Information Assurance/Security Engineer III – REMOTE | Information Assurance

at Abbtech Professional Resources
Location Atlanta, GA
Date Posted November 9, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Information Assurance/Security Engineer III – REMOTE

Clearance: TS

Seeking experienced Information Security Analyst (Lead) to work in a collaborative environment supporting a security clearance and suitability enterprise-wide IT solution. Candidate works with minimum management oversight, independently and as the primary Information Assurance/Security Engineer SME leading a support team to identify, document, and manage implementation of a risk-based set of management, operational, and technical security controls in accordance with agency-provided guidance specific to application to OS vulnerability management, Certification and Accreditation and DoD cybersecurity compliance across all IT environments.

To be successful, candidate must be well versed in FISMA compliance best practices, have exceptional communication, collaboration, and coordination skills, experience working across internal and external groups, DoD government counterparts and technical partners, skillful at breaking large efforts into achievable tasks, ability to communicate and manage tasks within short timelines and critical milestones. This role is responsible for IA tasks assignments, prioritizing workload, IA process improvement solutions and monitoring progress to drive security remediation for high-visibility system.

This position requires proven ability to lead an information system security support group, proficiency working closely with internal application development and operations teammates (database, infrastructure, system administration, interfaces/webservices, etc.) as well as external partners to assist Government in obtaining accreditation via certification testing of its respective element(s).

To be considered, candidate must have demonstrated history of successfully implementing DoD policies and successfully establishing procedures including process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, self-evaluation, system security assessments, security documentation support, Hardening Compliance (STIG Checklists & ACAS Vulnerabilities), Continuous Monitoring as well as Assessment/Authorization using comprehensive knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) as a common set of guidelines for the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) of Information Systems (IS) as well as all applicable requirements outlined within NIST Special Publication 800-37, Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instruction 1253 and other applicable CNSS and NIST publications (e.g., NIST Special Publication 800-53, NIST SP 800-53Av4/5, etc.).


• Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 2 years with PhD.

• Five or more years of DoD Assessment/Authorization process experience

• Five or more years of Application to OS Vulnerability Management including IAVA analysis, POA&M documentation, and compensating controls/resolution experience

• Five or more years of DoD Cybersecurity Compliance including Hardening, RMF Continuous Monitoring

• Experience in client-facing role as well as proven ability to lead a highly-effective information system security support group

• Exceptional ability to professionally interact with courteous to collaborate and coordinate with internal and external, technical, and non-technical team members at all levels including clients and senior management

• Ability to gain accurate and timely guidance from government counterparts

• Exceptional attention to detail

• Ability to delegate, being diligent to close out tasks

• Experience prioritizing, assigning, and monitoring workload as well as progress to meet security remediation requirements across all IT environments.

• Demonstrated ability to generate accurate and on time security documentation including DoD system security plan (SSP), appendixes, etc.

• Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimum management oversight.

• Proficient with eMass, Microsoft products such as Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and SharePoint

• Effectively manage and meet deadlines within tight schedules and be able to quickly reprioritize tasks without loss of productivity

• Ability to manage conflict and gain compromise across workstreams to meet client requirements

• Ability to provide integrated working group (IWG) team members with feedback and means of improvement for security process and procedures

• Ability to function as an integral team player for operations, identify and facilitate issue resolution with other functional and technical groups

• Ability to communicate complex security guidelines in easy to understand written and verbal forms

• Ability to draft as well as follow complex checklists and SOPs with little to no assistance, seeking ways to reduce redundancy and increase productivity for IA efforts

• Proactive, taking initiative to discuss risks, issues, roadblocks, and timelines

• U.S. Citizenship

• Current DoD Top Secret clearance (based on favorable SSBI investigation)

• CISSP Certification (Active & within 6 months of expiration date)


• Prior working relationship with the Defense Information System Agency (DISA)

• Prior working relationship with the Defense Security Service (DSS) or Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA)

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