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Continuous Monitoring Leader

Sigma Science is looking for a Continuous Monitoring Leader based out of Washington D.C. with an active Q clearance.  This position will provide oversight to a large and complex portfolio of continuous monitoring processes for federal clients. The primary functions of the job are to: assess implementation of cyber security policies, procedures and security control implementations; serve as an information security risk analyst; analyze security implications of systems and programs; and to provide written and oral analysis, reports, and briefings for federal management and senior executive personnel. The position performs risk assessments, Security Tests and Evaluations (ST&Es), contingency plan testing, incident response exercises, and other advanced-level CM activities in accordance with NIST Special Publications 800-30 Rev 1, 800-37 Rev 1, 800-60 (Vols 1&2 Rev 1), 800-53 Rev 4, 800-53A Rev 4, FIPS 199 and related OMB and NIST guidance. This position requires a working knowledge of network technologies such as Microsoft® Windows® and Linux operating systems; Microsoft Active Directory®; database security; service oriented architectures; vulnerability testing; networking protocols and topologies; security architectures; and incident management.  The position requires 28-30% domestic travel; an ability to work with clients resident in multiple time zones; a demonstrated capacity to analyze, review, and occasionally apply technology solutions which meet the security control requirements specified by the individual Federal client, FISMA, OMB, and NIST guidance. Superior technical, writing, and presentation skills are required, as well as excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, excellent customer service skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, the ability to multitask, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Sigma Science Inc. has over 20 years of experience providing nuclear safety, operations, maintenance, engineering, environmental management, project management and administrative support services for federal and commercial clients.  Through the hard work of our staff, SSI has built a reputation for consistently providing innovative, practical, and cost effective solutions to complex technical client needs.  Sigma Science is building up its Cyber defense capabilities to offer its current and future clients an integrated set of innovative solutions supporting the cyber and physical operation of their nuclear, smart grid infrastructure and mission critical environments.  As a growing business with a family environment SSI prides itself in a strong reputation as technical leaders with a high success rate.  SSI is a well-respected employer of choice for those who desire a challenging and rewarding work experience.  Taking care of its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes 12 paid holidays and 20 days paid time off.

General Description of Duties:

  • Lead and participate in Continuous Monitoring (CM) and Site Assistance Visits (SAV).
  • Review and create documentation and reports such as System Security Plans, Risk Assessments, CM and Site SAV Reports, etc.
  • Provide recommendations related to improving control implementations, plans of action and milestones (POA&Ms), etc.


  • Active Q Clearance
  • 5 years of experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field; Master’s Degree Preferred
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification are highly desirable.


Successful applicants may be subject to random drug testing based on client requirements.

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