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Chenega Corporation Information Systems Security Engineer (SME) in Aberdeen, Maryland


Company Job Title:

Information Systems Security Engineer (SME)




Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Reports To:

Director of Operations

FLSA Status:

Exempt, Full Time, Regular


TheInformation Systems Security Engineer (SME)will provide the support task requirements for Cybersecurity System Engineering Support, Cybersecurity Network Domain Certification and Accreditation Support, and Cross Domain Solution (CDS) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Support. TheInformation Systems Security Engineer (SME)will perform the tasks in coordination with government personnel to provide the cybersecurity support services and solutions necessary to analyze, assess, integrate, enhance, improve, modernize, implement, test, sustain, and maintain the DCGS-A cybersecurity posture and capabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides Project Management support and oversight of all Cybersecurity Network Domain Certification and Accreditation Support for PM DCGS-A.

  • Support development and updates to Project Management artifacts, such as the Program Management Plan (PMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)

  • Provide input to support development and delivery of reports, such as Monthly Status Reports (MSR) and In-Process Reviews (IPR)

  • Leads teams in support of cybersecurity network domain Certification and Accreditation (C&A) support and execution activities that includes DCGS-A network domain operations requirements for the following networks; Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET), National Security Agency Network (NSANET), Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) and other special or specific Coalition networks.

  • Perform the necessary efforts to analyze, assess, evaluate, integrate, improve, implement, test, sustain, and maintain the DCGS-A cybersecurity posture and capabilities required by the network domain operations compliance requirements.

  • Develop and prepare the required security control documents or artifacts, and conduct security control assessments, and security test and evaluation required by the respective network authorities and C&A processes such as the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Perform all necessary cyber domain activities to ensure the DCGS-A baselines follow the respective network domain mandated standards, and authorization to connect requirements.

  • Develop and document security design artifacts and the associated security controls that are meeting the security acceptance criteria and package the accreditation and authorization documents in support of each domain Certification and Accreditation process.

  • Prepare and document the risk mitigations, and maintain and update the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) as required by the network domain Authorizing Official (AO).

  • Leads the support of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) or other RMF and cybersecurity Compliance and Auditing processes and inspections for all enterprise systems and networks; ensures validity and accuracy review of all associated documentation.

  • Analyze and define security requirements for information protection for enterprise systems and networks.

  • Assist in the development of security policies.

  • Analyze the sensitivity of information and performs vulnerability and risk assessments based on defined sensitivity and information flow.

  • Assess security risk, research and recommend countermeasures in accordance with Army and DoD requirements, conduct formal security engineering assessments and security assessments.

  • Leads a team of cybersecurity validators to ensure that US Army systems are compliant with NIST Special Publication 800-53 cybersecurity controls.

  • Support on-site accreditation testing for PM DCGS-A networks at CONUS and OCONUS locations.

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

  • Masters Degree and 10 years of experience (additional years of experience may be used in lieu of degree)

  • 5 years of working experience directly related to DoD cybersecurity Certification and Accreditation or cybersecurity engineering activities.

  • Demonstrated experience, and familiarity with DoD and Army Cybersecurity Polices and Regulations, and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process to include the provisions of ICD 503, and the planning and execution of Security Test and Evaluation (STE) and Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (CTE) events.

  • CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certifications.

  • DoD 8570 IAM III Certified

  • Possess and maintain a valid state operator's license.

  • TS/SCI clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.

  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision or guidance.

  • Ability to occasionally work after hours and/or on-call support.

  • Ability to meet minimum security clearance requirements.

Physical Demands:(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment:(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Organization: Chenega Decision Science (CDS)

Title: Information Systems Security Engineer (SME)

Location: Maryland-Aberdeen

Requisition ID: 1900001670