Assessment and Authorization Specialist - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee

United States

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

Can you protect and defend the most coveted targets in the world to ensure the safety of information systems assets and protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction? Join ManTech and help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement. We encourage our team members to share and grow their skills and expertise while creating robust and state-of-the-art solutions.

The A&A Specialist will work as part of a cybersecurity team to ensure that the customer systems meet all the requirements for ATO. This role will be able to work closely with system teams to identify and solve complex problems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise and assist the customer with the Lifecycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process and in the development of a System Security Plan

  • Monitor, track, and update status of systems in the assessment process

  • Create and review A&A Body of Evidence (BOE) documentation

  • Help the customer build security into systems and services deploying into operational environments at multiple classification levels

  • Work with system owners to assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle

  • Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.

Basic Requirements:

  • US Citizen with a TS/SCI Polygraph Eligible clearance

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with the Lifecycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process

  • Hands-on experience in working with IC networks.

  • Proven experience using COTS/GOTS tools to scan, identify, contain, mitigate, and remediate vulnerabilities and intrusions

  • Understanding of A&A Body of Evidence (BOE) documentation

  • Experience designing trusted interfaces among external systems and architectures

  • Knowledge of system security requirements definitions and controls

  • Experience in FISMA and other information assurance assurance-related compliance reporting.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including business writing on complex topics.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Hold an active security certification that meets DOD 8570 IAT level II or higher, such as Security+ CE or GIAC Critical Controls Certification (GCCC).

  • Experience with the Risk Management Framework.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

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