Information Assurance ( IA ) Security Specialist

Nana Development   •  

San Antonio, TX

Industry: Business Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 353 days ago



The IA Security Specialist is a member of a multi-functional team providingCommand, Control and Infrastructure Operations (C2IO)services in support of the Headquarters, Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), the 1stInformation Operations Command (1st IO CMD), and the Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, VA. Operational and functional tasks include providing information assurance supportwithresponsibility for design, development, implementation, and/or integration of a DoD IA architecture, system or system components for use within the computer environment; ensuringthat all IA related information security is functional and secure within theComputing Environment (CE); and providingcomprehensiveIA support across all functional areas.

Standard administrative tasks include individual time, timesheet, leave, and training completion; performance management; compliance with customer organization and company standards; performing other tasks as assigned and demonstrating proficiency, accuracy and attention to detail in assigned duties.

Duties and Responsibilities.

  • Reports to and works under the general supervision of the C2IO Program Manager.

  • Provides information assurance support across all functional areas including the full range of C2IO sustainment and information assurance services for Information Operations (IO) mission systems.

  • Provides information systems certification and accreditation (C&A) support, continuity of operations and disaster recovery support, IA policy, planning, and IA vulnerability management support.

  • Provides support for vulnerability scanning, system security management/reporting, encryption, and coordinating software security compliance activities with the Government IA Team.

  • Plans defense in depth for the total network and/or enclaves within the network including host and network intrusion detection, firewalls, proxy servers, antivirus programs, content filtering, and remote dial-in protection.

  • Assists in the development of documents and artifacts to facilitate traceability of work activities; produces, updates, and applies technical work instructions (WI), standard operating procedures (SOP) and checklists to assure quality and consistently deliver results.

  • Provides on-site support primarily during standard business hours and/or contractually mandated core hours (some 8 hour period between the hours of 0600-1800 hours), Monday through Friday; provides occasional support outside of core business hours.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (Information Technology/Systems/Engineering) required; Master’s Degree desired.

  • At least 10 years current experience performing in management analysis and operational support roles.

  • Active Duty Military/HQDA Staff Action Officer experience desired.

Education and Years of Experience.

  • Must have BA/BS in Cybersecurity field (or substitute 4-8 years relevant experience)

  • Must have no less than 3 years current experience in the performance of information assurance and/or cyber network defense support in a secure operating environment.Additional Experience.

  • Knowledge of Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) for Operating Systems and Applications.Required Skills/Certifications.

  • DOD 8570 IAT Level II certification i.e. CompTIA Security .

  • Working knowledge of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation (DIACAP) and Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Working knowledge of vulnerability scanning tools such as Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).

  • Ability to perform duties in the Department of Defense (DOD) classified and unclassified environments including JWICS, SIPRNET, and NIPRNET.

  • Knowledge of information assurance regarding virtualization technologies such as VMWare ESXi, VMWare Workstation, MS Virtual Server, Kali Linux, SAN Solutions.

  • High level of problem-solving skills and the ability to recommend and implement alternative set-up and/or operations for complex systems.

  • Detail-oriented and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks.

  • Ability to provide incident and after-action reports and analysis.

  • Excellent customer service skills and professional presence. Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to read, speak and effectively communicate in the English language.

  • Solid work ethic.Desired Skills/Certifications.

  • Possesses IAT Level III certification, e.g. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

  • Experience and/or training in eMASS (must be willing to attend a government provided course).

  • Experience assisting with the authorization to operate systems including the initial registration of "Guest Systems" in an XACTA Database, "Stand-Alone Systems" in an eMASS Database, and maintenance/documentation of those systems throughout their life-cycle.

  • Knowledge of Incident Response Management i.e. helping to determine owner and status of the affected machine and mitigation and closure of the incident.

  • Experience providing practical assistance with auditing requirements including records maintenance, tracking and managing domain account records for IA/Cyber Security compliancy with the ATCTS management site and APMS, and conducting Cyber Scope Surveys.

  • Experience issuing, maintaining, and revoking token cards and providing status briefs on token management.

  • Experience consulting customers regarding proper procedure to perform across domain data transfers.Additional Requirements.

  • U.S. Citizen.

  • Current Top Secret Clearance (TS) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Eligibility.Work Location.

  • 470th MI BDE, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.

Req ID: LYN00949