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Risk Management Specialist

Huntsville, AL 35801

Posted: 01/05/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Number: 41238 Pay Rate: 52.46

Job Description

The Panther Group has an immediate need for a Risk Management Specialist in the Huntsville, AL area. 

  • Responsible for supporting adherence to all aspects of a rigorous Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance program as stipulated by NISPOM/DAAPM, JSIG, ICD 503, STIGs and associated NIST publications.
  • This position will work with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to maintain Authority to Operate (ATO) approvals for various systems by adhering to the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • This position supports cybersecurity efforts throughout the RMF process for one or more assigned programs(s) to include the enforcement of System Security Plans, Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms), assessing and auditing systems security controls.
  • Implements policies for the protection of Company Protected Information.
  • Acts as a liaison with the IT department to ensure that all new computer technologies are implemented with the necessary information systems security in place.
  • Works with commercial computer product vendors in the design and evaluation of state-of-the-art secure operating systems and networks.
  • Coordinates information systems security issues with government security representatives.
  • Contains and removes classified data spillage from unclassified systems.
  • Prepares Security Awareness Briefings and Information Systems Security Guides. Conducts Information Systems Security briefings.
  • The candidate must exercise discretion and independent judgement in performing the following tasks:
    • Interpret government and internal company policies, develop, and implement security plans and procedures utilizing the new 32 CFR Part 117 National Industrial Security Operating Manual (NISPOM) as well as any other specific programmatic instruction manuals.
    • Assist with security reviews to include Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) visits, formal self-inspections, and Staff Assistance Visits (internal audits) of other facilities.
    • Processing campus document control activities to include oversight for classified documents, proper markings, cover pages, etc.
    • Processes classified mailings to include maintaining a system of receipts for classified transmittals.
    • Support the fingerprinting process.
    • Conduct and document destruction of classified material in accordance with instructions and facility guidelines.
    • Provide support for security awareness and education programs.
    • Assist in Conduct annual inventories of accountable materials, documents, and media.
    • Escorting personnel in the facility.
    • Performing all badging duties to include creating new badges, replacing badges, adding access points to badges, deactivate badges and issue badges (new hires, contractors, etc.)
    • Issuing Smart Card

.Experience & Skills Required:
  • IAM Level I certification commensurate with DoD 8570.1M requirements (or ability to obtain certification within 6 months)
  • High level of personal motivation and initiative to learn and acquire new skills and adapt seamlessly to an ever-changing security environment.
  • Customer focused, excellent communicator and ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Able to interface with other IA team members, other security disciplines (industrial security, physical security, special programs security, etc.), and program personnel.
  • Basic understanding of simple networks, operations systems and computer functions.
  • Coursework in a technical discipline (i.e. programming/scripting, systems administration, cybersecurity/information assurance, etc.)

Experience & Skills Preferred:
  • Working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
  • Working knowledge of information security technology
  • Working knowledge of information security management and compliance
  • Experience with auditing and certifying compliance of various systems (Windows, Linux, Network Devices, and peripherals).
  • Experience with the preparation of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) documents and procedures
  • Experience with development and delivery of IA-related briefings and training material.
  • Experience with compliance and vulnerability scanning tools (Nessus, SCAP, ACAS, SCC).

Education and Certifications Required:
  • IAM Level I certification commensurate with DoD 8570.1M requirements (or ability to obtain certification within 6 months)
  • Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of experience in lieu of degree

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