Information Security Specialist – CISSP

at Honu Services
Published March 7, 2023
Location Newport News, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Title: Information Security Specialist - CISSP - 3649 Job Location: U.S. Army Futures and Concepts Center Ft. Eustis, VA, Ft. Gordon, Ft. Lee, VA, Ft. Rucker, GA, Ft. Huachuca, AZ or Ft. Leonard Wood, MO Job Summary: This is a non-personal services contract to provide qualified Cybersecurity/ Information Assurance (IA) personnel and technical support services to selected Futures and Concepts Center (FCC) Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment (BLCSE) Simulation Lab sites. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is actively seeking to fill our open Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) Cybersecurity contract position. The ISSM will work within a cohesive team environment and is responsible for overseeing and reporting compliance with security plans for the Government. The candidate must be able to maintain, operate and manage, and propose changes to the Government's security program to include process, technical, administrative, configuration management, and total life-cycle support. This position shall provide the Government with recommendations and solutions for implementing AF Intelligence Community (IC) cybersecurity programs and projects; shall adhere to AF and IC standards and those processes and further defined by the Government; shall provide program reviews, schedules, action item updates and required procedures by established deadlines; shall conduct timely and in-depth research for policies and processes; shall apply IT security control requirements to address the level of security required to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of system data and resources. Solutions shall be compatible with system or network hardware and software configurations and shall be approved by the configuration managers of the system and network. Recommendations shall include test plans and procedures to ensure the results support the required objectives and capabilities. Shall make edits to existing Government documents, prepare briefings as required to update the Government on the status of actions and coordinate with all project members to meet the goals and objectives of the assigned task. If required to implement a cybersecurity initiative, the Program Manager (PM) shall complete the Assessments and Authorizations (A&A) documents required to obtain an Authorization to Operate (ATO). The individual hired for the ISSM position must possess the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification awarded by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC), the industry standard for certification of the technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage an organization's information security program to protect it from increasingly sophisticated attacks. This individual should have at least five to seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the planning, integration, and execution of cybersecurity programs for distributed/multi-site, classified and unclassified wide area networks with supporting local area networks. The government would prefer that the individual assigned as the ISSM be based at the FCC Sim Lab (Fort Eustis), although will accept an ISSM that is in an off-site location that has routine/regular access to BLCSE and SIPR in order to conduct day-to-day oversight of Cybersecurity Support Operations at Fort Eustis and at assigned FCC Battle Labs. This individual shall be responsible for the coordination and execution of day-to-day cybersecurity support operations, conduct and manage all Cybersecurity assistance visits, and serve as the Contract Program Manager. Education / Certifications:Bachelor's degree in computer science, Cybersecurity, MIS, or related degreePossess the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification awarded by the International Information Systems Security Certifications Consortium (ISC)Minimum DoD 8140/DoD 8570 IASAE Level II Certification Skills / Experience Required: 6+ Years of experience as a Cybersecurity Developer or related functional areaMinimum 1 year of experience using Risk Management Framework (RMF) IT security controls and policiesA track record of progressively responsible information assurance experience in one or more of the following information security areas: ICD 503 (DCID 6/3) certification and accreditation, IA system evaluations, system security penetration testing, and IA security operations/network monitoring, Intrusion Detection Systems, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Security Information Management/Security Event Management, network mapping, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, routers and other security toolsWorking knowledge of public key infrastructure and encryption systemsExperience working on an information security incident response team - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)Familiarity with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and system security processesUnderstanding of the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) a plusExperience working in CMMI Level 3 (or higher) environments is a plus.Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlinesCapable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner.Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision.Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by natureStrong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals.Ensures the rigorous application of cybersecurity policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity servicesDoD experience requiredDevelops and designs security solutions to maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information throughout the enterpriseIdentifies, plans, and documents improvements to security controls currently in place - Develops and documents recommendations and courses of action (COAs) to solve complex cybersecurity problemsDevelops and interprets cybersecurity requirements as part of the IT acquisition development process and assists in the formulation of cybersecurity/IT budgetsPlans and schedules the installation of new or modified security hardware, operating systems, and software applicationsEnsures the assessment and implementation of identified computer and network environment fixes such as system patches and fixes associated with specific technical vulnerabilities as part of the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management programGuides the implementation of appropriate operational structures and processes to ensure an effective cybersecurity program, including boundary defense, incident detection, and responseTravel may be required to support the task executionOther duties as assigned Security Clearance: Must be a U.S. Citizen. A high-level Department of Defense (DoD) active security clearance may be required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to government information. Physical Requirements: Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time and typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have enough mobility, including bending, reaching, and kneeling, to complete daily duties in a prompt and efficient manner and may include lifting thirty (30) pounds, as necessary. Company Summary: Headquartered in Hawaii, Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO (Native Hawaiian Organization) 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services. Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects found around the world, our team has innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technological solutions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget." Company Employment Statement: Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time. The above job description is not all encompassing as positions, functions, and qualifications may vary depending on business needs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Galapagos Federal Systems, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.

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