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Leidos Biomedical Research - IT Security Analyst

Date Posted: 2/13/2018


The responsibility of this position may include, but is not limited to, consulting, auditing, operations, documentation, monitoring, and engineering for information systems security. Essential duties involve close coordination with all information system owners, and includes:

  • Obtaining security authorizations for systems under the authority of NCI-Frederick/FNLCR by conducting IT Security audits of the network and devices for Federal Information Security Management (FISMA) compliance
  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)s of all Major/Minor/GSS systems
  • Ensuring NCI-Frederick/FNLCR information systems maintain appropriate operational security posture consistent with the FISMA, working in close collaboration with information system owners
  • Serving as an advisor on matters involving the security of NCI-Frederick/FNLCR information systems, and provides security awareness and training to NCI-Frederick personnel, customers, and users
  • Developing and ensuring compliance with FNCLR security policies, standards, and procedures
  • Monitoring NCI-Frederick/FNLCR information systems and environments of operations, including developing and updating security plans, managing and controlling changes to NCI-Frederick/FNLCR information systems, and assessing security impact
  • Developing and assessing information security requirements for NCI-Frederick/FNLCR, and ensuring information system owners integrate and implement security requirements into the design, development, and configuration of information systems
  • Coordinating security-related activities with the Information System Security Officers (ISSO), Information System Owners, and common control providers
  • Location will be mainly Frederick, MD but will also work 2 days a week in Rockville, MD.


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in job related field from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • Must have a current International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), or Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) certification or obtain professional certification within six (6) months of hire
  • A minimum of six (6) years progressively responsible job related experience.  Experience must include functioning as an analyst or equivalent for compliance auditing, information security, information systems, business operations, or related 
  • Practical understanding and application of the NIST Risk Management Framework and FedRAMP requirements
  • Work independently and make decisions regarding complex issues with appropriate consultation of peers, cross-functional teams, and supervisors 
  • Must be analytical and able to analyze complex information, synthesize disparate data sources, and communicate effectively 
  • Must be able to develop technical documentation and non-technical presentations; and, express information in a clear, concise, and organized manner, both verbally and in writing 
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks/projects 
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of standards and guidelines for Information Security published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
  • Working knowledge and expertise required for administering the information security aspects of information systems in compliance with regulations and directives of FISMA, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and online research tools, including open-source tools and methodologies 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance
  • Location is in Frederick, but must be willing to travel to Rockville office two (2) days a week


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration

  • Master degree a plus
  • Experience with regulatory compliance related to cloud security
  • Some understanding of Project Management principles
  • Knowledge of open-source assessment methodologies

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