Special Access Program (SAP) Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert (SME)

at General Dynamics Information Technology
Location Washington, DC
Date Posted January 11, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Top Secret/SCI

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Top Secret/SCI



Public Trust/Other Required:

Job Family:

Cyber Security

Job Description:

The SAP Cyber Security Subject Matter Expert will serve as a Government’s point of contact and to provide knowledge, techniques, or expertise in the specific subject area as it relates to Cyber security. The SME will apply their knowledge of cyber security and applicability to the SAP community. Locations may vary; multiple CONUS and OCONUS locations may be available.

Performance shall include:

  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework, to include all guides, directives, and manuals
  • Mastery knowledge of the Joint Special Access Program (SAP) Implementation Guide (JSIG) and how it is applied within the SAP community
  • Providing expert support, research and analysis of exceptionally complex problems, and processes relating to them
  • Serving as technical expert to the Cybersecurity Assessment Program providing technical direction, interpretation and alternatives to complex problems
  • Thinking independently and demonstrating exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Application of advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts
  • Contributing to development of new principles, concepts, and methodologies
  • Work on unusually complex technical problems and providing highly innovative and ingenious solutions
  • Recommending cybersecurity software tools and assists in the development of software tool requirements and selection criteria to include development of product specific STIGs from applicable DISA SRGs
  • Leading teams of technical and project managers in implementation of predetermined long-range goals and objectives
  • Supporting customer and SAP community IA working groups, participate in SSE IPT reviews
  • Advising the Information System Owner (ISO), Information Data Owner (IDO), Program Security Officer (PSO), and the Delegated and/or Authorizing Official (DAO/AO) on how to implement effective cyber security posture within their respective programs, organization, and/or agencies
  • Evaluating IS threats and vulnerabilities to determine whether additional safeguards are required
  • Advising the Government concerning impact levels for Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability for the information on a system
  • Evaluating security assessment documentation and providing written recommendations for Information System Owner (ISO), Information Data Owner (IDO), Program Security Officer (PSO), and the Delegated and/or Authorizing Official (DAO/AO)
  • Evaluating and assessing authorization boundaries and proposed any changes that could enhance the security posture of the Authorization boundaries
  • Mastery knowledge of the various types of protection level implementations and provide guidance on how to achieve that protection level authorization
  • Ensuring organization are addressing and conducting all phases of the system development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Ensuring government organization are implementing and executing cyber security in accordance with the DoD Acquisition strategy
  • Evaluating the effectiveness and implementation of Continuous Monitoring Plans
  • Assisting with development and maintenance of the Program Protection Plan
  • Representing customers in various ISSE related working groups, advisory groups, and advisory council meetings


  • 15 – 20 years related experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalent experience (4 years)
  • Prior performance in roles such as SCA, ISSE, Technical or Program Director


  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level 3 or Information Assurance Manager Level 3

Security Clearance:

  • Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility
  • Eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information
  • Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:


Telecommuting Options:

Telecommuting Not Allowed

Work Location:

USA DC Washington

Additional Work Locations:

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT 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, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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