IT Security Specialist

  • location: Falls Church, VA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 - $76.75 per hour

job description

IT Security Specialist

job summary:
Our client is currently seeking an IT Security Specialist for a 5+ month contract opportunity located in Falls Church, VA.

Must have active secret clearance

Duties:

The IT Security Specialist III will support the DHA Cybersecurity Division's Network Security Operations Branch in the area of Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM). The candidate will assist in PPS deployment services for medical information systems use in the DoD network architecture. The Security Specialist will interact with clients seeking PPSM deployment services, and will manage all documentation pertinent to the registration process.

 
location: Falls Church, Virginia
job type: Contract
salary: $65.00 - 76.75 per hour
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: No Degree Required
 
responsibilities:
Duties: The IT Security Specialist III will support the DHA Cybersecurity Division's Network Security Operations Branch in the area of Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM). The candidate will assist in PPS deployment services for medical information systems use in the DoD network architecture. The Security Specialist will interact with clients seeking PPSM deployment services, and will manage all documentation pertinent to the registration process.

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 3 years of experience
  • Education: No Degree Required
- Work independently to ensure that planned network solutions based on customer requirements are secured in accordance with DoD policies

- Provide security consulting services to other network engineers and customers

- Participate in client meetings and conference calls; gather client requirements, gather information on client's environment, white board / scope potential solutions, and recommend technical solutions

- Gather client requirements and data which including site surveys, system evaluations, system analysis, security analysis, and assessment of client network topology

- Conduct in-depth technical reviews of Certification & Accreditation (C&A) documentation from DIACAP and RMF accreditation program

- Must possess strong organizational and analytical skills, the ability to operate autonomously, acute attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment

- Must have good writing and oral communications skills

- Advise information system owners on DOD security policies and requirements for systems

- Interface with external customers to provide IA subject matter expertise throughout the system development lifecycle

- Keep abreast of emerging security technologies and make appropriate recommendations regarding the enhancement of the security posture of systems

 
skills:
  • SECURITY ANALYST
  • SECURITY ENGINEER
  • SECURITY
Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field with 4-year practical experience, or 7 years practical experience may be substituted in lieu of degree requirement.

- Possess an active DOD Secret clearance.

- Knowledge of DoD IA policies and how they pertain to information systems (Preferred)

- Knowledge/experience working in the Military Health System (Desired)

- 2 years' experience in computer/network security concepts, firewalls, network designs, intrusion detection, vulnerability analysis, security software, and multiple operating systems (Highly desired; but not required)


Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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