GDIT is looking for an Information Security Analyst with mastery level knowledge of IT security risk management activities under the Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-53, etc.). The position is in support of GDIT’s contract with the Administrative Office of United States Courts – Administrative Office Technology Office (AOUSC-AOTO) in Washington DC.
The successful candidate will work with the contractor team and government customers to determine, and develop, an approach to information system security solutions to meet published security requirements. The position requires strong critical thinking and analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills:
Develop and/or analyze Judiciary information system security plans (SSP) that conform with Judiciary Information Security Framework - JISF (based on NIST 800 Series Special Publications.)
Help with O&M activities relating to the vulnerability management program at AOTO. (communicating with stakeholders, PoA&M management, etc.)
Use CSAM as a Security Assessment & Authorization (SA&A) management tool.
Utilize technical expertise of computer security controls, theories, principles, practices, and functional tools for a broad range of computer security related areas, including certification and accreditation of government information and infrastructure, IT disaster recovery, business continuity planning, develop and/or analyze business impact analyses and risk management for the Judiciary’s IT systems.
Ensure the integration of IT programs and services as required; and develop solutions to integration interoperability issues.
Develop and implement new policies and procedures regarding security measures and implementations that are in compliance with Judiciary and AOTO policies and guidelines.
Work with other program offices, internal and external customers throughout the information system life cycle process to ensure adequate security considerations are built into systems in accordance with applicable Judiciary guidelines (1) to protect the Judiciary systems and data assets, and (2) to ensure the continual review and implementation of information security training requirements throughout the life cycle process.
Use vendor descriptions, technical documents and/or hands-on evaluation of applications to evaluate security controls, and will work as a Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) with project managers, system administrators, network engineers and network support personnel as necessary to obtain additional information required for adequate analysis.
Maintain a current awareness of state of the art developments in INFOSEC standards, principles and policies.
Will serve as an AOTO-IT Security representative in meetings of various projects, working groups, committees and/or teams to represent AOTO INFOSEC requirements for systems software and hardware. To effectively represent AOTO IT Security in these meetings, the candidate must maintain current knowledgeable of Judiciary and AOTO’s security architecture and evolving security requirements.
Meet and collaborate with all levels of management within AOTO, and other program offices, and their employees and groups.
Serve as an INFOSEC (policy or compliance, whatever we land on for the job title) Analyst with responsibility for ensuring the confidentially, integrity, and availability of information and information systems supporting Judiciary assets throughout the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement System Development Lifecyle using information system security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
Provide expertise on AOTO’s IT security architecture; emerging technologies and their applications to business processes; IT security concepts, standards, and methods; project management principles, methods, and practices including developing plans and schedules, estimating resource requirements, defining milestones and deliverables, monitoring activities, and evaluating and reporting on accomplishments.
Perform other duties as assigned.
At least 3 years at a Federal Agency (preferably Executive Branch) working with NIST 800 Series publications as a Risk Management Framework SME
At least 8 years of progressive Information Technology (IT) experience including at least Five (5) years’ experience in IT security policy, including certification and accreditation (C&A) and/or IT security risk analysis, preferably in support of the Federal Government
Mastery level knowledge of security controls, system security plans, principles and theories pertaining to providing security and protection to IT resources.
Mastery level knowledge and experience applying government standards, including NIST Risk Management Framework (SP 800-37), and NIST 800-53.
Mastery level knowledge of information systems security standards such as NIST and Federal Government requirements, as well as: industry best practices, standards and guidelines involved with the protection of hardware, software, and telecommunications equipment and services, to accomplish Security Assessment & Authorization activities.
Mastery level knowledge of methods for protecting information systems and data; detecting and analyzing anomalous activity; restoring the security of information systems, network services and related capabilities; and identifying and mitigating information system vulnerabilities to prevent inadvertent data disclosure, unauthorized data modification, data destruction, or denial of service.
The work requires exceptional understanding, coordination and integration of Judiciary Information Security Framework (JISF) compliance activities, which requires its own body of knowledge and research. Decisions and actions taken by candidate will have a direct and substantial impact on services rendered.
Knowledge of methods and tools used for risk management and the mitigation of risk for information systems and data. This requires a technical mastery of, and hands on experience using, risk assessment methods to determine vulnerabilities in local environments, processing procedures, personnel and other system components.
Technical understanding of integration of IT programs and services in a multi-location Wide Area Network; and the security controls, tools and techniques used to secure multiple platforms and operating systems through channels offering differing levels of trust and reliability.
Knowledge of the operating characteristics of various operating systems.
Knowledge of general management and auditing techniques for identifying problems, gathering and analyzing pertinent information, forming conclusions, developing solutions and implementing plans consistent with management goals.
Ability to use judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness in deviating from established methods to modify, adapt, and or refine broader guidelines to resolve specific complex problems; research trends and patterns; develop new methods and criteria; and or propose new policies and practices.
Plan, manage and provide guidance pertaining to IT Security architecture to include all phases of computer security (i.e., hardware, software, network infrastructure and their installation and evaluation). Work frequently requires the candidate to be involved in diverse projects simultaneously, several of which may have equally high priority.
Excellent researching, oral and written communications skills required as candidate will have frequent interactions and information gathering sessions with coworkers and customers.
Industry leading certifications relating to IT security (CISSP, GIAC, etc.).
This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.
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GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.