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Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R), Senior SME ( R-00072874 )

Law Enforcement and Security

Diplomatic Security



Arlington, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos is seeing a Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R) Senior SME 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 task order is expected to be awarded in January with start of performance in February. This position has potential to start in January in order to support transition in activities. An active Secret Clearance with TS/SCI Eligibility is required prior to start and this role will be based onsite in the Arlington, VA area.

In this role, you will be a senior 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:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT-related field and 12+ years' experience in the Cybersecurity area

  • 5+ years' experience in Certification and Accreditation/ Assessment and Authorization

  • 3+ years' experience in Security Control Assessor/Validator Experience

  • 5 years of project management work experience

  • DoD 8570 IAM/IAT Level III certification (CISSP or CISM required) prior to start.

  • Expert in RMF and DIACAP

  • 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

  • Secret (TS/SCI eligible) security clearance required prior to start.


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range: