• Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Specialist

    Job Location USA-FL-Tampa
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Security Clearance Level
    Top Secret/SCI
    Full/Part Time
    Full Time
  • Job Description

    ARMA-Global is seeking a self starter Cybersecurity Assessment and Authorization Specialist to participate as a member of an integrated government/contractor team of technical and functional experts in the conduct of cybersecurity at USSOCOM. The office monitors USSOCOM networks and systems for cyber threats and works with stakeholders to mitigate and remediate identified cyber vulnerabilities. This position will be responsible for implementing and monitoring necessary security controls to maintain an Authorization to Operate (ATO). Track and maintain certification information databases, websites and tools to ensure that networks, systems and devices are properly documented and managed from a security perspective.

    • Conducts IA program/system security status assessments and supports the development of IA program(s) including the development of IA policy and procedures.  
    • Provides security planning for system development lifecycle. 
    • Conducts system security planning and provides security documentation support.
    • Conducts qualitative/quantitative risk assessments.
    • Supports and leads the development of assessment and authorization documents and artifacts. 
    • Tracks organizational IA compliance, ensures necessary remediation needs are communicated, tracks remediation through completion and ensures necessary IA documentation is accurate and in order. 
    • Develops and/or implements corrective courses of action for findings identified during these assessments



    Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of 8-10 years of education, professional training or work experience and previous experience supporting a military or GOV customer.



    •  Oversees, evaluates, and supports the documentation, validation, and accreditation processes necessary to assure that new information technology (IT) systems meet the organization’s information assurance (IA) and security requirements. Ensures appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives.
    • Review authorization and assurance documents to confirm that the level of risk is within acceptable limits for each software application, system, and network.
    • Verify that the software application/network/system accreditation and assurance documentation is current.
    • Inspect continuous monitoring results to confirm that the level of risk is within acceptable limits for the software application, network, or system.
    • Thorough understanding and practical expertise with Intelligence Community Directive 503 (ICD 503) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework.
    • Experience producing and maintaining Assessment and Authorization packages.
    • Experience validating NIST 800-53 Security Controls; CNSSI 1253 Security Controls and Overlays.
    • Must meet 8570 requirement


    • CISSP certification preffered

    For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.




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