More About the Role:
Leidos is seeking a COMSEC Specialist to support efforts for the Service, Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Contract; supporting the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the SMIT Contract, the 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 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.
The candidate will serve as the COMSEC Services Specialist; supporting the Transport Services Team and the Government COMSEC Service Owner. The selected candidate will possess the skills associated with the execution of COMSEC Services; providing a broad range of information security activities and operations at an approved level of security, across the enterprise. The candidate for this position should have experience supporting a broad-range of programs associated with overall information assurance and cyber security support; inclusive of security configuration and management services, data protection, anti-virus, malware detection and protection, host-based and endpoint security solutions, and audit and accountability services.
What You'll Get to Do:
•Provides SME COMSEC support across the SMIT Contract.
•Assumes responsibility for type 1-4 encryption equipment that is used or deployed at SMIT locations including remote sites, CONUS, and OCONUS. This includes implementations that are part of DSTB, Very Small Site Design (VSSD), Surge Kits, Executive Communication Kits, NMCI-managed encryption device at other sites, and any future solutions that use crypto devices.
•Oversees the deployment of equipment (configure, installing, cabling, keying) to include new projects, and tech refresh.
•Directs and manages security offline/spare equipment under Government and/or Contractor safeguard.
•Trains other COMSEC Local Elements in operating, configuring, and maintaining COMSEC equipment and Encryption keys.
•Directs and manages inventory of crypto hardware and encryption keys, leads and participates in COMSEC inspections as required.
•Manages submitted requests using the Request for Crypto Form and other relevant documentation.
•Ensures compliance with the DON for the designated COMSEC POC for cryptographic equipment related to deployments, repairs, and upgrades, as well as tracking the order to delivery.
•Manages and directs firmware upgrades for crypto.
•Manages, monitors, and safeguards active encryption devices (in-network or accessed from outside the network).
•Manages encryption devices via DoD authorized management monitoring tool(s) and/or local console management capabilities.
•Performs other information security duties including operation of Electronic Key Management System (EKMS) and maintenance of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as required.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University/College in a related discipline with 5+ years of prior relevant experience.
•Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.
•US Citizen and DOD Secret Clearance, clearable to Top Secret.
•Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification, such as the CompTIA Security + CE, ISC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)-Security.
•Flexibility to work independently, with vendors, or in teams, sometimes across geographic regions and members with varying information security abilities.
•Detailed knowledge of COMSEC regulations i.e. CMS-1A, CMS-3A, CMS-7A, IA policies and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
•Demonstrated knowledge of NIST Information Technology Security Special Publications (SP) 800 series, with emphasis NIST SP 800-30, NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53a, NIST SP 800-61, NIST 800-171, DHS 4300A, CBP Handbook 1400-05D.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business, or related field, with at least 8 years of prior relevant experience.
•IAT III qualified in accordance with DoD 8570.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:Yes, 75%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Information Assurance
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 40,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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