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Information Assurance Specialist with Security Clearance

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2 Jul 2024

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Job Role
Information Assurance
Job Type
Responsibilities & Qualifications RESPONSIBILITIES Act as Project Manager on information security projects. Evaluate new systems and products for security monitoring and response. Assess the need for security reconfigurations (minor or significant) and executes them as required. Monitor and maintain current knowledge of emerging security alerts, issues, threats and trends. Conduct research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts. Build and maintain tolls, flags and triggers in order to proactively monitor and respond to emerging threats. Conduct technical assessments of information security incidents, including malware analysis, packet level analysis, and system level forensic analysis. Coordinate and provide technical updates to management throughout incident management cycles. Develop and conduct Security Awareness training for staff and faculty. Deploy and maintain security systems and corresponding or associated software, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems and antivirus software. Recommend, schedule and apply fixes, security patches, disaster recovery procedures, and any other measures required in order to address security breaches. Develop and implement enforcement policies, procedures and associated plans for system security administration and user system access based on industry–standard best practices. Design, implement, and report on IT Security performance results, audits, and recommendations and end user activity audits. Perform other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, IT, or other related field and 6 years of IT security related work experience or additional work experience equivalency. Design, development, and implementation of software systems, applications, and related products. Systems planning, security principles, functional shell code fundamentals, and general software management best practices. Current software protocols, and Internet standards, including TCP/IP, HTML, AJAX, JavaScript, and XML, Regular Expressions, Wiki Markup, SQL, Linus, IOS, Perl, Python, Bash, and PHP programming languages. Software troubleshooting experience. Testing, flowcharting, and data mapping tools and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protections. Well versed in multiple security technologies such as SIEM; Intrusion Detection Systems; Endpoint security; Web Proxy/Content Filtering; Active Directory, PKI, Radius, Log Analysis, etc. Broad knowledge of business–impacting security scenarios and viable methods to detect these scenarios. Strong analytical and problem–solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical requirements and provide innovative solutions. Ability to adapt to changing business requirements and work in a fast–paced, dynamic environment. Strong leadership skills, with the ability to influence and guide teams towards achieving project goals and deliverables. Highly motivated, self–learner, and technically inquisitive Excellent written and verbal communication skills Guide & Support Junior level personnel. Clearance: TS/SCI CI Polygraph Overview We are seeking a Information Assurance Specialist to join our team supporting our NGA customer in Springfield, VA. TekSynap is a fast growing high–tech company that understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. "Technology moving at the speed of thought" embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers. We offer our full–time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short–term and long–term disability plans, vacation time and holidays. Visit us at . Apply now to explore jobs with us! The safety and health of our employees is of the utmost importance. Employees are required to comply with any vaccination requirements mandated by contract, applicable law or regulation. By applying to a role at TekSynap you are providing consent to receive text messages regarding your interview and employment status. If at any time you would like to opt out of text messaging, respond "STOP". Additional Job Information WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Location: WASHINGTON METRO AREA (WMA) Type of environment: Office Noise level: Medium Work schedule: Schedule is day shift. May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs. Amount of Travel: 10% PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship Clearance requirement: TS/SCI CI Poly OTHER DUTIES Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company–sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. TekSynap is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please contact for assistance. (turn font to white)

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