Intermediate Information Security Analyst

Contract W2, Contract Independent, C2H W2, C2H Independent, Full Time
$80000 - $90000 yr
Work from home available

Job Description

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. is searching for an Intermediate Information Security Analyst for a remote opening in the DC area. This contract supports the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a public trust is required.

The Intermediate Information Security Analyst will be an integral part of a team responsible for supporting the development and maturation of an Agency-wide information security (InfoSec) program for a large civilian Federal agency. The ideal candidate will have strong data analysis and written and verbal communication skills. The candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of applying, selecting and testing the NIST family of security controls. The candidate will serve as a subject matter expert with regards to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and all associated information security policies and procedures and should possess in-depth knowledge of applying, selecting and testing the NIST family of security controls.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Advising stakeholders on InfoSec initiatives including compliance, awareness and training, and security operations.
* Leading Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) efforts on security authorization/ATO packages to ensure compliance to agency requirements.
* Leveraging the existing Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tool, Telos Xacta (or an alternate like CSAM or RSA Archer), to track and reconcile findings from assessments, audits, and vulnerability scans.
* Coordinating government data calls (FISMA, FMFIA, BDR, etc.) and monthly reports. Client CyberScope experience a plus.
* Assessing the effectiveness of the InfoSec and privacy training program and leading the collection, analyzation, and presentation of enterprise-level InfoSec performance metrics.
* Managing InfoSec Program POA&Ms, including advising on remediation efforts.
* Providing administrative support to Xacta (or equivalent GRC tool) users and authoring operational procedures.
* Working closely with senior agency security officials, system owners, information system security officers (ISSOs) and other stakeholders to advise and implement security solutions.
* Advising CDM implementation efforts.
* Identifying opportunities for efficiencies in work process and innovative approaches.
* Participating in team problem solving efforts and offer ideas to solve client issues.
* Conducting relevant research, data analysis, and developing reports.
* Preparing and assisting in the development of policy and procedures for program-level management and promoting consistency in program management best practices.
* Implementing processes and procedures to monitor risk across programs / projects.
* Preparing briefings to executive team to debrief the results of studies, analyses, and plans.
* Assist in proposal development, as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:
* ship.
* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or other related scientific or technical discipline is required. Four (4) additional years of experience in IA/Information Security will be an acceptable substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
* Minimum of five (5) years of IA specialized experience, including three (3) or more years of applying, analyzing and assessing information systems and security controls (NIST SP800-53, Revision 4).
* Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate complex technical issues to stakeholders and non-technical staff.
* Knowledge and understanding of integrating the security lifecycle into the system development lifecycle (SDLC).
* Experience working with Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) requirements, and NIST guidelines.
* Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage competing work assignments in a time sensitive environment.
* Ability to weigh business risks and enforce appropriate information security measures.
* Keen attention to detail and the ability to solve problems using best practices and systematic approach.

Desired Skills:
Preferred Tool Experience
* ForeScout
* BigFix
* Tenable Nessus
* Telos Xacta IA Manager (or similar tool like CSAM, RSA Archer, etc.)
* CDM Dashboard
* SharePoint
* Qlik Sense

Required/ Desired Education and Certifications:
* Intermediate or Advanced security certifications (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISM or equivalent).
* Interest in learning the concepts of business development and capturing new business.

MUST HAVE SHIP ; this will be verified prior to interview. Therefore, can be considered for this position.

Founded in 1963, Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has been providing Defense and Federal Government customers' business-driven Information Technology and consulting solutions and services for more than 50 years. DSA's people excel in helping our customers achieve sensitive, mission-critical business goals and objectives. DSA is a 100 percent employee-owned company: every employee has a stake in the success of our company and our customers.Our culture embraces training and development opportunities that include leadership programs, employee networks, continued education, and much more. We recognize that building expertise in your profession benefits everyone, and our leadership training programs help employees better manage their projects, inspire coworkers and customers to action, and reinforce DSA's guiding principles since 1963.
We also value the unique combination of skills, abilities, aspirations, and backgrounds of every individual our diversity makes us stronger. We are 100 percent employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).DSA employees receive customizable benefits that are highly competitive in each local market that include a Vanguard 401K. DSA provides equal employment opportunity for employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status; race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, pregnancy/childbirth or related condition, religion, creed, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status.

DSA will provide necessary reasonable accommodation to ensure that an individual with a disability who is not able to fully utilize DSA's online job application system is provided with equal opportunity to apply and be considered for all jobs. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email HR or call


Dice Id : 10119839
Position Id : 20-00245
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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