Oct 15, 2018

Cybersecurity SME III Alexandria, VA, US

  • Criterion Systems
  • Alexandria, VA, US
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Information Technology (IT) Law Enforcement & Security Other Strategy - Planning

Job Description

Cybersecurity SME III

Alexandria, VA, US

6 months ago Requisition ID : 1575

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business—a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. Our differentiators: employee-owned Federal government IT services contractor founded in 2005; high employee retention rate because of excellent benefits and a focus on job flexibility and work/life balance; leadership team comprised of individuals who have successfully built and run businesses. We have grown our workforce each year for the past seven years with annual growth of at least 30% in the past four years! Our employees are the company’s most valuable assets.  Are you ready to be appreciated?


Criterion Systems, Inc. is seeking a Cybersecurity SME II to support a program in Alexandria, VA.



  • Fully versed in the general tenets supporting the overall DOD implementation of its Certification and Accreditation (C&A) process, to include supporting IA policy, procedures and processes.
  • Advises and assist the Sponsor’s customers with the lifecycle C&A process and developing Systems Security Plans (SSP). Knowledge of risk management methodology.
  • Serves as IA Subject Matter Expert with regards to C&A and associated IA policies and procedures. Working knowledge of Certification Testing protocols for Information Systems and Applications.
  • Works closely with systems developers to identify the appropriate certification/approval processes and authorities. Coordinate C&A actions and system testing with appropriate personnel. Assemble and submit C&A packages to Principal Accreditation Authority/ Designated Accreditation Authority.
  • Performs a DOD IA C&A process while either certifying an information system or serving as a SME for an information system undergoing certification;
  • Possess an understanding of how the IA Controls identified in the DOD Instruction 8500 series apply to the process of certifying and accrediting a large organization's IT infrastructure.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral. Ability to quickly assimilate the concept of new applications and relate them to the overall Sponsor IT and computing environments.
  • Ability to brief senior management on the progress or results of an information system undergoing the C&A process.



  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of (7) years of experience in Certification and Accreditation requirements and processes.
  • IAT Level III certification – Must have one of the following:  CCNP-Security, CASP CE, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH
  • CSSP certification – Must have one of the following: CEH, CFR, CSA+, GCIA, GCIH, GICSP, SCYBER, SSCP, GSNA
  • US Citizen
  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI


*This position is contingent upon contract award




Criterion Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.



Security Clearance

Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI)

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