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Information Assurance Specialist

Washington, DC
This is a direct hire opening.  Not a temp or temp to perm position.  Seeking IA Specialist.  Must have Secret clearance clearable to TS in the future.  Location is in DC.  Pay up to $120k a year with full benefits and/or $82hr 1099 max, but will depend on experience.

Duties and Functional Responsibilities: 
  • Develop, maintain and troubleshoot various information technology security systems across different operating systems (Windows, Linux), Networking, Databases and Cloud environments.
  • Analyze log files across various IPMS systems, monitor account access on the network.
  • Provide guidance & review the baselines for IT hardware and software.
  • Assist teams in implementing security for interfaces in very complex computing systems, applications, and network software and hardware;
  • Evaluate Intranet/Internet-wide security threats in relation to local systems;
  • Communicate potential information security exploits to the Bureau’s ISSO;
  • Participate in the evaluation of proposed systems and applications to determine information security or data integrity implications;
  • Develop and maintain domain-wide automated information technology security monitoring and reporting mechanisms;
  • Follow reporting requirements for breaches, PII incidents, follow up with resources for any resulting requirements, including providing advice on potential solutions;
  • Monitor domain-wide network traffic activity;
  • Assist the Bureau ISSO in troubleshooting and resolving network security issues; and
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements, Skills, and Certs:
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE:  active Secret clearance to start; may be submitted for a Top Secret security clearance after start of work.
  • Must have 3+ years of work experience in performing IA in Federal environment;
  • Familiarity with FedRamp certified cloud offerings and the related security monitoring requirements.
  • Some knowledge and experience with tools such as Tripwire, Splunk, Wireshark, Nexpose, Visio, and Xacta is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of server operating systems; networking principles, design, and architecture; information technologies systems and network security software and hardware;
  • Ability to analyze, diagnose, and correct problems related to information technologies security systems; research and assist in the design and implementation of information and network security solutions; develop methods for information security reporting purposes; troubleshoot domain-wide information technology system and network security issues, and;
  • MCSE, CCSP, or higher technical certifications are preferred
Additional Information about Position and Company
  • Salary: up to $120,000 W-2 based on experience or $82 as full-time 1099 consultant
  • Job location:  2401 E Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20522
  • Company benefits for W-2:
    • Company-sponsored medical/dental/vision insurance
    • 401(k) plan: up to 3% matching, no vesting restrictions
    • 3 weeks PTO
    • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
    • Long-  and short-term Disability coverage
    • Company sponsored Life Insurance coverage
    • Hiring Referral Bonus
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