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Federal - Security Controls Assessor

Job Location: DC, DC - Washington, VA - Reston

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00580532


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Washington D.C., or Reston, VA


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.


We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most. Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.



The Security Controls Assessor will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing support to the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) Risk Management Framework process for all client managed systems, networks, and enclaves (all security domains); ensure validity and accuracy review of all associated documentation; support remote sites when required.
  • Assisting in centralization of A&A files/documentation and maintain files/library; ensure validity and integrity of all systems.
  • Creating, updating, and deleting entries in databases utilized for the tracking of system and network compliance.
  • Ensuring that all IA systems are properly documented with Configuration Management processes maintain the security accreditation status of systems/sites including the review of current documentation, site architectures and coordination with sites to ensure the documentation is accurate with the current site architecture, IAW Policy and processes.
  • Performing, participating, and supporting all assessment and authorization (A&A) efforts for systems, networks, and applications (all security domains) IAW DoD and IC requirements.
  • Providing coordination for assessment metric submissions.
  • Providing direct support in development of other A&A related systems bodies of evidence in accordance with current NIST, ICD, DIAD guidance, using the government provide A&A tool (i.e. XACTA).
  • Providing security engineering assessments of proposed IT solutions.
  • Working in coordination with both internal and external systems administrators, configuration management, and network engineers to ensure proper configuration and adherence to security standards in regard to deployment actions.
  • Serving as Security Controls Assessors for formal Security Test and Evaluation, Conduct of Security Certifications of (DoDIIS) systems/networks/sites assessing security control compliance, providing guidance regarding remediation and mitigation of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Providing guidance on the application of security policy, identifying security requirements, providing technical guidance for the satisfaction of requirements, reviewing and determining the adequacy of required documentation.
  • Developing all supporting test reports and supporting artifacts and plan and action of milestones (POA&Ms) documenting open findings, preparation of formal authorization packages and oversight of the resolution of POA&Ms and development and maintenance of assessment and authorization enterprise schedules and metrics.
  • Providing support for management and maintenance of assessment and authorization repositories.
  • Performing security assessments at remote sites with collateral (includes, but not limited to, NIPR/SIPR).



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline.
  • 10 years of related security experience.
  • 3 years of experience with ICD-503.
  • 2 years of DevOpsSec experience/knowledge.
  • 1 year of experience with security tools used as part of DevOpsSec pipeline (HP Fortify, Twistlock, Threadfix, etc).
  • Must possess current DoD 8570 IAT III level certification (CASP CE, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GICSP, or GCIH).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Xacta

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


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