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Jacobs Information Assurance Engineer in Scott AFB, Illinois

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Your Impact:

Jacobs provides information technology solutions and services to a broad range of both Government and private industry, including Department of Defense, Federal Civilian agencies, healthcare, education, and small/medium business market. Our analysts, engineers, and technicians are highly trained, qualified subject matter experts, understanding each segments specialized business processes, requirements, and functions. Combined with an extensive IT background, Information Solutions Group's enhanced IT services enable our clients to analyze existing business processes, identify process improvements, evaluate associated risks, and develop operational solutions.

Job Description:

The Senior Information Assurance Engineer under general direction, is responsible for all activities relating to information assurance procedures and systems. Develops information systems assurance programs and control guidelines. Confers with and advises subordinates on administrative policies and procedures and resolving technical problems, priorities, and methods. Consults with and advises other sections regarding internal controls and security procedures. Prepares activity and progress reports relating to the information systems audit function. Monitors and responds to technical control facility hardware and software problems utilizing hardware and software testing tools and techniques. The candidate will interface with contractor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or period of degraded system performance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct an overall enterprise vulnerability management program, develop and execute processes and procedures for continuous security monitoring, and perform security audits of designated contract key cyber terrain and systems as part of the overall organizational Risk Management Program

  • Provide analysis of potential vulnerabilities and required mitigations as needed to protect and defend contract key cyber terrain and systems

  • Support the operations, sustainment, equipment custodian responsibilities for GFE, and systems administration of government furnished scanning systems at Scott AFB, IL; Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC)—St. Louis, MO; and Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC)—Norfolk, VA

  • Assess the effectiveness of the total system security and make mitigation recommendations to Government based on these reviews

  • Conduct in-depth security audits of systems prior to connection to the contract network, and at the discretion of the Authorizing Official (AO) thereafter, to validate the configuration against guidelines contained in the applicable Department of Defense (DoD) and contract baseline images, build-guides, checklists, STIG guidance and security alerts

  • Review all security controls and procedures to assess and measure the effectiveness of the total system security

  • Generate reports for the technical point of contacts (POCs)/system administrators (SAs) of audited systems that detail compliant and non-compliant findings, with remediation recommendations for non-compliant findings

  • Revalidate system compliance after technical POC/SA remediation of non-compliant findings

  • Generate final audit report on system compliance status and provide to the ISSE function for risk assessment consideration

  • Perform special security audits of key cyber terrain/systems as requested by the government, including assessments of systems based on specific risk conditions or command interest, and will typically involve scanning and on-system measurements of the compliance status of the system

  • Support assets residing within the contracts physical and virtual enclaves located at Scott AFB, IL; Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC)—St. Louis, MO; and Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC)—Norfolk, VA, O’Fallon, IL and Fairview Heights, IL

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Qualifications - External

This position requires 10 or more years of experience with a MS/MA desired.

An IAT Level II and Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support and Auditor certifications are required.

The minimum of a Secret level DoD Security Clearance is required.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk/computer terminal (90%). There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work area walking moderate to long distances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment

Inside office/cubicle environment. Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other general office equipment (100%). Ability to conduct evaluation of third and fourth generation or current state of the art computer hardware and software and its ability to support specific requirements, interfacing with other equipment and systems.


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to provide continuous and on-going service to customers. Attendance is important to maintain continuity of service. Work outside of normal duty hours may be required with as little as one hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, but important when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. The minimum of an interim Secret level DoD Security Clearance is required.

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. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

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