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Information Security Engineer, Senior Principal
Security Clearance:Top Secret SCI
Salary/Pay Rate-
FT/PT Status:Full Time Employment
Job Code:2017:21INFOSY-021
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

JOB SUMMARY: Provide Subject Matter Expertise covering all aspects of Headquarters, Department of the Army Cybersecurity / Information Assurance (CS / IA) Special Programs and Special Activities (SP/SA) IT services for the HQDA CIO / G-6, including implementation and oversight of HQDA CIO / G-6 Risk Management Framework (RMF) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities for Army Information Systems (AIS). Responsible for providing oversight and direction for analytic and technical services in the development, coordination and oversight of CS/IA and Information Technology (IT) strategy, policy, and plans for Army Special Programs/SA and related activities, services, and programs. Capable of supporting the development of the organizational vision, mission, goals, objectives, and strategies and development of appropriate metrics and strategies for implementing the strategic plan. Responsible for the development, production, and maintenance of AIS information and artifacts, to DoD U.S. Army standards. Provide continuous improvement and oversight of the client's SP/SA Programs.

Location is Pentagon and Fort Belvoir, VA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain working relationships and communication with Army, Joint, and DoD Cybersecurity and Information Assurance communities, as well as outside agencies (e.g., Committee on National Security Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Director of National Intelligence (DNI)) in CS/IA and IT matters affecting the Army Special Programs/SA community. Perform as the technical lead for the Army SAP Senior Authorizing Official (AO) advising programs on technical matters involving their information systems. Review and provide comments on all SP/SA CS/IA-related policies and instructions issued by Army and DOD agencies, including the Army Special Programs Directorate (ASPD). Develop and publish SP/SA CS/IA and Assessment and Authorization (A&A) policy for implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) IAW the requirements of the joint DoD/DNI Joint SAP Cybersecurity (JSCS) Working Group. Represent the HQDA SAP/SA Senior AO at designated meetings/conferences and participate in DoD and Army CS/IA working groups in order to ensure consistency and reciprocity of the Special Programs/SA CS/IA processes. Function as a member of the Army SP Blue Team performing site assistance visits for program information systems in order to provide an overall assessment of current CS/IA compliance. Provide services considered essential to protecting, defending, and sustaining the Army’s Special Programs/SA computing environment, in addition to ensuring appropriate response actions are initiated and managed.


Required Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Skills/Education/Experience - Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business-related field and 7-9 years' experience supporting CS/IA programs within the federal government. Extensive experience in Information Systems (IS) risk management, information assurance, mission assurance, and Continuity of Operations in federal and DoD environments. In-depth knowledge of FISMA, Clinger-Cohen Act, CNSSP 22, FIPS 199/200, NIST SP 800-37, 800-39, 800-30, 800-53/53A, and 800-137,DODD 5205.07, AR 380-381, AR 25-1, AR 25-2, AP 25-1-1, AP 25-1-2, FCD ½, and AR 500-3, and other applicable documents. Must also have working knowledgeof thefollowing Federal IT Security related legislation, standards and guidelines: OMB Circular A-130 Appendix III, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53 and NIST SP 800-115. Experience with planning and conducting information system assessments in accordance with NIST SP 800 53A. Experience with developing/updating System Security Programs (SSPs), Security Assessment Reports (SARs), and Plansof Action Milestones (POAMs). Support the development of Security Authorization Packets.

Proven expertise in RMF, Assessment and Authorization, and Security Controls Assessments. Ability to organize and analyze large amounts of complex information and brief senior leadership. DoD 8570 compliance required, Security+CE, CISM, or CISSP certifications preferred, MBCP, CBCP, or similar Continuity certification required. The candidate must have an active TOP SECRET/SCI clearance and be eligible for TOP SECRET IAW DD Form 254, Contract Security Classification Specification, and must maintain such clearance for the life of the contract. Must possess good communication skills and be comfortable working in a team environment, yet capable of working independently with a minimum of supervision.

Travel Required = 25%

EOE - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Desired Skills: Should have an extensive background in Continuity of Operations at the federal level. Knowledge of U.S. Army organization and culture is highly desired. Experience in Information Technology services and Disaster Recovery operations is a plus.

Preferred Skills & Certifications:
WORKING RELATIONSHIPS/WORKING ENVIRONMENT:a. Internal Interaction -b. External Interaction -c. Physical Demands - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.d. Working Conditions – Normal office environment or computer room; may be cooler than normal office temperature. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.