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Travel Senior Certification Agent

Silver Spring, MD
Title: Senior Certification Agent
  On client site in Silver Spring, MD
Salary: DOE
Clearance: Clearable
Travel: Up to 50% travel
Lunarline is looking for a Certification Agent to oversee all of the technical assessment activities performed by the security control assessors and security staff assisting in the assessment activities.  The Certification Agent may perform the duties of the Lead Security Controls Assessor. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversees all of the technical assessment activities performed by the security control assessors and security staff assisting in the assessment activities.
  • May perform the duties of the Lead Security Controls Assessor.
  • Conducts analyzes of the weaknesses to make risk based decisions describing the potential impacts to confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • As a senior security advisor presents technical material to senior management in a non-technical manner to ensure a clear understanding of how the risk(s) impacts the mission and/or business functions.
  • Provides an impartial and unbiased role in the security certification process and maintains independence from the persons directly responsible for the development and day-to-day operation of the information system, and for mitigating the findings identified during the security certification.
  • The independence of the certification agent is an important factor in assessing the credibility of the security assessment results and ensuring the authorizing official receives the most objective information possible in order to make an informed, risk-based, accreditation decision.
  • Reviews, coordinates, addresses issues, approves and accountable for the assessment documentation.
  • Typically reports to a project leader or manager.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Eight (8) years of experience conducting security controls assessments to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls, overseeing the technical assessment activities performed by the security control assessors assisting in the assessment activities and assessing the vulnerability state of components, applications and databases following NIST Special Publications.
  • Four (4) years of familiarity with a variety of the IT technologies, architecture, concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • Possess familiarity with assessing commercial cloud environments.
  • Two (2) years of experience lead and direct the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Proficiency in interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in handling multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Proficiency in project and time management.
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Ability to work in a cohesive team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in proofreading deliverables for clear, concise language, completeness, correctness, and consistency.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related cyber/cyber security field. 
  • The following certifications is required: CISA
  • The following certifications (one or more is preferred): Lunarline, Inc. School of Cybersecurity “Certified Expert” certifications.
Lunarline operates the award-winning School of Cybersecurity and the Cyber Certified Experts (CCE) program. We pride ourselves that our education and certification programs are supported by full-time professionals defending organizations and systems in the field. This means that training and certification are practical and supported by real-life experience. Members of our team have the opportunity to teach courses, develop course material, as well as materials for certification programs. As a Lunarline employee, you will have the opportunity to expand your proficiency by building the proficiency of other cyber professionals. This is a key difference working as member of the Lunarline team offers our teammates.

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Lunarline is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lunarline that all employees and applicants for employment will be treated in all respects on the basis of their merit and qualifications and without regard to their race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, military status, marital status or ancestry.
Lunarline participates in the E-Verify program. Therefore, any employment with Lunarline will also be contingent upon confirmation from the Social Security Administration ("SSA") and/or the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") of your authorization to work in the United States. 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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