Information Security Coordinator

MD - Rockville
Aug 31, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
IT, Security Engineer
Research, Security
Full Time

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking an entry level information security analyst who can implement security measures to protect computer systems, networks and data.  
 Job Responsibilities:
  • Plan and implement new security controls to protect platforms, systems, and data.
  • Preparation of project information system FISMA Authorization Packages and related documentation.
  • Draft and implement secure software development practices and related procedures and tools.
  • Deliver or facilitate training for secure software coding practices to software developers.
  • Conduct forensic analysis and investigation of incidents and/or data issues.

    Job Requirements:
  • A high school diploma or GED and at least one IT security certifications (Security , CISSP, GSEC, SSCP, CISM, or CISA) is required. Course work towards a bachelor's degree is preferred.
  • At least one year of software development experience using secure coding practices is required.

  • Knowledge and experience with FISMA and the NIST Risk Management Framework are beneficial. Candidates should have hands on experience with secure web software development, preferably in Microsoft .Net and related technologies.  Candidates must be able to work in a team environment, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to gather requirements from non-technical staff and translate that information into technical documentation to be used by developers and engineers.

    Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

    Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

    Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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