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Job Summary

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

Security A&A (Assessment & Authorization) Engineer

About the Job

  • Must understand NIST special publications and be able to quickly become familiar with client-specific policies and procedures for conducting security related tasks.
  • Must have the ability to develop security assessment plans, perform security assessments, and then develop security assessment reports.
  • Must be able to develop technical evaluation plans and be able to assess risks using an approved methodology.
  • Must be able to document and develop/deliver briefings that address risks, associated severity, and recommended countermeasures.


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Must be clearable to the Top Secret level.

The successful candidate will have 2+ years of Security Assessment and Authorization experience and a Bachelor’s Degree in related field. If no degree, then must possess 6 years of related experience.  Must possess experience with NIST standards. This includes experience executing the full life-cycle of C&A activities including: defining the certification boundary, performing formal and technical risk assessments, developing and executing Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) requirements, and developing Systems Security Plans (SSP), and/or Systems Security Authorization Agreements (SSAA) in accordance with federal and industry directives, guidelines, and best practices.

Additionally, this candidate must:

  • Communicate effectively through strong written and verbal means to co-workers and senior leadership as well as to various levels of clients.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to assess and weigh current and evolving security risks in an operational environment.
  • Familiarity with FIPS and NIST 800 series documentation
  • Proven problem management skills with the ability to think critically – Use logic and analysis to identify the potential enhancements and flaws in security measures.
  • Ability to resolve problems effectively – Seek out information and data to evaluate, prioritize and formulate best solution or practice.
  • Strong presentation and consulting skills.
  • Strong technical skills.

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