Cyber Security Specialist

Working from home
Aug 01, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Cyber Security Specialist to support a large federal government project that will be transforming an on premise, manual document ingestion process to an automated, highly secure cloud environment using Hyperscience software.

The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in enterprise support covering a wide range of Information Technology (IT) and Health IT services performing configuration of various document processing, automation, systems and software engineering, operations and maintenance. Government security systems and Hyperscience experience in this area is a big plus.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is one of the country's largest and most complex organizations - with 1,600 care sites across 50 states and a staff of approximately 300,000 employees caring for over 6 million Veterans. Aptive requires professional and technical support services to assist the Deputy Under Secretary of Health (DUSH)-who is accountable for specific health care programs enabling and supporting virtually every aspect of patient care provided to Veterans-with the development, administration, and management of various emerging initiatives, some of which are legislatively mandated. Aptive serves as the VHA strategic partner to transform a wide range of Information Technology (IT) and Health IT services, including program management and strategic planning, systems and software engineering, enterprise networks, cyber security, operations and maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with system owners to create their ATO packages.
  • Review artifacts for compliance and map those artifacts to the appropriate NIST 800-53 controls (specifically, CCIs).
  • Review control implementation statements for compliance with VA policy.
  • Work with system teams to review/update their POAMs.
  • Help system teams to navigate the eMASS GRC tool throughout each of the RMF steps.
  • Perform activities that are closely aligned to the responsibilities of an ISSO.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, electronics engineering, or other engineering or technical discipline is required. Additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 5 yrs related experience (6 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education).
  • Thorough comprehension of the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Prior experience supporting system Authority to Operate (ATO) processes, and creating artifacts, control implementation details, and POAMs.
  • Thorough understanding of NIST 800-53 Rev. 4.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate meetings, analyze authorization documents and associated artifacts against authorization requirements to identify gaps, establish a schedule to address outstanding authorization requirements, and coordinate directly with system team stakeholders.
  • Able to work independently and in teams.
  • Able to work core business hours of 8AM to 5PM (EST), Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Artifact generation and review experience.
  • Ability to engage with varying degrees of staff/leadership.
  • POAM Lifecycle management.
  • eMASS experience.
  • Understanding of information technology concepts, cloud computing methodologies (PAAS, SAAS, IAAS), Fedramp/AWS GovCloud, network/server topologies and configurations.
  • Certifications: CISSP, CISA, CAP, CISM, CRISC.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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