Cybersecurity Specialist · Special Warfare (Dayton) in Beavercreek, OH at DCS

Date Posted: 1/1/2022

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Job Description

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With the health and safety of employee as our top priority, DCS is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace while ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all DCS employees, including new hires. All current and newly hired employees who are unvaccinated will be required to adhere to safety protocols applicable to their worksite.

Leads overall effort to secure timely Authority to Operate decisions for complex special warfare systems.

Essential Job Functions:

Performs and leads all Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes resulting in ATO approval for a complex dismounted warrier situational awareness and communications system. Develops or updates RMF artifacts, evaluates all applicable security controls using NIST 800-53, Implements cybersecurity resiliency requirements, develops or updates the Cybersecurity System Architecture Design, Determines software and systems development environment tools to assist in identifying vulnerabilities, and recommends security measures to be incorporated throughout the system acquisition process to ensure information is protected at the appropriate levels to prevent the exploitation of critical technology throughout the system’s life cycle.

Monitor and report Mission Partner program's Authority to Operate (ATO). Initiate, process, and monitor authorizing official (AO) risk acceptance, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M), waiver, and reciprocity processing.

Assist and provide technical security expertise to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) with researching and integrating new technologies (to include risks and benefits) pertaining to programs, systems, networks, and the adherence to applicable cyber security requirements.

Required Skills:

Due to the sensitivity of customer related requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required.

An Associate's degree plus 10 years of experience is required. 

Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance within 6-9 months. 

Minimum 5 years of Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) or  Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) experience.

Minimum 3 years of Risk Management Framework (RMF) for IT enterprise  networks and/or Platform Information Technology (PIT) systems experience.

Capable of leading all program cybersecurity tasks to satisfy all RMF requirements in the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process to obtain the appropriate level of authorization (e.g. Interim Authorization to Test (IATT), Authority to Operate with conditions, Authority to Operate (ATO), or Authority to Connect (ATC)).

Familiarity with Air Force (AFLCMC) Risk Management Framework processes and tools.

Familiarity with AFLCMC ATO proceses.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Information Assurance Manager (IAM) or Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II Cybersecurity Certification.

Desired Skills:

Knowledge/experience in implementing DevSecOps best practices.

Experience in Information Technology (IT) networking and systems engineering.

Capability to collaborate across multiple disciplines and communicate cybersecurity status with senior leadership and team stakeholders.

Experience evaluating cybersecurity test reports and developing technical mitigations to develop Plans of Action and Milestones (POAMs).

IAM and IAT Level III Cybersecurity Certification.

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