Job Description

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Certification and Authorization SME

The Opportunity: 

As a cyber mission specialist, you understand the value of hunt-forward operations, and you know that battles are won in the grey. At Booz Allen, you can use your cyberspace operations experience to create solutions that will be executed on a worldwide stage. We’re looking for an experienced cyber mission specialist like you to apply your knowledge in Certification, Assessment, and Authorization (A&A) and collaborate with DoD clients and mission partners. 

In this role, you’ll be counted on to understand cyberspace capabilities to evaluate potential weaknesses as well as the effectiveness of mitigations for cyber security solutions. You will leverage cyberspace operations systems to aggregate threat feeds that inform briefings for senior leadership aligned to DoD clients in the system assessment lifecycle of marketing core services to new customers, ensuring efficiencies with obligating customer funding to contract, scheduling assessments, and oversight of engagements from kickoff through deployment. 


This is an opportunity to use your research and analysis abilities to adequately assess and inform operators, senior leadership, and commanders on dynamic adversarial tactics, techniques, and procedures for NIST security guidance and security control assessment (SCA) processes using the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). Additionally, build and maintain client relationships, drive marketing work, and support business development activities in conjunction with other leaders. Your role will be vital in the development of operations plans to support command and control.  


If you want to be in the fight–working shoulder to shoulder with our DoD clients –influencing the most critical global cyber missions, this is the opportunity for you.   

Join us. The world can’t wait.    

You Have: 

  • 10+ years of experience with DoD Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)

  • 7+ years of experience with Cross Domain Solution Security Assessment process

  • 7+ years of experience with strategic engagement and communications planning, management, measurement, and analysis

  • 7+ years of experience in oversight of A&A activities in accordance with RMF and NIST 800-53 standards

  • Experience with DoD A&A process for Authorizing Officials seeking Authority to Operate for mission critical systems

  • Experience with System Engineering VEE for development, analysis, assessment, and integration of mission critical systems

  • Secret clearance

  • Associate's degree 


Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience with assessing organizational risks and recommending mitigation strategies

  • Experience with Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) and Authorization to Operate (ATO) processes

  • Experience building and maintaining client relationships

  • Ability to drive business development, including content generation on a regional basis in parallel with project delivery

  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team with people at all levels of an organization, including deeply technical cybersecurity operations personnel

  • Ability to communicate and present effectively and in a logical, structured manner with all audiences, including senior executives

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Security+ Certification



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

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $84,600.00 to $193,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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