Job Description The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a continuing requirement for Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services, & Support (SENS3) for the continued operations and maintenance and evolution of the Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) and the Classified Local Area Network (C-LAN).
The Information Assurance Analyst (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. The selected candidate must be able to work independently as well as with a team of analysts trained in operations research, mathematics, and other skills. The ideal candidate will be adaptable to diverse office situations, procedures and demands.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Continuous upkeep, monitoring, analysis, and response to Information System, network and security events.
- Documents compliance actions within the approved automated compliance tracking system
- 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.
- Participates in internal/external security audits/inspections; performs risk assessments and Continuous Monitoring.
- 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.
- Develop, implement and enforce Information Security Policies and Procedures.
- Review and update IS Authorization documentation (Body of Evidence) to support IS Assessment and Authorization (Certification/Accreditation) activities.
Active TOP SECRET clearance with SCI eligibility
- Bachelor's degree with 2-4 years experience or 5+ years of IA experience without a degree.
- Current or ability to obtain DoD 8570 baseline certification for IAM III within 6 months
- 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
- Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability or EOD
- Past or current ISSM/ISSO experience
- CEH or CHFI a plus
- GCIH a plus
- 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