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Job #: R-00119664
Location: Suitland, MD
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: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Are you passionate about cybersecurity and looking for a challenging role?

Your search ends here! Leidos is seeking a Certification & Accreditation Specialist with an active TS/SCI clearance to join our team in Suitland, MD.

As our new colleague, you'll provide your expertise in cybersecurity while supporting the creation and maintenance of ATO designations for IT assets. You'll work with specialized computer systems, commercial and government applications, specialized mission applications, and software in both local and cloud environments.

But that's not all!

As a key player on our team, you'll influence cyber policies and solutions. You'll tackle complex problems using your extensive applications and technical knowledge, conceptualizing and interpreting requirements to create effective solutions.

If you're ready to take your cybersecurity skills to the next level, apply today!

*An active TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered for this role.  All work is onsite!

Your Main Mission:

  • Ensure full compliance of Mission Systems with applicable security accreditation/authorization requirements and best practices as prescribed by ODN), DIA, DoD, DISA, Navy, NIA, and local authorities.

  • Communicate with government leadership and other agencies (both internal and external) regarding matters significantly impacting Mission Systems and their accreditation.

  • Ensure identified specialized IT systems comply with appropriate A&A requirements and best practices.

  • Prepare security documentation to ensure successful Collateral or ST&E accreditation and ensure full ATOs are established and maintained.

  • Conduct meetings and technical exchanges with ONI, Fleet, and NAVINTEL validators, assessors, and authorizing officials ; remain abreast of current RMF tools and ATO projects and statuses and confirm understanding of new STIGS

  • Conduct and report results of security-related analyses, evaluations, risk assessments, and other activities supporting requirements to update/establish new Mission Systems/Applications requested by Functional Lead(s).

  • Attend Cybersecurity policy implementation meetings and briefings, and develop, provide, and deliver technical, operator, and customer training and briefings as necessitated by the approving authority or as requested by Government Functional Lead(s).

  • Prepare, collate, track, advocate, and manage RMF BOE and SAP documentation through XACTA (SIPRNET/ NIPRNET) and EMASS (JWICS) to establish and maintain continuous ATO. 

  • Support activities required to ensure on-premises and cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) technologies are compliant with all applicable security accreditation or authorization requirements and best practices as prescribed by ODNI, DIA ,DISA, Navy, Naval Intelligence Activity and ONI authorities

What Sets You Apart:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • BS/BA and 12+ years of related work experience; additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 

  • Active IAM Level III DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification (e.g., CISSP).

  • Experience with DIACAP/DoD RMF, DCID 6/3, ICD-503.

  • Project management experience.

  • Experience with IC, DoD, DISA, NAVINTEL IA, Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM), and DoDIIS processes, tools, systems, reporting mechanisms, and requirements for C&A (XACTA/EMASS).

  • Professional work with IC, DoD, and/or DoN Cybersecurity initiatives and secure information/networking and cloud technologies. 

  • Expertise securing systems/software IAW IC, DoD, and industry best practices; development of security controls, testing methodologies, and test procedures for systems, cloud-based architectures, and Cross Domain Solutions.

You Might Also Have:

  • AWS Certification or other cloud-related certification
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification


Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00

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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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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