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Job #: R-00051736
Location: Gunpowder, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.  

The Defense Group has a dynamic job opportunity for an Information Assurance Analyst located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. In this role, you will support an airborne asset with multiple network enclaves, and responsible for protecting the organization's information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording and destruction. You'll be analyzing and coordinating security strategies and policies within established guidelines with System Administrators, and be part of the team responsible for analyzing the security posture of the architecture through compliance and vulnerability scanning.  

Primary Job Responsibilities

•Prepare assessment, and authorization packages to obtain approvals to operate and continuous monitoring responsibilities IAW ICD 503, CNSS 1253 and NIST 800-53’s applicable revision.
•Write effective and concise RMF Body of Evidence artifacts identifying how the program meets Information Assurance Controls by control family
•Perform vulnerability/risk assessment analyses to support Assessment & Authorization (A&A) activities
•Assist with System security A&A package submissions to ensure consistency, completeness and traceability necessary to ensure compliance utilizing Xacta and eMASS tools
•Develop, maintain, and facilitate the appropriate closure of POA&Ms and gather required technical details
•Ability to manage multiple high visibility security projects and adjust to quick shifts in customer priorities while meeting all program requirements
•Conduct compliance and vulnerability scans utilizing Nessus Professional and interprets results to deliver remediation requirements to Information Technology team and Cyber Security Manager
•Utilize Manage Engine Log Event Analyzer to collect and evaluate system level logs   
•Evaluate security compliance findings and provide remediation steps to System Administrators for implementation within the SW baseline for delivery to the field
•Ensure system security measures, comply with applicable government and program policies/requirements
•Control, label, virus scan, and appropriately transfer data (upload/download) between information systems at varying classification levels
•Translate technical information into easily understandable/consumable data by colleagues and customer

Job Qualifications
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
•Bachelor's degree with at least, 4 years of prior relevant experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience. Will substitute additional years of related work experience in lieu of degree.
•Current CompTIA Security+ CE Certification or higher
•DoD Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph is required. Candidates without this level clearance will not be considered
•Experience working with log collection tools and conducting log analysis
•Experience working with ACAS or Nessus Professional scan tools
•Applicant must be able to multitask, adapt to a fast-paced environment, possess the ability to apply analytical, customer service, and critical thinking skills.
•Up to 25% CONUS travel

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
One of the Certifications listed below
•GSEC Security Essentials
•GIAC Information Security Fundamentals
•Experience with STIG Viewer
•Familiarity with CS2 Compliance
•HBSS administration experience or HBSS 5.10 Administrators certification


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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 25% of the time

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Information Assurance

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COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About 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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

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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Commitment to Diversity

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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