Navy Qualified Validator/ Cyber Security Specialist

Location: San Diego, California
Date Posted: 01-03-2018
Navy Qualified Validator/ Cyber Security Specialist  
Full Time Position – San Diego, CA Location
Active DOD Security Clearance Required – Secret; Top Secret w/ SCI preferred
Compensation Dependent on Experience and Education

Position Description

TRABUS is seeking  Navy Qualified Validator (NQV) Cyber Security Specialists who possess comprehensive background and experience in cybersecurity to work with a multi-discipline team supporting the government in the design, development, and sustainment of C4ISR systems. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency in performing Navy Validator activities for Security Authorization packages under Risk Management Framework (RMF) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).  Additionally, successful candidates will possess the communication, coordination, organizational, and planning expertise as well as a detailed understanding of a broad spectrum of program office functional disciplines necessary to support the acquisition efforts of large DoD programs.


  • Provide guidance and oversight throughout RMF and/or DIACAP A&A activities.
  • Perform security categorization based on the impact due to loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.  Select security controls based on security categorization.
  • Develop strategy for continuous monitoring to ensure acceptable security control is enforced. 
  • Direct and/or perform risk/threat assessment for systems undergoing A&A efforts.
  • Direct and/or generate A&A package documentation including Security Assessment Plan (SSP) and authorization boundary in the Systems Security Plan (SSP).
  • Review PPS, Software, and Hardware tables and ensure they reflect the components and data flows outlined in the systems architecture.
  • Direct and/or assist in implementation security controls and conduct assessment to facilitate early identification of weaknesses and deficiencies.
  • Ensure test artifacts are complete and accurate and test items are traceable to security controls.
  • Ensure Risk Assessment Reports, Security Assessment Reports, and POAMs trace to vulnerability items reported in the test artifacts.
  • Review for accuracy and completeness of documentation and artifacts prior to eMASS upload.
  • Ensure that package requirements are satisfied throughout the A&A packages.
  • Attend/document A&A collaboration – communicate with Stakeholders and resolve issues/concerns.
  • Track progress of A&A packages throughout the process life-cycle.


  • Navy Qualified Validator Level I (Level II preferred).
  • 3 years’ experience in performing validator functions in a DoD environment utilizing DoD approved accreditation methods (DITSCAP / DIACAP / RMF).
  • Knowledge of NIST SP 800-53, FIPS 199, SP 800-39, and related policies.
  • Knowledge and access of NIPR and SIPR eMASS applications.
  • Knowledge and experience of A&A tools including STIG Viewer, ACAS, SCAP, and Vulnerator.
  • Understanding of communication systems, network protocols, encryption, network devices, operating systems, applications, virtual systems, and databases.
  • Served as designated Navy Validator for one or more Security Authorization under RMF.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Secret clearance required. Top Secret w/ ability to access SCI preferred.
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