Information Assurance Analyst


: $110,450.00 - $163,060.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Description:The Senior Information Assurance Analyst (IAA) provides Information Assurance informal leadership and mentoring to the Information Assurance Analyst (IA) officer. Innovates the management and technical administration of the Information System (IS) in accordance with internal and external security requirements. The incumbent will assist team members, internal and external customers with information system security operations request for change (RFCs) leading up to system authorization within a classified computing environment. Primary security liaison for project management. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.Job duties include:Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.Provide supplemental vulnerability management supportBuild weekly activity report and metrics slideProvide annual assessment supportDocuments compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develops a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance in the allotted timeframe.Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.Author all required information system security-related documentation as required by cognizant security authority and IAW RMF, NIST, SAP/SAR, ICD and published standards.Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and customer directives.Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.Lead / conduct security IS education and training.Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.Lead investigations/remediation of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to both the Facility Security and Senior Program Managers.Ensure proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discoveredWorking with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) to develop, implement and manage a formal Information Security / Information Systems Security Program.Oversee the completion of entry/exit forms for equipment and media entering secured areas.Conduct vulnerability scans of external mediaServe as alternate PKI registered agents as applicableLead the authorization process for new hardware and software requestAuthor, review and update operation instructions (OIs) and assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support re-authorization activities.Basic Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 3 years experience or 7+ years of IA experience.Current or ability to obtain DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAM III within 6 monthsCurrent DHS Suitability or EODDetailed understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key managementExpert with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and system virtualization (multiple hypervisors) in a secure network environment.Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-complianceMust be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to changeGood writing and verbal presentation skillsFinal SECRET clearance with SCI eligibilityPreferred Qualifications:Past or current ISSM/ISSO experienceCEH or CHFI a plusGCIH a plusDoD IS knowledge and experienceBackground or understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)Security hardening scripting/automation experienceMicrosoft OS Certification (MCSE Win 7 or other)Linux certification (RHCSA, CompTIA Linux, LCFS/LCFE, etc.)External Referral Bonus:EligiblePotential for Telework:NoClearance Level Required:Top SecretTravel:Yes, 10% of the timeScheduled Weekly Hours:40Shift:DayRequisition Category:ProfessionalJob Family:Cyber SecurityFull time
Associated topics: forensic, identity, identity access management, information assurance, information security, leak, security analyst, security officer, threat, vulnerability * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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