By Light HQ

Information Security Specialist

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/10/2021 12:22 PM)
# of Openings
Tier 3 - Secret/ADP II


By Light Professional IT Services is seeking an Information System Security Specialist to join our DISA Information Security team in Hanover, MD.  This is an exciting key position to a major Department of Defense initiative.  The candidate will be responsible for ensuring compliance with security policy and maintaining the highest quality of Information Assurance (IA) while helping government clients meet their mission objectives.


  • Coordinate Risk Management Framework (RMF) packages for DISA's unclassified and classified networks. 

  • Perform system certification and accreditation planning and testing and liaison activities and support secure systems operations and maintenance.
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life cycle; validate system security requirements definition and analysis; establish system security designs; implement security designs in hardware, software, data, and procedures.
  • Review and update Security packages such as System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment Report (RAR), Plan of Action and Milestone (POAM), Contingency Plan, and Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • Provide mitigation recommendations/ security architecture reviews to Government decision makers.
  • Documentation changes need to baseline software
  • Work with Tier 3 subject matter experts to close out any open items.
  • Assist in making sure DISA STIGS are applied to networks, network devices and information systems where applicable.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years working experience with RMF.
  • Current 8570 Level II certified (any of the following certifications: CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP (or Associate), GSLC, CCISO
  • Firm working knowledge of Security Architectures.
  • Firm working knowledge Microsoft Office Tools
  • Excellent communication, effective leadership and interpersonal skills

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience with eMASS a plus.
  • DoD Experience a plus
  • Experience using Host Based Security Solutions (HBSS) or Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS)

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Must possess an Active DoD Secret clearance and be eligible for Top Secret
  • Must be a US Citizen


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