Information Assurance Subject Matter Expert - Lead

Information Technology Ft. Belvoir, Virginia


Horizon Industries Limited (HIL) is a dynamic IT and Management Consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. We are currently seeking an Information Assurance Subject Matter Expert - Lead for a full-time position supporting the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Fort Belvoir, VA.


Job Description:

The J611 team is responsible for establishing DLA cybersecurity policy and oversight of IT security activities throughout DLA. J611 serves as one of the DLA focal point for all cybersecurity program activities. This contract focuses on the contractor support required to improve, support, manage and provide oversight for the DLA cybersecurity program through process improvements, execution, communications and training.  Support is required to maintain: Authorization Verification Team (AVT) support; enterprise continuous monitoring support; enterprise cybersecurity policy development; and task order project management.


Duties of an Information Assurance Subject Matter Expert - Lead may include:

  • Provides expert support, research and analysis of exceptionally complex problems, and processes relating to them 
  • Serves as technical expert to the Cybersecurity Assessment Program providing technical direction, interpretation, and alternatives to complex problems
  • Thinks independently and demonstrates exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Contributes to the development of new principles, concepts, and methodologies 
  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides highly innovative and ingenious solutions 
  • Recommends cybersecurity software tools and assists in the development of software tool requirements and selection criteria to include the development of product specific STIGs from applicable DISA SRGs
  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives 
  • Assignments are often self-initiated 
  • Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results 
  • Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product 
  • Expertise is in the area of cybersecurity and evaluations
  • On occasion, short duration (1-5 days) site visits may be required as authorized by the Government


Required Skills / Experience:

  • Seven years IT experience
  • Five years IA experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for resolving security issues
  • Strong skills implementing and configuring networks and network components
  • Knowledge and understanding of DoD security regulations, DISA STIGs
  • Strong knowledge of DIACAP and RMF
  • Active DOD Secret Clearance
  • Must be eligible for IT II
  • Must possess certification meeting the DOD 8570.01 IAM level III:
    • GSLC
    • CISM
    • CISSP (or Associate)


Education: Some College

Location: Fort Belvoir, VA

Horizon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is our policy to consider all applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, alienage, ancestry, citizenship status, or any other factors prohibited by law. Horizon will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Horizon’s legal duty to furnish information.