IT Security Program Senior Analyst (VA-06122018-211)

Kearney & Company Alexandria, VA
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Kearney has exciting new opportunities for IT Security Program Senior Analysts to join our Alexandria, VA team. Our IT Security Program Senior Analysts help our Federal government customers implement security solutions that go beyond merely achieving security compliance, but enable them to overcome obstacles and further their agency's mission. These Senior Analysts will support team members in performing various IT Security Program tasks for a Federal Agency including Program Governance; Assessment & Authorization; Policies; Procedures; Guidelines and Standards; Risk Assessment and IV&V; Information Security Awareness; Training, and Education; Continual Service Improvement and Remediation; Continuity of Operations; and Audit Liaison support. They will work under the supervision and direction of more senior IT professionals providing support to assist the Agency in the maturation of the client's IT Security Program.

Required Skills

* Provide the development of assessment & authorization (A&A) deliverables including but not limited to risk assessment, FIPS 199, system security plan, IT contingency plan, incident response plan, and others

* Conduct security control assessment of systems and prepare security assessment report including gathering and evaluating evidence for effectiveness

* Provide expertise as it relates to FISMA, OMB/DHS requirements, NIST Special Publications and Standards, and other federal guidance

* Support ongoing monitoring of system's continuous monitoring metrics and information security program metrics

* Support the tracking, reporting, and remediation of agency Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&Ms)

* Support the development, monitoring and update of agency information security policies and procedures

* Assist in conducting NCUA's IV&V (quarterly and ad hoc) tests to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, procedures, and practices

* Monitor and report on updates to applicable authoritative guidance on a continuous basis

* Support in the identification and assessment of Federal Agency Primary Mission Essential Functions, Mission Essential Functions, Essential Supporting Activities, and other identified critical systems

Required Experience

* BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or other related area

* Two (2) or more years as Information System Security Officer (ISSO) preferably in a federal agency in an advisory capacity

* Two (2) or more years of direct experience in developing A&A deliverables in supporting system owners preferably in a federal agency in an advisory capacity

* Two (2) or more years of direct experience in preparing and conducting security control assessments using NIST 800-53A

* Possess working to expert knowledge of federal IS requirements and standards including, but not limited to, NIST 800-37, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-53A, NIST 800-60,NIST 800-137, FIPS 199, and FIPS 140-2

* Ability to work in a fast-pace, highly collaborative environment with peers and senior government officials

* This is a high visibility, client facing, strong communication skills are required

* Maintain strong technical writing skills

* Possess strong working knowledge of computers and networking

* Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance (requires US citizenship)


* Security+, CAP, CRISC and/or CISSP certification preferred

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