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Jacobs Designated Authorizing Official 3 - TS/SCI With Poly in Columbia, Maryland

Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Designated Authorizing Official (DAO) 3 for a prime contract that is based out of our Columbia, MD office. As a DAO3., you will serve on a team that is responsible for the Authorization and Assessment process under the Risk Management Framework (RMF) for new and existing information systems and will be expected to maintain Authority to Operate compliance for all assigned systems.


  • Responsible for assisting in identifying the overall security requirements for the protection of data, to ensure the implementation of appropriate information security controls, and perform and analyze the security risk assessment, risk analysis, risk management process, security control assessments, and awareness activities for systems and networking operations.

  • Provide assistance to ensure Cybersecurity functions are included in the configuration management process.

  • Interact with customers, Information Technology (IT) staff, and high-level corporate officers in defining and achieving required Cybersecurity objectives for the organization.

  • Contribute to building security architecture.

  • Assist with the integration of legacy systems. Contribute to the acquisition/RDT&E environment and building Cybersecurity into systems deployed in operational environments.

  • Prepare security authorization documentation.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Eight (8) years of related work experience as an IT Risk Assessor, System Security Engineer, Information Systems Security Manager or DAO.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Engineering, or related field.

  • In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional four (4) years of experience for a total of twelve (12) years.

  • DoD 8570.1 compliant IAM Level III certification, such as the GSLC, CISM, CISSP (or associate) certification.

  • US Citizen with an active TS/SCI and a current full scope polygraph.

  • Working knowledge of the following is required: system security design process, defense-in­ depth/breadth, engineering life cycle, information domains, cross-domain solutions, controlled interfaces, identification, authentication and authorization, system integration, ICD 503 (formerly NISCAP), risk management, intrusion detection, contingency planning, incident handling, configuration control, change management, auditing, security authorization process, principles of Cybersecurity (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, access control), and security testing

Must be able to:

  • Analyze Cybersecurity built into systems to be deployed to operational environments

  • Prepare risk assessment, plan of actions, authorization recommendations, and related security authorization documentation

  • Identify and support overall security requirements for the protection of data to ensure the implementation of information security policies, activities, and controls

  • Ensure Cybersecurity functions are included in the development and risk management process, particularly those focusing on infrastructure protection and defensive IT strategy

  • Facilitate interaction with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to assist in defining and achieving required risk management objectives for the organization

  • Support integration of legacy systems within respective IT environment.

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