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Estimated Pay $27 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Arlington, Virginia

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The Defense Group at Leidos has an exciting opportunity as a Security Control Assessor-Representative (SCA-R) Lead on our GSM-O 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 has 100+ FTEs working to ensure JSP’s Cyber Security program adheres to JSP, DoD, and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) approved cyber society, information assurance (IA) architecture, policies, programs, standards, and guidelines.  The SCA-R Lead will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all of JSP's ISs, security posture, and authorization/RMF activities. 

This is a hybrid position allowing 50% remote work after a brief ramp-up period (first 2-3 weeks will be 100% onsite, then your time will be split 50/50 onsite vs remote).

In this role, you will lead the team responsible for implementing and overseeing all of JSP’s ISs (new and re-authorization efforts), security posture, and authorization/RMF activities. You will also:

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

  • Develop and maintain the SCA-R/V&V schedule in accordance with the timeline established for A&A and AO ISs 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 POA&M items. 

  • Develop and gain approval of the Security Assessment Plan 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. 

  • Monitor systems through their lifecycle and in accordance with FISMA requirements, including monitoring for system and environmental changes, ongoing assessments, authorization package updates, ongoing authorizations, and system disposal.

  • 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.

  • The Lead will manage a team of SCA-R SMEs and Analysts.

This role will be based onsite in Alexandria, VA and an active Top Secret (with SCI eligibility) security clearance is required prior to start.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT-related field and 12+ years' experience in the Cybersecurity area. Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • 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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP, Experience with Microsoft Project


External Referral Eligible


Pay Range:Pay Range $118,300.00 - $213,850.00

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.