Sr. Information Security Analyst

Washington, D.C.
Federal / Civilian – Cyber / Security /
Regular /
Hybrid
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Requisition #: 321

Job Title: Sr. Information Security Analyst

Location: 1155 21st St NW Washington DC, District of Columbia 20581

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Public Trust

Required Certification(s): 
·       CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, Security+, or other industry-level cyber certification required.

SUMMARY
The Senior Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) will support a government agency in the achievement of strategic goals and objectives related to the ongoing execution and maturity of its cybersecurity and assessment and authorization (A&A) programs.
The ideal candidate is a detail oriented, self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environments, enjoys working independently or as part of a team, and excels at guiding organizations through the Risk Management Framework process. The Sr ISSO has a passion for helping customers mature and measure their systems' security posture and performance and is experienced in the performance of activities, including but not limited to, assessments & authorization (A&A), ongoing authorization (OA), annual control assessment, and common control provider program implementation and maturity.


JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
·       Serve as the primary point of contact for System Owners and Federal ISSOs for assigned systems.
·       Support the agency’s risk management process by maintaining visibility and awareness of changes to the cyber threat landscape that impact the security posture of their assigned systems and ensure efforts to address security risk are executed efficiently and on schedule.
·       Interface broadly with internal branch customers as well as external branch stakeholders to support achievement of the program’s strategic goals and objectives and mature its A&A capabilities and services.
·       Work independently and as a member of a team to guide federal customers through the Risk Management Framework, focusing on A&A and continuous monitoring lifecycles.
·       Execute A&A and ongoing authorization activities and provide guidance and technical direction to SO and Federal ISSOs, as required. Serve as a primary interface on status of packages for their assigned systems.
·       Collaborate with the Security Engineering and Architecture team members on risk assessments, impact assessments, vulnerability and compliance management and security change requests to ensure system compliance, up-to-date package information, and that all system changes are being executed within the configuration control lifecycle.
·       Support the GRC PM and GRC Lead in ensuring a coordinated and collaborated approach on whole-of-program efforts in support of RMF/CSF maturity.
·       Support the maintenance and upkeep of system packages using a GRC application (e.g., CSAM / eMASS / XACTA) and/or customer tool(s) to ensure auditability and report on the security posture of assigned systems.
·       Provide technical guidance and best practices to the team and customers to ensure that the agency achieves maximum value from its IT investments.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES
·       This is a non-supervisory position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Certifications
·       CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, Security+, or other industry-level cyber certification required.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
·       Bachelor’s Degree required (Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering).
·       3+ years of experience in cybersecurity, of those, at least 2+ years in a GRC role or similar (Technology/IT Audit, Internal Audit, IT Consulting, etc.) supporting the assessment and authorization of systems, including continuous monitoring.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Required Skills
·       3+ years of experience in cybersecurity, of those, at least 2+ years in a GRC role or similar (Technology/IT Audit, Internal Audit, IT Consulting, etc.) supporting the assessment and authorization of systems, including continuous monitoring.
·       Bachelor’s Degree required (Information Technology, Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering).
·       CISSP, CISA, CRISC, CISM, Security+, or other industry-level cyber certification required.
·       Demonstrated experience with establishing, implementing, and maintaining the A&A lifecycle using the NIST RMF.
·       Demonstrated experience and knowledge with implementing Common Control Provider (CCP) Programs.
·       Demonstrated knowledge in the field of risk management and compliance to efficiently work on and apply frameworks including ISO, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-137, NIST 1800 series, etc.
·       Demonstrated experience with the development and update of policies to align with OMB, DHS, NIST, CNSS, ICD, Congressional and other cybersecurity mandates, and directives.
·       Experience with Application Security Audits and Risk Scoring.
·       Experience ensuring controls meet legal, regulatory, privacy, policy, standards and security requirements.
·       Maintain updated knowledge in the field of risk management and compliance to efficiently work on frameworks including NIST CSF, ISO, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-34 etc.
·       Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills a must.

Preferred Skills
·       Experience with STIG Viewer, SCAP Compliance Checker, Vulnerator, and/or Qualys vulnerability management preferred.
·       Experience with CSAM preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Environmental Conditions
·       Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The onsite customer working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work at the customer location is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
·       Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles.  Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
·       Stand or Sit; Walk; Repetitive Motion; Use Hands / Fingers to Handle or Feel; See
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Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

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