IT Security Architect

IHT - Manassas, VA


Senior IT Security Architect


  • Department of Labor Security Clearance
  • FISMA-compliant security documentation
  • Expert knowledge of NIST SP 800 guidelines
  • MUST have Web Application security experience with Content Management Systems, preferably Drupal

This position prepares and maintains system development life cycle documentation of IT security, including OMB Exhibit-300 submissions, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA); Authorization to Operate (ATO) documentations, ad-hoc IT security compliance related tasks and related IT Governance requirements.

The IT Governance aspect of our support has many long & short-term projects which require planning, organization, writing, tracking, and reporting


  • Coordinating with Federal counterparts within the MSHA, as well as project managers / investment owners in other areas of the Department
  • Preparing all document types mentioned above and working with the team and project managers / investment owners to correct issues that he/she finds with their documentation
  • Managing meetings, including development of agendas, minutes, action items and issues


Degree: Bachelor's in relevant field of study

Years of Experience: Minimum of five (5) years of experience of which at least three (3) years must be in federal government projects.

Certifications: None


  • Thorough understanding of and requirements to develop and track FISMA-compliant security documentation for Federal IT systems.
  • Ability to gather relevant information, assemble comprehensive documentation packages, facilitate reviews and approvals, monitor progress, recognize potential obstacles for approval, and make required corrections and enhancements to ensure timely processing.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Customer relationship management skills
  • Expert knowledge of NIST SP 800 guidelines
  • MUST have Web Application security experience with Content Management Systems, preferably Drupal


Degree: Master’s in relevant field of study


  • SANS Institute Security Courses


  • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)


  • Experience with the Cyber Security Assessment and Management (CSAM) system

Behavioral Traits:

  • Takes responsibility for their actions.
  • Is fair and straightforward in conduct and presents a truthful description of what's really happening.
  • Stays focused and applies themselves to the job at hand.
  • Conducts themselves in an ethical manner - honest and truthful.
  • Is dedicated to meeting or exceeding expectations and requirements.
  • Exhibit a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace.
  • Shows ability to achieve goals through compromise and collaboration.
  • Holds themselves responsible for their commitments, results, and quality of work.
  • Is self-reliant in the fulfillment of known commitments and obligations.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere
  • Supports team decisions properly made because of ethical, rational interaction, even in cases where their own view is opposing.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $100,000.00 to $160,000.00 /year


  • Cyber Security: 5 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location