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Information Assurance Specialist

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The Aerospace Corporation
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Huntsville, AL/Remote
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Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Job Summary

The Information Assurance Specialist will be responsible for information security and coordination of various privacy policies, compliance artifacts and standards supporting DoD RMF framework. The Specialist will assist with the day-to-day interpretation, implementation, enforcement, and execution of the NISPOM (32 CFR Part 117) while administering the documentation, testing, validation, and accreditation processes necessary to ensure systems meet security and privacy RMF requirements IAW the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM). Conduct formal assessment and authorization documentation and testing for accredited systems in accordance with all DoD security requirements. Candidate must possess an in-depth knowledge of applicable U.S. government security regulations.

Work Model

This position will be a hybrid work model and offer partially remote work that is contingent upon onsite operations in Huntsville, AL.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Provide support regarding DoD RMF assessment and authorization (A&A) processes and matters
  • Maintains information and data regarding end-user issues within the tracking system and according to policies and standards
  • Perform vulnerability scans, conduct risk assessments, and implementation of vulnerability assessments
  • Reviews, develops, and implements security plans for computer assets
  • Experience in running Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) or Nessus, compliance and hardening tools on systems, to provide risk input to the necessary reporting agencies
  • Coordinates and performs information security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Supports the implementation and development of the organizations' IT security program
  • Ensures security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced
  • Trains and briefs employees on the IS systems accesses and processes.
  • Ensures users have appropriate security clearance and access to information
  • Verify that applicable security measures identified by the IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) program are applied
  • Understand classification management, classified document control, and classified media control
  • Submit and track accreditation packages, to include annual review of accredited networks/systems
  • Knowledge of techniques to perform clearing, purging, declassifying, and releasing of system memory, media, and output
  • Conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets
  • Conducts hardware and software implementations
  • Investigates and reports IS security incidents. Ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken.
  • Experience with Microsoft Operating Systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
  • Experience with the NISP Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Services (eMASS) platform

What You Need To Be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Level III:

  • 5 or more years of Information Assurance experience with an Associate’s Degree OR 7 or more years of Information Assurance experience with High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM/32 CFR Part 117 and Risk Management Framework (RMF)/ DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM)
  • DoD Directive 8570 Cybersecurity certifications and requirements
  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience applying technical solutions from NIST 800-53 security controls as dictated by the RMF
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite
  • This position requires an active Secret U.S. government security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Minimum Requirements For Level IV

  • 8 or more years of Information Assurance experience with an Associate’s Degree OR 10 or more years of Information Assurance experience with High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM/32 CFR Part 117 and Risk Management Framework (RMF)/ DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM)
  • DoD Directive 8570 Cybersecurity certifications and requirements
  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience applying technical solutions from NIST 800-53 security controls as dictated by the RMF
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite
  • This position requires an active Secret U.S. government security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline
  • CompTIA, A+
  • CompTIA, Network+
  • CompTIA, Security+
  • CompTIA, Linux+ or comparable training
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.
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