Cybersecurity Engineer (SCA Liaison)

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job ID 2018-1018


The Cybersecurity Engineer (SCA Liaison) will be responsible for identifying, implementing, assessing, and managing cybersecurity capabilities and services, providing leadership, team coordination, and subject matter expertise in preparing Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and/or Assessment and Authorization (A&A) packages and leverages the C&A/A&A process steps as a means for system authorization. 


  • Generate DIACAP and RMF accreditation packages and artifacts.
  • Plan and execute security tests and evaluations (ST&E) and analyze results.
  • Draft Risk Assessment Reports (RAR), C&A Plans, Plans of Actions and Milestones (POAM’s), Security Assessment Reports (SAR), Security Assessment Plans (SAP).
  • Conduct required vulnerability analysis to support mitigation and residual risk determination, and eMASS data entry.
  • Provide security advice and assistance to system engineers and program managers on security-related matters, and develop security procedures, policies, and technical recommendations.
  • Review security requirements, products, configurations, and cybersecurity architectures for compliance with DoD policies.
  • Develop and execute security test plans, and assess cybersecurity risk of IT systems.
  • Participate in collaboration meetings; act as a trusted agent to program managers and cybersecurity practitioners and track critical cybersecurity processes experience in assessing a network and/or systems using cybersecurity automated tools such as Nessus, SCAP, and any applicable Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) in accordance with DISA requirements.


  • A current active secret clearance is required to be considered for this role.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in cybersecurity or a related field. Four (4) additional years of experience in cybersecurity and IA may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • CompTIA Security + certification or IAM Level II equivalency.
  • Four (4) or more years of IA/cybersecurity experience, with a minimum of four (4) years direct Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) and/or Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Demonstrated experience performing vulnerability scans on various operating systems using approved DISA tools. 
  • Experience working within a UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Familiarity with EMASS and C&A/A&A package entry.
  • Strong knowledge of DoD 8510.01 and the Department of Navy DIACAP Handbook and experience developing Certification and Accreditation (C&A) documentation.
  • Knowledge of DoD 8500 Series Policies (DoDD 8500.1, DoDI 8500.2, DoD 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01 (DIACAP and RMF)), CNSSI 4009, NIST SP 800-53 Security Control Catalog, CNSS 1253, CNSSI 1253, and NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53.
  • ACAS, VRAM, HBSS and WSUS familiarity.
  • Possess excellent customer service and communication abilities needed to create and present oral & written briefs along with strong problem solving skills.


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