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Information Assurance Analyst II

Apex Systems

This is a Full-time position in Lorton, VA posted April 9, 2021.

As an Information Assurance Analyst , the ideal candidate will provide security leadership to Information Assurance team members on a fast paced and dynamic nationwide program. Leadership focused on nurturing external and internal customer relationships, developing junior cyber security and information security engineers and delivering faster ATCATO via higher quality site security plans and systems security plans. The candidate will be the primary broker for all security assessment and compliance activities to include at a minimum, ISO 27000, OIG activities, Blue Teams, FISMA, DISA PKI and other external organizational security audit activities. Incumbent will provide technical expertise for compliance management, continuous monitoring, and facilitating projects with the ProjectsEngineering team to drive long-term evolution of security environment. Will support the development of IT security policies for two customer networks as related to Nationwide IT solutions within the SCIFs and Closed spaces. Primary Responsibilities Prepare and maintain assessment and authorization packages to obtain approvals to operate IAW ICD503, CNSS 1253 and NIST 800-53’s applicable revision Lead the quarterly Federal Information Security Management Act audits Experience preparing for and conducting command cyber readiness inspection self-inspectionsaudits audit activities associated with As needed, design and develop IA or IA enabled products, interface specifications, and approaches to secure the environment Experience lifecycle management and mitigation of securitycyber related incidents Ability to manage multiple high visibility security projects and adjust to quick shifts in customer priorities while meeting all mission requirements. Directs activities that have significant impact on the achievement of results for the projectfunction. Work requires a high degree of responsibility for resources, and frequently influences organizational or operational decisions made by leadership. Active Department of Homeland Security EOD Builds and develops cloud and big data system architecture artifacts for communications and managerial decision makers, supporting funding, strategic visionroadmaps, and tactical projects. Develop site assessment plan for compliance and Security System Plans (SSP) for DHS authorization for two networks Solves problems and issues with limited information. Conducts extensive investigation to understand the root cause of problems. Problems are highly complex and typically involve multiple families, projects, or customers. Keeps Security Services Manager and (internal and external) customers abreast of risks, impacts and constraints to security projects. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches. Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardwareequipment throughout the information system’s life cycle. Basic Qualifications Ability to manage multiple high visibility security projects and adjust to quick shifts in customer priorities while meeting all mission requirements. Directs activities that have significant impact on the achievement of results for the projectfunction. Work requires a high degree of responsibility for resources, and frequently influences organizational or operational decisions made by leadership. Active Department of Homeland Security EOD. Builds and develops cloud and big data system architecture artifacts for communications and managerial decision makers, supporting funding, strategic visionroadmaps, and tactical projects. Develop site assessment plan for compliance and Security System Plans (SSP) for DHS authorization for two networks Solves problems and issues with limited information. Conducts extensive investigation to understand the root cause of problems. Problems are highly complex and typically involve multiple families, projects, or customers. Keeps Security Services Manager and (internal and external) customers abreast of risks, impacts and constraints to security projects. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches. Responsible for creating workforce and staffing plans for projectfamily to ensure efficient use of resources. Typically has hiring, firing, promotion and reward authority within own area, in accordance with organizational guidelines. Possesses deep management and leadership knowledge to lead cross-family project or program teams or manage across multiple families. Typically has mastery within a specific technical disciplinearea or broad expertise across multiple related disciplines. BABS or equivalent experience and 8 years of experience Preferred Qualifications CISSP GCIH Certification (a plus) ITIL v3 Foundation Certification Active DHS Suitability Public Trust Information Assurance experience (a plus) Good writing and verbal presentation skills EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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