Cyber Security Certification & Accreditation Specialist (C&A) - TS/SCI - Springfield VA

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Cyber Security Certification & Accreditation Specialist (C&A) - TS/SCI
Springfield, VA

Parsons offers the U.S. Government qualified and clearable personnel to solve engineering, intelligence, information technology, facility, environmental, and energy needs. Our staff has supported mission-critical, homeland security, installation/base optimization, range sustainability, space exploration, unexploded ordnance cleanup, missile defense, and disaster relief programs both here and around the globe.

We excel in delivering to mission-critical expectations.
Parsons makes the world a safer place

The Certification & Accreditation Specialist (C&A) is filled by an individual skilled in the area of NIST 800-53A and FAA 1370.82A. This position supports a United States Government Agency's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization protecting network security.

The C&A Specialist is a member of the CERT Administration Group (AG). The primary focus of the AG is to support management and assist with the daily activities of running a CERT. The C&A Specialist is responsible for:
- Authoring Certification & Accreditation Document, such as:
o Vulnerability Assessments
o Risk Assessments
o Information System Security Plans
o Contingency/Disaster Recovery Plans
o Security Test and Evaluation Plans and Reports
o Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&Ms)
o Signature Pages, Executive Summaries, etc.
- Performing C&A Testing

Required Education:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information systems.
- Minimum six years of relevant professional experience is considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree.

Required Experience:
- In addition to required education or equivalent experience;
- Minimum six years IT experience with at least three years experience in the role of C&A
- Must have an active TS/SCI security clearance

Preferred Experience:
- Experience with business process reengineering, capability maturity model, change management, or process improvement.

Qualities/Additional info:

C&A Specialist should be a proven team player with excellent oral and written communications skills, and a fine attention to detail.

He/she should also be a self-starter, capable of working on projects independently, if required.

Extremely effective oral and written communications skills are a must, in order to present strategy, scripting output and status information to the client in both formal and informal review settings.

Frequent interaction with government client is required.

Occasional local travel.

Occasional weekend hours (

Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

Founded in 1944, Parsons is an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2013; it is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide-as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, defense/security, and resources. Currently, more than 13,000 Parsons employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 29 countries. Collectively, our dedicated workers speak more that 80 languages and hold more than 10,400 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.

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