DAO Representative

Job Description

Position Description:

The Delegated Authorizing Official Representative (DAO-R) Senior Technical Specialist provides support to the customer in the area of Cyber Security. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure adherence to ICD-503 and customer specific directives/policies through the lifecycle (RMF 1-6) of customer sponsored assets
  • Provide risk recommendations to the customer after reviewing sponsored asset overall risk posture as part of Authority to Operate (ATO) RMF process
  • Manage/track customer sponsored assets’ plan of action and milestones (POAMs) by working with various security stakeholders (ISSO/ISSE/ISSM/SCA) post authorization
  • Screen new asset requests to ensure sponsorship and information system owner identification
  • Facilitate System Review Team to ensure that new/existing customer sponsored assets have the correct project regulation, data types/C-I-A impact assignments, and overlay assignments as well (with customer signoff)
  • Assign asset security controls and levy asset specific liens on controls for which the program did not meet during accreditor reviews
  • Ensure customer sponsored assets maintain their security postures in accordance with customer identified Continuous Monitoring (RMF step 6) directives and policies
  • Provide continuous adhoc authorization-related daily support to both customer and programs

Required Qualifications:

  • Current U.S. Government Top Secret clearance/SCI with Poly
  • An advanced cyber certification (CISSP, CASP, CISM, or CISA)
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in designing and fielding IT solutions (e.g. Active Directory design, architecting VPM solutions, software defined networks)
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in networking protocols and concepts
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in cloud and software defined networking principles and technologies
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in the NIST SP 800 Series
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in cyber security principles
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in preforming contextual cyber risk assessments
  • At least 5 years of experience in some combination of the following information Security/Information Assurance areas:
  • Security Control Assessment (SCA)
  • Amazon Cloud Services Architect/Security
  • Information Systems/Security Engineering
  • Risk Assessment/Analysis
  • Demonstrated expertise in ICD 503 RMF Implementation in the IC/DoD
  • Excellent communication skills – Verbal and Non-Verbal
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more roles as ISSM, ISSO, ISSE, DAO, DAO-R or SCA
  • Office Automation Skills – MS Office, MS Project, Visio

Desired Qualifications:

  • Self-starter requiring limited direction and supervision
  • B.S. or M.S. in STEM
  • An advanced cyber certification (CISSP-ISSMP, or CCSP)
  • Experience in Systems Engineering/Architecture
  • Department or Team Lead experience
  • Expert in ICD 503 RMF Implementation in the IC/DoD
  • Cloud transition, cloud systems experience
  • Experience briefing senior customer personnel
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous customer requests in a fast pace deadline driven environment
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Familiarity with customer's IA processes
  • Experience with Xacta
  • Familiarity with Cross Domain Systems (CDS)
Job Title
DAO Representative

City State
Chantilly VA
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