Information Assurance Security Specialist Journeyman

General Dynamics Information Technology Patuxent River , MD 20670

Posted 11 months ago

Job Description:

GDIT is seeking a Information Assurance Security Specialist to support our Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F-35 IT program support contract. You would provide knowledge-based, information assurance and cybersecurity IT services to the F-35 JSF Virtual Enterprise (JVE) network in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO).

The F-35 Lightning II Program is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 will bring cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future. The JSFs advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth, and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Determine enterprise information assurance and security standards.

  • Develop and implement information assurance/security standards and procedures.

  • Coordinate, develop, and evaluate security programs for an organization.

  • Recommend information assurance/security solutions to support customers' requirements.

  • Identify, report, and resolve security violations.

  • Establish and satisfy information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands.

  • Support customers at the highest levels in the development and implementation of doctrine and policies.

  • Apply know-how to government and commercial common user systems, as well as to dedicated special purpose systems requiring specialized security features and procedures.

  • Perform analysis, design, and development of security features for system architectures.

  • Analyze and define security requirements for computer systems which may include mainframes, workstations, and personal computers.

  • Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions that meet security requirements.

  • Provide integration and implementation of the computer system security solution.

  • Analyze general information assurance-related technical problems and provides basic engineering and technical support in solving these problems.

  • Understand the OSI model and TCP/IP networking, and basic knowledge of network and host exploitation techniques.

  • Understand systems configuration and management of firewalls, IDS, servers, and work stations.

  • Collect data and reports results.

  • Handle and escalate security issues or emergency situations appropriately.

  • Provide incident response capabilities to isolate and mitigate threats to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability for protected data.

  • Support external investigations.

  • Implement and use Cisco Intrusion Prevention System.

  • Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.

  • Ensure that all information systems are functional and secure.



  • BS or BA degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical discipline.

  • An AS or AA degree and an additional three (3) years of experience can be substituted for a BS or BS degree.


  • Active Secret clearance based upon a SSBI or SSBI-PR completed within the past five years.

  • 4+ years of experience with Windows OS platforms.

  • 2+ years of experience in a business or technical discipline.

  • IAT Level III baseline certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, (or achieve within six months of TOA or hiring).

  • Certification in one or more of the following:

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

  • Core Impact Certified Professional Certification (CICP)

  • Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)

  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI)

  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

  • Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)

  • ArcSight Certified Systems Analyst (ACSA)

  • Qualified Forensics Expert (Q/FE)


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Information Assurance Security Specialist Journeyman

General Dynamics Information Technology