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Security Control Assessor III

Senior Computer Systems Analyst III

Location: Washington D.C.

Clearance: TS/SCI (DHS suitability preferred)


Guides and directs systems security analysis, vulnerability management and assessments, risk assessments, security surveys, independent certification testing, security test and evaluation, and verifies the accuracy and completeness of the reports associated with each of those activities.

Applies broad information security knowledge relating to automation, networking and telecommunications, to plan and evaluate sufficiency of information security controls.

Applies broad information security knowledge and extensive experience of information systems to provide technical support, advice, and guidance for preparation of information system plans, systems design plans, test plans, Statements of Work (SOWs), and specifications for major information systems.

Position Overview:

The primary purpose of this position is to complete assigned information technology security actions, related to the IT security activities which are responsive to the mission and to the scope set forth by management.

Provides technical security and administrative direction for personnel performing System Administration.

Coordinates with the Program Manager to ensure Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process adheres to approved timelines

Assesses Security Controls, reviews documentation, prepares A&A packages, and makes recommendations, for approval of major/minor/support systems installations.

Tracks Plan of Actions & Milestones to completion with System Administrators and Stakeholders


Education Requirements:

HS Diploma and a minimum of 9 years relevant experience

Associate and a minimum of 7 years relevant experience

Bachelor Degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

Master’s Degree and a minimum 3 years relevant experience

PhD and at least 1 year relevant experience






Familiarity with ICD 503, 4300A/B/C, NIST 800-53 Rev3 and Rev4, Risk Management Framework (RMF), and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG’s).

Familiarity with the operation of Nessus, Security Center/ACAS, SCAP Compliance Checker, STIGS, Exacta, etc.

Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail;

Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services;

Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately; and

Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.



Require 25-30 percent travel


Special Requirements/Certifications:

Must be able to pass a government background investigation




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