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Senior Information Security Analyst in Washington, DC at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 12/31/2018

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Job Description

We have a new opportunity available for a Sr. Information Security Analyst with one of the largest IT firms in the Metro DC area.

Our client is a is a global IT leader in it's industry, who's seeking a talented Information Security Analyst who can positively impact their Security team.

This is a 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity with benefits included.

This opportunity is located in Washington D.C.

Salary Range: $110,000-$135,000

Responsibilities of the Senior Information Security Analyst:

  • Provide support to Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) and Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for subsystems of a large, integrated system
  • Create security documentation including policies, procedures, plans, and standards covering NIST SP 800-53 controls, FedRAMP and FISMA
  • Champion security within the team and serves as a reference for security processes 
  • Functions as a Subject Matter Expert on the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800 series, FIPS, FISMA and applicable Federal Regulations
  • Work closely with team of security analysts to ensure generation of documentation or evidence from the SMEs address monthly continuous assessment activities
  • Identify and recommend potential areas where existing information security policies and procedures require change, or where a supplement is required to mitigate key security risks
  • Partner with ISSO or ISSM to enhance security policies/procedures
  • Review, monitor, and report Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M) status to all stakeholders and follows up with appropriate personnel to ensure that POA&Ms are remediated and reported in a timely manner to the POA&M Manager
  • Effectively organize complex information into clear, comprehensible written documents such as, policies, standard operating procedures, and plans
  • Assist with Assessment and Authorization (A&A) activities as required
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • Participates in special projects as required  

Requirements of the Senior Information Security Analyst:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or equivalent certifications
  • 5-8 years of related experience in information assurance and/or security operations
  • Compliance in a NIST SP 800-53 environment required
  • FedRAMP experience required
  • Experience authoring system security related documents (e.g. ISCP, DRP, IRP, PIA, PTA, policies, standards, plans, and assessments)
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-Managing - ability to work alone and as part of a varied, dispersed team
  • Ability to successfully multitask, prioritize multiple requests, and complete difficult assignments within deadlines which may have short lead times
  • Be able to exhibit a high degree of attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Suite

Keywords: Senior Information Security Analyst, CISSP, CISM, FedRAMP, NIST 800, FISMA

Job ID: 312753

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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