IA Security Specialist



Washington, DC

Job Description:

*** LATE SHIFT ***

The IA Security Specialist will work with the IA team supporting information assurance management, risk and vulnerabilities assessments within enterprise systems and databases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researches remediation of these findings and develops compliance plans
  • Determines the impact of executing the IA remediation solutions provided by enterprise directives, and provides methodology and recommendations
  • Analyze C&A findings and develops remediation plans
  • Will utilize iPost application to monitor and push-out security patches to the department’s IT enterprise infrastructure
  • Team member must be able to work till 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and support release nights (Fridays – 7p.m. -12 p.m.) as needed

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of Information Assurance Management best practices
  • Strong knowledge of Security Patch management
  • Strong knowledge of systems and database security best practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows server operating system 2008
  • Experience with PeopleSoft 9.1 administration tasks including installation and configuration
  • Experience with Oracle Database 11g administration tasks including installation and configuration
  • Experience with SQL Server 2005/2008 administration
  • Experience with Linux and/or similar Unix-based servers

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with guidelines to support the implementation of and compliance with the FISMA
  • Familiarity with the DOS’ iPost application
  • Experience with NetIQ monitoring tool

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years enterprise level Information Assurance Management and security vulnerability experience
  • 4+ years enterprise level security scanning and reporting tool experience
  • 4+ years experience in Microsoft Windows 2003 or above administration and server maintenance
  • 2+ years PeopleSoft Server database administration
  • 2+ years Oracle server administration
  • 2+ years SQL server administration
  • 2+ Unix/Linux server administration

Education/Clearance Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in computer management, information security or equivalent job experience
  • Advanced training or professional security certifications (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM or Security+)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and currently hold a Secret security clearance. Current Top Secret Clearance highly preferred.