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Job #: R-00006448
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Health IT Consultant Comm
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

The Chief Information Security Consultant (CISC) will serve as a trusted advisor on cybersecurity matters to VA Executive Management. This role is onsite at the customer location in Austin, TX. No remote/ teleworking.

The candidate must be a tactical and strategic leader of supporting technical and business teams in creating competitive and compelling enterprise technology solutions that will result in delivery of innovative solutions as well as expansion into new technological areas. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in cybersecurity IT; communications; systems architecture; engineering, and integration; along with the ability to apply this expertise across a broad portfolio of IT systems, software, and infrastructure solutions at a strategic, enterprise level.The Chief Information Security Consultant will provide senior technical cybersecurity leadership to the VA Infrastructure Operations team as the principal-level manager who leads strategy, operations, and budget for the protection of the enterprise information assets. The scope of responsibility encompasses communications, applications and infrastructure, including the policies and procedures which apply. The CISC has area responsibility to determine and enforce enterprise information security standards and ensures that all information systems are functional and secure. The candidate must have experience managing an information security team and be able to delegate operational responsibilities. In addition, the candidate should also possess strong strategic planning skills and the ability to communicate security concepts to all levels, as well as understands the security implications of business requirements.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: •
  • Masters Degree and 15 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Minimum of one professional security management certification, such as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or other similar credentials, is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory requirements, such as FISMA, FedRAMP, the Privacy Act of 1974, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).
  • Experience supporting Cyber Transformation activities
  • VA Private Cloud


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 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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