Security Auditor (partially remote)


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Our staff provides cyber security support to the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration.

Criterion Systems is seeking to hire a Security Auditor to support a government customer remotely for about 75% of the time and then travel the other 25% to onsite customer locations. The Security Auditor will provide support to the Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) contract and report to the Assessment Team Manager. The Security Auditor will assess systems using criteria defined by national policy and provide written reports on deficiencies and strengths in a site’s cyber security program for both classified and unclassified networks. Along with written communications, the Security Auditor must be able to effectively communicate verbally to an array of personnel within the site’s organizational structure.
Security Auditor responsibilities include:
•  A minimum of 25% travel to locations within the continental US.
•  Assess security controls using various techniques on information systems and compare results against national policy and local policy for deficiencies or best practices
•  Review core documentation provided by sites and compare with activities conducted in the field for deficiencies
•  Interview site personnel about site policies and operational activities
•  Effectively communicate assessment results to varying levels of site personnel
•  Produce written reports of assessment activities by deadline dates
•  Continuous process improvement and updating of policies and procedures


  • US Citizenship
  • Active Department of Energy (DOE) “Q” Clearance OR Top Secret Security Clearance OR Secret with an SSBI investigation OR the ability to obtain a clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years of working experience can be substituted for degree
  • Five (5+) years working in a cyber security operational role supporting cyber security activities in a mix of the following areas: 
  • -  Application development and security (preferred)
    -  Incident response
       -  Risk management Framework
          -  Continuous monitoring
         -  Vulnerability and patch management
         -  Network Monitoring or Intrusion Detection Systems
         -  Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
         -  Self-Assessment Activities
        -  Configuration Management
    •  Experience working with a mix of the following or similar type products: 
         -  Tenable Security Center or Nessus Professional 
         -  Cloud Solutions
         -  Core Impact Metasploit Pro
         -  Splunk
         -  Kali Distribution 
         -  Archer
    •  Ability to deal with adversarial situations with good communication and personal skills
    •  Ability to write technical reports for senior management on assessment activities
    •  Ability to work independently and with a team to meet strict deadlines
    •  Impeccable professionalism and adherence to security policies
    •  Knowledge of national policy documents 
         -  NNSA Policy (specifically supplemental directive)
         -  NIST SP 800-53
         -  DOD STIGs 
         -  FEDRAMP
    •  Familiarity with the following technologies:
         -  *NIX operating systems
         -  Windows Operating Systems
         -  Network Infrastructure devices such as
              o  Switches
              o  Routers
              o  Firewalls
              o  Proxy Servers
         -  Virtualization infrastructure
         -  Wireless technologies and hardware
    •  Candidate must be able to meet physical requirements of position such as climbing a ladder or squatting to evaluate technical equipment


  • One of the following: CEH, CYSA+ (formerly known as CSA+), CISA, GSNA, or CISSP
  • Penetration (Red Team) experience
  • DISA CCRI Certifications for: 
  •      -  Unix 
         -  Windows
         -  Network
         -  Traditional/Physical

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Criterion offers comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Most of our plans are available at no cost for employee only coverage.

Time Off

Employees begin accruing PTO at 15 days per year and acquire more based on seniority. In addition to PTO, Criterion provides 10 holidays and bereavement, military, jury duty, and family medical leave.


  • Roth and Traditional 401(k) Plans with company matching contributions
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Commuter Benefits


All employees are eligible to use up to $3,000 annually for approved professional development, including trainings, memberships, seminars, and degree programs.

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