• Information Assurance Specialist

    Location US-MD-Silver Spring | US-NC-Durham
    Job ID
    Information Technology/Programming
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Social & Scientific Systems (SSS) works to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government, nonprofit, and commercial clients. Our research and support for domestic and international health programs enable policymakers, medical professionals, communities, and citizens to improve public health. Please join our dedicated staff in an environment that values diversity and supports health, wellbeing, and professional growth.


    Information Assurance Specialist create and manage documents associated with Certification & Accreditation packages; identify, report, and resolve security incidents; maintain information security policies and monitor compliance with them; use technology to scan and identify security vulnerabilities; and resolved security audit findings and POA&M items.


    • 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 Operational Staff to perform security duties, addressing routine information security matters, create and maintain documents for C&A packages, monitoring and enforcing security SOPs/Policies and other duties, as required.
    • Assist ISSO in performing periodic audits on IT practices to confirm SOP/Policy compliance in the area of information security.
    • Work with external security vendors to verify services are delivered as expected, SOPs/policies are adhered to, and security incidents are properly reported, acted on, and documented.
    • Develop Information Security SOPs/Processes and Working Procedures/Manuals.
    • Coordinate and document resolution to security audit findings and POA&M items.
    • Research and suggest new security technologies, practices, and policies that will enhance the information security posture of the organization.



    Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant work experience in information security of FISMA/NIST environments. Expertise in the creation and maintenance of C&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. CISSP, CASP, or Security+ certification preferred.


    SSS is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


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