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Jacobs Delegated Authorizing Official - TS/SCI w/ Polygraph in Linthicum, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Delegated Authority Officer (DAO) working on customer site for a contract that is based out of our Linthicum, MD office. The duties of the DAO will include:

  • Assist in identifying the overall security requirements for the protection of data and ensure the proper implementation of appropriate information security controls

  • Assist in performing and analyzing the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management process, security control assessment, and awareness activities for systems, and networking operations

  • Assist the customer ensure that IA functions, particularly those focusing on infrastructure protection and defensive IT strategy, have been included in the development and risk management process

  • Interact with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to assist in defining and achieving required IA objectives for the organization

  • Contribute to building security architecture to customer standards and coordinate the integration of legacy system and existing IT environments for risk management

  • Contribute to the acquisition/RDT&E environment and building IA into systems deployed to operational environments

  • Conduct Risk Assessments, determine the risk to operations, and provide risk recommendations to the customer after reviewing a system’s overall risk posture as part of the Security Authorization (Authority to Operate) process

  • Create and review security authorization documentation and prepare plans of action and milestones based on the findings and recommendations of the security assessment report excluding any remediation actions taken for each system by working with various security stakeholders (ISSO/ISSE/ISSM/SCA) post authorization

  • Provide continuous ad hoc authorization-related daily support to both customer and programs

#cyberpost #ourmission

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • At least 12 years of progressive experience in Information Assurance or a BS in Computer Science (or a related field) with at least 8 years of progressive experience

  • Possess a DoD 8570 IAM III Certification minimum (CISM, CISSP, GSLC)

  • Possess an Active TS/SCI security clearance with FS Polygraph

  • Knowledge and experience in security disciplines including, but not limited to, information systems security, operations security, administrative security, personnel security, physical security and communications security

  • Expert professional knowledge and experience of information systems security policies and practices, computer science, state-of-the-art security tools and applications, and a thorough knowledge of IT

  • Experience implementing the Risk Management Framework with the ICD 503 and CNSSI 1253 Security Controls

  • Experience in conducting Risk Assessments and developing realistic and comprehensive recommendations and mitigation plans

  • Previous work experience as one of the following:

  • Information Systems Security Engineer

  • Information Systems Security Manager

  • or Delegated Authorizing Official


  • Should be a motivated self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast pace deadline driven environment

  • Experience briefing senior customer personnel

  • Knowledge of and hands on experience with Xacta

  • Experience with Security Testing, Intrusion Detection, and Incident Handling

  • Familiarity with Cloud Security

  • Familiarity with System Integration and the Engineering Life Cycle, the System Security Design Process, the concepts of Defense-In-Depth/Breadth

  • Familiarity with Identification, Authentication and Authorization

  • Experience with Contingency Planning, Configuration Control and Change Management Familiarity with Cross Domain Systems and Controlled Interfaces

#ourmission #cjcyber


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.

  • 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.

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) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.