We are seeking an Information Assurance (IA) Specialist with an active TS/SCI clearance to develop and place into action local and enterprise security program plans and requirements. This position will provide resident Information Assurance to the Warfighter and provide support for exercises, combat operations, and contingency operations. If you are ready to work in beautiful Honolulu, are passionate about supporting the US Warfighter, have an active TS/SCI clearance and experience supporting in Information Assurance, then apply now! Still not sure? Read on.

The Information Assurance Specialist will:

  • Participate in the development or modification of system security program plans and requirements.
  • Collect and maintain information needed to meet system IA reporting requirements.
  • Recommend resource allocations necessary to securely operate and maintain system IA requirements.
  • Assist in identifying security implications of new and/or upgraded technologies.
  • Create and analyze IA policies and develop system security configuration guidelines.
  • Ensure testing of IA controls annually and ensure results are documented appropriately.
  • Review the selected security safeguards to determine if security concerns identified in the system have been fully addressed.
  • Report security violations and incidents through appropriate channels.
  • Prepare all manner of paperwork and documentation required for system accreditations.
  • Assist in Information Assurance awareness training and education including required Information Assurance processes to maintain system accreditation.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging Federal, and Department of Defense (DoD), requirements, policies, regulations, and trends.
  • Maintain knowledge of information vulnerabilities and trends.
  • Understand and apply sound Information Assurance principles and methodology to all work.
  • May Lead a team and/or less senior staff.
  • Research IA regulatory compliance requirements and tools for IA requirements. Provide recommendations and strategies for material and/or non-material solutions to improve the system and/or organizational IA posture.
  • Maintain an IA Specialist continuity book for their location

Requirements:

  • Current TS/SCI Clearance
  • CISSP or CISM certification
  • Knowledge of DoD IT organizations and responsibilities.
  • Ability to analyze an organization’s internal and external IA processes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ability to author official IA correspondence, IA guides, and plan of action and milestones.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction and lead or work on informal teams.
  • Ability to brief organizational leadership on technical issues in a non-technical format.
  • Experience building formal accreditation/certification packages for DoD Intelligence support systems.
  • Experience performing IA functions in a DoD operational environment or other national level agency environment
  • Experience building formal accreditation/certification packages for DoD support systems.
  • Ability to analyze an organization's business processes and develop material and non-material solutions to implement applicable DoDI 8500.2 IA controls.
  • Ability to perform independent or collaborative research on solutions for IA requirements.
  • Ability to assess current IA capabilities against future requirements and provide a strategy to close any capability gap.