CDS (Cross Domain Systems) Accreditation Analyst - Military veterans preferred

Trace Systems (
Computers/Information Technology


  full-time   employee   contract

Waples Mills,
United States

CDS (Cross Domain Systems) Accreditation Analyst
Job ID 2020-3762
# of Openings 1
Job Title: CDS (Cross Domain Systems) Accreditation Analyst

Job Location: Waples Mill, VA

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret with eligibility to obtain SCI Eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and US Government required, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:
Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a CDS (Cross Domain Systems) Accreditiation Analyst to join our team in Waples Mill, VA.

Duties to include:

Responsible for ensuring appropriate operational security posture is maintained.
Implement and enforce all Air Force cybersecurity policies, procedures, and countermeasures.
Ensure software, hardware, and firmware complies with appropriate security configuration guidelines (e.g., Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)/Security Requirement Guides (SRGs)).
Ensure proper configuration management procedures are followed prior to implementation and contingent upon necessary approval.
Coordinate changes or modifications with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and/or the Security Control Assessor (SCA).
Initiate exceptions, deviations, or waivers to cybersecurity requirements.
Implement and enforce all DoD cybersecurity policies and procedures, as defined by cybersecurity-related documentation.
Ensure all users have requisite security clearances and access authorization.
Initiate protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered and ensure a process is in place for authorized users to report all cybersecurity-related events and potential threats and vulnerabilities.
Ensure all DoD cybersecurity-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals.
Implement the Risk Management Framework (RMF) across multiple programs in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Air Force policy and directives.
Develop artifacts and supporting evidence to satisfy all applicable RMF Controls and corresponding Control Correlation Identifiers (CCI's).
Develop and/or update the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to document all known vulnerabilities to correct or mitigate risks.
Manage system accreditation packages and ATO's using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
Create Security Test Plans to validate the implementation of system security requirements.
Develop, implement, and monitor an Information System Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Capability
Minimum Qualifications:
Five years direct experience in the last seven years.
IAM Level II Certification (CAP, CASP CE, CISM, CISSP, GSLC).
Functional knowledge of DoD and Air Force cyber policies and directives.
Knowledge of US Government security regulations and methodologies, FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST special publications.
Experience creating DOD RMF packages and associated work products and managing them through the program lifecycle.
Familiar with eMASS and associated workflows.
An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret with the ability to obtain Top Secret with eligibility to obtain SCI Eligibility.
Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.
Desired Qualifications:
IAM Level III Certification (CISM, CISSP, GSLC).
Familiarity with coalition and multi-national information sharing systems, policies, and environments.
Experience with the National Cross Domain Strategy Office (NCDSMO) authorization process.
Familiar with Agile development processes
Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math) experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
Trace Systems
Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroadâ??â?? whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.

To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: #jointracesystems

Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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