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Job #: R-00003524
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Security Control Assessor on the Vanguard contract to work in our Washington DC location. The Security Control Assessor position is responsible for maintaining computer and information security incident, damage and threat assessment programs.
  • Duties include investigating computer and information security incidents to determine extent of compromise to information and automated information systems, providing computer forensic and intrusion support to high technology investigations in the form of computer evidence seizure, computer forensic analysis, data recovery, and network assessments, researching and maintaining proficiency in tools, techniques, countermeasures, and trends in computer network vulnerabilities, data hiding, and network security and encryption.
  • In addition, duties may include designing, developing or recommending integrated system solutions ensuring proprietary/confidential data and systems are protected, participating with the client in the strategic design process to translate security and business requirements into technical designs, and configuring and validating secure systems, testing security products/systems to detect computer and information security weakness.
  • Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives with significant impact on operational results or project deliverables.
  • Responsible for entire projects or processes within a technical area.
  • Develops technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution.
  • Develops solutions to technical problems and issues that are unclear and require deep technical knowledge.
  • Communicates with internal and client project team members.
  • Requires deep understanding of and ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts of technical domain and has broad understanding of other related specialty areas.


Primary Responsibilities:

Conduct Security Control Assessments on Department of State information systems and resources as part of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process. Create and update related documentation in accordance with NIST 800 series guidelines and Department Standards. Travel to Government locations to conduct testing - mostly local travel.

Basic Qualifications:

BS and 4 - 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 - 6 years of prior relevant experience, possession of and ability to maintain a Secret Clearance. Knowledge of NIST 800 series guidelines and Risk Management Framework (RMF).

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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