Zenetex LLC

  • Senior Information Assurance Lead / Testing Specialist

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/26/2018 3:32 PM)
    # of Openings
    Job Location
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    ZENETEX specializes in management and technology support services for a variety of federal agencies and commercial organizations. We have an opportunity for a Senior Information Assurance Lead / Testing Specialist to ensure that assigned ISs are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with approved security policies and practices.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Ensure a process for managing changes in user access to ISs (as required access and need-to-know change) and for terminating user access when it is no longer required or authorized, according to established policy requirements
    • Ensure general users and privileged users are trained in the specific knowledge needed for them to safely operate and maintain the ISs to which they have access, including general security awareness and specialized privileged user training
    • Disseminate, control, and manage the issuance of user identifications and passwords for assigned ISs, and provide authorized lists to appropriate system administrators.
    • Develop, implement, and enforce information systems security policies
    • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the IS lifecycle
    • Manage the review and release of media and/or memory components
    • Develop and maintain System Security Plans (SSPs) and all other system security documentation, reviewing and updating them at least annually for all assigned systems
    • Author or coordinate the development of other required system plans: Configuration Management Plan (CMP), Contingency Plan (CP), Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) (as required) , and Incident Response Plan (IRP)
    • Support risk assessment and evaluation activities throughout the Certification and Accreditation (C&A) or site accreditation process
    • Implement a strategy for continuous monitoring for assigned systems including: Establishing system audit trails and ensuring their review, reporting all identified security findings and initiating the periodic review of security controls
    • Ensure compliance with annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) deliverables and reporting, if required for assigned ISs
    • Ensure security awareness and precautionary measures are exercised to prevent introduction and/or proliferation of malicious code or other adverse IS conditions. This includes exercise of continuity and/or disaster recovery plans, as required
    • Initiate, with ISSM or CSO approval, protective and corrective measures when a security incident or vulnerability is discovered. Monitor IS recovery processes and ensure proper restoration of IS security features
    • Oversee IS recovery processes for all unplanned outages, including Disaster Recovery and initiation of the CP, whether actual or exercise
    • Advises the System Owners regarding security considerations in the various applications
    • Serves as a resource for users concerning all security questions regarding assigned systems and applications
    • Works closely with the System Administration to maintain the various system and application certifications and accreditations (C&A) status
    • Ensure that all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to know before granting access to the IS, and administer/witness signing of user agreements and or Rules of Behavior
    • Research and maintains knowledge of Information Assurance (IA) policies and practices, seeking clarification from the ISSM or higher authority when needed, and disseminates these to users
    • Perform leadership responsibilities to mentor and provide direction to more junior-level team members, as requested

    Education and Experience Requirements

    • 3 years of experience in Leading and participating in capability definition and operation of IT, space systems, Command, Control, Communications, Computers in a Certified and Accredited Environment
    • Experienced with RMF or JAFAN 6/3 or NIST 800-53 Accreditation required
    • CISSP or equivilant


    • Advanced Knowledge of Certification and Accreditation Processes and RMF
    • Wide Area Networks Accreditation, Computer Forensics Concepts, System Monitoring, Configuration Management, Standards, Governance, Policy; Information Assurance/Security, Execution
    • Hardware and Software Installation, Troubleshooting, RMF Process and or JAFAN 6/3 Experience required
    • CISSP or (DoD 8140 & 8570 IAM Level II Certified) required

    Security Clearance

    • This position will require U.S. citizenship and an active Top Secret clearance with SSBI

    ZENETEX is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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