Systems Security Engineer in Dahlgren, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job #:  833614


Apex Systems is seeking a Systems Security Engineer to Assure all Information Systems (IS), Government Desktops, and Corporate Network Components (Classified and Unclassified) adhere to and are certified in accordance with NAVSWCINST 5239.1 and DOD Inst 5200.40. The position is also the primary POC for all escorts; to include but not limited to escorting personnel in Communication Sheds (CS) (not PDS related) and giving access to Fiber Optic Pedestals (FOP) when required or as needed. 

-Provide technical assistance assuring compliance with all policies, guidance, and recommendations stipulated by the NSWC Dahlgren Division Information Assurance & Compliance Branch. 

-Perform site surveys for emerging PDS requirements and respond to requests for security assistance within primary area, on occasion this support is outside normal business hours. 

-Perform testing analysis and risk assessment of Government IT systems and provide results and reports as required by Government's Network Security Officer or Information Assurance Officer.  

-Provide Information Assurance (IA) and system security support, and administer it in accordance with local Information Assurance Manager (IAM) standards.  

-Participate in architectural discussions and provide input related to system security vulnerabilities brought on through hardware and software modifications, upgrades, and changes. 

-Provide guidance to Systems Engineers and Operations staff on system security, Certification & Accreditation (C&A) issues, information security policy, and determine security issues and impacts. 

-Perform system C&A planning and liaison activities. Perform vulnerability/risk analysis of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system lifecycle. 

-Assess and mitigate system security threats and risks throughout the program life cycle. 

-Support the preparation, submission and maintenance of Certification and Accreditation documentation, supporting artifacts and other security related documentation for compliance with security controls, features, and enhancements.. 

-Provide accreditation documentation consistent with, and that meets the local IAM requirements to document government resources and Single and Multi-User computer resources.  Develop PDS approval request packages for new PDS runs and update the PDS Daily Inspection Procedures SOP.  

-Perform development of Protected Distribution System (PDS) certification packages for the classified Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) Network and SLBM utilizing the Tactical Protected Distribution System (TPDS).  

-Provide PDS guarding when notified (planned or unplanned) and on occasion work outside normal business hours.  

-Provide support for encryption equipment used for classified links (normal operational maintenance and keying of various encryption devices (e.g. KG-194's, KIV-7s, and TACLANE's).  

Requirements   -Knowledgeable in DoD security and IA requirements as outlined in DoDI 8500.2 and knowledge pertaining to Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).  

-Knowledge of DoD Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and DoD Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) policies and standards is preferred. 

-Must meet DoD 8570 Information Assurance Managerial Level II certification requirements at time of employment; Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (preferred) or SANS GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC). 

-Knowledge of EMASS, ACAS and Host Based Security System (HBSS) is desirable. 

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: A TOP SECRET clearance access is required for all personnel supporting this PWS. All individual contractors must be able to maintain a fully adjudicated TOP SECRET clearance.









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Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.