Position Description

A&A Validator
Goldbelt Company Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC
Work Location McLean, VA
Clearance Requirements Secret
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Employment Type:
Full Time
FLSA Status:
Exempt (Salary)
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Peregrine Technical Solutions is a subsidiary of Goldbelt, Inc., an 8(a) Alaska Native Corporation that provides expertise in Information Assurance, Computer Forensics and Cyber Warfare. Peregrine is in search of a A&A Validator to work onsite in McLean, VA.


MAJOR DUTIES. Perform Cybersecurity engineering and Assessment and Authorization tasks at Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) at McLean, Virginia in support of the DCSA Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO.)

• Carries out the functionality of both a cyber engineer and an A&A validator
• Meet with stakeholders regularly to assess needs and requirements; analyze IA metrics; identify trends and emerging technologies, threats, and mission requirements; and assist with producing briefings to senior leadership.
• Analyze enterprise–level IA policies and review other CIO and IT policies for compliance as required.
• Assist with improvement of DCSA vulnerability management and Assessment and Authorization (A&A) processes, including reviewing or verifying Risk Management Framework packages, such as Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms); evaluating the risk posed by vulnerabilities to DCSA missions, networks, and data; and making recommendations.
• Perform A&A and program protection activities within established timelines, recommend courses of action for program managers and system owners to ensure compliance with DCSA orders and policy, and maintain an acceptable level of risk.
• Support the development of Cybersecurity education, training, and awareness for client personnel, as required.
• Conduct assessments of information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
• Perform scans/testing on multiple platforms according to authorized A&A processes and scripts, and validate the output of those scans against defined standards.
• Identify the root cause of complex problems from an A&A perspective and provide deliverables to enable ATO acceptance.
• Generate A&A artifacts, solution concepts, and designs.
• Develop deliverables meeting DCSA written requirements and security requirements outlined in DISA STIGs.
• Review and evaluate testing reports and mitigate reported vulnerabilities, assess risks, and document exceptions.
• Interface with other teams to create an overall solution to meet A&A requirements.
• Communicate security and technical specifications, guidance, and instructions clearly and effectively to IT stakeholders.
• Complete certification sustainment related training/continuing education as required to maintain certification status in accordance with the contract statement of work.

Required Skills/Experience:
• 3+ years hands-on technical Cyber Security experience and knowledge of DISA Security Technical Information Guides (STIGs), DoD A&A Process, NIST SP 800-53 and 800-30, IA Technical Framework, and other applicable DoD Cyber Security policies and A&A processes.
• DoD 8570.01-M IAM Level I or Level II certification, but must have a Level II technical background including experience as a Systems or Network Administrator
• Possess a current Active TS/SCI Clearance or have a Secret clearance with eligibility for an Interim TS
• Pass an employer background check
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Solid client service, time management, and leadership skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and be a self-starter 
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
• Must be a U.S. Citizen

Desired Skills/Experience: 
• Associates or Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience at the discretion of the COR in Cyber Security and/or Information Systems Management
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