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Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R) SME ( R-00088967 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Alexandria, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is seeing a Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R) on our GSMO II IDIQ contract’s Joint Service Provider (JSP) Cyber Security Task Order in Alexandria, VA. JSP provides a full range of IT products, services, and solutions and customer services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff (JS), Director of Administration (DA), Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), and other OSD offices for them to meet mission and business requirements. Through the JSP Cyber Security program, JSP performs a wide variety of services and functions required to secure the information security posture for DoD services.

This is a hybrid position allowing 50% remote work after a brief ramp-up period (first 2-3 weeks will be 100% onsite during onboarding, then time will be split 50/50 onsite/remote) An active Top Secret Clearance w/SCI Eligibility is required prior to start.

In this role, you will be a member of the team implementing and overseeing all of JSP’s ISs (new and re-authorization efforts), security posture, and authorization / Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities. You will also:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review security artifacts for system authorizations, assessing both the technical and functional adequacy of the cybersecurity / information assurance controls.

  • Develop and maintain the SCA-R / Verification and Validation (V&V) schedule in accordance with the timeline established for Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and Authorizing Official (AO) Information Systems (IS) and by assigning and adding the necessary resources, based on the technologies that need validation and verification, to conduct assessments and validations of implemented controls and Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) items.

  • Develop and gain approval of the Security Assessment Plan (SAP) prior to assessment of all implemented security controls and technology areas through automated and manual assessments in accordance with NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-115.

  • Develop and submit V&V and security assessment reports that capture automated and manual assessment results and all pertinent information for a comprehensive assessment of the IS for completion of the POA&M.

  • Develop an Authorization Package with all required artifacts in accordance with NIST SP 800-37 that includes risk analysis/assessment and determination along with recommendation for the authorizing officials’ authorization decision.

  • Support, implement, and adhere to all NIST, Federal, DoD, DISA, and JSP policies, procedures, and standards regarding cyber security and the RMF

  • Will participate in, and provide technical expertise to the JSP’s configuration management boards while considering Federal, DoD, and JSP security policies, standards and guidelines and its impact to requested changes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active DoD Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.

  • DoDI 8570 IAT Level II Certification

  • Computing Environment (CE) certification (RH Linux OS, Win OS, Cisco, or Cloud)

  • BS and 8+ years of prior experience, add'l experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Experience in providing security recommendations to senior leadership

  • Expert in creating and revising standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions (WI), and Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs)

  • Expert in creating presentations and presenting policies, guidance, and procedures regularity

  • Knowledge of Capability Maturity Model (CMM) techniques

  • Knowledge of DoD cyber security policies and regulations

  • 6+ years experience in Cybersecurity area

  • 5+ years Certification and Accreditation/ Assessment and Authorization

  • 3+ years Security Control Assessor/Validator Experience

  • 5+ years of project management work experience

  • 4+ years of demonstrated aggregate experiences involved in detailed design, installation, and configuration of IT systems and networks in accordance with DoD cybersecurity policies (e.g., DoDI 8500.2) and DISA STIGs, to include the configuration and use of security products

  • 4+ years of demonstrated aggregate experience monitoring application and system security configurations and auditing IT systems and networks for compliance with DoD Cybersecurity policy

  • Expert in RMF

  • Demonstrated leadership skills/Previous lead position

  • Customer service skills

  • Project Management skills

  • Proficient with RMF process, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53, CNSSI 1253


External Referral Eligible


Pay Range:Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.