Security Control Assessor (SCA) I

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Information Security
Washington, District of Columbia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Security

Information Systems

Risk Mitigation Strategies

Systems Security

REQ#: RQ168280
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

The SCA is responsible for conducting a comprehensive assessment of the management, operational, and technical security controls employed within or inherited by an IS to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls (i.e., the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system). SCAs also provide an assessment of the severity of weaknesses or deficiencies discovered in the IS and its environment of operation and recommend corrective actions to address identified vulnerabilities. Responsibilities will cover Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities within the customer’s area of responsibility.

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of IS security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructure.

  • Perform assessment of ISs, based upon the Risk Management Framework (RMF) methodology in accordance with the Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG)

  • Advise the Information System Owner (ISO), Information Data Owner (IDO), Program Security Officer (PSO), and the Delegated and/or Authorizing Official (DAO/AO) on any assessment and authorization issues.

  • Evaluate Authorization packages and make recommendation to the AO and/or DAO for authorization.

  • Evaluate IS threats and vulnerabilities to determine whether additional safeguards are required.

  • Advise the Government concerning the impact levels for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability for the information on a system.

  • Ensure security assessments are completed and results documented and prepare the Security Assessment Report (SAR) for the Authorization boundary.

  • Initiate a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) with identified weaknesses for each.

  • Authorization Boundaries assessed, based on findings and recommendations from the SAR.

  • Evaluate security assessment documentation and provide written recommendations for security authorization to the Government.

  • Discuss recommendation for authorization and submit the security authorization package to the AO/DAO.

  • Assess proposed changes to Authorization boundaries operating environment and mission needs to determine the continuation to operate.

  • Review and concur with all sanitizations and clearing procedures in accordance with Government guidance and/or policy.

  • Assist the Government compliance inspections.

  • Assist the Government with security incidents that relate to cybersecurity and ensure that the proper and corrective measures have been taken.

  • Ensure organization are addressing and conducting all phases of the system development life cycle (SDLC)

  • Evaluate Hardware and Software to determine security impact that it might have on Authorization boundaries.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and implementation of Continuous Monitoring Plans.

  • Represent the customer on inspection teams.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to regularly lift 50lbs


  • ​5-7 years related experience.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in SAP, SCI or Collateral Information Systems (IS) Security and the implementation of regulations identified in the description of duties.

  • Prior performance in the role of ISSO and ISSM.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or 4 years' experience


  • IAT Level 3 (CISSP, CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, etc.) or IAM Level 1 - within 6 month of hire

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI

  • Must be willing to submit to a CI polygraph.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $131,398 - $177,773. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.