Security Analyst (Division of Management)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 30, 2022
Closes
Jul 04, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Possess a working knowledge of how to implement and maintain small-to-moderate size applications, as necessary, to support the ESS. Participates in resolving complex technical issues and proposes hardware/software solutions that comply within given constraints (i.e., the Board's Information Security Program and legislative requirements such as the ISC, SOX, and/or FISMA). Additionally, the incumbent will be required to conduct security vulnerability assessments and recommend mitigation strategies and/or countermeasures. The Security Analyst shall be involved in the development of physical security policies, regulations, and procedures for the Board. The Security Analyst shall embody a strong customer service philosophy and demonstrate professional aplomb when interacting with all clients, in the performance of his or her day-to-day duties. Conduct research and identify appropriate guidance on all facets of the Boards physical security program.

Responsibilities
  • Provides recommendations concerning the Board's Electronic Security System (ESS) and assists with ensuring those critical systems remain operational. Assists with application system administration and maintenance of the ESS, which includes but is not limited to the implementation, troubleshooting, data management, testing, training, configuration, networking of various devices, and remote contingency operations centers. Researches and evaluates new technologies and existing system capabilities, then makes recommendations on alternate means of implementation/use in order to maximize the effectiveness of the ESS and/or physical security program.
  • Assist with implementing, administering and/or maintaining software systems and applications to meet the physical security needs of the Board by utilizing knowledge of operating systems software, data management tools, and/or other software management tools as necessary. This may involve the use of integrated systems testing and/or the use of communications software to combine elements from multiple computing platforms.
  • Supports compliance initiatives of all equipment, policies, and/or personnel with legislative guidelines such as the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), Interagency Security Committee (ISC), Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), Board Information Security Program (BISP) procedures, and/or other guidelines as required.
  • Conducts research and provide guidance on all facets of the Board's physical security program, which includes but is not limited to infrastructure requirements, planning and program development, equipment life cycle replacement, contract administration, and/or development of budgetary resource requirements. Additionally, identifies problems; recommends actions; and identifies/resolves potential security issues.
  • Participates in the development of requirements, Statements of Work, and/or reviews proposals, construction drawings, specifications, and related material(s) to ensure appropriate security requirements, contract requirements, and/or compliance objectives are met.
  • Participates in conducting physical security program evaluations and assist with the development of physical, industrial, and/or procedural security policies, procedures, and directives.
  • Serves as a "Security Officer", "USACCESS Agency Lead" and "Sponsor" as defined by HSPD-12, in order to maintain compliance with legislative mandates and the Board's PIV program. Ensures program effectiveness and efficiency by participating in developing policies and procedures for the Board's PIV program.
  • Conducts investigations of alleged security violations, determine facts and circumstances of the incidents, and/or recommend changes in procedures that led to the violations.
  • Facilitates and/or participates in conducting vulnerability assessments and/or assessing the Facility Security Level (FSL) to ensure compliance with ISC, the Board's, Federal Reserve System, and/or Executive Branch security regulations.
  • Assists in performing data alignments between various platforms such as Physical Access Control System (PACS), General Services Administration (GSA), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Active Directory (AD).
  • Participates in the Board, Bureau, and/or Division at conferences and meetings with other government agencies, private sector organizations, and/or the Federal Reserve System on physical security matters.
  • Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for employment, unless a legally required exemption exists.

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment


    Please visit https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers.htm for more information.

    Qualifications

    Requires a minimum of seven years' experience in the implementation and on-going operation of software applications, of which at least three must be in access control systems. Must possess a working knowledge of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Physical Access Control System (PACS), Video Surveillance Systems and information technology, theory, and practice. Particularly, a basic understanding of how these individual vocations integrate to create physical protection systems used to provide for the safety and security of Board staff and facilities. Possess a working knowledge of operating systems, electronic system communication methods, line supervision, cable types, multiplexing, networking, and computer peripherals. These are skills typically acquired by completion of a bachelor's degree in management information systems, computer science, and/or a related discipline. Demonstrated experience in the interrelationships among systems and the ability to communicate highly technical concepts into non-technical language required. Requires excellent analytical and planning abilities, oral and written communication skills, and extraordinary interpersonal skills. Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance, based upon a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI. Software House Master Technician preferred.

    Education

    Bachelor's Degree in management information systems, computer science, and/or a related discipline.