Senior Information Assurance Specialist - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee


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All ManTech employees will need to meet the requirements set forth in Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance requiring all covered contractor personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first. At ManTech International Corporation, you’ll help protect our national security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior Information Assurance Specialist to join our team in the Vicenza, Italy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing Computer Security Incident Response activities for a large organization.

  • Utilizing available resources to conduct Cybersecurity activities, and report to senior staff and government personnel on overall program security posture.

  • Monitoring and analyzing Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to identify security issues for remediation.

  • Recognizing potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises through reviews and analyses of relevant event details and summary information.

  • Conducting network and system audits for vulnerabilities using Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), ACAS vulnerability scanner, and DISA SCAP to mitigate those findings for Solaris, Linux, Windows, and associated network operating systems.

  • Communicating alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

  • Creating, tracking and reviewing Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) and conduct solution identification to assist in problem remediation and resolution.

  • Communicating tactical and strategic threat information to Government leaders, Cybersecurity-Ops and A&A (formerly C&A) Staff to assist them in making cyber risk decisions and to mitigate threats.

  • Carrying out DoD Risk Management Frameworks (RMF) in accordance with DoD 8510 to ascertain information systems security posture by utilizing security control validation activities and coordinating security testing.

  • Maintaining the Security Accreditation status, including system documentation of multiple DoD classified networks and interconnected systems

  • Coordinating with OUSDI, USAF, DISA, and other organizations in support of audits and inspections and providing all necessary documentation as required for SAVs, ST&Es, and CCRI.

  • Evaluating firewall change requests and assess organizational risk.

  • Communicating alerts to agencies regarding intrusions and compromises to their network infrastructure, applications and operating systems.

  • Assisting with implementation of countermeasures or mitigating controls.

  • Ensuring the integrity and protection of networks, systems, and applications by technical enforcement of organizational security policies, through monitoring of vulnerability scanning devices.

  • Providing security planning for system development lifecycle.

  • Working with the customer to understand their security needs and overseeing the development and implementation of procedures to accommodate them.

  • Supporting and leading the development of certification and accreditation documents and materials.

  • Supporting personnel and physical security, and information security.

  • Tracking organizational IA compliance, ensuring necessary remediation needs are communicated, tracking remediation through completion and ensuring necessary IA documentation is accurate.

  • Preparing for, assisting with, and monitoring IA assessments (network readiness assessments, DISA Security Readiness Reviews (SRR), Command Cyber Readiness Inspections, NSA Red and Blue Team assessments, vulnerability scans, certification and accreditation reviews).

  • Developing and/or implementing corrective courses of action for findings identified during these assessments.

  • Developing technical standards (SOP/TTPs, technical implementation instructions, or other required documentation) for security devices, security operations and other operations as required for Government approval.

  • Ensuring all personnel granted elevated privileges or performing IA functions on systems/networks are trained and certified in accordance with the DoD Manual 8570.01M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program and ensuring compliance with CYBERCOM directives, orders and requests.

  • Providing guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technical staff members.

  • Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • Participating in special projects as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of related experience in data security administration

  • Must possess and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance

  • BA/BS degree required or equivalent work experience

  • Must meet DoD 8570 requirements and be eligible for IAT/IAM Level III access upon hire for positions with elevated privileges

  • Ability to work independently

  • Organizational and mentoring skills

  • The ability to work and set priorities on multiple projects/tasks at once and operate in a dynamic, fast-paced team-oriented environment

  • Depending on job assignment, additional specific certifications may be required

  • Must have experience utilizing Security Event generating sources (e.g. Firewalls, IDS, Routers, Security Appliances, HBSS, ACAS)

  • Must have working knowledge of UNIX / LINUX / Windows / Networking / Database (MS-Access, MS T-SQL and Oracle)

  • This position may be required to complete short-term deployments to austere locations worldwide.

  • Must be able to obtain an ITIL Foundations 4 certification with 90 days.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques

  • Certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment

  • Familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signature

  • Understanding of DoD policies and procedures, including FIPS 199, FIPS 200, NIST 800-53, and other applicable policies.

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance.

POC: If interested, please apply to this position online/upload your resume. You may also directly contact our EMITS Recruiting Leader, David Muskheli at  (please send copy of your resume and certifications).

Contract: ManTech has been working on this program for over 10 years and we’re continuing our important work on the EMITS contract, a brand new, fully funded 5-year contract that begins on 1 Feb 2021.

Physical Requirements:

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office.

  • The person in this position will need to be able to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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