Astronomical research facilities

Designated Authorizing Representative (Journeyman)
Location VA - Springfield
Req # 3320
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Centauri seeks a journeyman level Designated Authorizing Official Representative professional to support our team in Springfield, VA.

Primary Responsibilities/Duties

The primary responsibilities/ duties of the journeyman level Designated Authorizing Official Representative may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports and contributes to the execution of the Risk Management Framework to authorize IT systems
  • Provides information on whether information systems are operating at an acceptable level of risk to the organization
  • Performs information system risk assessments based on RMF artifacts and provided recommendations for authorization decisions
  • Supports information system authorization decisions by:
    •      Performing risk trade-off analyses
    •      Contributing to development of risk mitigation strategies and solutions
    •      Assists in developing information system plan of action & milestone (POA&M)
    •      Creates information system body of evidence (BOE) artifacts for review and accuracy
  • Supports technical analysis and supporting information through cybersecurity risk management activities such as: categorizing an information system, proposing select security controls, implementing security controls, providing comprehensive assessments of an organizations risk posture
  • Supporting presentations and, at times, presenting to clients or other decision makers to present and sell ideas to various audiences (technical and non-technical)
  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments, assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks
  • Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems
  • Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable

Basic Qualifications

  • IAM II certification required
  • A&A (RMF) experience testing and assessing cyber security solutions
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to support advice to clients on technical designs, implementations, and solutions to protect against cyber security attacks 
  • Originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks

Security Clearance Requirements

  • TS/SCI




Centauri is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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