Cybersecurity Specialist – Associate with Security Clearance

at American Systems Corporation
Published September 13, 2023
Location Fort Meade, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


We are looking for a Cybersecurity Specialist - Associate with a Secret clearance or higher to join our growing team in Ft. Meade, MD! As a Cybersecurity Specialist - Associate you will: * Perform cybersecurity related tasks designed to safeguard the security of systems and information assets by protecting against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. * Manage information systems security, including disaster recovery, database protection, and software development. * Implements network security policies and procedures, ensures network (LAN/WAN, telecommunications, and voice) security access, and protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction. * Receive a robust benefits package that includes our Employee Stock Ownership Plan! (ESOP). * Enjoy flexibility managing your work hours and personal needs with a single accrual leave plan. A week in the life of a Cybersecurity Specialist - Associate: * Rely on instructions and pre- established guidelines to perform the functions of the Cybersecurity Specialist. * Help plan and execute Cybersecurity Information Technology (IT) Operations ensuring events and activities are completed. * Interface with Government Action Officers (AOs) and conduct regular In-Process Reviews (IPRs) on TO project funding, schedules, technical deliverables, management. * Help develop and submit internal and external weekly and monthly task order activity reports (WARs& MSRs) ensuring format, technical and schedule compliance. * As part of the team will work with end users to determine needs, implements policies or procedures, and tracks compliance through the organization. * Help establish plans and administer the overall policies, goals, and procedures for the information security function. * Plan Government customer and assigned ASC MAC internal and external IPR, working group or information meetings. * Analyze information security systems and applications in order to recommend and develop effective security measures. * Ensure that required AMERICAN SYSTEMS and JITC training requirements are completed in accordance with PMO guidance. * Adhere to DISA JITC ISO 9001 Auditable Unit (AU) processes and ensure that the program milestones are met. * Research technical IT/NSS systems and capability documents for testable cybersecurity requirements and develop test procedures that will correctly test for expected results. * Report on issues and identify cybersecurity Courses of Action (COAs) for customer approval to mitigate issues quickly. * Assist in planning out task order period of performance planning, execution, data collection/ analysis, reporting and close out activities. Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs, and innovation we deliver excellence every day. COMPANY AWARDS: * Forbes National Best Midsize Companies * Energage National Best Workplaces, National * Washington Post Best Workplaces Veteran Hiring Awards: * U.S. Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion * BEST FOR VETS by Military Times * TOP 10 MILITARY FRIENDLY COMPANY by Job Requirements * Associate's degree and 2+ years of experience in an IT related field (Additional certifications and experience may be considered in lieu of degree) * 6+ months of recent hands-on experience in specific cybersecurity IT fields/testing areas and the capabilities associated with the DoD architecture including IA/CND Policies and Procedures. * Possess a DoD Approved DoDD 8570/8140 IAT / IAM Level II Certification. IAT Level II (CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP) or IAM Level II (CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CCISO) * Recent experience on an IT/NSS T&E project which includes supporting all phases of a T&E life cycle in the areas of Developmental, Operational, Cybersecurity, Unified Capabilities, Joint Interoperability, Verification and Validation, and Standards Conformance and Compliance testing. * Current DoD Secret or higher clearance eligibility. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation