Defense Point Security
  • Germantown, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits: See Below

Do you want to work for a company that is passionate about security and has a fun, start-up culture with large company perks? Do you want to be in an environment where you will continuously learn new skills, grow and take on new opportunities due to the abundance of new projects on the horizon?

If you answered yes to these questions, this opportunity could be for you!

Defense Point Security is an IT Security Consulting firm specializing in government-focused security solutions.  Our goal is to provide expert IT security services to our clients while cultivating information security knowledge among all employees for the advancement of cyber security.  Defense Point Security offers a competitive employment package including medical, vision, and dental insurance (among others).

Defense Point Security offers a competitive benefits package to include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Premiums are 100% paid by DPS for employee and eligible dependents
  • Personal Accident Insurance paid by DPS
  • Life Insurance paid by DPS
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance paid by DPS
  • 401k Contribution Matching and 100% vested after 90 days
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Commuter Assistance
  • Paid Time Off starting at 3 weeks a year (15 days)
  • 10 paid Federal Holidays
  • Capital BikeShare Membership for DC Metro Area
  • Reimbursement for qualifying training expenses
  • Flexible / Alternative Work Schedules



DPS is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fulfill a role as a Security Control Assessor (SCA) in Germantown, MD.

SCA Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical: Implements the NIST Cybersecurity risk based framework (FIPS and 800 series special practices).
  • Supports the C&A or A&A process
  • Works with the System and Data Owners to develop security artifacts (e.g., SSPs, PIA, SRA, etc.).
  • Supports cloud technology and security
  • Participates in network and systems design reviews/quality assurance to assure implementation of appropriate systems security policies and procedures.
  • Perform Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) - technical controls, document review, and management interviews
  • Facilitates and participates in assessment and authorization (certification & accreditation), compliance reviews, architecture reviews, training, plan of action & milestone resolution, and reports on program status.
  • Assists in the conduct of risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs.
  • Participates in on-site evaluations/audits for compliance with policy.
  • Management Assistance:
  • Provides technical assistance, analysis, and oversight on critical IT security issues.
  • Assists with assessments of security events to determine impact, proper reporting, and implementation of corrective actions.
  • Helps promote awareness of security issues among management and customers, and ensures sound security principles are reflected in organizations' visions and goals.
  • Assist with the Preparation and delivery of education and awareness briefings to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of and adhere to systems security policies and procedures

SCA Job Qualifications:  

  • This position requires U.S. citizenship due to federal contractual obligations
  • Must have Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other relevant subject area
  • 8 years with similar experience requirements.
  • The ability to analyze situations and information and make recommendations, communicate effectively orally, in writing, and in presentations.
  • Experience developing security artifacts and procedures to ensure information system confidentiality, integrity and availability are in compliance with national policy.
  • Experience with IT security assessment and authorization (certification and accreditation) processes for major applications or IT systems.
  • Knowledge of FISMA compliance, OMB requirements and guidance, NIST standards and guidance.


Job Location: Germantown, MD

Position Type: Full-Time/ Regular

All candidates must be clearable.


Defense Point Security is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse Community workforce. DPS gives equal consideration to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class. 

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