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Computer Security System Specialists ( R-00058043 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Computer Forensics



Atlanta, Georgia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos Public Health Division is seeking qualified Computer Security System Specialists in Atlanta, GA, contingent upon contract award.


Responsible for protecting the organization's information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, perusal, inspection, recording and destruction. Duties may include managing and enforcing of security strategies and policies within established guidelines. Areas of responsibilities include, but are not limited to, IT Security Strategy, Cyber Security, and Compliance and Risk Management which includes IT Security and Compliance Teams.

Perform needs analyses to define opportunities for new or improved business process solutions.

  • Responsibilities include:
  • Collaborate with the Information System Security Officer (ISSO), other CDC security professionals, and program stakeholders to operate the CDC scientific computing environment and IT projects in adherence to all CDC and federally mandated security requirements. Participate in the formation and delivery of project plans, proposals and progress reports, as required.
  • Process, track, and report on Level III software review and approval requests associated with all scientific computing and bioinformatics services, or as requested by program staff.
  • Assist the program to develop documentation for, and provide ongoing monitoring of, system certification and accreditation processes including all maintenance activities.
  • Assist in developing architecture and deployment plans of new systems within the Scientific Computing environment from an IT security perspective
  • Serve as liaison to ISSO, security professional, and infrastructure stakeholders to provide rapid response to security threats and associated remediation for all program on-premise scientific computing and Cloud Environment.
  • Facilitate management and deployment of interfaces and associated services to key CDC infrastructure environments as needed.
  • Facilitate the develop, implement, and maintain sustainable technical solutions to ensure secure access to the scientific data systems managed such as using the integration of personal identity verification (PIV) HSPD-12 authentication.
  • Ensure security compliance activities such as the creation/modification of system security plans, standard operating procedures, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), and other documentation required to maintain authority to test (ATT) and authority to operate (ATO) certification for all supported systems.
  • Conduct hardware and software security scans as appropriate

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • BS and 6 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 4 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree
  • Experience with High Performance Computing and/or Cloud environment
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Previous working experience as System Security Steward at CDC or other federal agencies
  • Experience supporting scientific systems and applications
  • Experience with System Administration and Security Engineer
  • CISSP or other security certifications

Ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance


External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:Public Trust


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Cyber Operations

Pay Range: