Employment Status

Full Time

Travel Required

No

Security Clearance Required

Yes – Active Secret

Role

An exciting and challenging position for a ISSO and Security Support position on a large IT project providing application operations and maintenance software services solutions for more than 50 systems for a Federal Agency. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the authority to operate for defined system(s) and continuous monitoring of the assigned system(s). Individual must be well versed in collaborating with key government stakeholders. The work will be remote until May 2022 and then may possibly be in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Define, manage and lead technical security initiatives by working with Managers to plan and implement (e.g. Zero Trust, SIEM, etc).
  • Work closely with government Stakeholders to effectively manage customer expectations, provide direction and support on security efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with NIST, FISMA, OMB and Agency security policies.
  • Lead/support multi-disciplined project teams in preparing for security assessments and working through issues that arise during assessments or audits.
  • Support and assist with security continuous monitoring activities: audit review, scan review, account review, POA&Ms, and so on.
  • Track action items and actively identify and mitigate risks and issues.
  • Identify, communicate, and lead ongoing security process improvements initiatives.
  • Develop and modify security documents to reflect NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5.
  • Maintain and track security ATO artifacts, expiry dates, POA&Ms and updates to other key security documentation for each application to ensure compliance with NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5.
  • Consult and provide support to application teams on compliance, assessments, and audits of systems security plans, procedures and documents.
  • Provide regular status updates to USAID DH Project Manager on application security activities and status.

Key Qualifications

The responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding of NIST 800-53 Rev 5 and FISMA security principles. Should have prepared for and supported security assessments and audits.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to explain security principles in layman’s terms.
  • Lead/Support multi-disciplined project teams in preparing for security assessments.
  • Ability to track action items and actively identify and mitigate risks.
  • Ability to motivate staff and provide leadership and guidance to improve security posture.
  • Identify, communicate, and lead ongoing security process improvements initiatives.
  • Organize, track and report key milestones for the applications to client stakeholders.
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in the security field. At least 3 years as an ISSO is preferred.
  • Prefer candidates that have at least a Secret clearance.

For questions, please contact hr@insightcorp.com.

No phone calls please. Only finalists will be contacted.
Salary commensurate with experience.