Assessment & Authorization Specialist

J5 Consulting
Herndon, VA
Dec 05, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
A$ A' "A' ?J5 Consulting is a Maryland based company established in 2006 to provide computing and consulting services for government and commercial entities. Our services improve Information System networking performance and compliance and protect electronic assets from loss and compromise. We welcome your application to receive consideration for the following position.Job Overview:The Assessment & Authorization Specialist will be required to provide Certification and Accreditation support to advise and assist the stakeholders with the Lifecycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, and develop a Systems Security Plan (SSP).Concentrate on overall technical and operational effectiveness of capabilities in coordination with the GTM and the Customer Staff management. Responsible for assisting and maintaining a formal Information Security Program that includes recommendations on continuous improvement of the processes and architectures supporting the overall Customer's operational activities. Concentrate on overall technical and operational effectiveness of capabilities in coordination with the designated Customer's staff management.Maintain and make accessible documentation of all operational and business process activities in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).Be responsible for assisting and maintaining a formal Information Security Program with their stakeholders.Monitor and track projects in the A&A queue.Analyze SSPs to develop an understanding of the customer's systems and applications.Coordinate A&A actions and system testing with appropriate security personnel.Develop risk assessment, recommend mitigating countermeasures, and write short, succinct risk assessment, and certification reports for submission to the Chief Information Officer (CIO).Act as an A&A project register.Manage the A&A registration process.Monitor and track projects in the A&A queue.Maintain a document repository where A&A project documentation is stored and recorded, and register actions concerning project approvals to operate in the A&A database.Assemble and submit A&A packages to the Principal Accreditation Authority or Designated Accreditation Authority.Support the Customer's product selection process, approving product changes and modifications.Review and approve product requests for procurements to ensure it meets the Customer's security requirements.Engage in technical meetings during the Customer's project engineering process to provide security guidance in terms of policy and technical implementation of those policies.Produce and assist with production of technical artifacts required for A&A packages such as write documentation like System Security Plan, Audit Strategy, Configuration Management Plan, Security Controls Traceability Matrix, Project Plan of Action and Milestones.Monitor and address cyber risks such as malware, zero-day attacks, denial of service attacks, as well as associated mitigations regarding computer and network devices.Required skills and demonstrated experience:Bachelor's degree in management information systems, information assurance, computer engineering, or other closely related IT and cybersecurity discipline or equivalent work experience.Demonstrated experience in the Risk Management Framework (RMF) methodology.Demonstrated experience managing document repositories and databases.Demonstrated experience in the use of process tracking and document control software.Demonstrated experience with writing, communications, and briefing skills.Demonstrated experience with technical guidance and oversight both to technical and non-technical, senior level personnel.Demonstrated experience organizing, planning and prioritizing multiple tasks to complete work on schedule.Demonstrated experience in INFOSEC policies, regulations, and guidance's.Demonstrated experience with cyber risks such as malware, zero-day attacks, denial of service attacks, as well as associated mitigations regarding computer and network devices.Demonstrated pattern of excellent customer service skills and the ability to collaborate with customers at all levels.Highly desired, though not required, include:Demonstrated experience with the Customer's A&A process.Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).Demonstrated knowledge of the Customer's standard project cycle.Demonstrated experience with the Customer's diverse information technology infrastructure, including operating systems, major application systems, and network architecture. US Citizenship:This position requires US Citizenship. Verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements will be confirmed. Security Clearance:The successful candidate must have an active US Government Top Secret Security Clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.Travel:This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The position will be located within the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA). J5 Consulting offers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.Powered by JazzHRhUQyrbFEgT

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