Information System Security Officer

Location: Dahlgren, VA
Date Posted: 08-28-2018
Ariel Partners is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer with DIACAP and/or RMF experience who has deep expertise in security assessment documentation to support DoD systems and efforts to achieve their Authorization to Operate (ATO).  This position is located at the client site in Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, VA.
The scope of this position includes full life-cycle Assessment and Authorization (A&A) management through all 6 Steps of the RMF process in support of the Government ISSM.
In this role, you’ll conduct security assessment, and information system security oversight activities in accordance with NIST 800.53 that support systems from the perspective RMF requirements.  Review systems to identify potential security weaknesses and recommend improvements to amend vulnerabilities, implement changes, and document upgrades.  Maintain responsibility for managing cybersecurity risk from an organizational perspective.  Identify organizational risks, prioritize those risks, and maintain a risk registry for escalating and presenting those risks to senior leadership.
Provide security guidance and IS validation using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) RMF, DoD, and local security policies.
Provide configuration management (CM) recommendations for information system security software, hardware, and firmware and coordinating changes and modifications with the ISSM, Security Control Assessor (SCA), and Authorizing Official (AO).
Maintaining vulnerability scanning tool compliance, such as HBSS or ACAS and patch management, such as IAVM to ensure IT staff pushes patches to all systems in an effort to maintain compliance with all applicable directives, managing system changes, and assessing the security impact of those changes.
Support security authorization activities, including transitioning from the legacy Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) to compliance with the DoD RMF.
Required Skills:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Active DoD TS clearance with SCI eligibility
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an Information Assurance (IA) Analyst, ISSE, ISSO, or similar role in ATO package development, including generating security documentation for requirements, security control assessment, STIG and IAVA compliance, Standard Operating Procedures, test results, etc.
  • eMASS experience
  • Professional security certification such as:  CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, CompTIA Security+ CE, SSCP or higher
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong desktop publishing skills using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with industry writing style such as grammar, sentence form, and structure
  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline-oriented environment
Desired Skills:
  • CISSP, CASP, or similar certificate is preferred
  • Master’s degree in cybersecurity or information technology
  • Strong initiative, detail orientation, organizational skills, aptitude for analytical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as a part of a team
  • Excellent work ethic and a high commitment to quality
If you are interested in getting more information about this opportunity, please contact Irina Rozenberg at your earliest convenience.

At Ariel Partners, we solve the most difficult problems that inhibit technology from enabling our customers to achieve their goals. Our vision is to be recognized by our stakeholders as an elite provider of IT solutions, so when they have their biggest challenges we’re on their short list. We’re looking for team members who share our values of: Integrity to do the right thing even when it hurts; Commitment to the long term success and happiness of our customers, our people, and our partners; Courage to take on difficult challenges, accept new ideas, and accept incremental failure; and the constant pursuit of Excellence

Ariel Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.
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