Intermediate CND Systems Engineer

Location: Ft. Meade, MD
Date Posted: 03-02-2018
The Candidate is responsible for safeguarding Sensitive and/or Classified Data to include maintaining classification guidance for systems, providing classified handling, processing and discussion guidance. Manage the Vulnerability Management Process via the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
  • Perform IA Self-Assessment Security Review to ensure compliance. Develop/maintain disaster recovery plan. Ensure that an adequate IT Security Program is in place (SOPs, User Guides, Training, STIG and IAVM compliance etc.).
  • Ensure systems are registered and compliant. Review, document and approve requirements for shared/service accounts.
  • Provide technical security expertise in planning, preparing and executing the DoDIN connection approval requirements for DOD Service and Agency Information Systems. This work also includes Connection Compliance Assessment efforts, assessing the local subscriber environment information system and technology's security posture for compliance with policies and directives.
  • Prepare letters recommending the government grant Approval Authority to Operate (IATO/ATO) to the DoD networks. Assist customers in resolving connection issues associated with their connection requests, and recommend solutions to bring their systems/networks/ architectures into compliance with connection requirements.
  • Review and recommend IA solutions to customer problems based on an understanding of how products and services interrelate and supports the IA mission and the viewpoints of the consumers of those products and services.
  • Analyze and recommend resolution of IA problems based on knowledge of the major IA products and services, an understanding of their limitations and knowledge of the disciplines of IA.

This shall include but not limited to the following:
  1. Monitor and analyze Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation. 
  2. Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information. 
  3. Evaluate firewall change requests and assess organizational risk. 
  4. Communicates alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems. 
  5. Assists with implementation of counter-measures or mitigating controls. 
  6. Ensures the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices. 
  7. Performs periodic and on-demand system audits and vulnerability assessments, including user accounts, application access, file system and external Web integrity scans to determine compliance. 
  8. Prepares incident reports of analysis methodology and results.
  9. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members. 
  10. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned. 
  11. Participates in special projects as required. 
  12. Assists the Information Assurance Manager on all aspects of DoD network authority/certificate to operate for the NDU enterprise; including DIACAP documentation and certifications. 
  13. Develops and implements information assurance/security standards and procedures 
  14. Recommends IA/IS solutions to support customer requirements 
  15. Identifies; reports; and resolves security violations 
  16. Establishes and satisfies information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user; policy; regulatory; and resource demands 
  17. Ensures that all information systems are functional and secure 
  18. Supports certification and accreditation activities in support of NDU systems; sites; and networks 
  19. Coordinates with DISA or other outside entities in support of audits and inspections and provides any required documentation in support of such audits/inspections 
  20. Provides guidance and leadership to less-experienced technical staff members.
  21. Performs Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization, coordinates with other government agencies to record and report incidents. 
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
  • 5-8 years of related experience in data security administration.
  • Must have a current CISSP Certification.
  • Must possess an In-depth knowledge of Information Assurance practices within DoD and the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process including various security tools (ACAS, HBSS, etc)


AC4S is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets
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