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Information Systems Security Officer
Ref No.: 18-07582
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 08/20/2018
 
·         Work with ITA information system owners to provide all documentation necessary to satisfy ITA's requirements for providing an Authority to Operate (ATO) for each information system, including (but not limited to) a System Security Plan (SSP); a Baseline System Information (BSI) document detailing the system components, architecture, and relevant configuration; and related risk-control assessments.
·         Assist in the determination of an appropriate level of security and privacy commensurate with the impact level.
·         Participate in risk assessments to periodically re-evaluate sensitivity of the system, risks, and mitigation strategies.
·         Advise the ITA information system owner regarding security and other risk mitigation considerations based on changes in configuration or environment.
·         Assist in the development and maintenance of system security plans, contingency plans and control matrices for all systems under their responsibility.
·         Self-assess required versus operating system safeguards (controls) based on inherent risk, in support of certification and accreditation of the system (ATO).
·         Self-identify improvements necessary to strengthen system safeguards (controls) and document Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate system-level findings/weaknesses. 
·         Create and maintain security checklists, templates and other tools to aid in the A&A process, per ITA guidelines.
·         Prepare security authorization packages in accordance with the client contractual requirements.
·         Maintain cooperative relationships with business partners and owners of other inter-connected systems.
 
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
·         Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or related major.
·         3-5 years of related experience.
·         Prior experience assembling and analyzing ATO documentation within a government agency under NIST 800-53 R3 or R4.
·         One or more certifications in Security+ and CISSP.
 
WORKING EXPECTATIONS
·         Works well in a team environment.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.
·         Ability to demonstrate a constant and quick learning ability and should be able to adapt to new developing technologies.
·         Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to handle pressure situations without compromising on quality.
·         Proactive, internally motivated, highly organized and team-oriented personality.