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Job #: R-00083137
Location: Hickam Afb, HI
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
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Information Assurance Specialist at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH), in Honolulu, HI.  TS/SCI Clearance required on day one.  The candidate will work closely with the Information System Security Officers (ISSO), Engineers (ISSE) and Managers (ISSM) assigned at JBPHH and other locations throughout the USAF and Pacific.  Risk assessment is just one responsibility for the PACAF Tactical Air Control System (TACS) information assurance manager.  The candidate will also work with developing and implementing continuous monitoring plans, system security plans, security controls implementations, and risk elements mitigation strategy.  This is an exciting opportunity to support our nation’s pivot to the Pacific.

Primary Responsibilities

•Have solid knowledge of the National Institute of Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements, Department of Defense and Air Force Guidance. Package development and submission will result in system certification by an Authorizing Official 
•Have the knowledge and ability to provide recommendations, guidance and coordination to/with PACAF personnel to ensure proper management of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) projects
•Responsible for continuous monitoring and real time security assessment of all PACAF Ground TACS systems to help ensure continued accreditation of C2 systems at PACAF GTACs locations 
•Implement and enforce all cybersecurity policies and procedures using the guidance and direction provided by PACAF/A310, Authorizing Officials, Information System Security Managers (ISSM) and AF Program Offices 
•Attend all ISSO/ISSM training and meetings required by PACAF/A310 
•Process Change Requests (CRs) through the applicable Air Force Program Office submitted by PACAF/A310 or PACAF Ground TACs unit. Serve as board member if the PACAF/310 C2 Configuration Management Board (CMB)
•Develop and maintain all required security archives and system artifacts leading to system accreditation as directed by PACAF/A310
•Attend all ISSO/ISSM training and meetings required by PACAF/A310.  Ensure all PACAF Ground TACs users receive cybersecurity refresher training on an annual basis
•In coordination with PACAF/A310, initiate protective or corrective measures when a cyber-security incident or vulnerability is discovered
•Drafts Security Assessment Report (SAR), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and provides the status of the certification and accreditation to the Authorizing Official as requested  
•Upon completion of the Security Assessment Phase, provides an accreditation recommendation to the Authorizing Official whether the system should be accredited on the basis of existing risk
•Must possess good written and oral communication skills, be customer service oriented, and possess project management skills
•Demonstrate an ability to methodically and proactively analyze problems and identify solutions
Develops solutions to complex technical issues and problems that impact multiple area or disciplines.
Regularly employs ingenuity and creativity to develop new technical solutions and systems in order to achieve functional objectives.
Communicates with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members. May communicate with parties external to the organization (e.g., sub-contractors, vendors, etc.)
Requires expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts.

Basic Requirements:

•Bachelor’s Degree in IT Systems or Cyber System Security (or similar field)
•10 years’ experience in C4ISR/IT/IA related activities
•Required knowledge and experience with NIST RMF methodologies.
•3 years of experience using eMASS IT Security Controls
•TS/SCI Clearance required on day one
•CISSP Certification (or similar IA senior level accreditation certification)
•Maintain an IAM Level III Certification

External referral eligible

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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® 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 $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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