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NSS Asssessments Lead

Client: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Location: DMV Metropolitan Area

Client: DHS
Role: NSS Assessment, Compliance, & Policy Support Team Lead
Location: DMV Metropolitan Area
Reports To: TBD

Position Overview

Contingent upon contract award, Avint requires an NSS Assessment, Compliance, and Policy Support Team Lead to manage a team in support of RMF activities for National Security Systems supporting the Department of Homeland Security.


The NSS Assessment, Compliance, and Policy Support Team Leader provides technical knowledge and guidance in all areas related to RMF activities. As Team Lead they will analyze, plan, and report on all issues to ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget. Prepares and delivers presentations as required.

The NSS Assessment, Compliance, and Policy Support Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Conducting security control assessments in accordance with the NIST Risk Management Framework for DHS NSS Systems.
  • Supporting the development of Assessment and Compliance SOPs.
  • Conducting research on cyber threats and assess the protections that are in place to mitigate cyber threats.
  • Supporting the development of IT security policies as they relate to National Security Systems and cybersecurity acquisitions.
  • Conduct cybersecurity policy reviews and recommend enhancements.


  • Active Top-Secret Clearance
  • Current DHS Suitability or ability to obtain one
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology or a technical discipline OR equivalent work experience
  • 8 years of progressive demonstrated experience in Information Assurance/Information Security, with a good working knowledge of both DoD and Federal Government Information Assurance / Security policies and procedures
  • Experience with information security related projects and be knowledgeable with the NIST Risk Management framework, FISMA, and DHS 4300A policies.
  • 5 years specific experience developing POA&Ms, SARs, and ATO packages for National Security Systems.
  • Current professional cyber security certification (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, SEC +, CCNP, GCIH, GCED or CASP+).

Why is this a Compelling Position?

As the NSS Assessment Team Lead, you will:

  • Interface with system owners and operators and the system security officers to ensure systems are protected and secure from malicious actors.
  • Be a trusted member of the security team, and a key advisor to system owners and operators, supporting federal agencies to protect themselves against our nation’s adversaries and sophisticated cyber threats.
  • Lead a team of cybersecurity experts that helps ensure the security of information systems supporting DHS and its Components.


For more information, view the full position description here.