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Jacobs Senior Security Control Assessor (USCYBERCOM) - TS/SCI w/poly in Ft Meade, Maryland

Senior Security Control Assessor (USCYBERCOM) - TS/SCI w/poly


Jacobs has an opening for a Senior Security Controls Assessor (SCA) in Hanover, MD. The SCA will be responsible for:

  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment of the management, operational, and technical security controls employed within or inherited by an IS to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls (i.e., the extent to which the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcome with respect to meeting the security requirements for the system).

  • Providing an assessment of the severity of weaknesses or deficiencies discovered in the IS and its environment of operation and recommend corrective actions to address identified vulnerabilities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Twelve (12) years of related work experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or IT Engineering may be substituted for four years of experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong presentation, report writing and customer interface skills

  • Familiarity with various operations systems such as Microsoft Windows, various versions of UNIX (AIX, Solaris, HPUX, etc), and Linux

  • Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP and other major protocols (i.e. NetBEUI, NETBIOS, IPX/SPX) and the inherent weaknesses of the protocols

  • Understanding of ‘hacking’ methodology concerning performing a vulnerability assessment

  • The ability to describe a system's avenues of compromise in a network environment and differentiate between various types of network attacks

  • An understanding of a typical secure topology and architecture for a site connected to the Internet (i.e. routers, firewalls, web servers)

  • Understanding of how to read and interpret a network diagram and identify possible security related concerns

  • The ability to keep a robust security skill set current and to work on multiple projects concurrently

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language .

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Primary Location United States-Maryland-Ft Meade-20351-FMMD

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: CYB00003G