HIRING: Principal IA SME

Principal Information Assurance Subject Matter Expert (NAWO)
Job ID: IA-SME-NCR-0001.

Job Description:

Applies subject matter expertise in all functional and technical requirements associated with IAT position requirements as specified in DoD Directive 8570.01-M.

Principal Responsibilities:

The skills and their associated duties may include the following:

  • Applies extensive knowledge of a variety of the IA field’s concepts, practices, and procedures to ensure the secure integration and operations of all computer enclave systems. 
  • Works independently to evaluate and solve complex IA related problems quickly and completely. 
  • Supports, monitors, tests, and troubleshoots hardware and software IA problems pertaining to the enclave environment. 
  • Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of IA certification and accreditation documentation. 
  • Develops system-wide information security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands for complex network and enclave systems. 
  • Supports customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies. 
  • Provides leadership and guidance in the development, design and application of solutions implemented by more junior staff members. 
  • May have top-level management responsibilities. 
  • Coordinates with senior representatives within the customer organizations to establish and define programs, resources and risks. 
  • Applies expertise to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures. 
  • Provides guidance and direction to other professionals and serves in a consulting and/or advisory capacity.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8 – 10 years of incident response experience

Required Skills:

  • Team leadership and management
  • Ability to perform Information Assurance assessments
  • Ability to monitor and review systems for compliance with DoD information security standards
  • Ability to execute Security Incident Response procedures including:
    • Developing and maintaining standard operating procedures for incident response management, investigation, reporting, and recovery
    • Responding to and reporting any active or potential network security incidents
    • Containing incidents and regaining control of the compromised system
    • Analyzing the causes and impact of the network incident
    • Coordinating investigative actions
    • Providing recovery and clean-up for network incidents
    • Providing preliminary and final incident summary reports
    • Updating security policies and/or procedures based on threats and vulnerabilities
  • Being able to perform Risk Management and Vulnerability Assessments
  • Strong understanding of network traffic analysis
  • Understanding standard forensic methodology.
  • Certification & Accreditation
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Presentation skills at senior leadership levels

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with HBSS, Arbor, Sourcefire, Netwitness, ArcSight and CND tools

Clearance Required:

  • TS/SCI


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