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#1 amasters



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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:19 AM

Title: Primary Certifier

Location: Rockville, MD

Client/Employer: To be disclosed.

Compensation: Competitive

>>>Required clearance: TOP SECRET

Benefits - Full

Relocation Assistance Available - Yes

Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes

The Ideal Candidate

5+ to 7 years of experience

Management Experience Required - No

Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

Willingness to Travel Never


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Top Secret required unless candidate is currently working for a component of DHS, then Secret will suffice.

- Develop, update, and maintain appropriate Certification & Accreditation packages based on NIST standards for general support systems and major applications

- Recommend appropriate FIPS 199 impact level designations and identify appropriate security controls based on characterization of the general support system or major application

- Develop and maintain POA&M for all accepted risks upon completion of system C&A.

- Assist the government with developing a network of public and private sector organizations capable of providing cost effective, quality, system and network security assessment and certification based on unified federal guidelines and procedures

- Integrate with a team of skilled information technology security professionals demonstrating competence in the application of the system certification guidelines and procedures

- Work with RMS and Trusted Agent FISMA to develop C&A related documentation and track POA&M and vulnerability status


- Must possess 5 years dedicated security experience.

- BS Degree preferred.

- Ability to and interest in providing support and guidance to System Owner's through the four phases of C&A, including monitoring C&A artifact compliance, annual self-assessment (NIST 800-53A) completion, vulnerability scans, annual contingency plan testing, and POA&M management. Must possess experience with FISMA.

- Ability to work effectively in a team management environment and participate in collaborative initiatives which foster the mutual exchange of knowledge and expertise.

- Must be able to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team, share workloads, and deal with sudden shifts in project priorities.

- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to build and maintain customer satisfaction and express conclusions in a clear, technically sound manner on matters associated with IT security.

- Experience with developing Security Test and Evaluation Plans and analyzing the results of security test activites to evaluate the existence and effectiveness of 800-53 security controls


- Working knowledge of the Trusted Agent FISMA Tool (TAFT) and the Risk Management System (RMS).

- Awareness of current information security issues and the ability to interpret the requirements of relevant policies and standards set forth in NIST documentation, specifically, 800-37, 800-53A, FIPS-199/200, and 800-30.

- Knowledge of NIST in regards to how it applies to FISMA reporting.

- Above average skills in MS Excel, and MS Access (to include ability to write macros, and/or code)

- CAP (Certification and Accreditation Professional)

- CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional)



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