DoD Secret – Cybersecurity RMF Engineer

at PDS Tech, Inc.
Location Charleston, SC
Date Posted November 12, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Cybersecurity Risk Management Engineer

Summary:

  • Position Description:
    Employee will serve in a Senior ISSO support role and perform tasks related to Assessment & Authorization (A&A) and cybersecurity under DHA to obtain and maintain Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) for assigned DoD medical systems (i.e., applications, networks, devices). This position will be part of a team developing recommended courses of action needed to transition current policies and procedures to the DHA RMF-approved processes.

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Support Team Lead by assisting with management and execution of RMF activities for various information systems
    • Provide solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of expertise and creativity. Problems are broadly defined and solutions require the continuation of specialized theories and knowledge
    • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on one or more technologies/skills related to A&A activities
    • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs
    • Actively lead and participate in regular A&A status meetings with government and contract personnel to facilitate progress and address potential issues of RMF system efforts
    • Participate in sessions aimed at identifying, planning, and executing strategies in response to emerging cybersecurity/RMF policies
    • Maintain awareness and knowledge of evolving security and risk management standards and communicate and apply relevant changes to existing processes
    • Provide training and support for team ISSOs as necessary

    Day-to-day tasks may include the following:
    • Lead or attend meetings with SDD stakeholders to discuss statuses of efforts
    • Submit weekly reports to DHA leadership regarding system/program status
    • Develop, update, and/or review RMF documentation to include Security Plans, Implementation Plans, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), and Risk Assessment Reports
    • Coordinate with other system SMEs to identify and develop authorization boundary diagrams, architecture diagrams, and hardware and software inventories
    • Assess system compliance against NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements to include the NIST 800-53 controls and DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs)
    • Produce evidence as necessary to support compliance status of NIST, DoD, and DHA security requirements
    • Work with system administrators, engineers, and developers to create or update system/site policies, procedures, and process guides
    • Analyze vulnerability scans of information systems and assist in remediation tasks

Minimum Qualifications:
• BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology
• Active DoD Secret security clearance
• DoD 8570-compliant (CompTIA Security+ certified)
• Demonstrated expert-level experience with Risk Management Framework (experience under DHA a plus)
• Demonstrated efficiency and expert-level experience in RMF package development, including POA&Ms (mitigation statements), Security Plans, Risk Assessments, architecture diagrams, asset inventories, and system/site policies, procedures, and processes
• Experience in assessing systems using NIST 800-53 and DISA STIGs and SRGs
• Familiarity and experience with the DoD tool eMASS
• Excellent customer service and organization skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with NIST publications
• Ability to travel up to 25-35%
• Ability to attend on-site meetings in the DC area as required by government clients and project leads

Additional Qualifications a Plus:
• Experience working under DHA
• Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Host Based Security System (HBSS)
• Experience in RMF policy development and strategy implementation
• Knowledge in Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)
• Knowledge in one or more of the following technologies:
o Medical devices
o Windows
o Linux/Unix
o Network Devices
o Databases – MS SQL, Oracle
o VMWare – Virtualization
Required Skills  
Minimum Qualifications:
• BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology
• Active DoD Secret security clearance
• DoD 8570-compliant (CompTIA Security+ certified)
• Demonstrated expert-level experience with Risk Management Framework (experience under DHA a plus)
• Demonstrated efficiency and expert-level experience in RMF package development, including POA&Ms (mitigation statements), Security Plans, Risk Assessments, architecture diagrams, asset inventories, and system/site policies, procedures, and processes
• Experience in assessing systems using NIST 800-53 and DISA STIGs and SRGs
• Familiarity and experience with the DoD tool eMASS
• Excellent customer service and organization skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Familiarity with NIST publications
• Ability to travel up to 25-35%
• Ability to attend on-site meetings in the DC area as required by government clients and project leads
Required Education       
• BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology
• Active DoD Secret security clearance
Required Years of Experience    
• BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology, or eighteen (18) years of hands-on experience with Cybersecurity / Information Technology
Desired Skills    
Additional Qualifications a Plus:
• Experience working under DHA
• Experience with Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) and Host Based Security System (HBSS)
• Experience in RMF policy development and strategy implementation
• Knowledge in Continuous Monitoring and Risk Scoring (CMRS)
• Knowledge in one or more of the following technologies:
o Medical devices
o Windows
o Linux/Unix
o Network Devices
o Databases – MS SQL, Oracle
o VMWare – Virtualization

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit www.pdstech.com

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