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Job Summary

Knowledge Consulting Group
Arlington, VA 22201
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
5+ to 7 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code


About the Job

Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firm in the United States; serving as a Federal Government Contractor and supporting Commercial customers. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services, utilizing our CISO framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors. 


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Secret clearance is required.



  • Perform independent compliance reviews, tracking, and continuous monitoring of newly submitted C&A packages.
  • Advise and assist with the Lifecycle Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process and developing a Systems Security Plan (SSP)
  • Act as C&A project register, managing the C&A registration process
  • Monitor and track projects in the C&A test queue
  • Maintain a document repository where C&A project documentation is stored
  • Work closely with developers to identify the appropriate certification/approval processes and authorities
  • Record/register actions concerning project approvals to operate in the C&A database
  • Read and analyze SSPs and develop understanding of systems and applications into security test plans
  • Coordinate C&A actions and system testing with appropriate security personnel
  • Develop risk assessment reports
  • Assemble and submit C&A packages to Principal Accreditation Authority/Designated Accreditation Authority

This is a high profile, dynamic work environment supporting the front lines of our Homeland Security.  Ability to work closely with and be a member of a team of senior information security professionals while gaining valuable information security experience.


The ISSO is the principal point of contact for information assurance activities at the IT system level.  The ISSO is responsible for ensuring that management; operational and technical controls for securing either National Security Systems or SBU level IT Systems are in place and are followed.  This includes ensuring that appropriate steps are taken to implement information security requirements for IT systems throughout their life cycle, from the requirements definition phase through disposal.  It is required that this person be a current Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or possess a similar security professional certification.  Strong relevant experience and education can substitute for these certifications.  Must possess a Bachelors Degree + 5 years or Associates + 7 years related experience. Must possess experience with NIST standards.  Candidates must possess experience interpreting vulnerability scanning results.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are highly preferred.  It is highly desired that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be fluent in the English language. 

Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

Knowledge Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

If interested in the position, please apply directly through our website:



If you have questions or have trouble applying, you may contact:  katie.hanson@knowledgecg.com.


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