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Job #: R-00119278
Location: Marysville, CA
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Summary

Applicants will support the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) by providing TS/SCI Special Access Program (SAP) Information System Security Officer (ISSO) support to the 548 ISR GP located at Beale AFB CA. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • ISSO will be responsible for the day-to-day security accreditation and certification of TS/SCI SAP-specific systems.
  • ISSO will monitor SAP systems and operating environments to include developing and updating security plans, managing, and controlling changes, and assessing the security impact of those changes in compliance with operational and security directives.
  • ISSO will oversee SAP account authorization, creation, and management
  • and ensure all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, need-to-know.
  • Develop and implement security education, training, and awareness programs and ensure all personnel are provided security awareness training before granting SAP access.
  • ISSO will notify the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) of any changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware that might adversely impact system accreditation and ensure proper measures are taken when an incident or vulnerability is discovered in compliance with governing directives.
  • Provide inputs to DCGS System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA), prepare all on-site information assurance documentation, populate the XACTA database with system accreditation actions/data, create Plans-of-Action and Milestones (POA&M) and recommend / implement Security Assessment Reports (SAR) corrective actions.  
  • Develop, collaborate and coordinate IA solutions with product developers and AF acquisition agents, security, Information Technology and operations personnel during day-to-day operations and during a variety of weekly / monthly forums.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s of Science degree in a related filed and 6 years of relevant experience or an Associate’s Degree and 10 years of relevant operational experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of ISSO experience is required.
  • Must possess a current TS/SCI clearance eligibility on date of employment.
  • Must possess knowledge and experience using NISTSP 800-53 Rev 4 and CNSSI 1253
  • Must possess current DOD 8140 IAT Level II certifications on date of employment.
  • Applicants must be capable of working independently and collaboratively with AF DCGS stakeholders and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous SAP access
  • IAM II certification
  • Extensive working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF), Assessment and Authorizations (A&A), Xacta IA Manager workflow platforms is highly desired.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $113,975.00

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 46,000 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

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

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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