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Senior Information Assurance Analyst in Washington, DC at THOR Solutions

Date Posted: 4/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

In support of the USCG National Security Cutter Program Management Office, we are seeking a Senior Information Assurance Analyst to provide Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security support. The candidate will be responsible for analyzing USCG cutter computer/PLC based control systems as well as networks for hull, machinery, and electrical systems. Knowledge and application of the DHS/NIST Risk Management Framework will be required to recommend authorization to operate the systems analyzed. Assisting the USCG in development of technical policy regarding cyber security will be required. Candidate must be resourceful, hardworking, detail oriented, and a self-starter interested in working within a multi-disciplinary team. Candidate will work on a high-visibility and mission critical aspects of a several programs and must be able to perform all functional duties independently. Professional integrity and attention to detail is a must.

To be successful in this role, you will need to:

  • Work with USCG program offices to apply IA and cyber security laws, policies, and directives to DHS programs and systems;
  • Provide technical IA and Cyber security analysis support to the Program Office;
  • Participate in the security design and review of USCG system architectures;
  • Assess and recommend Cyber security controls for tactical systems that operate in unique environments;
  • Evaluate next-generation technologies and architectural frameworks for implementation within high stress performance environments;
  • Evaluate Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and similar artifacts for impacts to security postures;
  • Assess and allocate cyber security controls for tactical systems that operate in unique environments;
  • Work directly with fleet commands to implement TTPs within USCG activities;
  • Evaluate technologies and architectural frameworks for implementation within high stress performance environments;
  • Assist with the design and evaluation of Cross Domain Solutions (CDSs);
  • Be comfortable interfacing with military and civilian management, as well as project teams from various regions;
  • Ability to prepare clients and process stakeholders for events via advance briefings and communications in face-to-face settings as well as via video teleconferences.

The following is also advantageous although not essential:

  • Basic knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard organizations and relationships is preferred.
  • Experience developing and maintaining electronic databases is desired.
  • Ability to prepare project cost estimates and project schedules and understand the impacts to both of these.
  • Understand workload and plan your own workday, unless otherwise directed.
  • Familiarity with USCG combat, weapons and other C4I systems, architectures and security requirements.

Job Requirements

Security Clearance Requirement:

  • Must currently have an active TOP SECRET clearance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Experience:

  • Must be comfortable working with the IA/Cybersecurity control sets delineated in NIST 800-53.
  • Must have a working knowledge of DoD/DoN/DHS IA instructions and directives.
  • Must be a confident and articulate communicator and technical writer.
  • Demonstrated experience in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD or other CAD software, Project and Visio.
  • Must possess a Level Two (2) IAT DOD 8570.1 Certification

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Systems Technologies, or related technology-focused discipline.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.