Computer Systems Security Analyst 4

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Computer Systems Security Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Washington DC. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's ITSS4 WPR2 providing support to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management division's Cyber Security Support staff performing Cyber Security Analysis for DOJ.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate all authorization documentation associated with the DOJ processes including the Systems Categorization, Systems Security Plan, and Systems risk assessment
  • Act on the behalf of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) to the supported component
  • Support the control assessment, reporting and monitoring processes using the Cyber Security and Assessment Management (CSAM) system. Assess NIST 800-53, Rev 4. controls and document results in DOJ CSAM repository.
  • Assist the component with staying on track with Core Controls and A-123 control assessment schedules
  • Support and document security controls tests, assist in remediation and ensure that POA&Ms are being appropriately managed.
  • Facilitate preparations for the tri-annual Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) component's Information System.
  • Conduct assessments of information systems security requirements, evaluate current security posture and recommend priorities for remediation.
  • Design and develop comprehensive Systems Security Plan, covering at a high level the infrastructure, policies and procedures which define the systems security profile for the analyzed systems; initial Privacy Assessment (IPA) and Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) for each major Federal Government IT Systems.
  • Review and conduct NIST-based Self Assessments, identifying any weaknesses which need to be addressed, and developing a POA&M for each of those weaknesses based on industry best practices.
  • Develop and conduct System Test and Evaluations (ST&Es) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&Vs); and OMB A-123 security assessments of Federal Government IT Systems.

Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.

  • Bachelor's Degree and 9 years of experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • 8 years' experience performing systems security assessments, preparing system security documentation, and/or performing security upgrades for live networks, desktop systems, servers, and enterprise data bases leading to successful certification and accreditation or security authorization of such systems.
  • 8 years' experience assessing and enhancing IT systems security policies and procedures in response to the regulatory requirements associated with Federal and International standards.
  • 8 years IT Security experience with extensive knowledge in security regulations and security assessments having developed numerous security C&A (or SA&A) and ATO on a range of systems including classified systems
  • Strong working knowledge with NIST Special Publications and the NIST SP 800-37 SA using CSAM system
  • Strong working knowledge working with software package DBProtect
  • Active Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • 8 Years experience and a Bachelor's in Science in Information Technology or Cyber Security
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - maintained and current
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - maintained and current
  • Experience conducting FISCAM-based security audits of Federal Government IT Systems.
  • Experience with DISA STIG configuration requirements
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification - maintained and current.
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) - maintained and current
  • Experience with Department of Justice information systems.
  • Experience with the use of the DOJ CSAM application.
  • Security Tool experience (e.g. Splunk, FoundStone, Nessus/Tenable, DBProtect, AppDetective, Tivoli/BigFix, Sharepoint, Guardium, WebInspect).

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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