Jacobs Security Control Assessment Engineer in Rockville, Maryland

Security Control Assessment Engineer


"Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster."

Jacobs is seeking a Security Control Assessment Engineer for the Rockville, MD office. Duties will include:

  • The individual will perform security testing and security control assessments on federal applications to ensure compliance with the NIST 800-53a and agency specific requirements.

  • The position will also require the ability to technically assess both application and general support system security configurations and implementation.

  • The candidate will have had prior experience working with a wide variety of technologies, be well versed in the current state of Information Security, and be able to interpret the requirements of relevant governing bodies (NIST, OMB, GAO, etc).

  • The individual will be required to interface with federal employees and contractors to perform the security assessment activities.

  • Additionally, this individual is responsible for assisting in the presentation of the vulnerability findings to the client

  • Performing full scope Risk Management processes for a federal client, to include Certification and Accreditation (C&A), FISMA Self Assessments, Technical Assessments (Vulnerability analysis, penetration testing), and Risk Assessments.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus five (5) to seven (7) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • 5 to 8 years Sr. level knowledge and understanding of NIST 800-53 and FISMA

  • 5 to 8 years of prior experience performing system testing (security or functional)

  • 5 to 8 years of Information Technology experience

  • 1 to 3 years of “hands-on” technical experience in one of the following disciplines; application development, software engineering, system administration, network administration or database administration experience

  • Vulnerability scanning and analysis experience

  • Excellent technical writing skills and attention to detail

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching staff

  • Security Professional Certification (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GSEC)

  • This work will require up to 10% of travel in the Continental US.

Essential Job Functions

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.

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer. Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

Equipment and Machines:

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


Attendance is critical at all times. 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.


Primary Location United States-Maryland-Rockville

Req ID: I2S0002VS