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Cyber Security Administrator / Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO).

Areté Associates | Arlington VA 2220 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/07/2021

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Areté, an employee-owned company, is a growing research and development firm recognized for contributing to national security objectives by supplying innovative solutions to challenging technical problems faced by the United States. Our Arlington, VA office has an immediate opening for a full time Cyber Security Administrator / Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). This is an exempt full-time non-supervisory position reporting to the Director of Cyber Security.

The selected candidate will have and maintain a Top Secret security clearance. The candidate will collaborate with other Cyber Security and IT staff members, travel occasionally, and provide some afterhours support. The candidate will also support a variety of information systems at varying levels of complexity on the classified and corporate networks.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work directly with the onsite and remote Information Systems Security Managers (ISSMs); assisting in the development and implementation of government approved information security procedures and system security plans for the operation of networked and standalone classified computers systems, as well as coordinating government agency approvals/accreditations;
  • Responsible for periodic system self-inspections/testing, weekly system audits, conduct media reviews and comprehensive investigations of computer security incidents, coordinating with other organizations for expertise as needed;
  • Contribute to information system and application hardening configurations in accordance with company and customer standards;
  • Run compliance and vulnerability scans on systems, analyze the findings, and apply applicable remediation manually or via remediation tools;
  • Provide customer service to end users of the information systems for cyber security-related requests and issues such as data transfers, user account management activities, software approval requests, end user cyber security training, and others as assigned; 
  • Conduct product research and testing utilizing open source resources as well as coordination with appropriate vendors to review products for use on the Corporate network;
  • Assist with product research and testing utilizing open source resources as well as coordination with appropriate vendors;
  • Respond to Cyber Security SIEM alerts and conduct investigations under the direction of the Corporate Cyber Security program lead;
  • Participate in the various Corporate Cyber Program processes and procedures such as Incident Response activities, Insider threat indicator collection, Change Management Board reviews, and asset inventory reviews;
  • Contribute to the Cybersecurity Program tasks as assigned on the corporate network;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance;
  • Current IAT Level II Security Certification or higher (Security+, CASP, CySA+, CISSP, GSEC) or ability to obtain within 3 months of the start date;
  • Minimum of 1 year working as an ISSO, Cyber Security Administrator or similar role;
  • NISPOM experience and an understanding of the implementation of RMF on DoD/IC systems;
  • Must have solid technical knowledge on how Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2 systems are configured, hardened, and managed;
  • Experience with common information system Cyber Security tools, technologies, and STIGs (Nessus/ACAS, SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, Microsoft Group Policy, etc);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and on a team;
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to document/diagram information systems and procedures;
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework is a plus;
  • Experience with Security Directives, Policies, Publications and Regulations including but not limited to the NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, JSIG and/or ICD 503;
  • Experience in one or more of the following Cybersecurity tools/technologies: SIEM or Log Reduction & Analysis Tools McAfee ePO, SCC Tool, WSUS, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Bitlocker, Rapid7 IDR, InsightVM.

Areté offers an excellent compensation and a full benefits package.  U.S. citizenship, background screen and drug test are required to meet position eligibility.  Submit your resume on-line at:  http://www.arete.com.

 Areté is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact  Arete Human Resources Representative.

Areté will consider for employment-qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Active Top Secret security clearance;
  • Current IAT Level II Security Certification or higher (Security+, CASP, CySA+, CISSP, GSEC) or ability to obtain within 3 months of the start date;
  • Minimum of 1 year working as an ISSO, Cyber Security Administrator or similar role;
  • NISPOM experience and an understanding of the implementation of RMF on DoD/IC systems;
  • Must have solid technical knowledge on how Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2 systems are configured, hardened, and managed;
  • Experience with common information system Cyber Security tools, technologies, and STIGs (Nessus/ACAS, SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, Microsoft Group Policy, etc);
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and on a team;
  • Strong written communication skills and the ability to document/diagram information systems and procedures;
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the Risk Management Framework is a plus;
  • Experience with Security Directives, Policies, Publications and Regulations including but not limited to the NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, JSIG and/or ICD 503;
  • Experience in one or more of the following Cybersecurity tools/technologies: SIEM or Log Reduction & Analysis Tools McAfee ePO, SCC Tool, WSUS, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Bitlocker, Rapid7 IDR, InsightVM.

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Location Arlington, VA, 2220, United States
Categories Computer Software, Cyber Security
Ctznship Statuses Eligible to work in USA
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)
Experience Years 1 yrs
Pref Degree Bachelors
Certifications Current IAT Level II Security Certification or higher (Security+, CASP, CySA+, CISSP, GSEC) or ability to obtain within 3 months of the start date; Minimum of 1 year working as an ISSO, Cyber Security Administrator or similar role; NISPOM experience and an understanding of the implementation of RMF on DoD/IC systems; Must have solid technical knowledge on how Microsoft Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2 systems are configured, hardened, and managed; Experience with common information system Cyber Security tools, technologies, and STIGs (Nessus/ACAS, SCAP Compliance Checker, STIG Viewer, Microsoft Group Policy, etc); Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously and on a team; Strong written communication skills and the ability to document/diagram information systems and procedures; Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

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