Information Security Specialist

IT & Security Herndon, Virginia


Description

This position will be responsible for documenting Tyler Federal’s IT Security policies as it pertains to security industry standards, as well as assisting Tyler Federal’s Senior Information Security team members with Assessment and Accreditations for government applications. Information Security Specialist must have knowledge of NIST Special Publications, FedRAMP, and CIS benchmarks. Information Security Specialist work in a fast paced, highly flexible team and client environment. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with clients and staff both in writing and orally.

Must be able to obtain a U.S. government security clearance, preliminary background checks will be performed prior to offer level.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops information security documents based on guidance from Information Security Management.
  • Review and update security policies and procedures on a regular basis
  • Perform regular monitoring and uploads as it relates to FedRAMP
  • Perform weekly information Security team task review
  • Monitor team email, perform initial contact with email sender, and enter tickets and/or report request status to Information Security team leads.
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Qualifications

  • Strong technical writing skills; ability to create documentation will minimal direction
  • Ability to balance and prioritize concurrent initiatives
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships/partnerships with the information security and infrastructure support teams throughout the Information Technology organization, as well as business units and customers.
  • Strong work ethic. Good use of discretion and judgment.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience working with federal regulations related to information security (FISMA, Computer security Act, etc.)
  • Experience working with NIST Special Publications and A & A process methodology required. Experience with FedRAMP preferred.
  • Understanding of security related technologies or work experience with networking protocols
  • Versatile skill set in order to support other teams within IT.
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education, work experience, and military experience
  • Knowledge of AWS services, hosting, data and/or application security in multiple operating system environment

    Must be able to obtain a U.S. government security clearance. (candidates currently in possession of a security clearance preferred, ability to obtain a security is a mandatory requirement)