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IA/Cyber Security Specialist - 244

Date: Feb 6, 2021

Location: Patuxent River, MD, US, 20670

Company: HII's TSD




Job Description

Come join our Cyber and Intelligence team!  Our cyber professionals are defining the future of cybersecurity, providing the most effective prevention, detection, and responses to the broad spectrum and constant evolution of threat actors.  Our experts provide actionable, timely intelligence that protects our nation from adversaries intent on disrupting our freedoms and harming our nation.  Together, we are an integral part of an important mission -- we go to work every day with the knowledge and pride that our accomplishments make a difference.

HII - Technical Solutions Division (TSD) is currently seeking an IA/Cyber Security Specialist to work out of their Lexington Park, MD office.

Essential Job Responsibilities


  • Establishes standards, practices, and procedures and coordinates with stakeholders to ensure timely assessment and authorization of various business systems through Authority to Operate (ATO) approval in accordance with the Risk Management Framework (RMF).  Ensures the ATO is maintained for multiple software configurations
  • Develops, reviews, evaluates and implements cybersecurity controls and test plans ensuring adherence to government directives, standards
  • Evaluates releases of IA Vulnerability Alerts and Bulletins as well as other required remediation and ensures that vulnerability mitigation efforts are facilitated across the assigned environments
  • Performs Security Impact Analysis (SIA) research and assesses the impacts of system modifications, technological advances, etc.
  • Reviews system security documentation in order to identify potential security weaknesses, recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes and document security relevant changes

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 Years relevant experience with Bachelors; 1 Year relevant experience with Masters; An additional 4 years of specific job experience with a HS diploma may be substituted for the Bachelor`s degree requirement for this job. This experience is additional to subsequent relevant years of experience listed with the job`s education requirements. 
  • Knowledge and experience securing DoD systems using the RMF
  • Demonstrated experience to support and maintain security processes, procedures and policies for all platforms, systems and networks
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides, Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scans, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance scans, the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), and the Risk Assessment Report (RAR)
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and drafting project milestones, progress monitoring, quality control, maintenance, or training documentation related to information assurance activities
  • Must be a team player and possess a strong ability to work collaboratively as well as be able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative and have an ability to organize daily tasks with minimal supervision
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, various levels of Navy civilian management with assorted levels of cyber security experience
  • Committed to results and success in accomplishing goals, as well as a fast learner with demonstrated ability to quickly learn technology, process and understand unique system requirements
  • Strong initiative, detail orientation, organizational skills, aptitude for analytical thinking
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment across several projects and teams
  • DoD 8570 IAM Level I is required for hiring and must obtain IAM Level II within six months of hire
  • Must get Navy Qualified Validator certificate within six months of hire
  • Clearance: Must possess and maintain an active Secret clearance.


Preferred Requirements

  • Comprehend system infrastructure designs consisting of Windows, Linux OS, networking equipment (routers, firewalls)
  • Experience with Windows/Linux System Administration
  • Data Center DOD RMF Experience is a plus

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.


Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC