Senior Cyberspace Operations Analyst

  • SAIC, Inc
  • 8701 Park Central Dr, Richmond, VA 23227, USA
  • Aug 26, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Cyberspace Operations Analyst to join our team!  This individual should be a self-starter with one to three years of experience in Information Technology (IT) security compliance to join a Cybersecurity team for a Federal civilian contract.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Update the following security documents:  FIPS 199 System Security Categorization, System Security Plans, and Control Implementation Statements.
  • Assist with updates to the following documents:  Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA), Privacy Impact Analysis (PIA), Contingency Plan (CP) and Incident Response Plan (IRP).
  • Complete assigned work to predefined criteria and on-time. 
  • Assist with the execution of Contingency Plan testing and Incident Response testing and post-testing documentation.
  • Run scheduled and on-demand web application scans using web application scanning tools. 
  • Manage the workflow needed to ensure requirements have been met for individuals requesting logical access to targeted IT systems. 
  • Record in the Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) document vulnerabilities as defined by Agency policies.
  • Maintain working procedures for tasks and workflows for which you bear the primary responsibility to complete. 
  • Must be knowledgeable about and in compliance with SAIC and Agency policies and procedures related to the performance of assigned job responsibilities.   


Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to work independently to complete Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documents that are clearly and concisely written and in compliance with Agency and team requirements.  
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with a particular emphasis on being able to interview Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain technical information needed in security documents. 
  • Knowledge of and experience applying the information in the following NIST documents:  800-60 volumes I and II, NIST 800-37 rev 2, NIST 800-53 rev 4, and NIST 800-53, rev 5. 
  • Understanding of the Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) process/lifecycle for IT systems. 
  • Computer Skills:  Word, Excel, Google Apps for Business, Video Conferencing. 

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to run authenticated and unauthenticated vulnerability scans of web applications. 
  • Analysis of scan results to determine false/positives.
  • Experience working with SMEs to develop the plans needed to close POA&Ms and documenting POA&Ms in POA&M documents. 
  • Experience writing procedures for the completion of daily/routine tasks and workflows. 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.
  • 5 years’ experience in information systems with one to three years' of experience working on an A&A team independently completing A&A documents for low and moderate FISMA IT systems. 
  • Proven track record of completing A&A documents on-time and to requirements. 
  • Experience working on A&A documents independently and working with SMEs to obtain required information for security documents. 

Work Location:

  • 100% telework

Target salary range: $75,001 - $100,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.