Security Control Assessor (Active Polygraph Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Category
Information Security
Location
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ129106

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Security Control Analyst supporting customer activities. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Security Control Analyst​, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a SCA joining our highly skilled team to be a premier provider of cyber security services to the customer.  We provide consummate cyber security risk management “as a service” platform across multiple fabrics and centers.  We have responsibility to ensure operational IT capabilities provide the client with necessary timeliness, accuracy and security of information demanded from all our highly professional roles. Be the change, lead our change – join us!

HOW A SCA WILL MAKE AN IMPACT

  • Provide documentation to Customer which describes all identified system risks, planned test procedures taken, and test results 
  • Provide enhancement capabilities and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  to assessment operations for execution and implementation 
  • Maintain accountability to endure integrity and confidentiality of the assessment process 
  • Provide analysis of vulnerabilities and exploitations
  • Review and make recommendations on program-level documentation (e.g., requirements specification, system architecture, design documents, test plans, security plans, etc.) 
  • Develop and document security evaluation test plan and procedures 
  • Assist in researching, evaluating, and developing relevant Information Security policies and guidance 
  • Actively participate in or lead  Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMS)  and application review boards, documenting actions items/results of these events 
  • Brief management, as needed, on the status of action items and/or results of activities 
  • Conduct hands-on security testing, analyze test results, document risk, and recommend countermeasures  
  • Assess and calculate risk based on threats, vulnerabilities, and shortfalls uncovered in testing 
  • Identify mitigating countermeasures to identified threats, vulnerabilities, and shortfalls. 
  • Make recommendations to the IC CISO or designee for improving TTPS for better cyber threat protection.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

  • Education: Bachelors (Computer engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information systems, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or a closely related discipline). Four years of additional demonstrated work experience in Security Control Assessor (SCA) and Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO)Testing will be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree in an applicable discipline be substituted for three years of demonstrated work experience.
  • Required Experience: 6+ yrs
  • Required Technical Skills:
  • Three (3) years of cybersecurity experience with at least one year of experience conducting SCAs under ICD 503/CNSSI 1253 NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Risk Management Framework (RMF), or a similar framework.
  • One full year of SCA experiences within the last three calendar years.
  • One full year supporting cloud environment and experience performing security assessments in a cloud environment (AWS, Google, IBM, Azure, and Oracle).
  • Skill in conducting vulnerability scans and recognizing vulnerability in security systems (e.g., Cloud Environments) AWS, Google, IBM, Azure, and Oracle.
  • Must meet Department of Defense (DOD) 8570.01-Manual (M) Information Assurances Workforce Improvement Program requirement for Information Assurance Manger (IAM) Level III (CISM, CISSP or Associate GSLC or CCISO).
  • Knowledge of general attack strategies (e.g., MITRE ATT&CK Framework).
  • Knowledge of NISPOM, ICD 503, NIST SP 800-53, ICD 705, and other ICDs as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) of security controls.
  • Security Clearance Level: TS/SCI with active polygraph
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
  • Three years of experience performing security assessments in a cloud computing environment.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Knowledge of network access, identity, and access management e.g. public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as Transition Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory Services.
  • Ability to assess the robustness of security systems and designs.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity principles and organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
  • Write final reports and defend all findings, including risk or vulnerability, mitigation strategies, and references.
  • Report vulnerabilities identified during security assessments.
  • Write penetration testing Rules of Engagement (RoE), Test Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Conducted security reviews and technical research and provided reporting to increase security defense mechanisms.
  • Location: Bethesda, MD - On Customer Site

GDIT IS YOUR PLACE:

  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

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About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.