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System ATO Practitioner

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Job ID: 2309128
Location: KIRTLAND AFB, NM, United States
Date Posted: Oct 10, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber GRC
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Principle Risk Management Framework (RMF) subject matter expert to support our United States Space Force (USSF) customer in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We want you to join our qualified and diverse team of professionals where you can apply your talents to take our team to new levels of performance. This position primarily supports collateral Top Secret and below programs performing all aspects of DoD RMF activities. The successful candidate possesses experience ranging from documenting, implementing, and assessing security controls to performing system monitoring and compliance assessment activities. We need a team player who enjoys expanding and sharing their knowledge and training others. You will be involved in all aspects of cybersecurity operations and will partner with program/site leads as well as government staff and mission partners to maintain an effective information security program. This is a fast pace / high tempo position working out of Kirtland, AFB NM with exciting opportunities to grow your career.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Lead and work as part of an integrated team to develop and maintain RMF body of evidence documentation (e.g., System Security Plan, Security Controls Traceability Matrix, Plan of Action and Milestones, etc.) using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and/or Microsoft products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Maintain repositories of all body of evidence documentation for systems under your purview and ensure they are accessible only to properly authorized individuals
  • Develop and execute security control assessment procedures to verify conformance with control requirements as part of ongoing continuous monitoring and authorization assessment activities
  • Work in close coordination with system administrators and other cyber team members to ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with applicable security policies and procedures and notify the ISSO/ISSM when changes occur that might impact system authorization posture
  • Ensure all security-related vulnerabilities and deficiencies are documented in the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  • Ensure the development and implementation of an effective information security education, training, and awareness program
  • Ensure configuration management policies and procedures for authorizing use of hardware/software on a system are followed and coordinate any additions, changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware with the ISSO/ISSM prior to the addition, change or modification



This is you:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance and ability to obtain SCI, must have SCI Eligibility 
  • Bachelor’s degree and 14 years of experience; Master’s degree and 12 years of experience; or PhD or JD and 9 years experience, working in information assurance or cybersecurity roles supporting classified USAF and/or USSF environments
  • DoD 8570 IAM Level II or higher baseline certification (CISSP preferred); additional training and/or certifications may be required within 6 months of hire; acceptable baseline certifications can be found at
  • Strong working knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls and RMF
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting outputs of various endpoint security, vulnerability, and enumeration tools (e.g., Tenable Nessus, Security Center, SolarWinds, EndPoint Security Solutions, Vulnerator, SCAP Compliance Checker)

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