Senior Information Security Specialist


The Senior Information Security Specialist will provide the support task requirements for Cybersecurity System Engineering Support, Cybersecurity Network Domain Certification and Accreditation Support, and Cross Domain Solution (CDS) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Support. The Senior Information Security Specialist will perform the tasks in coordination with government personnel to provide the cybersecurity support services and solutions necessary to analyze, assess, integrate, enhance, improve, modernize, implement, test, sustain, and maintain customer mission support systems and capabilities.

  • Provide support of cybersecurity network domain Certification and Accreditation (C&A) support and execution activities, including multiple customer systems on the unclassified SECRET and TS/SCI networks.
  • Perform the necessary efforts to analyze, assess, evaluate, integrate, improve, implement, test, sustain, and maintain the cybersecurity posture and capabilities required by the network domain operations compliance requirements.
  • Develop and prepare the required security control documents or artifacts and conduct security control assessments and security test and evaluation required by the respective network authorities and C&A processes, like the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Perform all necessary cyber domain activities to ensure the baselines follow the respective network domain mandated standards and authorization to connect requirements.
  • Develop and document security design artifacts and the associated security controls that are meeting the security acceptance criteria and package the accreditation and authorization documents in support of each domain Certification and Accreditation process.
  • Prepare and document the risk mitigations and maintain and update the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) as required by the network domain Authorizing Official (AO).
  • Perform technical vulnerability scanning and secure configuration assessments, penetration testing and analyze the scan results, recommend the plans of action, and update the POA&M accordingly.
  • Support Assessment and Authorization (A&A) or other RMF and cybersecurity compliance, auditing processes, and inspections for all enterprise systems and networks.
  • Ensure validity and accuracy review of all associated documentation.
  • Perform compliance reviews of computer security plans, performs risk assessments, and validate and perform security test evaluations and audits.
  • Analyze and define security requirements for information protection for enterprise systems and networks.
  • Assist in the development of security policies.
  • Analyze the sensitivity of information and perform vulnerability and risk assessments based on defined sensitivity and information flow.
  • Assess security risk, research, and recommend countermeasures in accordance with Army and DoD requirements.
  • Conduct formal security engineering assessments and security assessments.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of experience
  • High school diploma or GED and 12+ years of experience may be used in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years of working experience directly related to IC or DoD cybersecurity certification and accreditation or cybersecurity engineering activities
  • Demonstrated experience and familiarity with DoD and Army cybersecurity polices and regulations and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, including the provisions of ICD 503, the planning and execution of Security Test and Evaluation (STE), and Cybersecurity Test and Evaluation (CTE) events
  • Minimum CISSP, CISM, or equivalent certifications
  • DoD 8570 IAM II certified
  • Possess and maintain a valid state operator's license.
  • Active TS/SCI clearance required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.
  • Ability to occasionally work after hours and/or on-call support.
  • Ability to work independently and yet be effective within a team setting
  • Must be capable of managing multiple efforts with time related constraints in a fast-paced contracting environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals.
  • Friendly presence, helpful attitude, good interpersonal skills, and ability to work well with others.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Office applications
  • Experience working in a home office setting as well as the ability to train end users on frequently asked technical issues.
  • Ability to provide technical assistance and support over the phone with good phone skills and a professional demeanor.
  • Previous customer service experience strongly desired.
  • Good problem-solving skills with the ability to visualize a problem or situation and think abstractly to solve it.
  • Required to adhere to Chenega Corporation mandate that all employees must be fully vaccinated to COVID-19 by December 8, 2021.


Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

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