Sr ACAS Engineer with TS Clearance

Zurka Interactive - Washington, DC

Full-time
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NOTE: THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN ACTIVE OR CURRENT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE. AN INTERIM CLEARANCE IS NOT SUFFICIENT. YOUR RESUME/APPLICATION WILL NOT BE REVIEWED IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN ACTIVE OR CURRENT TOP SECRET CLEARANCE.

Our company will NOT sponsor anyone for a new clearance at this time. If you do NOT know what a security clearance is, then you likely do not have one.

We're looking for a Senior ACAS Engineer to join a top-notch group supporting world class science and technology at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Zurka Interactive is expanding our team at NRL in Washington DC. You will be part of a growing team managing centralized IT services on unclassified and classified networks for multiple sites across the US. The candidate will work as part of a team responsible for engineering, implementing, and maintaining cyber security and compliance solutions for the Laboratory.

A qualified candidate will have experience with administration and operation of information security compliance tools and platforms with a special concentration in managing the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS). The candidate will have experience deploying the kickstart image, creating and organizing the ACAS scan groups, and managing user access, permissions and roles. An understanding of vulnerability management, remediation actions and reporting methods is required.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of DoD policy and technical security guidance to information systems. A solid understanding of Windows systems administration, general operating system security practices, TCP/IP networking, and network security concepts is required. Candidates must be able to understand and apply DISA STIG guidance to information systems, devices, networks, and platforms. Familiarity with the Certification & Accreditation process is preferable but not required.

Qualifications and Skills

A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related technical field and minimum 2 years of information assurance experience is required.

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and be able to take on tasks quickly with minimal direction. Strong organizational, analytical, and troubleshooting skills with a high level of attention to detail are required to succeed in this diverse environment.

Candidates must meet DoD 8570 requirements for an IAT II level position, including an active CompTIA Security+ certification or equivalent.

U.S. Citizenship and a DoD Security Clearance (Top Secret) is required.

BENEFITS

Benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation,
  • Health/dental/vision insurance (Six plan options, including $0 deductible POS and EPO plans; company pays 75% of premium for employee, spouse and dependents),
  • Company-provided STD and life insurance,
  • Access to healthcare and dependent care FSAs,
  • Optional supplemental life insurance and long-term disability,
  • 401k (6 month waiting period, then company matches 100% of first 6% of salary contributed),
  • Paid vacation, sick, jury duty, bereavement, parental leave,
  • All federal holidays (yes, even Columbus Day),
  • Casual dress,
  • A flexible work schedule,
  • Job-related certification and training course reimbursement
  • Top notch equipment,
  • And a smart, pleasant group of people to work with.

About the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

NRL operates as the Navy's full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broadly based multidisciplinary program of scientific research and advanced technological development directed toward maritime applications of new and improved materials, techniques, equipment, systems and ocean, atmospheric, and space sciences and related technologies. This position is full-time, on-site at NRL DC.

About Zurka Interactive

Zurka develops web based applications and IT solutions for commercial and government clients. It supports research and development at the US Naval Research Laboratory with on-site staff.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • ACAS: 1 year (Required)
  • Certification & Accreditation: 1 year (Required)
  • information assurance: 1 year (Required)
  • DISA STIG: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Location:

  • 4555 Overlook Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC (Required)

License:

  • active or current DoD TOP SECRET clearance (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance