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Information Security Specialist III job

Sanford FederalFort Hood, TX

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DOD Clearance: Position requires an Active Secret Security Clearance.

Our Client provides mission-critical information technology, integrated telecommunications, and soldier survival solutions to defense, civilian government, and commercial customers around the world. We are a trusted systems integrator with a global presence, providing advanced and innovative lifecycle solutions, from engineering and installation to operations and maintenance, for the enterprise. With superior technical ingenuity and a proven record of performance excellence, Our Client is the technology contractor of choice for meeting the unique and complex requirements of our discerning customers. Focused on defense and security technologies, Our Client delivers unrivaled expertise, ingenuity, and reliability across a wide range of capabilities including cloud computing solutions, advanced wireless implementations, and tactical combat casualty care. Our Client is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, with additional offices in South Korea, California, Colorado and Florida.

We have an immediate opening for an Information Security Specialist to join our rapidly growing team. The position requires an understanding of security related system controls and an understanding of the various Government security policies including NIST SP 800-53A and DoD 8570. Under general direction, performs and leads support of Certification and Accreditation (C&A) or other IA/CND Compliance and Auditing processes and inspections for all enterprise systems and networks; ensures validity and accuracy review of all associated documentation. Leads and performs compliance reviews of computer security plans, performs risk assessments, and validates and performs security test evaluations and audits. Analyzes and defines security requirements for information protection for enterprise systems and networks. Assists in the development of security policies. Analyzes the sensitivity of information and performs vulnerability and risk assessments on the basis of defined sensitivity and information flow. Professionally certified as Technical Level III as defined by DODI 8570 is a requirement.?

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:?(Not listed in order of importance; other duties may be assigned) and must be able to perform the following with minimal guidance:

  • Provide vulnerability assessment support, to include risk analysis of vulnerabilities, threats, and the impact of losing systems' capabilities on the mission objective; recommend decisions to implement security countermeasures or mitigate risk; implement approved countermeasures; and perform periodic reviews
  • Utilize DOD applications and tools, such as Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS), to record such RMF activities as control implementation of all applicable Security Controls, as identified via information system security categorization IAW NIST SP 800-53 and CNSSI 1253. Security controls are broken down into individual, measurable, statements called ???assessment procedures??? or ???Control Correlation Indicators??? IAW DoDI 8510.01.?
  • Support the Government Capability Manager/Information System Owner (ISO) in ensuring that the information systems are configured IAW DISA STIGs, applicable patches, and other cybersecurity requirements.
  • Collect required artifacts for review and provide recommendations for Assess Only Packet or Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) requests for all installation activities.
  • Monitor and report Approval to Connect (ATC) and Authority to Operate (ATO) expiration dates quarterly, ensuring authorization milestones meet all DOD published regulations and policies to avoid disconnection
  • Operate and maintain a Defense in Depth for the network and/or enclaves within the network IAW all DOD published regulations and policies.
  • Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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    Education / Experience / Certifications:
    Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
    5+ years of experience performing Information Assurance functions and using RMF IT security controls and policies
    Must possess and maintain an IAM - III level certification IAW AR 25-2 and IAM I certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M and BBP 05-PR-M- 0002
    GSLC, CISM or CISSP certifications
    ?

    Estimated annual salary
    $61,786
    average
    Minimum
    $48,161
    Maximum
    $74,178

    TASKS

    • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.
    • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.
    • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information as it is being transmitted and to keep out tainted digital transfers.
    • Perform risk assessments and execute tests of data processing system to ensure functioning of data processing activities and security measures.

    SKILLS

    • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
    • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

    KNOWLEDGE

    • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
    • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
    • Engineering and TechnologyKnowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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