Security Control Assessor (SCA) II

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Category
Information Security
Location
Arlington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Information Security

Information Security Management

Information System Security

REQ#: RQ170121
Public Trust: None
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 Security Control Assessor 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.

Performance shall include:

  • 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 sanitization 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 06 November 2019 Page 73 of 91

  • Represent the customer on inspection teams

Experience:

  • 7 - 9 years related experience  Minimum of four (4) 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 or SCA

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience (4 years)
     

Certifications:

  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level III or Information Assurance Manager Level II within 6 months of the date of hire
     

Security Clearance:

  • Current clearance as defined in the Task Order

  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information

  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to regularly lift 50lb

GDIT IS YOUR PLACE:

  • 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 holiday


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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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

Certification

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - ISC2

Travel Required

None

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

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.