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Job #: R-00017383
Location: Lorton, VA
Category: Cyber Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Jr. Information Assurance Analyst

Job Description:

The Information Assurance Representative (IAR) is the junior Information Assurance (IA) officer and responsible for assisting the senior Cyber and Information Assurance analyst with the management and technical administration of the Information System (IS) in accordance with internal and external security requirements.  The IAR will provide day-to-day information system security operations including hardware and software implementations along with assisting users as needed in a classified computing environment.   Ability to work with supervision as well as with a team of analysts trained in project management, system integration, and other skills.  The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.

Job duties include:

  • Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.
  • Build weekly activity report and metrics slide
  • Provide annual assessment support
  • Assist in documenting compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develops a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance in the allotted timeframe.
  • Assist in the develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.
  • Assist in authoring all required information system security-related documentation as required by cognizant security authority and IAW RMF, NIST, SAP/SAR, ICD and published standards.
  • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and customer directives.
  • Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.
  • Assist in the evaluation of proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.
  • Assist in the conducting security IS education and training.
  • Assist in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.
  • Assist in the processing investigations/remediation of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to both the Facility Security and Senior Program Managers.
  • Assist in the ensuring proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered
  • Oversee the completion of entry/exit forms for equipment and media entering secured areas.
  • Conduct vulnerability scans of external media
  • Serve as alternate PKI registered agents as applicable
  • Lead the authorization process for new hardware and software request
  • Author, review and update operation instructions (OIs) and assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support re-authorization activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience and less than 2 years prior relevant experience. 4+ years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Current or ability to obtain DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAM III within 6 months
  • Ability to obtain a DHS Suitability or EOD
  • General understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.
  • Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key management
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and system virtualization (multiple hypervisors) in a secure network environment.
  • Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Good writing and verbal presentation skills
  • Ability to SECRET clearance and SCI eligibility

Desired Qualifications

  • Working towards a STEM related Bachelor's degree with 90 or more credits or recent college graduate within a STEM discipline

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Cyber Security



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 33,000 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

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