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Jr. Information System Security Officer more...
Location:Silver Spring, MD
Company:Earth Resources Technology (ERT)
First posted:April 06, 2017 (last updated 6 days 5 hours ago)

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Are you looking for an enriching experience to build your information security career? This position offers on-the-job learning opportunity to utilize your degree, knowledge, and skills as functional member of a security team ensuring FISMA compliance, implementing Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and performing Cybersecurity analysis.

Position Description
The position will provide the opportunity to learn through direct assignments and tasks supporting the full implementation of a federal information system security program. The level and complexity of responsibilities will continue to increase based on the ability to learn, performing required activities to a satisfactory level, and ability to work independently.

- Will perform vulnerability/compliance/wireless scans utilizing automated tools and analyze results. Will assist with development/communication of remediation actions with other technical and non-technical staff.

- Will perform information security continuous monitoring tasks along with security risk assessment for user-requested software and hardware; and other requested changes within the accreditation boundary

- Will assist with the analysis and documentation of security controls in accordance with NIST SP 800-53 R4 publications and other security regulations.

- Will assist with the execution of Assessment and Accreditation (A&A) activities including updating security authorization packages, analyzing findings, planning remediation, and gathering artifacts.

- Will assist with research and analysis of security related policy, procedures, regulations and interpret impact to security program. Will monitor trends and research information technology and security issues that could have an impact on the security of the organization's products, processes, infrastructure, or mission

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience
- Familiar with Information Security policies and regulations to include OMB requirements, FISMA, and NIST 800 Special Publications (SP) series (with focus on NIST SP 800-53 R4 and NIST SP 800-37 R1).
- Ability to interpret scan results from automated tools such as Nessus, Tenable Security Center, AppDetective, Solar Winds, BurpSuite and/or other automated vulnerability scanning tools.

The ideal candidate is someone with excellent problem-solving, strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills who is/can be:
-    Motivated to learn
-    Flexible
-    Well-organized
-    Work effectively in diverse environments (with technical and non-technical staff)
-    Handle multiple assignments

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a full background investigation and obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

Bachelor of Science degree or Associate of Sciences degree with any related experience.  Degree must show a concentration in Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Information Security, or Security Management.

Prefer, but not mandatory, one or more professional security certifications, such as Security+, CISSP, CAP, CISA, CEH, or GSNA.

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