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Information Assurance Specialist

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Date: Oct 29, 2017

Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 29842 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?

Responsibilities

The primary function of the Information Assurance Specialist is to ensure security policies, standards and procedures are implemented in a way that aligns with the customer requirements.  This position is responsible for supporting Special Access Programs (SAPs), Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, and Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) activities.

This role will be filled at a Level 3 or Level 4

 

Key Functions

 

  • Maintains information and data regarding end-user issues within the tracking system and according to policies and standards
  • Reviews, develops, and implements security plans for existing and new computer assets
  • Experience in running Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) or Nessus, compliance and hardening tools on systems, to provide risk input to the ISSM
  • Coordinates and performs information security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Supports the implementation and development of an organizations' IT security
  • Ensures security policies, standards and procedures are established and enforced
  • Trains and briefs employees on the IS systems. Ensures users have appropriate security clearance and access to information
  • Understand classification management, classified document control, and classified media control
  • Provide technical assessment to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM)
  • Knowledge of techniques to perform clearing, purging, declassifying, and releasing of system memory, media, and output
  • Ability to translate complex customer requirements into necessary technical and security solutions
  • Conduct evaluation and analysis of software/hardware intended for use on the secured IT assets
  • Conducts hardware and software implementations
  • Investigates and reports IS security incidents. Ensures proper protection or corrective measures have been taken.
  • Provide initial IA briefings and annual reindoctrinations as appropriate
  • Conduct low to high and high to low file transfers
  • Provide Incident response by investigating and reporting classified messaging incidents
  • Conduct hardware tracking; knowing where each piece of cleared computer equipment is at all times
  • Conduct auditing review and analysis of secure IT assets
  • Coordinate and perform information system security inspections, tests, and reviews
  • Communicate regularly with customers to obtain status of requests and facilitate completion of requests
  • Ensure security policies, standards, and procedures are enforced 
  • Create and maintain System Security Plan (SSP) and related documentation per IT asset
  • Update and maintain procedures for secure operation of IT assets

Qualifications

Requierd for Level 3

 

  • 5 or more years of Information Assurance experience with Associate’s Degree OR 7 or more years of Information Assurance experience with High School Diploma (or equivalent).
  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), ICD 503, and/or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG); specifically, the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience applying technical solutions from NIST 800-53 controls as dictated by the RMF
  • Current TS/SCI clearance
  • DoD 8570 IAM level Certification

 

Required For Level 4

 

  • 8 or more years of Information Assurance experience with Associate’s Degree OR 10 or more years of Information Assurance experience with High School Diploma (or equivalent).
  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), and the ability to justify the technical need for applying each setting
  • Experience with the assessment and authorization (A&A) process and ability to ensure assets reach full accreditation
  • Experience with National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), ICD 503, and/or Joint Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG); specifically, the Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Experience applying technical solutions from NIST 800-53 controls as dictated by the RMF
  • Current TS/SCI clearance
  • DoD 8570 IAM level Certification

 

Preferred

 

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) a plus

 

Physical Requirements/Work Environments 

 

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete activities
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Moderate to heavy lifting of measurement and test equipment
  • Exposure to oils and cleaning materials
  • Exposure to electrical materials

Transcript Requirement

None

 

Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: INFO ASSURANCE SPEC III 

Clearance Requirement: TS/SSBI 

Access: SCI 

Polygraph: Counter Intelligence Polygraph 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 

 

Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

 

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


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