Sr. Information Assurance Security Engineer - Distributed Ground System
This is an immediate hire fully funded position supporting the Distributed Ground System-Experimental (DGS-X) system at Langley AFB, VA.
Ensures the operational security of Distributed Ground System-Experimental (DGS-X) information systems (IS) and networks, most notably the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System (AF DCGS) DCGS Open Architecture (OA).
Manages ISSO functions for programs/projects to include gathering evidence on systems, providing analysis, and evaluating threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed.
Interfaces directly with Delegated Authorizing Official (DAO) and Security Controls Assessors (SCA) team coordinating Assessment and Authorization (A&A) efforts and ensuring DGS-X Interim Authorization to Test (IATTs) and Authorization to Operate (ATOs) remain current.
Formally notifies the DAO when changes occur that might affect accreditation. Follows ICD 503 direction and uses the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process of accreditation as outlined in NIST SP 800-37 and 800-53 rev4.
Provides independent analysis for all Cybersecurity needs of DGS-X that include, implementing security controls, performing self-compliance tests, running security test plans, creating and updating Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), and performing continuous monitoring.
Independently uses the Xacta IA Manager tool to manage security compliance and risk, document changes to systems, upload artifacts, and track projects as they're worked through the RMF process.
Provides IA engineering reviews and cybersecurity-related documentation (i.e., Systems Security Plan [SSP]) of other IA team members in accordance with prevailing community security guidance.
Works closely with System Security certifiers to ensure compliance with AF DCGS, and national security policies and practices during all phases of the system life cycle.
Reports on the collection of data in developing SSPs as well as their status through approval.
Interfaces with testers, project leads, and system administrators to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability, as required by prevailing security standards and AF DCGS IA Manager's guidance.
Must have at least a current Top Security Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI access within 90 days of hire
DODD 8570 certification Preferred
Enrollment in an associated Continuous Education (CE) Program
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent and five or more years of related work experience.
Normal demands associated with an office environment. Ability to work on computer for long periods, and communicate with individuals by telephone, email and face to face. Some travel may be required.
Req #: 136219