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  • Information Assurance Analyst

    Job Locations US-VA-Lorton
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/23/2020 1:17 PM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Information Assurance Analyst supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. 


    The right candidate will possess the below skills and qualifications and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.


    • The Information Assurance Analyst (IAA) is the primary Information Assurance (IA) officer and responsible for the management and technical administration of the Information System (IS) in accordance with internal and external security requirements.  

    • The IAA will oversee day-to-day information system security operations including hardware and software implementations along with assisting users as needed in a classified computing environment.  

    • Ability to work independently as well as with a team of analysts trained in project management, system integration, and other skills. 

    • The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.

    • Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.

    • Build weekly activity report and metrics slide

    • Provide annual assessment support

    • Documents compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system or develops a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) to address non-compliance in the allotted timeframe.

    • Develop procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with configuration management (CM) for security-relevant IS software, hardware, and firmware.

    • Author all required information system security-related documentation as required by cognizant security authority and IAW RMF, NIST, SAP/SAR, ICD and published standards.

    • Ensures systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and customer directives.

    • Ensures records are maintained for workstations, servers, software, routers, firewalls, network switches, crypto, and other relevant hardware/equipment throughout the information system's life cycle.

    • Evaluates proposed changes or additions to the information system, and advises senior site leadership of the security relevance.

    • Lead / conduct security IS education and training.

    • Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.

    • Lead investigations/remediation of computer security violations and incidents, reporting as necessary to both the Facility Security and Senior Program Managers.

    • Ensure proper protection and / or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered

    • Working with the Facility Security Officer (FSO) to develop, implement and manage a formal Information Security / Information Systems Security Program.

    • Oversee the completion of entry/exit forms for equipment and media entering secured areas.

    • Conduct vulnerability scans of external media

    • Serve as alternate PKI registered agents as applicable

    • Lead the authorization process for new hardware and software request

    • Author, review and update operation instructions (OIs) and assessment and authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support re-authorization activities.


    Clearance Required: Top Secret


    Degree and Years of Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. In Lieu of a bachelor's degree 7+ years of IA experience will be consider.


    Required Certifications:

    • Current or ability to obtain DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAM III within 6 months

    Desired Certifications:

    • CEH or CHFI a plus
    • GCIH a plus

    Required Skills:

    • Detailed understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, ICD, and CNSS standards.
    • Familiarity with network technologies (LAN & WAN) and best practices within a classified environment to include crypto and key management
    • Expert with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and system virtualization (multiple hypervisors) in a secure network environment.
    • Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance
    • Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change
    • Good writing and verbal presentation skills

    Desired Skills: 

    • Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience

    • DoD IS knowledge and experience

    • Background or understanding of System Security Plans (SSP)

    • Security hardening scripting/automation experience

    • Microsoft OS Certification (MCSE Win 7 or other)

    • Linux certification (RHCSA, CompTIA Linux, LCFS/LCFE, etc.)

    • Understanding of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) standards

    • Some background in research and analysis

    About Abile Group, Inc.

    Abile Group, Inc. was formed in July 2004 to partner with the Intelligence Community and their Contractors in the areas of Enterprise Analytics & Performance Management, IT & Systems Engineering and Program & Project Management. We have significant experience with the Federal Government and are an EDWOSB dedicated to our employees and clients.  We are looking for high performing employees who enjoy providing advice and guidance along with solutions development and implementation support, crafted by combining industry best practices with the clients’ subject matter experience and Abile’s breadth of expertise. 

    EEO Statement

    Abile Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or national origin.


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