Jacobs Cybersecurity Policy Quality and A&A Lead in Herndon, Virginia
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Jacobs is seeking a Quality Assurance Quality Control Lead in Herndon, VA.
In cooperation with the program manager, deputy program manager, and task leads to establish and maintain the program quality control program.
Inspect and control quality and assure the reliability, accuracy, and quality of deliverables, work products, reports, policies, procedures, and documents that are delivered and maintained.
Maintain and manage the quality control program to enforce accountability and in preparation for client inspection.
Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities
Establish and maintain a program Quality Management System (QMS)
Lead the development and implementation of procedures and plans (e.g. QA Plan, QA Surveillance Plan [QASP] corrective action plans) for assuring quality products and services in an agile environment within the assigned program
Brief government CISO and stakeholders on quality metrics with an emphasis on RMF work products and ATO packages.
Developing RMF package policies and quality expectations including checklists
Perform RMF work products and ATO packages audits, reviews, and inspections of cybersecurity program activities to make sure they comply with program processes, performance work statement, and QASP.
Establish and maintain processes to continually improve the effectiveness of a QMS in support of the client's operating model
Establishes and maintains strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders ensuring that the objectives are understood and incorporated into a framework of continuous improvement
Perform Root Cause Analysis and Investigations of non-compliant items
Review contract deliverables for compliance and quality
Participate in program reviews and document and monitor corrective actions
Here’s What You’ll Need:
You must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust security clearance.
US Citizenship required.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
5+ years of technical experience in cybersecurity
5+ years of experience with certification and accreditation (C&A) or A&A
5+ years of experience as a security control assessor or validator
Experience with applying the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Experience with Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
Experience with NIST special publications (SPs) regarding the SA process, including SP 800-53, SP 800-137, SP 800-171, and SP 800-37
Experience with developing and managing continuous monitoring and plans of action and milestones (POA&M)
Supporting the implementation of comprehensive security controls consistent with risk
Ability to work with collateral engineers, analysts and managers on related programs
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously; coordinating and ensuring scheduled goals are met
Able to communicate effectively through written and verbal means to co-workers and senior leadership
Experience presenting briefings to senior customer management, customer stakeholders, and company management
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, QA applications and databases cybersecurity program
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
BS degree from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years related experience, or MS degree and eight (5) years related experience, or Ph.D. and five (3) years of related experience.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior supervisory experience. Must be able to effectively communicate with others.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Prior relevant QA/QC experience for Cybersecurity program(s) preferred
Knowledge of CMMI-Dev ML 3 standards preferred
Knowledge of ITIL and Agile methodologies preferred
** This positions has the opportunity to get a Public Trust or higher clearance (US Citizenship is required as a result). We are unable to provide sponsorship now or in the future for C2C, H1B, EAD, OPT, and F1 status.
Most work will be done at a desk or computer.
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. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.
Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .
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