Security Control Assessor - 0030

    • Chantilly, VA



Location Chantilly

Supporting

Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-

Number of Openings 1

Clearance

Description
The Security Control Assessor (SCA) provides information security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) support throughout an NRO program's lifecycle to Contractor and Government facilities processing NRO information. SCAs enhance the Information System (IS) security awareness of Directorates' & Offices' staffs, ensure that proper IS security resources are appropriately applied, and act as an IS liaison between the Directorates & Offices and OS&CI.

The SCA Level duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The SCA shall review information systems for compliance with applicable DCID, ICD, and NRO directives and guidance, and make recommendations to the USG.
  • Provide IS security advice and guidance in accordance with applicable DCID, ICD, and NRO directives and guidance to Government and industry partners for the protection of data at all classification levels including SCI.
  • Provide IS technical guidance and support in preparing responses for USG approval to A&A questions asked by Government and industry partners.
  • Evaluate and recommend approval, disapproval, or waiver(s) for IS processing national security data at industry and/or Government facilities.
  • Support NRO Security's development and implementation of directives and guidance for NRO Information Assurance, Information Technology, and Information Management policies.
  • Provide input to NRO for consideration in the promulgation of future NRO IS security policy.
  • Support and/or conduct site visits and assessments to inspect and verify IS reports and plans at industrial and Government locations as approved by the cognizant COTR or site Government Point of Contact (GPOC) and provide a written report for review and approval by the Government.
  • Prepare reports and memoranda, to include, but not limited to: Memoranda for the Record (MFR), Memoranda of Agreement (MOA), Authorization To Proceed, and status and technical briefs for review and approval by the Government.
  • Update data and maintain Government-provided databases with current information about Government and industry IS status and representative contact information.
  • Prepare, review, and record notification and status messages to indicate A&A state of systems to system owner or programs in a format approved by the Government.
  • The contractor shall ensure that appropriate IS security requirements including applicable DCID, ICD, and NRO directives and guidance are addressed and applied and that appropriate documentation is prepared by the system owners or programs. The documentation will be contained in the Security Assessment Package, including, but not limited to the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) Plan, System Security Plans, System Requirements Traceability Matrix, Risk Management Matrix, Test Results, interface control documents, requests for changes, test plans, and other related program security documentation.
  • Track completion of the Security Assessment Report (SAR).
  • Support the preparation of the SAR, including, but not limited to, the Summary of Assessment results and Authorization Recommendation.
  • Review, coordinate, and respond to IS security issues as requested by the Government.
  • Perform short term (less than 90 days) CONUS and OCONUS travel to conduct site security inspections when approved by the COTR.
  • Provide A&A support to the Government for the protection of special programs and tactical operations related activities.
  • The contractor shall ensure these documents are reported via the Data Accession List (CDRL A008)


Position Requirements
  • Ability to simultaneously manage and track multiple large-scale systems or programs involved in the A&A process.
  • Experience developing and implementing security related directives and guidance for Information Assurance, Information Technology, and Information Management.
  • In-Depth Technical understanding of information technology systems, software, and networks.
  • Effective technical report and general correspondence writing ability.
  • Ability to manage and track systems or programs involved in the A&A process.
  • Experience developing and implementing security related directives and guidance for Information Assurance, Information Technology, and Information Management; and
  • Experience working with a mixed skill level team to ensure that appropriate knowledge and skill transfer occurs.
  • Practical experience performing information systems assessment and authorization (A&A) as defined in applicable ICDs and guidance.
  • Practical experience performing the processes involved in developing and implementing security related directives and guidance for Information Assurance, Information Technology, and Information Management.
  • Practical experience utilizing risk management strategies for information technology solutions.
  • Technical understanding of emerging technologies and their implementation within Government system and network environments.
  • Knowledge of information technology concepts used in the evaluation of security performance and integrity of state-of-the-art applications, communications systems, hardware, software, satellite control systems, and information processing systems.
  • Technical understanding of information technology systems, software, and networks.
  • Ability to effectively coordinate A&A activities of industry and Government information systems to meet acquisition milestone requirements; and
  • Effective technical report and general correspondence writing ability.

Required Certification
  • Appropriate IAM/IAT Certification

Desired Skills (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)
  • Education relevant to computer engineering, information security, information management, and/or computer science; and
  • Experience in technical project management.

Travel
  • Must be willing to travel short term (less than (90 days)

Additional Information
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain all job duties required of the employee. There may be additional activities, duties and/or responsibilities that are required for this position that are not listed in this job description.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • System High is a Military friendly employer. Our extensive work on behalf of the U.S. government offers those who have served in uniform an opportunity to continue to serve their country in a new and exciting way while enjoying a successful civilian career.
  • System High Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law

Clearance
  • Top Secret clearance, eligible for Special Compartmented Information, with CI Polygraph


Years of Experience/Education Requirements
  • Individual must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study, and/or computer science with 3 years of information security and information assurance experience or a bachelor's degree


Additional Information

About the Organization From our start in 2005, System High has been recognized as the provider of choice for innovative security engineering. Delivering high-end information protection services, over 50% of our security professionals are US Military veterans. Patriotism, commitment to excellence, and successful mission accomplishment permeate our corporate culture. Whether designing or constructing secure facilities (SCIFs), performing IT systems certification and accreditation, establishing regulatory compliant corporate security programs, or producing life-cycle protection planning for complex systems acquisitions, System High has the expertise and tools to facilitate mission success.
System High is a Military friendly employer. Our extensive work on behalf of the U.S. government offers those who have served in uniform an opportunity to continue to serve their country in a new and exciting way while enjoying a successful civilian career.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.

With a staff of over 50% military veterans, System High works closely with government departments to set and protect the security standard for organizations and missions around the world.

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