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Jacobs Information Assurance Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Provides the leadership, management, and supervisory IA skills identified in DoD Directive 8570.01-M. These skills and their associated duties may include the following: Intrusion: Ensures the rigorous application of IA policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all information technology (IT) and IA services. Leads and directs team personnel too quickly, efficiently and effectively to solve complex IA problems. Identifies IA requirements as part of the IT acquisition development process and assists in the formulation of IA /IT budgets. Plans, integrates, and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Supervises the assessment and implementation of identified computer and network environment fixes such as system patches and fixes associated with specific technical vulnerabilities as part of the Information Assurance Vulnerability Management program.

Guides the implementation of appropriate operational structures and processes to ensure an effective IA security program including boundary defense, incident detection and response. Evaluates functional operation and performance in light of test results and make recommendations regarding C&A. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of IA security procedures and safeguards. Evaluates security violations to determine necessary initial and long term corrective action. Assesses impact, determines probably damage and suggest methods of damage control, conducts computer forensics, and follow-on analysis to build historical and predictive capabilities for IA incidents.

Develops IA related customer support policies, procedures, and standards. Designs perimeter defense systems including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, grid sensors, etc., enhances rule sets to detect or block sources of malicious traffic, and establishes a protective net of layered defenses to prevent, detect, and eradicate threats.

Specialist: Ensures that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the IS security engineering approach and are consistent with DoD Component level IA architecture. Has a working knowledge of DoD provided IA tools. Has a working knowledge of policy, guidance and evaluation criteria of the DoD Critical Infrastructure Program. Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of IA certification and accreditation documentation. Analyzes,\ develops, evaluates, and integrates IA policies.

Assists in the gathering and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes. Identifies the IT security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades. Conducts IA cost benefit, economic and risk analysis in the IT acquisition decision making process. Interprets security requirements relative to the capabilities of new information technologies. Interprets patterns of non-compliance to determine their impacts on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of IA programs. Analyzes identified security strategies and recommends the best approaches and/or practices. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of IA security procedures and safeguards to ensure they provide the intended level of protection.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in a technical discipline with at least 5 years of experience

  • 5 years of additional direct and relevant experience may be substituted for degree

  • At a minimum, must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II requirement (IAT Level III desired)

Experience in several of the following areas:

  • DoD Authority to Operate (ATO) process and maintenance

  • Risk Management Framework (RMF)

  • Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVA / IAVM)

  • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)

  • Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS)

  • Host Bases Security System (HBSS)

  • Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M)

  • Microfocus Fortify Security Software

  • Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG)

  • Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP)

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office setting that includes sedentary physical effort. However, may include lifting of weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary. Must be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Work site is located at Fort Meade, MD. Must be able to work on-site 5 days a week.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distance may be required.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

Jacobs is a global technology company, delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We test, operate, sustain, and secure critical infrastructures and weapons systems using unique technology application and agile software development capabilities to improve mission capability and operational readiness. Jacobs’ deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.




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