Information Security Specialist

Location: Marshall, VA
Date Posted: 07-29-2018
Job Location: Marshall, VA

Clearance Required:
Must be a U.S. Citizen and possess a current and active TS/SCI clearance granted by the Department of Defense or an Intelligence Community agency. Must be able to pass a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.

Assured Consulting Solutions provides strategic and innovative solutions for customer needs across the business, technology, and organizational spectrum. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work with customers that are both Government and industry leaders and technology innovators.

We are seeking a highly motivated Information Security Specialist to provide expertise regarding cyber security risk management and governance, including the integration of cyber disciplines, such as mission assurance and supply chain risk management.  You will work closely with Systems Engineers and project stakeholders to ensure approaches, constraints, and perspectives are fully recommended and considered in risk management and policy decisions.  Your recommendations will be sought to more closely integrate cyber security disciplines in the development of strategy, policy, governance and implementation guidance resulting in a holistic risk management approach.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Leading the development and maintenance of information security policies, standards, and control procedures to enable compliance with RMF
  • Completing Security Authorization packages, to include system security plans, security assessment reports, POAM summaries and a continuous monitoring plan/assessment schedule, and present executive briefing to senior management.
  • Ensuring security risk assessments are conducted as appropriate on any system upgrades, software/hardware changes, etc. Providing hands-on Component assistance as necessary.
  • Ensuring security authorization boundaries are properly defined and captured in the system security plans, and that all interconnection agreements are in place and current. Providing hands-on assistance to as necessary.
  • Ensuring system security authorization controls contain accurate implementation statements and assessments results, and that appropriate artifacts are completed to support findings. Providing hands-on assistance as appropriate.
  • Ensuring POAMs have appropriate milestones, accurate description of the weaknesses and remediation, task owners, estimated cost to completion and realistic due dates. Providing hands-on assistance to Components as necessary.
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with developing IT policy, guidance, or procedure documentation supporting Cyber security accreditation
  • Experience with developing and presenting complex technical information for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Must possess well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Education Qualifications:
Requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent (Computer Science or a related field)

Years of Experience:
  • 10+ years of experience in the Cyber security or information assurance field
  • 5+ years of experience in supporting Cyber security risk management efforts within the DoD
  • 4+ years of experience in developing Cyber security or IT policy and guidance
  • 3+ years of experience with analyzing, assessing, or implementing NIST 800-53 Rev 4 security controls or previous versions, CCIs, and associated assessment procedures
Position Type: Full-Time

Shift: Day
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