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Job #: R-00052906
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Principal Cybersecurity Specialist (Policy) to conduct independent verification and validation of computer network system security controls in accordance with published guidelines. The individual should be able to work independently, be self-starting, and also be able to interact and communicate well within a team environment. Candidates must currently possess a TS/SCI Polygraph security clearance.

Primary Responsibilities

Candidate will be part of a team that will individually or as a group be responsible for:

  • Completing all actions related to the security control assessment of systems using ICD 503, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53, NIST Cyber Security Framework or a similar framework approved by the customer to review systems, programs, and other elements to determine compliance.

  • Conduct assessments on complex systems using common compliance assessment methodology, tools, and applications to determine adherence to cyber security frameworks.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a closely related discipline and 20 years of experience; or, a Masters degree with 15 years of experience; 10 years of information assurance experience with at least 8 years conducting compliance assessments under ICD 503, CNSSI 1253, NIST 800-53, NIST Cyber Security Framework, or a similar framework.

Experience leading dozens of compliance assessments. Be familiar with, and capable of, participating on network penetration tests, as needed. Must hold, or be able to obtain within 6 months, one of the following certifications: CISSP, GCCC, GNSA, GPEN, GWATP, GPYC.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting the development, coordination, and review of policies and methodologies introduced or discussed at working groups or technical exchange meetings.

Experience conducting assessments in complex IT environments (shared resources, multi-organizational assets, etc.), directed until political multi-faceted situations, and on highly sensitive systems belonging to other organizations.

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External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:

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, 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.

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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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

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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