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Sr. Information Security Control Assessor

“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster."

Jacobs has an opening for a Senior Information Security Controls Assessor (SCA) to support a program that is based out of our Reston, VA office. The position requires onsite review work to be performed primarily at client facilities (i.e. Washington, DC, and client Data Sharing partner locations within the U.S). All other work can be performed remote or at the Reston, VA office.

Duties include:
  • Serve as an information security control assessor working in a dynamic client environment, including maintaining responsibility for leading teams of approximately 2 to 3 testers.
  • Conduct compliance and vulnerability assessments on a broad range of systems, including mainframes, UNIX, Windows, networking, databases, virtual environments, applications, and web servers.
  • Use both manual and automated methodologies to identify, assess, and report security risks. Prioritize findings based on risk and document detailed corrective and remediation plans or actions in security assessment reports.
  • Communicate threat, vulnerabilities, and risk information clearly to stakeholders in executive management positions and recommend solutions for client technical and security challenges.
  • Provide client outreach and education on Cybersecurity requirements through verbal and written communication formats.
  • Operate in a fast-paced environment using leadership expertise and provide thoughtful ideas on process improvements and enhancements.
  • This role requires U.S. travel typically for 1 week periods per trip with one to two trips per month.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance, US Citizenship is required
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or 4 years’ experience in lieu of degree plus five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.
  • 3+ years of experience with IT audits, including conducting technical security compliance tests and vulnerability assessments, with at least 1 year as a lead assessor
  • 3+ years of experience with developing or implementing risk management strategies
  • 3+ years of experience testing NIST SP 800-53 security controls
  • 5+ years of experience conducting Security Assessment and Authorizations (SA&As) or Certifications & Accreditations (C&As)
  • Ability to present IT security risk to business and technical executive management effectively
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and organized and plan and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Experience with conducting Nessus compliance scans
Desired Requirements:
  • BA or BS degree in Cyber security, IT, or Computer Engineering preferred
  • CISSP Certification preferred
  • Current IRS Public Trust clearance is preferred
  • Knowledge of Cyber security threats and techniques used by adversaries
  • Possession of excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
Essential Functions:
Work Environment: Fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.
Physical Requirements: Most work will be done at a desk or computer.
Equipment and Machines: General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
Attendance: Critical at all times. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.
Other Essential Functions: Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check.


Jacobs 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, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.
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