Information Assurance Professional

Employment Type



: Miscellaneous


Job Description:

The Dynetics-Leidos group has an opening for an Information Assurance Professional to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as an Information Assurance professional within an established Information Security team under the direction of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM).

Primary Responsibilities

•    This role may include a combination of duties to protect information and maintain security controls for an entire system, site, or program in order to reduce risk.

•    Assist in managing risks related to the use of processing, storing, or transmitting information within an Information System.

•    Establish, implement, and manage security procedures and practices in support of customer requirements and objectives.

•    Reduce or eliminate impact to confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information and information systems.

•    Develop and update assessment and authorization documentation of information systems.

•    Manage, validate and enforce security policies and procedures outlined in the System Security Plan.

•    Take corrective action to resolve problems identified and ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with established policies and procedures.

•    Develop process for the management, review, and retention of security audit data.

•    Perform security audits IAW established procedures. 

•    Establish system specific backup and recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly protected and restored.

•    Conduct vulnerability management (scanning, assessment, reporting, and mitigation verification), security reviews and tests of systems to verify security features and controls are functional and effective. Take corrective action to resolve identified vulnerabilities.

•    Perform periodic maintenance on systems to include installation of operating system patches and updating virus definitions.

•    Install hardware and software as required.

•    User account management.

•    Train and educate end-users on proper security practices

Basic Qualifications

•   An active DoD Secret clearance is required for consideration.

•   Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology/Network Administration or related discipline and 2 – 4 years of direct experience. Additional experience will also be considered in Lieu of the degree.

•   Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAM Level I, e.g. Security + w/CE, or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment.

•   A working knowledge of Windows-based Information Systems with basic experience with LINUX operating systems.

•   The qualified candidate shall have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

•    Current DoD Top Secret clearance

•    Experience conducting security audits of information systems.

•    Extensive training or experience with Windows-based Information Systems with a working knowledge of LINUX operating systems.

•    Current Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification

•    Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs

•    Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DCSA, etc.)

•    Familiarity with the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency Assessment and Authorization Manual (DAAPM)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Info Security

Pay Range:

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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