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Filter by Date: Aug 1, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 45606 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The primary function of the Information Assurance Specialist is to ensure security policies, standards and procedures are implemented in a way that aligns with the Aerospace and Government customer requirements.  This position is responsible for supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) activities.  This position supports both Aerospace and Government customers within a classified environment.



  • Maintains information and data regarding end-user issues within the tracking system and according to policies and standards.
  • Reviews, develops, and implements security plans for existing and new computer assets.
  • Experience in running compliance and vulnerability tools on systems, to provide risk input to the ISSM.
  • Coordinates and performs information security inspections, tests, and reviews.
  • Supports the implementation and development of an organizations' IT security.
  • Ensures Aerospace and Government security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced.
  • Trains and briefs Aerospace employees on the IS systems. Ensures users have appropriate security clearance and access to information.
  • Provide guidance for classified media control.
  • Provide technical assessment to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM).
  • Knowledge of techniques to perform clearing, purging, declassifying, and releasing of system memory, media, and output.
  • Ability to translate complex Aerospace and Government customer requirements into necessary technical and security solutions.
  • Conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets.
  • Approves hardware and software implementations.
  • Investigates and reports IS security incidents. Ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken.
  • Provide initial IA briefings and annual reindoctrinations as appropriate.
  • Conduct low to high and high to low file transfers.
  • Provide Incident response by investigating and reporting classified messaging incidents.
  • Conduct hardware tracking.
  • Conduct auditing review and analysis of secure IT assets.
  • Coordinate and perform information system security inspections, tests, and reviews.
  • Communicate regularly with Aerospace and Government customers to obtain status of requests and facilitate completion of requests.
  • Ensure security policies, standards, and procedures are enforced.
  • Create and maintain System Security Plan (SPP) and related documentation per IT asset.
  • Update and maintain procedures for secure operation of IT assets.
  • May train other employees.

Required for Level III

  • 5 or more years of Information Assurance or relevant experience with an High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), ICD 503, and/or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG); specifically, the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Current TS/SSBI clearance. 
  • DoD 8570 IAM level Certification


Required for Level IV

  • 8 or more years of Information Assurance or relevant experience with High School diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), ICD 503, and/or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG); specifically, the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Current TS/SSBI clearance
  • DoD 8570 IAM level Certification



  • In-depth knowledge of computer operating systems
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to quickly troubleshoot problems
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects
  • Must possess strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects at one time
  • Effective interpersonal skills to coordinate efforts and work with other internal and external organizations
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt to changing organizational needs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, to self-initiate activities, and to work within timelines
  • Must possess time management and project management skills
  • Experience with Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Experience applying technical solutions from NIST 800-53 controls as dictated by RMF
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


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Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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