Social & Scientific Systems (S-3)

Senior Information Assurance Specialist

Location US-MD-Silver Spring
Job ID
Information Technology/Programming
Regular Full-Time


Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. The SSS team offers a synergy of expertise in clinical research services, epidemiology and public health studies, health data management and analysis, and program evaluation and policy analysis. Please join our dedicated staff of employee-owners in an environment that values diversity and supports health, well-being, and professional growth.


Information Assurance Specialist creates and manages documents associated with Certification & Accreditation packages; identify, report, and follow up on the resolution of security incidents to completion; maintain ITS policies pertaining to Information Security and monitor compliance with them; performs internal IT audits to ensure group compliance; and facilitates the resolution of security audit findings and POA&M items.


This position can be based in either Silver Spring, MD or Durham, NC.


  • Work as team member on complex IT projects, focusing on information security and ensuring compliance with corporate policy and designated FISMA/NIST security levels.
  • Interacting with internal Information Technology Services, Information Security, and Application Development Staff to perform security duties, create and maintain documents for SC&A packages, monitoring and enforcing security SOPs/Policies and other duties, as required.
  • Act as Point Person for audits from internal and external customers. Coordinate actions with IT personnel to develop documentation artifacts and content for auditor as needed.
  • Coordinate and document resolution to security audit findings and POA&M items.
  • Develop Information Security SOPs/Processes and Working Procedures/Manuals.
  • Perform periodic audits on IT practices to confirm SOP/Policy compliance in the area of information security.
  • Ensure SOPs/policies are adhered to, and security incidents are properly reported, acted on, and documented.
  • Create Cyber Compliance Reporting for Executive-level consumption
  • Maintain currency with FISMA/NIST and other applicable regulations and security standards. Modify processes, procedures, templates, and associated documentation as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant work experience in information security of FISMA/NIST environments.
  • Expertise in the creation and maintenance of SC&A packages (Systems Security Plans, FIPS 199, Information Systems Contingency Plans)
  • Ability to work effectively on teams and with all levels of personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


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