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Job #: R-00024456
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

We are actively and aggressively seeking to hire in quick order, an Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Analyst. If you have strong (entry to mid-level) IV&V skills, have interest to make a move in the New Year, and desire to be part of a growing team working on a critical mission that affects our nation, review below and submit your interest today! We have multiple openings!

PROGRAM AND CLIENT DESCRIPTION

The mission of the DHS Office of Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) is to support the Department’s implementation of all applicable regulatory requirements including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, Executive Orders, Federal laws, directives, policies, and regulations. The DHS OCISO’s mission is to also provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a secure and trusted computing environment. The DHS OCISO assists in ensuring Department compliance with information security requirements. Information security is an essential business function, critical to enabling DHS to conduct its operations and deliver service to the public.

PROGRAM NEED

The DHS Cyber Security Support Service Program has a critical need for Mid-Level and Entry-Level Independent Verification and Validation Analysts for its Compliance and Process IV&V Support Team. The DHS Cyber Security Support Service Program is responsible for conducting Critical IT Controls (CIC) Assessments, IV&V over Component V&V of remediated controls, Quality Assurance Reviews of POA&Ms, and ATO Reviews. This is a full-time, fully-funded position based in Washington, DC.   

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary responsibilities of the IV&V Analyst include reviewing and performing analysis of Component V&V (IV&V), assessing Critical IT Controls (NIST Framework), and performing Quality Assurance over assessment and remediation activities. Additional duties include assisting with updates to DHS 4300A Policy Directive (Attachment R), and related policy documents, creating and updating testing procedures (based on NIST 800-53A) for assessing DHS CFO Designated Systems, and analyzing system security documents for compliance with DHS 4300A and other mandates. Additional duties of the IV&V analyst include creating Component training materials, and updating guidance documentation to reflect changes in policies. The IV&V Analyst will assist in updating DHS 4300A Policy Directive Attachment H (POA&M Guidance Document), and assist in improving the existing process for Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for DHS FISMA systems.


This is a significant growth area for our customer and us over the next several years and as such, this role is extremely strategic. This position is located at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 4 to 6 years of professional experience for a mid-level analyst. Bachelors’ degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, and 2 to 4 years of professional experience for an entry-level analyst.

All Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SOC employees are required to obtain an Entry on Duty (EOD) clearance to support this program. Previous DHS experience will be considered.

  • Previous IV&V experience is preferred (specifically 5 years of experience in Independent Verification and Validation).
  • Previous IT experience is preferred (specifically 7 years of professional experience in a Computer Science discipline).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous IT testing and/or QA testing.
  • Knowledge of POA&M management.
  • DHS Security and/or Audit experience.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

Other Clearance

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Info Security

Leidos

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 www.Leidos.com.

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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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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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