More About the Role:
Leidos is seeking a Mid-level Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Specialist to support cybersecurity assessment and authorization related efforts for NGEN-R. NGEN-R is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport portion of NGEN-R, Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos team will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.
What You'll Get to Do:
The Mid-level A&A Specialist will support in Security Assessment and Authorization activities compliant with DoD 8500.01 and NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 guidelines. Responsibilities include:
•Support the A&A process, including analyzing the development of supporting policies, procedures, and plans, testing and validating security controls, and analyzing and tracking corrective action plans.
•Work with the System Owners, ISSOs and other Stakeholders for planning the assessment of information systems, including the selection of controls to be included in the scope of the assessment.
•Conduct independent assessments of all required security controls via appropriate methods including interviews, examinations, and testing and prepare the assessment report.
•Work with system ISSO to ensure that system security documentation, such as the SSP is developed and updated regularly, collecting the computer security vulnerabilities by gathering supporting information, evaluating the situation and responding or escalating to the team for resolution.
•Evaluate software and hardware during pre-acquisition phases to determine its ability to meet minimum security requirements based on NIST SP 800-53 Rev4 security controls.
•Participate to develop and maintain system security documentation, including drafting, reviewing, editing and recommending guidance for Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Tactics, Techniques, & Procedures (TTP), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Score Card.
•Assist in managing the day-to-day activities of Cybersecurity Authorization including transition from current incumbent.
•Support the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process for cybersecurity using applicable tools.
•Participate in strategic network, security, and operations new technology planning.
•Attend and participate in required enterprise systems cybersecurity authorization meetings or teleconferences.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•BS degree (or equivalent) in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. Additional years of experience and cyber certifications may be considered in lieu of degree.
•US Citizen and DoD Secret Clearance.
•Minimum 2 years of prior relevant experience
•Hands-on experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools.
•Hands-on experience in working with DoD networks.
•Experience in FISMA and other information assurance assurance-related compliance reporting.
•Ability to multi-task, self-assign work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
•Strong analytical, communication and troubleshooting skills that enable proactive and effective collaboration with a virtual team, including the ability to clearly articulate status and present to both customers and program leadership.
•Technical knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: cybersecurity assessment, vulnerability scanning, integration and testing, data analytics or security operations.
•Hold an active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC).
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Knowledge of cybersecurity assessment and authorization (A&A) and associated processes, procedures, and activities in accordance with DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8551.01, and other applicable NIST instructions, guidelines.
•Experience supporting the formal Cybersecurity/IA testing required by government accrediting authorities, and preparing System Security Plans.
•Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including business writing on complex topics.
•Proven ability to work with other managers of other service support models and supporting teams.
•Willing to perform shift work.
•Technical understanding of supporting security initiatives, conducting security monitoring, reporting and maintaining security compliance following security regulations and policies.
•Motivated self-starter with ability to lead and work in a matrix organization and communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and program leadership.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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