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Information Assurance Security Engineer
Ref No.: 17-09838
Location: Herndon, Virginia
Position: Information Assurance Security Engineer
Location: Rosslyn VA-22202
Status: Full Time
Clearance: Top Secret Clearance

Job Description:
The Information Assurance Security Engineer (IASE) will support the Information Assurance (IA) Continuous Monitoring team in providing FISMA services to the Department of State in support of the Chief Technology Office (CTO), Diplomatic Security (DS) Bureau. The IASE must possess excellent oral and written skills, and able to work with minimal supervision. IASE should be familiar with FISMA, NIST and FIPS guidelines.
  • 4 or more years of experience working in an Info Tech Security capacity
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Experience with vulnerability assessments, scanning and mitigation
  • Experience with Cisco routers & switches, network appliances, and VMware
  • Good understanding of Active Directory, Group Share structure
  • Experience with log monitoring and tools
  • Experience with NIST/FISMA publications
  • Experience with NetIQ, Nessus, Splunk and/or Event Tracker tools
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task

  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of security controls in accordance with FISMA and department guidelines.
  • Risk Assessment. Perform network vulnerability and compliance scans using industry standard Information Assurance (IA) tools on standalone network devices and small to medium size network domains
  • Network access control. Ensure that requests for access to the enterprise network and application are properly vetted before access is granted. Attention to detail is a must here. Must be familiar with Active Directory and security group permissions.
  • Ensure enterprise and disparate networks are current with Anti-Virus software and up to date definitions
  • Address concerns, questions and also provide guidance to users on the departments Information Assurance (IA) guidelines, policies and protocols
  • Work with ISSO and systems administrators to resolve Plan of Action & Milestones (POAM)
  • Define and review of security requirements of systems to determine compliance with established standards
  • Ensure systems are operated, maintained and disposed of in accordance with department's security guidelines
  • Review and documentation of system security logs
  • Review of Systems Security Plan (SSP) to ensure for accuracy
  • Generate and update of SOP's
  • Stay current on Information Assurance (IA) best practices (FISMA, NIST, FIPS etc.)
  • Provides Information Assurance (IA) support for special secure networks that connect to local state law enforcement when needed.