Assessment & Authorization Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Herndon
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


  • Advise and assist the Sponsor's customers with the Lifecycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process
  • Advise and assist the Sponsor's customers with development of a System Security Plan
  • Utilize COTS/GOTS and custom tools and process/procedures in order to scan, identify, contain, mitigate and remediate vulnerabilities, and intrusions
  • Monitor, track, and update status of systems in the assessment queue
  • Coordinate technical security assessments of computing environments and systems to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies
  • Assist architect and services developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security controls and potential security functionality to ensure uniform application of security policy and enterprise solutions
  • Create and review A&A Body of Evidence (BOE) documentation, providing succinct assessment on compliance of its content for Sponsor's use for A&A adjudication
  • Design and implement trusted interfaces among external systems and architectures
  • Validate and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security design for controls
  • Design, develop, implement, and/or integrate IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, virtualization, cloud, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements
  • Build IA into systems and services deploying into operational environments at multiple classification levels
  • Recognize potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough review and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle
  • Contribute to the security planning, assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations


  • Minimum of 12 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 10 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 8 years with Ph.D. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph level clearance is required.
  • IC experience required.
  • Significant experience with RMF, IV&V



Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligibility to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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