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Assessment & Authorization (A&A) Analyst
Ref No.: 18-07586
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/20/2018

·         Identify key stakeholders in A&A efforts and ensure system documentation reflects current system security configurations to include hardware and software components, data flow, interconnections, and ports, protocols, and services, etc.
·         Identify potential risks associated with system configurations and advise on mitigation strategies.
·         Assist to develop and implement detailed test plans and review findings from self-assessments to determine readiness for independent validation and verification (IV&V) assessment.
·         Conduct IV&V assessments and analyze test results for accuracy, compliance, and adherence to Federal cybersecurity requirements.
·         Document residual risks and provide the cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation determination results.
·         Produce risk assessment artifacts describing initial risks during system development and residual risks identified during IV&V.
·         Maintain cybersecurity policy and processes as assigned.
·         Able to analyze, interpret, and apply Federal cybersecurity guidance to ITA needs.
·         Communicate the security posture of systems through designated reporting mechanism.
·         Collaborate with ITA and other team members in cybersecurity.
 
BASIC REQUIREMENTS
·         Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in IT, Cyber Security, Computer Science, or related major.
·          3-5 years of related experience.
·         Prior experience assessing 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.