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Information Security Specialist

Req #: 129853
Location: Washington, DC US
Job Category: Information Technology
Security Clearance: Secret
Clearance Status: Must be Obtainable

Job Description

Provide Information System Security Officer (ISSO) duties in support of the ITA Assessment and Authorization (A&A) program.  A successful candidate will be able to:
- Maintain cooperative relationship with business partners or other interconnected systems including System Owners, Network security architects and engineers, and information system security officers

- Advise system owners regarding security considerations in applications systems procurement or development, implementation, operation and maintenance, and disposal activities (i.e. life cycle management)

- Assist in the determination of an appropriate level of security commensurate with the impact level

- Assist in the development and maintenance of system security plans and contingency plans for all systems under their responsibility

- Participate in self-assessment of system safeguards and program elements and in A&A of the system; and

- Notify the responsible security officials of any suspected incidents in a timely manner, and assist in the investigation of incidents, as necessary

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Show excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to convey complex technical information to individuals or groups in an effective manner, listen to others and respond appropriately, and develop clear and accurate technical documentation

- Have good problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate as well as identify problems, use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations

- Prepare A&A packages, develop or review security plans, testing plans, and related documentation; provide recommendations to support each identified A&A effort

- Ensure systems and applications A&A packages are complete and thoroughly documented in accordance with requisite federal requirements

- Participate in risk assessments to periodically re-evaluate sensitivity of the system, risks and mitigation strategies

- Ability to develop and manage plan of actions and milestones (POAM), waiver requests, security guidelines and checklists for ITA systems/devices

- Coordinate and interact with government and other contractor staff with technical understanding of systems and applications to ensure the A&A package is complete; and

- Collaborate on critical IT projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the System Design Life Cycle (SDLC).

- Must have five years of experience in information systems (Typically requires Bachelor's degree or equivalent and 2-4 years related experience.)

- Secret security clearance must be obtainable; current Secret clearance strongly preferred

- Some experience with Accreditation and Authorization (A&A) / Certification and Accreditation (C&A)

- Knowledge of US Government security regulations and methodologies, FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST special publications

- General technical knowledge of mainstream operating systems (Microsoft Windows, UNIX and Linux) and a wide range of security technologies, such as vulnerability assessment scanning solutions and identity and access management (IdAM) systems preferred

- Excellent self-motivation, time management, teamwork, and client service skills;


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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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