experience in Security Control Assessor/Validator Experience
5 years of project management work experience
DoD 8570 IAM/IAT Level III certification (CISSP or CISM required) prior to start.
Expert in RMF and DIACAP
Demonstrated leadership skills/Previous lead position
Customer service skills
Project Management skills
Proficient with RMF process, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53, CNSSI 1253
Top Secret (SCI eligibility) security clearance required prior to start.
External Referral Eligible
Pay Range:Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00
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.
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 45,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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