ISSO SME in Washington, DC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  852427

 

Role: Information Systems Security Specialist SME

Location: Washington, DC

Schedule: 40 hours / week

 

Overview: Apex Systems, the nation’s second largest IT staffing and technology services firm, has an immediate opening for an ISSO to sit on-site in Washington, DC. Our client is seeking a Computer Systems Security Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals.

 

Qualifications:

  • Develop and coordinate all authorization documentation associated with the DOJ processes including the Systems Categorization, Systems Security Plan, and Systems risk assessment
  • Act on the behalf of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to the supported component
  • Support the control assessment, reporting and monitoring processes using the Cyber Security and Assessment Management (CSAM) system
  • Assist the component with staying on track with Core Controls and A-123 control assessment schedules
  • Working with components to ensure each Risk Based Decisions (RBD’s) has a current Waivers.
  • Coordinate with CSS Customer Liaison support, including status of the process and POA&Ms.
  • Support and document security controls tests, assist in remediation and ensure that POA&Ms are being appropriately managed.
  • Develop or update the Business Continuity and Contingency Plan for the component. .
  • Assist the components with decisions that affect security of their systems and networks.
  • Facilitate preparations for the tri-annual Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) component’s Information System.
  • Conduct assessments of information systems security requirements, evaluate current security posture and recommend priorities for remediation.
  • Review information system infrastructure and application architecture to assess security requirements
  • Review existing SA&A documentation, Security Assessment Report and security infrastructure (i.e. IDS, firewalls, vulnerability scan tools, etc.)
  • Assess NIST 800-53, Rev 4. Controls and document results in DOJ CSAM repository.
  • Evaluate and strengthen standard SA&A Documentation
  • Performing and documenting risk assessments, analyzing security vulnerabilities, and the metrics to measure the risks associated with those vulnerabilities;
  • Based on the risk profile of the analyzed systems, development and documentation of a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for mitigating those risks;
  • Design and development of comprehensive Systems Security Plan, covering at a high level the infrastructure, policies and procedures which define the systems security profile for the analyzed systems;
  • Development of Systems Security Users Guides specific to selected networks, desktop computers, servers and data base systems;
  • Design, development, and validation of System Test and Evaluation (ST&E) reviews for new and/or legacy systems.
  • Review and conduct NIST-based Self Assessments, identifying any weaknesses which need to be addressed, and developing a POA&M for each of those weaknesses based on industry best practices.
  • Design and development of Initial Privacy Assessment (IPA) and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) for each major Federal Government IT Systems
  • Developing and conducting System Test and Evaluations (ST&Es) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&Vs) of the security profiles of Federal Government IT Systems
  • Conducting OMB A-123 security assessments of Federal Government IT Systems.

 

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline.

Qualifications:

  • 10 years’ experience performing systems security assessments, preparing system security documentation, and/or performing security upgrades for live networks, desktop systems, servers, and enterprise data bases leading to successful certification and accreditation or security authorization of such systems.
  • 10 years’ experience assessing and enhancing IT systems security policies and procedures in response to the regulatory requirements associated with Federal and International standards.
  • 10 years IT Security experience with extensive knowledge in security regulations and security assessments having developed numerous security C&A (or SA&A) and ATO on a range of systems including classified systems
  • Strong working knowledge with NIST Special Publications and the NIST SP 800-37 SA using CSAM system

 

  • Candidates must be US citizens and able to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Defense Secret / Top Secret security clearance as a condition of employment.

 

***As a contract employee of Apex Systems, you are eligible for Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Shorter Term Disability; Hospitalization Coverage; Direct Deposit; Weekly Pay Periods; Training and Development Programs; Corporate Discounts / Perks and our Referral Program.

 

***Apex Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

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