Ongoing Assessment Security/Assessment and Authorization Lead in McLean, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Job Number: R0023520

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Ongoing Assessment Security/Assessment and Authorization Lead

Key Role:

Provide leadership, team coordination, and subject matter expertise in support of information assurance (IA) activities, including the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) or Risk Management Framework (RMF) process. Create and maintain security test and evaluation (ST&E) plans and security plan inputs in support of the A&A process in accordance with NIST SP 800–53 Rev4 and agency guidance. Analyze all phases of the system development life cycle to identify and manage the security implications of system engineering activities and provide corresponding recommendations to decision-makers and system engineers and administrators. Perform security engineering activities, including collaborating with system engineers to identify and implement security controls, perform manual and automated security testing, develop and maintain secure configurations, verify compliance of system configuration with applicable hardening guidance, and support ERB or CCB processes. Provide direction, leadership, and oversight for and become the primary point of contact for the agency security and A&A leads. Lead all security and A&A activities executed throughout the assigned phases of the system life cycle, attending or running meetings, and coordinating efforts of junior security and A&A staff to complete all security activities required by the system life cycle gates.

Basic Qualifications:

-8+ years of experience with writing documents for A&A or RMF for civil government agencies based on NIST SP 800–53 Rev4

-8+ years of experience with participation in the design and testing of NIST 800–53 security controls for TCP/IP networks and information systems, including Windows– and Linux–based systems

-4+ years of experience in a leadership role supporting Cybersecurity policy delivery

-4+ years of experience with acting as the security SME for IT development projects

-Experience with manual and automated vulnerability assessments

-Experience with the design and operation of security controls for security sensor tools and providing hardware asset management, software asset management, configuration management, and vulnerability management

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

Additional Qualifications:

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Top Secret clearance preferred

-BA or BS degree

-Security+, CASP, CAP, or CISSP Certification


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

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

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